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Krump

Krump is a street dance characterized by highly energetic, expressive, and exaggerated movements. This workshop will cover the history of krump and explore krump technique and fundamentals. Krump is a cultural expression of freedom, so we will explore dancing without explicit rules or inhibiting filters. This workshop is open to students of all levels.

Summer 2018

Saturday, June 9
2-4 pm

Instructors: Jay Davis
Fees: $$18 in advance; $22 day of

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Modern Jazz

This is a great opportunity to explore Tracey's soulful modern-jazz dance class. Blending latin, jazz, ballet, and modern movement, students are challenged from the inside out to move big and with feeling. Set to eclectic, atmospheric and heart-thumping music, this modern-jazz class will keep you engaged, sweaty, and inspired.

Summer 2018

Saturday, June 23
2-4 pm

Instructors: Tracey Durbin
Fees: $$18 in advance; $22 day of

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Fascia and Feeling: Embodied anatomy as a support
for dance, bodywork, and contact improvisation Full

The internal and external forces that play on and within us are in constant dialogue with the fascial system, inviting resilience and change. The human fascial system is both an integrative network and an ecosystem of containers. It is so completely interwoven through all of our tissues that if one were to erase all the contents of the body…bones, muscle, organs etc. and leave only the fascia, the general outline of the body would remain. While fascia holds us together, it does so by being malleable and capable of re-formation. In the practice of movement, bodywork, and Contact Improvisation, we engage in an eternal dance with mechanical forces that stimulate kinesthesia and proprioception - or, in other words, spatial awareness and feeling. In this workshop we will use a variety of practices designed to bring us into relationship with the fascial system, both in solo dancing and in relational movement. The goal of our time together will be to inhabit our moving selves with richness and delight. Please come prepared to dive deeply into the connective tissue matrix and to spread fully into space while enjoying its support. Comfortable, non-restrictive clothing suggested.

Summer 2018

Sunday, June 24
10 am-2 pm

Instructors: Ray Schwartz
Fees: $35 in advance/ $45 at the door

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Praise Dance

Praise dance is a form of liturgical dance which encompasses many expressions of worship and praise. It is an interpretive expression showing thankfulness, love, beauty, grace, and reverence to the Lord God. It can be spontaneous or choreographed. In this workshop no prior experience is required. However, a variety of dance techniques, including ballet, modern, lyrical, and jazz, is often used to show expression.

Summer 2018

Saturday, June 30
2-4 pm

Instructors: Ruby Timberlake
Fees: $$18 in advance; $22 day of

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Summer Hooping Celebration

The class will focus on dancing with our hula hoops and strengthening our core and arms. We will celebrate the summer heat as we workout, play and get stronger together. A fun, groovy summer playlist will be played so we can visualize ourselves hoop dancing on a sandy beach and looking out at the ocean waves. Feel free to bring your own hoop if you have one, but hoops will be provided and for sale after class.

Summer 2018

Saturday, July 7
3-4 pm

Instructors: Tina Joy Craven
Fees: $12 in advance, $15 at the door

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Bachata

Bachata is a popular, four-step Latin dance from the Dominican Republic. A very sensual dance, Bachata is usually danced in a closed hand hold. This workshop will cover the basic step (forward and backward as well as side to side) using a variety of ways to accent the 4th and 8th beat (taps, hip pops, shakes, etc). A major focus will be on executing the proper body movement using knees, hips, waist, rib cage and shoulder movements; simple turns for both leaders and followers will also be covered. Couples welcome, but partner not required.

Summer 2018

Saturday, July 7
2-3 pm

Instructors: Emy Landestoy
Fees: $$12 in advance; $15 day of

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Bollywood Dance

Come discover the beautiful and colorful world of Bollywood dance! In this workshop you will be learning an easy-to-follow dance routine to a toetapping Bollywood song while getting a full body workout! Each step will be broken down and the techniques and expressions behind it explained. This workshop has something for everyone, whether you are an experienced dancer or have never busted a move in your life!

Summer 2018

Saturday, July 14
2-4 pm

Instructors: Nischitha Shetty
Fees: $$18 in advance; $22 day of

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Alexander Technique

Interested in improving your posture, moving with ease, relieving stiffness, pain and tension? By learning how to recognize the habits that manifest into unwanted tightness, the Alexander Technique provides the tools to allow change. People of all ages use this educational method to experience improved balance and body awareness, an increased sense of well-being, as well lasting relief from chronic pain. You’ll be introduced to the technique--its history, principles, and application to everyday activities. This workshop is open to all levels, no movement experience needed, and yet professional movers will also benefit.

Summer 2018

Saturday, July 21
2-4 pm

Instructors: Suzanne Faulkner
Fees: $18 in advance; $22 day of

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Contemporary with Steven

This workshop is based on contemporary movements and technique. Students will start with a group warmup, move across the floor, play with structured improvisation and end with a fun combination. Open to students of all levels; no experience in contemporary dance required.

Summer 2018

Saturday, August 4
2-4 pm

Instructors: Steven James
Fees: $$18 in advance; $22 day of

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Neck and Shoulders for Dancers (And Everyone Else)

Feel like you've got golf balls embedded in your shoulders? Suffer from tension headaches? Dealing with "text neck"? If so, this workshop is for you! Join Laura Grant, dancer and experienced yoga and movement instructor specializing in pain and injury, for an all-levels class designed to get your upper body moving with more ease, support, and integration. We'll breathe, stretch, strengthen, relax, and practice presence and self-compassion. Students will walk away with concrete tools to support them at home and in the dance studio. Laura has spent over a decade studying various therapeutic movement modalities, including Yoga, Pilates, Alexander technique, and Body-Mind-Centering, and she brings elements of all of these to her work with students. Open to all levels - no experience necessary.

Summer 2018

Saturday, August 11
2-4 pm

Instructors: Laura Grant
Fees: $18 in advance; $22 day of

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Hawaiian Hula

Honor the ancient beauty and wisdom of traditional Hula dance and music. In this workshop, you will be guided through basic Hula technique, beginner footwork, the intricacies of Hula's characteristic hip movements, and fundamental arm movements. Prepare for a workout, dress comfortably (a long, flowing skirt if you have one), and go barefoot.

Summer 2018

Saturday, August 18
2-4 pm

Instructors: Diandra Jones
Fees: $$18 in advance; $22 day of

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Contemporary with Emy

The class focuses on the dancer's relationship with the floor (the floor as partner), practices spiraling and serpentine movements in order to move with more fluidity, and involves breathing dynamic and the release of energy throughout the body as a motor of movement. Movement sequences build up during the entire class in order to explore personal anatomical alignment and awareness, integrate improvisation with natural movement, work with your honest weight, and explore range of motion.

Summer 2018

Saturday, August 25
2-4 pm

Instructors: Emy Landestoy
Fees: $$18 in advance; $22 day of

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WORKSHOPS

Alexander Technique
Bachata
Bollywood Dance
Contemporary with Emy
Contemporary with Steven
Fascia and Feeling
Hawaiian Hula
Hoop Dance
Krump
Modern Jazz
Neck and Shoulders
Praise Dance