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BOOMBOX WEEKEND RECAP 🎉 | JULY 2021

Updated: Aug 26, 2021



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Event Recap:

On behalf of all of Rae Studios, we want to say thank you to all who came out and supported local artists in dance, movement, and wellness at our Boombox Weekend Homecoming Edition. Returning to our dance studio felt rewarding. A huge Thank you to Bay Club for assisting us with larger space capacity and air flow during sensitive times. We still plan on hosting Boombox Weekend with Bay Club along with other partnered locations as well as feature this special event along side other events inside Rae Studios.


We'd like to take a moment to highlight our incredible instructors! Starting off our weekend with a musical hit from Smash, Lara Jean brought the energy in. Veteran instructor JJ and his rich education behind Street Jazz. Closing the Saturday line, we brought in Heels Queen Ashley Worley who got us feeling super sexy in our heels.




The head of the house Jessica Rae got the energy up for our Sunday lineup in her signature Drenched Class! Shruthi and Chandni's PACKED indoor class kept us wanting more BollyX in our lives! Everyone joined in for our finale number (video to come). Everyone gave a non-stop cardio dance performance worthy of a world tour! LET'S GO!!! Thank you to this fabulous #RaeCrew once again. We are sure we'll see another great lineup at our next Boombox Weekend SOON! ;)


Huge shout out to our fantastic tablers and sponsors! We love you so much and greatly appreciate all the support. More specifically:

  • Reign Bodyfuel keeping our energy up

  • Tiered Nutrition with supplement demos

  • Decathlon for our sweat towels!


Special Credits:


Event Staff: Jessica and volunteer Anna for seamless Hosting & production


Our Teachers: Lara Jean Sullivan (Musical Theatre), JJ Ghera (Street Jazz), Ashley Worley (Heels), Jessica Rae (Drenched!), Shruthi Reddy and Chandni Patel (BollyX).


Operations Team: Kevin and Andy behind the scenes


Boombox photos found here! Tag: @raestudiossf #boomboxweekend


Boombox photos found here! Tag: @raestudiossf #boomboxweekend

If you have any photos or videos you took, we'd love for you to share them with us at THIS LINK!


A special video recap of all the fun COMING SOON!


Save the Date for our next BOOMBOX WEEKEND feat. Headliner Sam Allen



Check out a recap of our last Boombox Weekend below!

Official Recap Video By Chang Fuerte (@chang.xiety)


*THIS EVENT HAS PASSED*
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DATE: Saturday July 17th, 2021 2:00pm-6:00pm PT & Sunday July 18th, 2021 9:00am-1:00pm

 

About Boombox:


BOOMBOX WEEKEND IS HERE 🎉


With the success of our special monthly fitness and dance experience “Boombox Sunday”, we’re back again to bring you “Boombox Weekend”, a 2 Day Event. At this event, experience back-to-back classes featuring a rotating roster of instructors. To ensure your safety, space will be limited. RSVP in advance to reserve your spot.


Your FULL WEEKEND PASS gives you access to all the classes on both days. Stay for one or stay for all; or purchase our single class ticket for just your favorite class! Registration is required for this event. No ins/outs.

Location: Rae Studios 414 Mason Street #705, San Francisco, CA 94102

Class Schedule:


Saturday, July 17th

  • 1:45PM DOORS OPEN

  • 2:00PM Musical Theatre with Jeremy Jones and Lara Jean (Character shoe welcome)

  • 3:20PM Street Jazz with JJ Ghera (Jazz shoe welcome)

  • 4:40PM Heels with Ashley Worley (Heels highly suggested)

  • 6:00PM WRAP

Sunday, June 18th

  • 8:45AM DOORS OPEN

  • 9:00AM Drenched with Jessica Rae

  • 10:20AM BollyX with Chandni Patel and Shruthi Reddy

  • 11:40AM Cardio Hip Hop with Jeremy Jones

  • 1:00PM WRAP


Ticket Options:

  • $125 Full Weekend Admission (Join for one class or all classes. No ins/outs. No transfers)

  • $30 Single Class Ticket

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Meet the Team of Amazing Instructors:

 

Jeremy Jones


Jeremy Jones Lawson began his career as a dancer in Spring 2008 at the University of Memphis. Since then he has trained in different studios throughout the Memphis community. He joined Bridging Souls Production Dance Company (BSP) fall of 2010 under the direction of Tamara Parish and quickly became the Rehearsal Director.


​With a musical theatre background, Jeremy has performed in several productions ie: Regional Premier of “The Color Purple” By Alice Walker. With the combination of dance, Jeremy has found time to also work with different community leaders and national non-profit organizations. Such as The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis, as the Performing Arts Coordinator.



Lara Jean Sullivan

Lara Jean Is an International Award winning actress and dancer from San Francisco, California. She spent most of her early years performing as a ballerina and working as a dance assistant to Brian Friedman, Mia Michaels, and Sonya Tayeh before being accepted into the prestigious Purchase Conservatory in New York City. This SUNY Purchase Conservatory Graduate got her start Puppeteering, singing and performing as Elmo for Sesame Street Live. While touring she landed her first Lead role in a Feature Film for "2 Jennifer". It was then Lara Jean made a name for herself in the Independent Film Industry. She was then asked to choreograph for Bravo Channel and Oxygen Network. From there, she was asked to team up with DANCE USA and give classes around the world. Now she is back in San Francisco working on her next film and choreographing on another. She is excited to join us here at Rae Studios and bring you her style of dance.


Musical Theatre

Musical Theater Dance class is a Fosse based dance with a twist, developing rhythm through dance combinations and voice exercise to improve overall performance quality. Students will be exposed to various styles of movements rooted in the diverse history of Broadway Musicals. Class includes fast-paced warm-up focused on core strength, technique, and stretching.


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JJ Ghera


JJ 'The Killah is a dancer, performer, choreographer, and creative director from SF, CA. He has spent the last 15+ years dancing across the globe from Los Angeles to London, UK working in both television and stage from Grease to Britain's Got Talent.


Street Jazz


Learn choreography from jazz turns, kicks, and leap steps along with popular simple rhythm techniques to popular and age appropriate music of today.





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Ashley Worley


Ashley Worley started her dance career at eight years old in Fresno, CA. Growing up, Ashley was a member of her school's cheerleading teams and competed in several national dance competitions. Ashley began her career in dancing in hip-hop genre, but is also well versed in ballet and tap dancing. Ashley currently teaches her very own heels class in both, Oakland, CA and Fresno, CA. Amongst her many accomplishments, Ashley is also a wife and a mother. With her charismatic personality and versatile dance background, she is able to connect with dancers from all walks of life.


Heels

Unleash the inner sassy queen that has been hiding in this upbeat high energy heels class! This class is all about building confidence and feeling EMPOWERED. Students will learn sexy and fierce heels combos, broken down piece by piece, while learning the art of performance and tapping into your unique style and flavor.


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Jessica Rae


Jessica Rae is the owner and director of Rae Model & Talent Agency LLC and Rae Studios, a local dance and fitness studio located in San Francisco's Union Square. Jessica's teaching dance background and certifications include Cardio Dance, Cize Live, Pound Pro, Kickboxing, and Barre along with various styles of dance choreography.

Currently Jessica teaches weekly classes at Rae Studios, Studiomix, Bay Club & GAP HQ along with various brands/clients like Athleta, William Sonoma, Airbnb, Facebook, Lorna Jane, Lucy, Marriott, Crunch Gym & W Hotel. In addition to her teaching background, Jessica's has also been seen dancing for celebrity artists like Lady Gaga, Ludacris, Kid Rock, E-40 and Too Short.

On her spare time, she enjoys training through martial arts and kickboxing!

"Take time to make your soul happy”


Drenched!

An all levels Cardio-dance based class featuring Top 40 jams from Hip Hop, Reggaeton to Pop. The dance sets are fun and trendy with choreography combos complimented by intense full-body exercises that keep the heart pumping and keep you sweating. Level 1-2 are follow and go, Level 3 is broken down and designed to push your choreography retention. Best of all, the class combos are taught weekly with a modified music roster to keep you on your toes, dancing, toning, and SWEATING. Come dance and get DRENCHED!


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Chandni Patel

Chandni is a BollyX instructor based out of San Francisco who has loved to dance for as long as she can remember! While moving around the country as a young kid, she stayed connected to dance through the addictive energy of Bollywood music. In the Bay Area, she competed with a Garba/Raas (a high-energy Indian folk style) team for a few years while also falling in love with dance fitness classes of different styles such as Zumba and U-Jam. Once she was introduced to the BollyX format, she knew it was the PERFECT fit for her and became a certified instructor in 2015! Since then, Chandni has loved to share her passion for dance and fitness through BollyX because people of all dance experience levels can join in, have fun, and get a great cardio workout! Besides Bollywood, Chandni also likes to train in different dance styles with particular interest in Dancehall, Afrobeats/fusion, and Reggaeton.


Shruthi Reddy

Shruthi Reddy started dancing since the age of 3 and has been an athlete almost all her life. Dance workouts bring both her worlds of dance and fitness together. Shruthi is a Bollywood dancer, wedding choreographer, entertainer, and certified BollyX and cardio fitness instructor. She teaches at corporate facilities, Bayclubs, and hosts team building events. She teaches BollyX, a Bollywood inspired dance workout, at Rae Studios. Dance is a way she lets her soul speak with the community around her.


BollyX

Bollywood dance Workout is a Bollywood Inspired Dance fitness class. We are inspired and driven by the heart-pumping, energetic rhythms of Bollywood, the film industry of India. We cross dynamic choreography with high-intensity interval training, burning up to 800 calories per 50 minute session


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Jeremy Jones

Jeremy Jone Lawson began his career as a dancer in Spring 2008 at the University of Memphis. Since then he has trained in different studios throughout the Memphis community. He joined Bridging Souls Production Dance Company (BSP) fall of 2010 under the direction of Tamara Parish and quickly became the Rehearsal Director.


​With a musical theatre background, Jeremy has performed in several productions ie: Regional Premier of “The Color Purple” By Alice Walker. With the combination of dance, Jeremy has found time to also work with different community leaders and national non-profit organizations. Such as The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis, as the Performing Arts Coordinator.


Jeremy moved to San Francisco in 2014 to pursue his career in dance and fitness. Since his move he has worked with several dance companies; including RAE Studios, Danse Lumiere Contemporary Ballet Co, Performing Arts Academy of Marin, and working as one of the Cardio Hip Hop instructors & Assistant Director of the Youth Dance Program at New Style MotherLode International Dance Co. Lastly one of Lawson’s most proud accomplishments is being a dad to his two little girls Janie & Jordyn Lawson

Cardio Hip Hop

Cardio HIP-HOP is an all-levels class. This is a high-impact class that allows everyone to SWEAT, Smile, and Move. CHH is both a Cardio & Choreography. We will be STACKING multiple 8 count phrases and repeat them throughout the class to a variety of songs. By the end of the class not only will you have reached your Cardio Fitness Goal but you will have also learned a fully choreographed dance number.

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Workshop Details:

Spotlight Artist: Lara Jean Sullivan | JJ Ghera | Ashley Worley | Jessica Rae | Chandni Patel | Shruthi Reddy | Jeremy Jones


Location: Rae Studios, 414 Mason Street #705, San Francisco, CA 94102


Date / Time:

Saturday, July 17th:

  • 2:00pm - 3:15pm | Musical Theatre with Lara Jean and Jeremy Jones

  • 3:20pm - 4:35pm | Street Jazz with JJ Ghera

  • 4:40pm - 6:00pm | Heels with Ashley Worley

Sunday, July 18th:

  • 9:00am- 10:15am | Drenched! with Jessica Rae

  • 10:20am - 11:35am | BollyX with Shruthi Reddy & Chandhi Patel

  • 11:40am - 1:00pm | Cardio Hip Hop with Jeremy Jones

Ticket Options:

  • $125 Full Weekend Admission (Join for one class or all classes. No ins/outs. No transfers)

  • $30 Single Class Ticket


Registration is required for this event.





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