9/8 SAT 5:30-8:00p $8
A practice social for people new to Salsa and Cha Cha, and seasoned dancers a like! Having a space to practice, without the pressure of the night clubs and "socials", a practica provides a safe, fun, and casual space to work on technique, practice your shines, meet new dancers, and even try out the opposite role! New dancers can wet their toes, so to speak, in both Salsa and Cha Cha (and Bachata, too!) in this all ages, welcoming, and casual environment. It's early in the evening, so you can still go out social dancing afterwards. Throughout the 2.5 hours of the practica, short 10 minute lessons will be sprinkled in with longer stretches of DJed music, each focusing on different styles of dance (Salsa, Cha Cha, Bachata), turn technique, footwork, or body movement. A short 10 minute lesson, followed by 20 minutes of music makes for a great practice session, and a great warm up for those looking to hit the clubs later!
Snacks and refreshments provided.
Lesson and dance $8 (so cheap!)
All ages. All experience levels. All attire types.
7/27 FRI 7:30p-10:00p $25 online ($30 in studio) per person
DanceHall is a Jamaican street dance that beats like Hip Hop, but swims like liquid dance. It's feminine and strong, street and pretty, sexy and assertive. Alia Lux brings new life to the Viscount with her beautiful interpretation of DanceHall! We love her warm energy, her deep knowledge of the language and culture of DanceHall, and her easy to follow teaching style and technique. This class will make you want to cut up your tees, unlace your boots, and dance in the street. Two words: classy twerk.
Dancehall is highly narrative, often acting out the DanceHall vernacular specific to it's Jamaican street roots. So, after the 1.5 hour workshop we will have a DanceHall Party/Dance Off where you can join the conversation, snack, imbibe, and say what you've got to say through movement!
No experience required.
The Practica is an informal dance where students are encouraged to dance with other dancers of varying levels, try new things, make mistakes, practice, ask for feedback, and play! An instructor is on hand for asking questions and discussing concepts. Vendors of various Tango related goods are often in attendance, making the practica a one-stop-shop-and-dance event! $7
ZYDECO DANCE PARTY (ALL LEVELS)
Every 1st Friday starting 8/3
$8 - all levels, no partner required
What is Zydeco? Zydeco is your new favorite dance! Designed to accompany the Western-Louisianan music style of the same name, Zydeco is a partner dance that is easy, playful, interactive, and as gritty or sweet as you want to make it. Casual attire dressed up is the look. Think Sunday Denim, and pressed western shirts. Polish off your cowboy boots, because you're going to want to 'eat-a-beat' with those kicks.
The 1st Friday of every month, Viscount dancers and Zydeco dancers from the community are welcome to join Janine and Roland Jemerson of Cascade Zydeco for this monthly party! Low lighting, bright music, the best company, and good times all around. Laissez les bon temps roulez!
$8 per person
Colorful attire encouraged!