Workshops vary month to month, so pre-registration is
highly recommended to ensure class balance.
And some fill up fast, so make sure everyone in your party’s name is on the list! Let us know if you need help with that!
BEGINNING TANGO SEMINAR (BEG) W/GLYKERIA
7/9 SUN 11:00a-1:00p $25 online, $30 in studio
8/13 SUN 11:00a-1:00p $25 online, $30 in studio
There is much to appreciate about the unique features of Argentine Tango as an improvisational dance form! And so this workshop is designed to give dancers new to Argentine Tango the skills to become better dancers and better learners of this beautiful dance form.
We reinforce the meaning of the lead and follow roles, build muscle memory for the elegant “Argentine Tango Style” walk, exercise the fundamentals of rhythm and musicality and improvisation. Now that you are walking in Tango, let's get some patterns, learn to walk with varied steps, and play with your partners line of dance with your own!
This class also discusses the history and etiquette of Tango and how to maximize your experience on the social dance floor.
No partner required.
7/8 12-2p $25 online, $30 in studio
Ready to challenge your Cha Cha? Footwork baby! Footwork! Learn a soulful Cha Cha shine (on 2) that wil give equal play to your steps as it will to how to use the rest of your body to interpret the song with a healthy amount of musicality, because Cha Cha music is totally amazing. Cha Cha isn't just danced with the feet: our ribs, shoulders, hips, head, hands, knees and 'tude get to play so come prepared to get a little jazzy, and put the Ooooo! in Boogaloo!
No partner required. Basic Cha Cha experience required.
Damn it, janet! hip hop jam (ALL LEVELS) W/heather
7/15 SAT 12:00-2:00p $25 online, $30 in studio
8/12 SAT 11:00-1:00p $25 online, $30 in studio
You've seen the videos, now learn the choreography to some of pop and hip hop's most bootilicious divas' videos.
It's a Janet Jackson summer, so take CONTROL of that body and get down with Heather! All levels welcome, no previous dance experience required!
INTERMEDIATE TANGO SEMINAR (INT) W/GLYKERIA
6/25 SUN 11:00a-1:00p $25 online, $30 in studio
7/23 SUN 11:00a-1:00p $25 online, $30 in studio
8/27 SUN 11:00a-1:00p $25 online, $30 in studio
This Intermediate workshop builds on the skills established in the beginning class and adds another layer of foundational material, and will also focus on the individual technique needed to dance Tango comfortably, in balance, and beautifully for both leads and follows of all levels. This is a technique class, and the skills learned here can be applied to other dance disciplines, as well as Argentine Tango, naturally!
No partner required.
lindy short-cut WORKSHOP (INTRO) w/melissa + Colin
TBA SAT 12:00-2:00p $30 in studio ($25 online) per person
Are you a new Lindy Hopper who has learned the basic Lindy pattern? Are you now ready to fine tune your technique and get that Swing-Out worked into your routine? Then join us for this 2-hour workshop in which we will:
-- Revisit the basic patterns (swing-out from open and closed position, Lindy circle);
-- Work on the momentum and connection of the dance;
-- Add style and variations to your swing-out;
-- Learn to make comfortable transitions between 6- and 8-count patterns.
This class has a prerequisite of having taken the Vintage Swing 3 class for at least one month, or having taken a beginning Lindy Hop class elsewhere. Come to VS3 Wednesday nights at 6:30 to see if it's the right level for you :)
PARTNER 101 WORKSHOP (INTRO/BEG) W/SARAH
7/29 SAT 3:00-6:00P $45 IN STUDIO ($40 ONLINE) PER PERSON
You want to learn to dance, but don't know where to start? Perfect. There are many beautiful dances out there to learn, but sometimes just the fundamentals of how to move with rhythm and grace with another person are enough. This 3 hour workshop will focus on lead/follow technique that are universal, and the mechanics of traveling, turning, and moving as one. Students will learn how to find and keep a beat, and how to taylor each dance to the particular style of song they are dancing to and how to work with their own natural dance skills. This is not a ballroom course where you learn 'forms' and strict patterns. This class is about learning how to dance in any context with another person. Students leave this workshop not just being the masters of their own dance, but the creators as well. It is a valuable life skill!
What's the biggest take-away from this workshop? You will learn how to love, not fear, partner dancing. This class is great for anyone looking to hone their partner dance skills without having to choose a specific dance style to master.
*Please bring your favorite music! We will dance to anything!
SALSA QUICKSTART WORKSHOP (INTRO) W/SARAH
7/8 SAT 2:00-5:00p $45 in studio ($40 online) per person w/Sarah
Have you been curious about learning Salsa, but feel little intimidated? Don’t be! Let us demystify one of the easier parter dances to learn. It may be fast, but it isn’t complicated, and contrary to popular belief, you do not have to know how to shimmy to know how to Salsa! This 3 hour intensive workshop is geared to get dancers and NON dancers moving to today’s most popular Latin Rhythm – SALSA! The class will cover Salsa rhythm, body movement, Salsa timing, 3 basic step variations, three turn patterns, and more! After finishing the Quickstart course, students will be eligible to take the Salsa 2 weekly series, without taking Salsa 1! Don’t miss out on this ever popular, easy to learn dance. Register Now! No partner required.
SALSA STYLING WORKSHOP (INTRO)
7/22 SAT 12:00n-2:00p $30 in studio ($25 online) per person
Salsa stands apart from other dances because of its flair, fluidity, and flirtatiousness. Salsa is danced not just with your feet, but with every part of your body; from the tips of your toes to the tips of their fingers. This workshop is designed to refine and solidify technique you already have, or open up your movement to more graceful and agile possibilities!
You will begin with dance conditioning, stretching and strengthening exercises to keep dancers injury-free and more flexible in class and on the dance floor. Sarah will then have students perfect their linear basics while peppering in arm styling, body movement, and easy footwork additives to mix in with your basics.
You will also work on turn technique and shine choreography. Learn to play with the music and build your agility and grace while building your dance vocabulary!
Sarah's approach is based on injury prevention, which gives students a better dance mechanics and a greater knowledge of how the body works to enable more natural styling.
SALSA SUELTA WORKSHOP SERIES (BEG/INT) W/JENNIE
7/22 SAT 2:00-3:30p $25 in studio ($20 online)
*Each workshop will vary in content a little, so come to one or come to them all!
Give new life to your salsa, which is to say, loosen it up and give it a little Cuban groove. Salsa Suelta means "loose" Salsa, or in club vernacular, a Salsa shine. Sueltas can be done with a partner, or on their own in a line dance format (or on your own at home in front of your cat!). It is how we translate what we hear in the music into how we feel when we are dancing. Jennie Fremont brings her expertise in Cuban Salsa and general awesomeness when it comes to playing with music and dance forms of all types.
The 1st half of the class will focus on movement and footwork. Unlock those shoulders! Unhinge those hips! Liberate your torso! Improve your range of motion, and articulate your style. Footwork is just the vehicle for applying the body movement to specific timing and musicality. Where in the music do certain types of movements fit? How can I relax and let the steps/movements flow from one thing to the next? How can I find space in the movements for all the steps, or can I create it!? Jennie will help you find the answers to these questions through movement.
The 2nd half will focus on incorporating this into your partner work, but let's throw in some Son, Reggaeton, Rumba (Cuban), and Mambo! These aren't patterns, these are concepts that you can apply like salt. Add to taste, sprinkle or pour it in. Either way, it will certainly change the flavor of your dance! Basic-intermediate Salsa partnering knowledge is best.
As Cuban salsa is very grounded and athletic, flat shoes and comfortable clothes are encouraged. You will move, and you will sweat!
SWING QUICKSTART WORKSHOP (INTRO) w/melissa
6/24 SAT 12:00-3:00p $45 in studio ($40 online) per person
This monthly workshop is geared to get you from Swing-curios to Swing-furios in just 3 hours! The class will cover Swing rhythm and timing, basic Swing steps with basic step variations; three turn patterns, and more! Vintage Swing is an ageless and ever popular dance that has filled dance halls for over 70 years and it is still as popular as ever! That said, the Swing Quickstart workshop fills up fast, so sign up ASAP! Don't miss out on this exciting and easy to learn dance. Students will learn the equivalent of the 'Intro to Swing' 4 week series material, plus some bonus material in a non-intimidating, low pressure, fun environment. No partner necessary, no prior experience required!