Class Descriptions

Everyone:  Upstairs Classroom

12:00 – 1:00  Saturday 
Solo Movement    Flouer Evelyn
New movements literally build new neural pathways in your brain.  If you take the time to prepare your body and brain for a day/weekend of movement, you will learn faster, pick up new coordinations easier, and open up channels of creativity you didn’t even realize were there.  I’ve watched & experienced this phenomenon everywhere, which is why we are doing solo movement first this year, instead of at the end of the day.  Show up and your body will be thanking you!

12:00 – 1:00  Saturday 
Solo Movement    Emily Webb
From head to toes Dancer Warmup. Do you have tight shoulders? Do want a rock solid axis or rockin’ isolations? Come align your posture, mobilize your joints and work your balance. This class will be a series of movement exercises (which you can also do at home) that will set your body up for a weekend of fabulous dancing.

12:30 – 2:00  Sunday
Zouk Elements    Ry’el & Jessica of ZenZouk

Zenzouk is a method of teaching Brazilian Zouk lambada and over all body movement through multiple exercises and philosophies based on the “elements” Including earth water fire and air- as symbols for analyzing dance and personal  movement.  Zenzouk movement technique is Rooted in classical Lambazouk Technique  infused with the contemporary zouk -lambada styles.  Whether you want to learn Brazilian Zouk Lambada,  Body Movement Awareness or want to improve your own social dancing or artistic performance, ZenZouk has something to offer you.

 

Track A:  Studios 2/3

1:15 – 3:00  Saturday
Going to the Club    Andrew Smith
Inspired by a nerd-out session among the teachers of Motley Hue last year, in this class we dive into body movement you would see in different club environments. From House to Afrobeat, we’ll learn a wide variety of movement vocabulary and principles so you can get down on the floor.

 

4:00 – 6:00  Saturday
120V Connection    Alfredo & Flouer
Plug in your blender, you get a smoothie…plug in your hair dryer, you get a blast of air….plug them in at the same time and you blow a fuse. There are ways of directing your energy in order to create fun and powerful connections. We’ll explore the electric current that powers partner dancing, through learning to lead and follow a mixture of sequences from different dance genres.

 

4:00 – 6:00  Sunday
Tango Moves for the Fusion World    Emily Webb
Take a dive into Tango and come out with a new Fusion.  We will make the fundamental secrets of Tango structure and technique easy and fun so you can bust open your Fusion creativity box. Once we get down the basics we will work with the Tango spiral, split weight and the followers axis to give you concrete cool moves and listening skills to spice up your Fusion world.

 

Fusion Forward:  Side Studios

1:15 – 3:00  Saturday
Stylize with Specificity    Alfredo & Flouer
Here are some of the ideas we will be playing with:
— Learn to make active choices regarding blues, tango & WCS ideas and elements.
— Being specific (while not losing the playfulness) in your leading and following.
— Being physically and rhythmically challenged by learning new sequences.

 

4:00 – 6:00  Saturday
The Science of Counterbalance    Emily & Andrew
Dance moves that require counterbalance are so much fun… unless someone gets hurt. Whether you lead or follow there is an art to sharing weight and counterbalancing your partner. This class will focus on the technical skills that will make all your counterbalance moves safe and stable (which equals FUN). If you have never done counterbalanced moves before, this will be a great foundation that will set you up for a lifetime of solid counterbalance bliss. If you already play with counterbalance get ready to up your level and take a ride (and maybe even a spin)! 

 

4:00 – 6:00  Sunday
Work it Out    Andrew, Alfredo, Flouer
You learned A LOT yesterday, and some things stuck and others didn’t.  This is your time to work on mastering techniques, expanding ideas that catch your interest, and adding in the details that really take you to the next level.  You will be working with all three instructors and your peers in pairs, small groups, and classic lecture form. We want you to get the most out of your weekend and be able to take things home.