Adult and Teen Workshops

Workshops take place on Saturdays from 2-4pm. 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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Floorwork and Inversions

This workshop includes long luxurious movement and exercises performed close to the floor as well as progressive exercises and phrase-work designed to help dancers build skills and confidence for moving in an inverted vertical relationship to gravity. Tools for finding success with inversions include alignment in the upper-body, utilizing plie, and tracking/predicting the location dynamic center of weight. We will work on finding ease in the transition of weight from the feet to the hands and vice-versa. This class is intended for experienced movers interested in exploring and improving their ability to dance upside down.

FALL 2019

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

Instructor: Matthew McMunn
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.

WINTER 2019

Saturday, Jan 11, 2:30 – 4:30 pm FULL waitlist

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

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Bachata

Learn the hottest dance from the Dominican Republic!  No partner necessary.

WINTER 2019

Saturday, Jan 11 7:00 – 9:00pm REGISTER NOW

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

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Contemporary Dance with Steven James Rodriguez Velez

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.

WINTER 2019

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

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

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“Fame” with Emy

Come and learn some choreography inspired by the 1980 film, FAME. We will rock to ’70s and ’80s hits and leap your way into the weekend with this high energy dance workshop. Work on your dance technique, creativity and performance skills while having fun. Oh, and don’t forget your leg warmers, neon tights and leotards…

WINTER 2019

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

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

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Vogue

This sassy, super fierce, fun workshop will go over all the 5 basic Elements of Vogue (hand performance, floor performance, catwalk, duck walk, and dips & spins). Designed to sharpen performance quality, core strength, musicality, and proper alignment, this workshop is friendly enough for beginners but challenging enough for advanced dancers. Heels are optional; if you choose to wear them, your heels should provide ankle support and should NOT be over 4 inches, unless they are sensible platforms. Thicker heels may be better for extra stability. Comfort comes first! 

 

WINTER 2019

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2:30 – 4:30pm REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Anthony Nelson
Fee: $18 in advance, $22 day of

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ShaGa

ShaGa is a guided movement practice based on the philosophy that what we do in the studio can affect our lives outside of it and that inhabiting our bodies allows us to more fully inhabit the world we live in. It is designed for all people of all abilities who want to connect to their passion to move and discover in a welcoming, accepting  atmosphere. Evocative ideas and imagery create an improvisational playground that enhances increased sensitivity to our bodies while going beyond familiar limits and expanding our movement potential. As we allow our innate, inner rhythms, we experience freedom inside our movement and inside our minds while connecting our bodies to our imaginations. The practice opens us up to more pleasure and the capacity to experience movement as a dynamic, healing force of vitality.

WINTER 2019

Saturday, Feb 8, 2:30 – 4:30 pm REGISTER NOW

Instructor: ShaLeigh Comerford
Fee: $18 in advance, $22 day of

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“Love on Top”

February is the month for love! We’re keeping it upbeat and fun with Beyoncé’s “Love On Top” video. Learn these sweet grooves inspired by New Edition, The Jackson 5 and the Temptations. Bring a friend to come shower yourselves and each other with love!

 

WINTER 2019

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2:30 – 4:30 pm REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Erika Vinson
Fee: $18 in advance, $22 day of

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Salsa for Sweethearts

Bring your sweetie for an early Valentine’s Day treat! In this workshop, you’ll be introduced to this very popular Latin dance and learn fun, easy steps designed especially for couples. No experience necessary.

 

WINTER 2019

Saturday, Feb 15, 7:00-9:00pm REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Michelle Draughon
Fee: $36 per couple in advance, $46 day of

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Que Tire Pa Lante (Daddy Yankee / Reggaeton)

Reggaetón is rocking the world of Latin music with its unmistakable mix of Latin tropical rhythms and reggae. This workshop will provide fun body training, improved pacing, balance, coordination and resistance, while having fun. We will work on choreography to the song “Que Tire Pa’ Lante “by Puerto Rican artist Daddy Yankee. Come ready to sweat!!

 

WINTER 2019

Saturday, Feb. 22 2:30 – 4:30pm REGISTER NOW

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

 

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Shaleigh Dance Works Repertory

Description coming soon.

 

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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