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2024 PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP SERIES

The 2024 Spring Showcase 5-Week and 8-Week Workshop Series is here. Registrations are NOW OPEN.


Many students have found this as a great opportunity to challenge their skill set and reach new heights as performers. Every year, we produce performance showcases featuring a roster of students who want to push their dance journey under the bright lights on the big stage. This performance workshop gives students the chance to work on fine-tuning choreography while enhancing overall performance quality. Last year, we brought in a total of 100 performers and are excited to see what this year has to offer.

Classes are limited, so be sure to reserve your spot in advance. Join one of our artists in a training series for the chance to perform for our 4th showcase on April 28th at The Great Star Theatre.

Please note, performing at the showcase is not required, as we respect the individual growth process of every dancer. Performing on stage is encouraged, but sometimes dancers need more room to prepare for the big stage. For those that are unable to attend the showcase, or do not want to perform live, you are still able to sign up for the series. Now, let's begin

Scroll down to view the schedule, the instructors, and learn more about each workshop. 

All tickets are non-refundable. No refunds will be given for missed or forfeited attendance. Single session is only available for the first 2 weeks.

SCHEDULE

MEET YOUR 8-WEEK SERIES INSTRUCTORS

Meet The Instructors
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CLASS: BELLY DANCE (Intermediate)

INSTRUCTOR: ANDREA SENDEK

DESCRIPTION: In this class you will learn in-depth movement, full body isolation, traditional belly dance technique and fundamentals followed by choreography. Classes begin with a pilates grounded warm up to activate the core and into belly dance fundamentals, learning body placement, building on muscle memory and intermediate choreographed combinations.

DATES: MARCH: 3  |  10  |  17  |  24  |  31  |  APRIL:  7  |  14  |  21

TIME: SUNDAYS  |  2:00PM PT - 3:30PM PT

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CLASS: SHUFFLE (Beginner)

INSTRUCTOR: KYLIE IRELAND

DESCRIPTION: Shuffle originated in Melbourne, Australia in the late 1980’s and was danced in the club scene to Electronic Dance music. Over the years shuffling has taken the world by storm from clubs to festivals. Shuffling is known to be inclusive, liberating, spiritual, free of judgment, and true expression. Shuffle Dance connects you with the music you love in a special way. In this class students will learn basic shuffle skills like the running man, and the T-step, while also learning to incorporate their own stylistic movements.

DATES: MARCH: 3  |  10  |  17  |  24  |  31  |  APRIL:  7  |  14  |  21

TIME: SUNDAYS  |  2:00PM PT - 3:30PM PT

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CLASS: POP JAM (Intermediate)

INSTRUCTOR: JESSICA RAE

DESCRIPTION: Pop Jam originates from Dance-Pop, a popular music subgenre that originated in the late 1970s to early 1980s. It is generally uptempo music intended for nightclubs with the intention of being danceable. Pop Jam is influenced by various dance styles including, Jazz Funk, Hip-Hop, and Latin dance. Students are expected to have basic fundamentals of these dance genres. This class moves at a true intermediate pace starting with a full body warm-up, and isolations into choreography. Bring knee pads for those who wish to do floor work. Floorwork and standing options are available.

DATES: MARCH: 3  |  10  |  17  |  24  |  31  |  APRIL:  7  |  14  |  21

TIME: SUNDAYS  |  3:30PM PT - 5:00PM PT

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CLASS: HEELS (Intermediate / Advance)

INSTRUCTOR: JJ THE KILLAH

DESCRIPTION: In this Heels Workshop, students will work on the foundations, and learn the technique, and the art of dancing in heels. Over 8 weeks we will cover different categories such as walking and strutting, turns, floorwork, hair-o-graphy, and freestyling. Students will get to apply these skills as they learn a choreographed routine. The purpose of this workshop is to help give students the tools and confidence they need to be successful on the dancefloor.

DATES: MARCH:  4  |  11  |  18  |  25 |  APRIL:  1  |  8  |  15  |  22

TIME: MONDAYS  |  9:00PM PT - 10:30PM PT

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CLASS: HIP HOP (Beg/Int)

INSTRUCTOR: TASHI COWAN

DESCRIPTION: In this Beginner Hip-Hop Workshop, students will focus on the foundations of Hip-Hop (The Bounce, Hip-Hop Party Moves, Intro to Breaking/Breakdancing) and learn freestyle skills to help discover their unique style. Throughout this workshop series, students will be expected to gain knowledge about the history and culture of Hip-Hop. Students will also receive the opportunity to choreograph parts of the performance piece, with the help of their instructor!

DATES: MARCH:  8  |  15  |  22  |  29 |  APRIL:  5  |  12  |  19  |  26

TIME: FRIDAYS  |  9:00PM PT - 10:30PM PT

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CLASS: HEELS  (Beginner)

INSTRUCTOR: NATALIE SKLOVSKAYA

DESCRIPTION: IThe history of dancing in heels goes back to the early 20th century, However, the teaching of the art of Heels was popularized around the globe in the early 21st century by artists such as Aisha Francis, Danielle Polanco, and Yannis Marshall.  Heels is a choreographed dance class for beginner/intermediate students utilizing any type of high-heeled shoes, not necessarily character heels.  This class combines styles of dance from Jazz, Street Jazz, Hip Hop and Commercial dance. In this class, you will begin with a warm up focusing on strengthening the ankles, glutes, hips and core and finish with a short technique portion. This class heavily focuses on learning technique and choreography.

DATES: MARCH:  5  |  12  |  19  |  26 |  APRIL:  2  |  9  |  16  |  23

TIME: TUESDAYS  |  9:00PM PT - 10:30PM PT

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CLASS: JAZZ FUNK (Intermediate / Advance)

INSTRUCTOR: KI TO

DESCRIPTION: In this performance workshop, students will learn the power of creating a presence/aura. Students will learn techniques such as isolations, textures and performance skills throughout the workshop series. Workshops will start off with conditioning and grooves, followed by choreography and or blocking. Students will leave this workshop feeling confident to crush any stage and that the confidence would last even after the final performance.

DATES: MARCH:  5  |  12  |  19  |  26 |  APRIL:  2  |  9  |  16  |  23

TIME: TUESDAYS  |  9:00PM PT - 10:30PM PT

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CLASS: REGGAETON (Beginner/Intermediate)

INSTRUCTOR: VALERIA BERNAL

DESCRIPTION: Reggaeton is a hybrid dance form built from Salsa, Dancehall, and Hip-Hop influences.  It reflects the musical and cultural journey of Jamaican migrants across the Caribbean (especially Puerto Rico, which is credited with creating 'mainstream' Reggaeton) towards Latin America and the United States. Reggaeton blends Jamaican music influences of Reggae and Dancehall with those of Latin America, such as Bomba and Plena, as well as that of Hip Hop. Reggaeton focuses on strong and sensual hip movements (commonly known as dancing 'perreo') and often incorporates Hip-Hop Grooves and Latin dance technique. In this class, students will learn choreography to gain an understanding of the genre and its associated terminology. See instructor IG to view choreography style.

DATES: MARCH:  9  |  16  |  23  |  30 |  APRIL:  6  |  13  |  20  |  27

TIME: SATURDAYS  |  1:30PM PT - 3:00PM PT

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CLASS: INDUSTRY HIP HOP (Intermediate/Advanced)

INSTRUCTOR: TIANA HESTER

DESCRIPTION: Have you ever dreamt of dancing in front of 90,000 cheering fans? Or opening for your favorite music artist? Whether you’re a newbie to the dance world or a seasoned veteran, you’ll want to come and learn how to level up your game. Industry Hip-Hop blends all of today's hottest dance trends and moves from across the different Hip-Hop genres. Learn the ins and outs of auditions, making the cut, taking the lesson, and ultimately expressing your truth through movement. This class will push dancers’ performance, styling, textures and dynamics through power moves and grooves. Students will learn choreography focused on musicality, movement and performance quality. Growth is where the magic happens and the magic happens in class!

DATES: MARCH:  9  |  16  |  23  |  30 |  APRIL:  6  |  13  |  20  |  27

TIME: SATURDAYS  |  3:30PM PT - 5:00PM PT

MEET YOUR 5-WEEK SERIES INSTRUCTORS

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CLASS: CONTEMPORARY (Beginner)

INSTRUCTOR: JANJAN CHAN

DESCRIPTION: In this class you will begin center floor with a full body warm up into a loner and more intense class combo. Your class goals are to strive to connect the mind and body through fluid dance movements.

DATES: MARCH: 28  |  APRIL: 4  |  11  |  18  |  25

TIME: THURSDAYS  |  9:00PM PT - 10:30PM PT

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CLASS: COMMERCIAL HIP HOP (Intermediate)

INSTRUCTOR: DARIAN GEMORA

DESCRIPTION: Commercial dance refers to dancing performed in pop artist live shows, music videos and movies. It is a modern style of Dance that can incorporate a mix of genres and sub styles, in particular Jazz & Hip Hop. Choreography is usually to Modern and Sassy Music. Commercial Dance is a fun, hard hitting style of Dance that is great for those who love the idea of film clip dancing, back up dancing in shows. Students learn Hip Hop technique and routines for fun and for performance.

DATES: MARCH: 27  |  APRIL: 3  |  10  |  17  |  24

TIME: WEDNESDAYS  |  9:00PM PT - 10:30PM PT

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CLASS: REGGAETON (Beginner/Intermediate)

INSTRUCTOR: SARA TEMPLETON

DESCRIPTION: Reggaeton is a hybrid dance form built from Salsa, Dancehall, and Hip-Hop influences.  It reflects the musical and cultural journey of Jamaican migrants across the Caribbean (especially Puerto Rico, which is credited with creating 'mainstream' Reggaeton) towards Latin America and the United States. Reggaeton blends Jamaican music influences of Reggae and Dancehall with those of Latin America, such as Bomba and Plena, as well as that of Hip Hop. Reggaeton focuses on strong and sensual hip movements (commonly known as dancing 'perreo') and often incorporates Hip-Hop Grooves and Latin dance technique. In this class, students will learn choreography to gain an understanding of the genre and its associated terminology. See instructor IG to view choreography style.

DATES: MARCH: 28  |  APRIL:  4  |  11  |  18  |  25

TIME: THURSDAYS  |  9:00PM PT - 10:30PM PT

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CLASS: CONTEMPORARY (Intermediate/Advanced)

INSTRUCTOR: GRACE DONG

DESCRIPTION: Contemporary dance originated from Europe and America in the 19th and 20th century with various styles of expressive dance that combines Modern, Ballet, Lyrical Jazz and other forms of Street dance movements from today. In this class you will begin center floor with a full body warm up into a longer and more intense class combo. Your class goals are to strive to connect the mind and body through fluid dance movements.

DATES: MARCH: 30  |  APRIL: 6  |  13  |  20  |  27

TIME: SATURDAYS  |  1:30PM PT - 3:00PM PT

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