Adult and Teen Workshops

Pre-registration is strongly recommended, as some workshops fill up, while others may be canceled the evening before if enrollment is insufficient.

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Sassy Jazz

We will focus on learning proper jazz dance technique such as isolations of the body, and movement fluidity mostly based on Bob Fosse technique. Students will be exposed to various phrases and exercises to learn how to “get their sassy on,” learning a classic jazz technique with modern day, up-to-date songs. All levels welcome. Barefoot is great ( if you have jazz shoes you can bring them but it is not necessary).

Students should be age 17 or older, please.

SPRING 2019

Saturday, May 11, 2-4 pm Register Now

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

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Cabaret – FULL

Relive the life of a cabaret dancer! Prepare for some fun, sexy dance styles, including chair dance, and even a snippet of dance from the hit musical Cabaret! Bring a hat and and your sexy self! Jazz, ballet shoes or barefoot is fine.

Students should be age 17 or older, please.

SPRING 2019

Saturday, May 18, 2-4 pm WAITLIST

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

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World Dance

Dance around the world in two hours! Join us on this exciting dance journey from West Africa to Brazil, India to Hawaii, the Caribbean to the Middle East, and more. Bring comfortable clothes, plenty of water, and a thirst for adventure. No prior dance experience necessary.

SUMMMER 2019

Saturday, June 8, 2:30-4:30 pm REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Diandra Jones
Fee: $18 in advance, $22 day of

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“Flashdance”

Join us to learn the iconic dance moves from the 80’s movie Flashdance. Bring your best 80’s outfit and prepare to sweat and have some fun with this amazing movie soundtrack and choreography by Jeffrey Hornaday.

No prior dance experience necessary. Wear comfortable move-able clothing from the 80s and jazz shoes or bare feet.

SUMMER 2019

Saturday, June 22, 2:30-4:30 pm REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Emylice Landestoy

Fee: $18 in advance, $22 day of

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Foam Rolling

If you’ve ever wondered what those long, styrofoam cylinders are hanging around the gym, this class is for you. If you incorporate foam rolling as a regular part of your wellness regimen, this class is also for you! We will explore the many ways in which you can use foam rolling as an affordable alternative to massage.

We will use the foam roller as a form of myofascial release, which both improves flexibility and range of motion, and reduces muscle soreness and stress. We will also use the foam roller as an element that targets stability, core strength and overall injury prevention. Through a combination of Pilates, PT-based exercises and functional training, this hour-long class will demystify the foam roller so that you can incorporate it into your own individual practice.

If you have a foam roller, please bring it. We will have some extras to share.

SUMMER 2019

Saturday, June 29, 2:30-4:00 pm REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Anna Barker

Fee: $15 in advance, $18 day of

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Infinite Folds, the Veiling and Unveiling of Being (Somatic Movement Workshop)

Throughout our lives, like the rhythm of systole and diastole, we condense and expand, contract and dissolve, hide and reveal surfaces, open and close aspects of ourselves, bringing shadow and light to our deepest movement sources. In this workshop, embracing influences from Somatic Movement Education, we will improvise and dialogue with the mystery of biodynamic life. By inviting our attention to voluntary and involuntary movement, the relationship with others and our environment, we increase the potential of consciousness and choice in our dancing.

SUMMER 2019

Sunday, June 30,  9 am – 12:30 pm REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Ray Eliot Schwartz

Fee: $30 in advance/ $35 day-of

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Bhangra

You may have seen it performed at the Olympics, on America’s Got Talent, or at any South Asian 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. No prior dance experience necessary.

SUMMER 2019

Saturday, July 13, 2:30-4:30 pm REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Lavesh Pritmani

Fee: $18 in advance, $22 day of

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Ballet Variations: Sleeping Beauty

In this beautiful and famous ballet, six fairies bestow the gifts of beauty, courage, sweetness, mischief and music to the baby Aurora. In this workshop, we will learn the choreography for a few of these fairy variations that are currently danced all over the world by professional ballerinas. Although complex, these dances are a joy to explore and move through and will be adapted for the students who attend. For dancers with at least one year of ballet experience.

SUMMER 2019

Saturday, July 20, 2:30-4:30 pm REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Danielle Segretto

Fee: $18 in advance, $22 day of

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Introduction to the 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. This workshop is open to all levels, no movement experience needed, and yet professional movers will also benefit.

SUMMER 2019

Saturday, July 27, 2:30-4:30 pm REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Suzanne Faulkner

Fee: $18 in advance, $22 day of

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“Buttons” (Pussycat Dolls)

DOLLS! DOLLS!!!! When I Grow Up…. I want to be a Pussycat Doll!!! Get ready for a raunchy, sassy 2 hours of pure attitude as you learn classic dance routines for Buttons…. straight from its music video! The choreography was done by the group’s founder, Robin Antin, and Mikey Minden. All routines are taught in a super easy format which you can bust out anytime… anywhere (if you are brave!) Grab your besties, pop on your favourite Pussycat-esque party gear and come along to Shemoves for the purrrrrrfect girls’ night out!! This is a workshop for grown-ups; students ages 17 and older, please. Limited to 10 students. No prior dance experience necessary.

SUMMER 2019

Saturday, Aug 3, 2:30-4:30 pm REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Emylice Landestoy

Fee: $18 in advance, $22 day of

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Shaleigh Dance Works Repertory

Join the company experience in this workshop while learning excerps of SDW’s repertory. The workshop will share methods employed by the company while creating several of their dance-theatre works. 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. 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 require.

SUMMER 2019

Saturday, August 10, 2:30-4:30 pm REGISTER NOW

Instructor: ShaLeigh Comerford

Fee: $18 in advance, $22 day of

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Praise Dance

Praise dance is a form of liturgical dance which uses the body as an expression of worship and praise. Whether spontaneous or choreographed, its purpose is to show thankfulness, love, beauty, grace, and reverence to God. A variety of dance techniques, including ballet, modern, lyrical, and jazz will be incorporated in this workshop, but no prior experience is required.

SUMMER 2019

Saturday, August 17, 2:30-4:30 pm REGISTER NOW

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

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Bollywood

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 toe tapping 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 2019

Saturday, August 24, 3-4:30 pm (note: this workshop is only 90 minutes) REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Nischitha Shetty
Fee: $15 in advance, $18 day of

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