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Cumbia

Have fun with this upbeat, irresistible Latin dance from Colombia! Come with or without a partner; shoes with a smooth sole recommended. No experience needed.

Fall 2017

Saturday, 5:30-7:30 pm
Nov. 4

Instructors: Michelle Draughon
Fees: $18 in advance; $22 day of

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Disco with a Twist!

Description coming soon

Fall 2017

Saturday, 2-4 pm
December 16

Instructors: Beth Hoke
Fees: $18 in advance; $22 day of

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Hip-Hop/Contemporary Fusion

In this workshop we will play with fundamentals of contemporary dance and street dance. We will explore similarities and differences between the styles and learn a combination that is a meaningful fusion of the two. Our motto of the day will be, "It's not about the movement, it's all about what the move meant." Some training in contemporary and/or hip-hop dance recommended.

Fall 2017

Saturday, 2-4 pm
November 11

Instructors: Travis Simmons
Fees: $18 in advance; $22 day of

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Holiday Ballet

Come decked in seasonal colors and be ready for some ballet fun! We will go through the combinations of a ballet class, doing all to holiday and seasonal music. Be prepared to laugh, smile, and have a blast! This will be a mixed level class that will cater to students that take advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced level ballet.

Fall 2017

Saturday, 2-4 pm
December 9

Instructors: Danielle Segretto
Fees: $18 in advance; $22 day of

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Hoop Dance

Did you love hula hooping as a child? Have you seen hoop dancers at outdoor festivals or concerts and wanted to try the moves and tricks yourself? If so, come explore the endless possibilities of hoop dance during this beginning-level hoop dance workshop! We will dance and exercise, learn hooping tricks on and off the body, and most of all have FUN together!

Fall 2017

Saturday, 2-4 pm
Dec. 2

Instructors: Tina Joy Craven
Fees: $18 in advance; $22 day of

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Intermediate Cape Breton Step Dance

This workshop will use simple elements learned in other classes to build more complex and challenging steps. Students with previous Cape Breton dance experience are welcome. Intermediate and advanced tappers, Irish step dancers, and cloggers/flatfooters who would like to learn some new techniques are encouraged to come, but should contact the instructor prior to registration via www.stepgael.wordpress.com. Please note that this workshop is not appropriate for beginners. Students should wear comfortable clothing and taps or other hard-soled shoes.

Summer 2017

Saturday, 2-4 pm
August 19

Instructors: Stephanie Johnston
Fees: $18 in advance; $22 day of

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Intermediate Salsa

Do you already know the basic steps of this oh-so-popular Latin dance? Expand your repertoire in this workshop by learning some exciting new steps that will let you show off and have more fun on the dance floor. Come with or without a partner; smooth-soled shoes recommended for turning ease.

Fall 2017

Saturday, 5:30-7:30 pm
September 16

Instructors: Michelle Draughon
Fees: $18 in advance; $22 day of

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Leaps and Turns

Would you like some extra practice with your leaps and turns? Whether your focus is ballet, contemporary, or jazz, this workshop is for you! After a ballet barre and center warm up exercises, we will explore the mechanics of, and then practice, several leaps and turns you are likely to encounter in your dance classes. The class will be catered to your leaping and turning interests, so let the instructor know if you have specific requests! At the end of the workshop, students will learn a short phrase that will incorporate skills we focus on during the class.

Fall 2017

Saturday, 2-4 pm
Sept. 9

Instructors: Raina Lucas
Fees: $18 in advance; $22 day of

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ShaLeigh Dance Works Repertory

Join the company experience in this workshop while learning excerpts of SDW's upcoming World Premiere of I Promise coming this December! 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, contemporary partnering 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.

Fall 2017

Saturday, 2-4 pm
Nov. 18

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

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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 exercises and two combinations demonstrating the versatility of this hybrid dance form. One year of experience recommended.

Fall 2017

Saturday, 2-4 pm
Nov. 4

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

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Thriller

"Darkness falls across the land...The midnight hour is close at hand..And whosoever shall be found, without the soul for getting down..." As Halloween approaches, we will take on Michael Peters's iconic choreography in Michael Jackson's legendary "Thriller" video! Come dressed as your best grisly ghoul, zany zombie, or whatever you like!

Fall 2017

Saturday, 2-4 pm
October 28

Instructors: Erika Vinson
Fees: $18 in advance; $22 day of

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WORKSHOPS

Cumbia
Disco with a Twist!
Hip-Hop/Contemporary Fusion
Holiday Ballet
Hoop Dance
Intermediate Salsa
Leaps and Turns
ShaLeigh Dance Works
Street Jazz
Thriller