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Cheer Dance

Have you ever attended an NBA or NFL game and seen the cheerleaders take the field or court? Here's your chance to dance just like them! This workshop is jam-packed with numerous sideline routines that'll get you moving and feeling good to any song! Let's get our sweat on and have a great time!

Spring 2017

Saturday, 2-4 pm
March 18

Instructors: Shanda Clifton
Fees: $18 in advance; $22 day of

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Hip-Hop

Come learn the rich culture of hip hop. Class will include foundational and commercial hip hop combinations. Students will explore basic foundations in popping, locking and waving and also the differentiation between traditional and commercial hip hop. One year of experience recommended.

Spring 2017

Saturday, 2-4 pm
May 6

Instructors: Bernadine Fields
Fees: $18 in advance; $22 day of

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Pirouettes Plus

This turn workshop will explore the art of the spiral and how to cultivate pirouettes from the ground up. Using balance- and coordination-focused exercises and discussion, this workshop will start in the ballet vernacular and will cover techniques that can be applied to jazz and contemporary movement as well. Technical lessons will then be applied to additional steps, including chaine and pique turns, and culminating with turning jumps. Time will also be allocated for participant-requested material.

Spring 2017

Saturday, 2-4 pm
April 22

Instructors: Dayna DeFilippis
Fees: $18 in advance; $22 day of

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ShaLeigh Dance Works Repertory Workshop

Join the company experience in this workshop while learning excerpts of SDW's upcoming World Premiere! This class will share methods employed by the company while creating their newest dance-theatre work. Artistic Director, ShaLeigh Comerford will offer a sampling of how the company blends ballet, release technique, physical-theatre and Shaga to compose and execute dynamic movement phrases in enjoyable and fun new ways. Open to all skill levels, a dance or theatre background is not required.

Spring 2017

Saturday, 2-4 pm
April 8

Instructors: ShaLeigh Fairbanks
Fees: $18 in advance; $22 day of

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Shag

Learn the official state dance of both Carolinas and a favorite at the beach. This beginning-level workshop will introduce the basics of shag, including turns and variations, as time permits. Come with or without a partner, and be ready for summer dance fun!

Spring 2017

Saturday, 2-4 pm
May 20

Instructors: Beth Hoke

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Street Jazz

Street jazz is a combination of hip-hop, modern, and jazz dance styles. We will learn a variety of center excercises and two combinations demonstrating the versality of this hybrid dance form. One year of experience recommended.

Spring 2017

Saturday, 2-4 pm
April 1

Instructors: Bernadine Fields
Fees: $18 in advance; $22 day of

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Waltz

Who can resist the beautiful, flowing movements and lush music of the waltz? In this beginning-level workshop, you'll learn the basic steps, frame, lead/follow, and some general rules and styling for the American Ballroom Waltz, one of the most widely recognized and beloved ballroom dances in the world. Come try this romantic dance, with or without a partner… it’s easy to learn, difficult to master, and a lot of fun along the way!

Spring 2017

Saturday, 2-4 pm
April 29

Instructors: John Laible
Fees: $18 in advance; $22 day of

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Wedding Dance

Getting married soon? Want to be more comfortable moving with your partner in preparation for wedding dancing? All types of couples are welcome in this small group workshop. We will cover common wedding dance styles such as waltz, foxtrot, and swing. Come with questions and, if there's time, we may take a listen to the wedding song you have chosen.

Spring 2017

Saturday, 2-4 pm
March 25

Instructors: Carol Ryner
Fees: $18 in advance; $22 day of

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WORKSHOPS

Cheer Dance
Hip-Hop
Pirouettes Plus
ShaLeigh Dance Works
Shag
Street Jazz
Waltz
Wedding Dance