Updated: Nov 30, 2020
PAST EVENTS / WORKSHOP
WE ASKED DANCEHALL QUEEN LIBBY ABOUT HER EXPERIENCE WITH COMING BACK TO THE BAY AND TEACHING IN-STUDIO AFTER MONTHS OF CLOSING IN-STUDIO CLASSES. HERE IS WHAT SHE SAID:
What were your initial thoughts as you completed this workshop? How do you feel as the instructor/host?
Great- all students expressed a lot of gratitude about being able to attend a real life in-studio class. It was almost a year since I taught an in-studio workshop in the bay area and seeing improvement in the students who have been training online with me regularly since Covid started was especially amazing! What did you do/teach differently in this workshop in comparison to your other classes?
I pushed the students a bit with this choreo- in both movement and musicality. What was your most enjoyable moment?
Watching the students make the choreography their own and perform for their peers! As always, witnessing students hype up and support their friends at the end of class (during solo and small group performances) makes me so happy.
What are you hoping to share with your students who missed this experience?
Anyone who missed can train with me online and catch the next in-studio workshop!
Link to dropbox folder with images/videos from the workshop
Bringing back veteran instructor and Rae Agency talent director Libby Miga from SEATTLE! Libby is live-streaming classes weekly and is teaching a SPECIAL ONE DAY ONLY WORKSHOP! Learn the basics in Dancehall Grooves #BayForLife
If there is one thing that makes Libby come alive, its dancing. Libby’s background in dance includes West African, classical ballet, hip hop, Jamaican Dancehall and Hula Hoop dance. She enjoys fusing various tropical dance styles in her choreographed routines for Dancehall, which is now the perfect platform for her to share her passion with others! Libby has just returned from her Dancehall training in Jamaica, excited to bring all her new found knowledge to her special Spotlight!
Libby is an energetic and passionate dance director, performer and choreographer in the West Coast commercial dance industry. Originally from upstate NY and currently between the Bay Area and LA, she is dedicated to sharing her passion for the arts and has traveled internationally and all over the US teaching master workshops and weekly dance classes. As Talent Director of Rae Agency dance company she was head choreographer and directs rehearsals and auditions, creating performance opportunities for local Bay Area dancers. She has many years of experience in Hip Hop, Contemporary, Modern, West African and speciality cirque: hula hoop. Over the past few years, she has immersed herself deeply in dancehall training, regularly traveling to Kingston, Jamaica to study and and host dance camps in Kingston, Jamaica. Libby has either choreographed for or has been seen performing for Facebook, Google, Golden State Warriors, Verizon, MassMutual, Occulus, Toyota, Salesforce, Oracle and artists like Bebe Rexha, Planet Booty, and many more.
Spotlight Artist: Libby Miga
Date / Time:
Saturday November 21st | 2:00pm - 3:15pm PT | Dancehall Grooves w/ Libby
Saturday November 21st | 3:30pm - 5:00pm PT | Dancehall Choreo w/ Libby
Ticket Options (Early Bird / Day of):
$20 / $25 Livestream
$22.99 / $27.99 Livestream+ZOOM recording
$23 / $28 Household Livestream
$25.99 / $30.99 Household+ZOOM recording
$25 / $30 In-Studio (limited to 10 capacity)
$35 / $45 Livestream Same Day Double-Up
More about her weekly class:
Weekly Class Day / Time: Thursday 1:200 PM - 12:45 PM PT | Dancehall Grooves
Tickets: $15 Single | $18 Multi-person Household Stream
Ticket Reservations: CLICK HERE or purchase on your MindBody App
The purpose of this 2 day structure is to give students the time and space to master the choreography and to deepen your dance practice. You will learn the choreography the first day, have time to practice on your own and we will clean and film on the second day.
Pre-Requisite: Basic Dancehall Knowledge
Class Date / Time: Saturday May 30th + Sunday May 31st | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PT | Dancehall Fusion with Filming
Pre-Requisite: Basic Dancehall Knowledge
Tickets: $30 Drop-in | $35 Household Multi-People Drop-in
Come connect to your inner BAD GYAL! The Dancehall Queen is back after training in Jamaica perfecting her skill and love for Dancehall. With some new moves in her body, she is HERE IN SF and is ready to give us a special 4-week Dancehall Heels Spotlight beginning Friday, January 11th.
Lets face it, the winter always has us dreaming of escaping to the tropics. What better way to do it than throwing on your heels and learning some hot female dancehall steps in a fun-filled party atmosphere? This one-of-a-kind series combines heel choreography with the hottest authentic dancehall terminology and steps coming out of Jamaican dancehall culture today. This series will be confidence-building and empowering for all levels! Over the course of the month you will learn a variety of dancehall steps that emphasize wining your waist, a combo choreographed with those steps and insight into the culture that inspires these steps.
SPOTLIGHT: DanceHall Heels
Fridays, January 11th - February 1st
Rae Studios, Live Your Life
RSVP is available here on your Mindbody app Please reserve your ticket in advance
If there is one thing that makes Libby come alive, its dancing. Libby’s background in dance includes West African, classical ballet, hip hop, Jamaican Dancehall and Hula Hoop dance. She enjoys fusing various tropical dance styles in her choreographed routines for Dancehall, which is now the perfect platform for her to share her passion with others! Libby has just returned from her Dancehall training in Jamaica, excited to bring all her new found knowledge to her Dancehall Heels Spotlight.
Libby and Rae Agency:
Along with being a veteran instructor at Rae Studios, Libby also is the Talent Director at Rae Agency. Libby brings her expertise in various dance techniques to train professional dancers in the bay area. Libby is both a mentor and instructor to all levels of dancers.
Instructor Profile: https://www.raestudios-sf.com/libby-miga
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.