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Spotlight: Dance For The Planet | Dance Workshop + Clothing Swap with Lexi Nutkiewicz

Updated: Jul 3

Come party with us as we send off our lovely instructor Lexi as she moves out of state!

Join Lexi for this special fundraiser to support local hip-hop, climate, and fashion organizations! Lexi will lead an energetic hip-hop class made for any and all levels, then come in for a clothing swap and refreshments. Bring your energy and extra clothes - this event is open to all genders, bodies, and ages!

Clothing Swap details:

Bring your gently used clothing and accessories to exchange for new-to-you treasures. It's a fantastic way to refresh your wardrobe, meet new friends, and support sustainable fashion. Don't miss out on this stylish and sustainable event!

What to bring: Gently used shoes, shirts, jackets, pants, skirts, dresses, jewelry, and purses/bags. All forms of fashion fly here: formal, street wear, costumes, and more. Please do not bring non-clothing items, such as furniture or appliances. 

Here's how it works: When you arrive, hand your clothes to the RAE Studio organizer for sorting. After the dance class ends at 3:30 PM, the swap begins! Be mindful of others so everyone can enjoy the swap!

Why do a clothing swap? The average garment is worn 7-10 times before it is discarded. Global supply chains cannot keep up with the number of garments churned out by fast fashion. Many donations end up in landfills. Keep your clothes in the loop by “shopping your closet” and swapping with friends instead!

What happens with clothes after the swap? Any leftover clothes will be collected and donated to Out of the Closet and Goodwill. See below for our organization donation details.

Date/Times: Saturday, July 20th, 2024 | 2:00PM-5:00PM

Location: Rae Studios | 414 Mason St. 705, San Francisco, CA 94102

Tickets: Register on Eventbrite or using your MindBody App.

Class Details:

Spotlight Artist:



  • Saturday, July 20th, 2024 | 2:00pm-5:00pm

Ticket options:

  • $30 General Admission

  • $27 Member's Discount

  • $5-$15 Donation Ticket (Sliding Scale)

    • *Suggested rate

Organizations we will be donating to:

  • Greenaction mobilizes community power to win victories that change government and corporate policies and practices to protect health and to promote environmental, social, economic and climate justice.

  • Hip Hop For Change breaks down barriers between youth and justice issues that affect their lives and communities using Hip hop as a vehicle. We educate, employ, and empower historically marginalized communities and inspire the next generation of leaders advocating for change through this work.

*QR Codes will be provided for donations.

Registration is required for this event.

Tickets: Register on Eventbrite or using your MindBody App.

Meet the Instructor:

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.

Tickets: Register on Eventbrite or using your MindBody App.
Check out this video from Lexi's last weekly class with us! Beginner Hip Hop on Mondays at 6:30pm.

Here's another video from Lexi's weekly Beginner Hip Hop class1

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