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RECAP | BOOMBOX: Four Seasons 🎉

Updated: Jul 1

On behalf of Rae Studios we want to give a huge thank you to everyone who came out for our Boombox event at Four Seasons San Francisco. We are so thankful that we were able to host and partner with Four Seasons for our comeback Boombox event! We are continuously grateful for our amazing students who showed up and brought great energy and joy throughout the day. Thank you for your support for our community, classes and instructors. We look forward to bringing you many more events like this in the future.



We would also like to give huge shoutout and a special THANK YOU to the Four Seasons for helping us make this event unbelievably amazing and for giving our dance community such a wonderful experience.


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Up Next: Boombox: Pride Edition | Learn more HERE

 

Photos & Videos from Event

Shoutout to our event Brand Ambassador Jray (@jray_eats) for coming out this weekend. Check out their reel from the event below.
Thanks to @seedlipdrinks and the MTK Kitchen Staff at the Four Seasons for providing refreshing drinks to cool down with in between our classes!



 

Event Details:


Event Hosted by:


Featured Instructors:


Date: Saturday, June 1st, 2024

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Class Schedule:

  • Yoga & Meditiation (All Levels) with Dillon | 9:00am-9:55am

  • Pilates (All Levels) with Annalisa | 10:00am-10:55am

  • DRENCHED! (All Levels) with Anna | 11:00am-11:55am

  • Hip Hop (Beginner) with Lexi | 12:00pm-1:00pm


Ticket Options:

  • $30 Single Class (Early Bird)

  • $60 Full Day Pass (Early Bird)

  • $35 Single Class (General Admission)

  • $65 Full Day Pass (General Admission)

  • $40 Single Class (Drop-In/Day Of)

  • $70 Full Day (Drop-In/Day Of)


Ticket Reservations: Eventbrite or purchase on the Mindbody App.  
 
Featured DJ | Introducing DJ Weapon

 

Previous Boombox Events
Boombox Sunday, September, 2023. Held at Equinox Sports Club. Video shot by Tessa Shanley. See more of her content on Instagram @thevision.ofher. See more on our content on our youtube page here.
Boombox Sunday, Fall 2017. Held at the W Hotel SF, See more on our youtube page here.

 

Meet the Team of Amazing Instructors:


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Dillon Gardner

Yoga (All Levels)

9:00am-9:55am


Dillon Gardner (They/She) was born and raised in New York City and is currently living in San Francisco. Dillon has been classically trained in Ballet, West African and Modern dance techniques from middle school to early college. With a rich dance background from schools like Harlem School of the Arts and Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, movement exploration and body conditioning is not only an art but a life practice for Dillon! With a 500 hr Yoga Teaching Certification, Nutrition and Personal Training Certification Dillon has entered the world of fitness as a teacher, coach and life enthusiast. While cultivating a career in fitness, Dillon also nurtures their career in art exploring ritual performance, botanical sculpture, Kink photography and video documentation. Participating in gallery exhibitions and performances in The Bay Area, New York City and L.A, Dillon believes all aspects of their life informs, supports and strengths each other. They are beyond grateful to exist as an artist and share their world with others through so many different channels. They recognize it as an honor and a privilege to exchange energy with others in this way and hope to be a mirror of reflection and expansion for students and peers.


Yoga (All levels):

Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India and aim to control and still the mind, recognizing a detached witness-consciousness untouched by the mind and mundane suffering. This class is great for all levels focused on alignment, strength, balance, and flexibility mastering each pose.

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Annalisa Brown

Pilates (All Levels)

10:00am - 10:55am


Annalisa (She/Her) was born in Castro Valley, CA but holds her roots in Hawaiian, Puerto Rican and Japanese culture. She has been dancing since she was 5 years old with specific passion for latin dance, hip hop and jazz with any sassy attitude in the mix! She became an official choreographer -Zumba®️ Jammer for Zumba in 2013 after starting her career in group fitness in 2012 which expanded to working, traveling and sharing her passion around the world to create an experience through music and movement as a Certified Personal Trainer, corrective exercise and performance.  She also holds a degree in Advanced Health and Fitness Science studies!


In 2019, Annalisa moved to SF after modeling in the National 24 Hour Fitness Campaign and being signed with a talent agency.  She has since built her business Fitness party 101, started a podcast with international reach and found her specialty in teaching pilates, barre and athletic training.  


2021 marked the year she joined Rae as an instructor and has since taught Zumba and fitness formats that bring her passion to help move her mission for everyone to connect to their own inner confidence, mind, body and soul in her classes and training while preventing injuries.


You can follow Annalisa on Instagram @annalisarenfit or @fitnessparty101 and listen to her podcast wherever you listen to your favorite podcast!


Pilates (All Levels):

Pilates is a type of mind-body exercise developed in the early 20th century by German physical trainer Joseph Pilates, after whom it was named. Pilates is a low-impact exercise that creates optimal strength through muscle balance and fine-tuning neuromuscular patterns. Students should expect to experience t​​​otal body fitness exercises that consist of low-impact flexibility, muscular strength, and endurance movements that emphasize proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance.

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Anna Bolender

DRENCHED! (All Levels)

11:00am-11:55am


Anna (she/her) was born and raised in Frankfurt, Germany and has lived in San Francisco since 2016. Dance and movement have always been an important part of Anna's life. She started training and competing in Rhythmic Gymnastics when she was seven years old and has won various competitions, including the German Championship, during her 13-year journey in this sport. 


In 2012, Anna started training in other dance styles, including hip hop, pop, contemporary, ballet, and jazz. She was also part of the cheerleading team at her university in Germany and performed at different local events as well as the Euromasters, a European cheerleading competition.


After moving to San Francisco in 2016, Anna continued to train in different dance styles in San Francisco and LA and joined RAE Agency as a dancer and model. She was a backup dancer for Bebe Rexa as part of Salesforce in the San Francisco pride parade and performed at various corporate events and holiday parties for companies such as Google, Oracle, Samsung, Apple, and the Golden State Warriors. Given her Rhythmic Gymnastics background, Anna’s specialty as a talent continues to be ribbon dancing and dancing with other props, such as the ball, hoop, clubs, and rope.


Anna also joined RAE Studios as a student in 2016 where she discovered her passion for cardio dance — a class format that brings together both dance and fitness. She has been teaching DRENCHED, a fun and sweaty all-levels cardio dance class, at RAE Studios since 2020. Besides being a Certified Holistic Health Coach, dance continues to be Anna’s biggest passion and she is excited to share that with others in her class and in classes she takes as a student.


You can follow Anna on Instagram @annaalexbee.


DRENCHED! All Levels:

DRENCHED! is a signature Rae Studios cardio dance-based class created by Jessica Rae featuring pre-choreographed dance combos.  Music genres include Hip Hop, Latin Dance, Dancehall, Afro Dance, Reggaeton, and Pop. In this class, prepare to bring a towel and bottled water.  Class will continuously move with three levels of movement.  Levels 1-2 are easy to follow with Level 3 designed to move vigorously while pushing choreography retention. We suggest taking this class for at least 3-5 weeks to get in the swing of learning combos.  Class is great for all levels.  Modified movements available and instructed by the teacher for every class.

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Lexi Nutkiewicz

Hip Hop (Beginner)

12:00pm - 1:00pm


Lexi (she/her) is a New Jersey-born, California-raised dancer and choreographer with over 10 years of teaching and professional dance experience. Lexi’s passion for Hip-Hop began when she took her first Popping class at 7 years old. While she was heavily involved in soccer throughout childhood, she stopped playing at age 15 to focus on dance, choreographing for her dance team, attending master workshops in Los Angeles (Movement Lifestyle and Millenium Dance Complex), and teaching part-time youth and adult classes. She attended the University of Colorado Boulder where she studied Psychology and Dance and became heavily involved with the university’s street dance crew, VeRVE Collisionz. As captain of VeRVE, she helped organize the largest street dance competition in Colorado, acted as the creative director and choreographer, and kept up the team morale. After graduating in 2018, she moved to the Bay Area and joined Str8jacket Dance Company and currently serves as the Outreach Coordinator. With Str8jacket, she’s performed at several community events (Seoul Train, UNNIE, Presidio Picnic, San Mateo County Fair, Concert for Change), dance competitions (World of Dance, Prelude, VeRVE Collisionz), and events (BET Experience, ASAP Natin ‘To Bay Area, Adobe for All Conference, SF International Hip-Hop Dance Fest). She currently trains in Hip-Hop, House, Whacking/Waacking, Locking, and Popping.


She began teaching virtual Hip-Hop classes at Rae Studios during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. In 2021, she co-founded Rae Studios’ professional development program called More Than Movement, which that aims to provide opportunities for Rae Studios’ instructors and staff to grow their teaching skills, social advocacy, and knowledge of dance history and culture through community building, education, and anti-racism work. She is also represented by Rae Agency and is the co-instructor of Grokker’s Dance Jam program, the platform’s first dance program.


Lexi is grateful for all of the training and performance opportunities, and looks forward to continuing her professional career in dance. Her goal as a teacher is to educate her students about Hip-Hop history and culture and create an inclusive and positive environment for her students to grow as dancers.


You can check out Lexi’s work on her Instagram (@lexinut7) and on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/@heyitslexxayy).


Hip Hop (Beginner):

In this class, you will learn the rhythms and movements of Hip-Hop, the five elements of Hip-Hop, grooves, fundamentals, history, musicality, and terminology in its relation to the Hip-Hop dance culture. A beginner-friendly Hip-Hop dance combo and education around Hip-Hop. This course is a prerequisite requirement for many of our intermediate/advanced classes. Prepare to take this class for at least 6-8 weeks before advancing to the next class.

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Event Details:

Spotlight Artists: Anna Bolender | Annalisa Brown | Dillon Gardner | Lexi Nutkiewicz


Location: Four Seasons San Francisco | 757 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94103

Class Schedule:

  • Yoga (All Levels) with Dillon | 9:00am-9:55am

  • Pilates (All Levels) with Annalisa | 10:00am-10:55am

  • DRENCHED! (All Levels) with Anna | 11:00am-11:55am

  • Hip Hop (Beginner) with Lexi | 12:00pm-1:00pm


Ticket Options:

  • $30 Single Class (Early Bird)

  • $60 Full Day Pass (Early Bird)

  • $35 Single Class (General Admission)

  • $65 Full Day Pass (General Admission)

  • $40 Single Class (Drop-In/Day Of)

  • $70 Full Day (Drop-In/Day Of)


Registration is required for this event.



Ticket Reservations: Eventbrite or purchase on the Mindbody App.  

Our mission is to merge the ideologies of popular dance culture by bridging fitness gym and traditional dance studio mentality into a place that welcome all levels of dance & fitness in a healthy progressive environment. Our goal is to provide San Francisco dance seekers with community, growth and participation through artistic outlets of music + movement. Our culture is simple; create a space for dance and community to thrive, water the roots of our passion, fuel our dreams by action, and inspire others to do the same.



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