Adult and Teen Workshops

Workshops take place on Saturdays. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, as some workshops fill up, while others may be canceled if enrollment is insufficient. Fee is $18 in advance and $22 the day of the workshop.

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Shaleigh Dance Works Repertory

Join the company experience in this workshop while learning excerpts of SDW’s newest work. The workshop will share methods employed by the company while creating The In-Between slated to premiere March 13-15 at The Fruit.

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.

Participants will also enjoy discovering their own solo movement through the use of improvisational scores designed for the original creation process.

Open to all skill levels; a dance or theatre background is not required.

 

WINTER 2019

Saturday, Feb. 29 2:30 – 4:30pm REGISTER NOW

Instructor: ShaLeigh Comeford and Company
Fee: $18 in advance, $22 day of

 

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Dancehall

Come wine up ya waist!! Birthed from Reggae music is Dancehall – it’s vibrating and full of attitude, lil brother! Come wine up, bogle, peppaseed, and more to the sounds of Beenie Man, Buju Banton, Spragga Benz and more. Don’t worry about what you know… just bring your energy and be ready to party up!!

 

WINTER 2019

Saturday, March 7, 2:30 – 4:30pm REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Nanette Richardson
Fee: $18 in advance, $22 day of

 

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“Vixen”

Come and learn the uninhibited choreography that will allow participants to explore their own style of seduction through dance. We will connect deeper with our inner Vixen, channeling our inner goddesses and working on confidence and sensuality. We will work on floor work and fluid movements creating a safe and exciting space to step outside your comfort zone to discover your beauty and power.

This workshop is for all skill levels. Adults ages 17+, please.

Bring your heels, if you like (block heels recommended) and knee pads for floor work (not required).

 

SPRING 2020

Saturday, March 21, 2:30 – 4:30pm REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Emylice Landestoy
Fee: $18 in advance, $22 day of

 

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Bhangra

You may have seen it performed at the Olympics, on America’s Got Talent, or in any South Asia Wedding! Bhangra is a high energy, joyous folk dance from the Punjab region in India/Pakistan. Join Lavesh Pritmani, creator of the Learn Bhangra App (www.LearnBhangra), for this energetic and fun workshop.

SPRING 2020

Saturday, March 28, 2:30 – 4:30pm Register Now

Instructor: Lavesh Pritmani
Fee: $18 in advance, $22 day of

 

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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.

SPRING 2020

Saturday, March 28, 7-9pm REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Michelle Draughon
Fee: $18 in advance, $22 day of

 

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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 technique including ballet, modern, lyrical, and jazz may be used to show expression. We may also use fabric (dancing silks) during this session.

 

SPRING 2020

Saturday, April 4, 2:30 – 4:30pm REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Ruby Timberlake
Fee: $18 in advance, $22 day of

 

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Contemporary Dance

Contemporary dance is an expressive dance form with elements of modern, jazz, lyrical, and ballet. Students will start with a group warm-up, 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.

SPRING 2020

Saturday, April 11, 2:30 – 4:30pm REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Steven James Rodriguez Velez
Fee: $18 in advance, $22 day of

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Samba

Students will take an imaginary journey to Rio de Janeiro as they experience the lively movements of Brazilian Samba! Prepare for a workout as you learn the fast footwork, elegant body movements and spirited choreography of this sensual dance. Bare feet, ballet slippers or light tennis shoes are all good footwear options for this class.

SPRING 2020

Saturday, April 18, 2:30 – 4:30 pm REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Cristal Chinchayan
Fee: $18 in advance, $22 day of

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Afro-Caribbean

This class will explore the different dances from the African Diaspora in the Caribbean Islands and their modern forms such as Soca, Afro-Beats, Dembow, Reggae, Reggaetón, Bomba, etc. Exploring Katherine Dunham, an early modern dancer who has been called “the queen of black dance.” Bringing together African, Caribbean ritual, social dance and concert dance, this class focuses on developing strength, stamina, flexibility, quick feet movements and the ability to fully and rapidly undulate the torso. The class creates a dance community that nurtures, heals, renews, and inspires body and spirit.

SPRING 2020

Saturday, April 25, 2:30 – 4:30pm REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Emylice Landestoy
Fee: $18 in advance, $22 day of

 

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Ballet Technique

This workshop will begin with exercises at the barre to warm-up and will then focus on work in the center of the floor. Special attention will be given to a variety of jumps, starting small and moving on up to grand jetes. One year of ballet experience recommended.

SPRING 2020

Saturday, May 2, 2:30 – 4:30pm Register Now

Instructor: Steven James Rodriguez Velez
Fee: $18 in advance, $22 day of

 

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Self-Care for Mamas

Description coming soon.

SPRING 2020

Saturday, May 9, 2:30 – 4:30pm REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Laura Grant
Fee: $18 in advance, $22 day of

 

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Dirty Dancing

Description coming soon.

SPRING 2020

Saturday, May 16, 2:30 – 4:30pm REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Emylice Landestoy
Fee: $18 in advance, $22 day of

 

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