Join Kristen Minsky for six weeks of high-energy dancing, inspired by the dance crazes of the jazz age. We will focus most heavily on solo Charleston, Varsity Drag, Black Bottom, and Shimmy. We will begin by learning basic movements, eventually adding some intermediate variations to combine into a fun flap-tastic dance number.
This dance workshop is perfect if you're looking for a fun cardio workout...and a way to heat things up in a body-friendly environment this winter! Dancers of all levels, including beginners, are welcome.
$60 Register here, beginning Friday, December 19 Dance Dates: January 11th, 18th, 25 AND February 1st, 8th, and 15th Performance: Friday, February 20th
**Each workshop requires a minimum of 6 participants to take place. Should registration be low, you will be notified of the workshop's cancellation by the Wednesday prior to the first workshop date. You will also be offered the opportunity to transfer registration to another workshop or classes at the Chifferobe Atelier.
Frequently Asked Questions: What shoes should I wear? A low, danceable heel is recommended. If you already own character shoes, please bring them. If you don't, please bring shoes that are comfortable to move in. We will talk about shoes along with costumes at the first class.
What should I wear to the workshop? Please wear dance attire or comfortable clothing that you might wear to the gym or a yoga class.
What about the costume? Costumes are not included in the cost of the workshop. Most often, workshop attendees have been asked to purchase their own costumes. This will be addressed at the first class.
WINTER WELLNESS SALON ON MON JAN 12 SOLD OUT
January first is just around the corner, which means that many gyms, publications, and well meaning fitness and wellness experts will exhort you to improve the quality of your life by changing your diet and fitness routines. However, while the modifications they suggest might be positive, it’s highly likely that they will promote these lifestyle changes in a way that suggests that the need for change is rooted in the fact that your body, your life, that you are somehow insufficient, broken, or unworthy. Here at Chifferobe, we aim to provide paths to fitness and well-being that challenge this point of view, and move away from New Year’s resolutions, and toward setting positive intentions. Thus, we are pleased and excited to announce our Winter Wellness Salon, which will present guests with a great opportunity to sample some of Chifferobe’s fitness offerings as well as some local businesses who are equally committed to wellness that stems from a sense of self-worth.
Heated Kripalu yoga with Melissa Freitas (KYT-200):
This practice will make you feel great both inside and out! A fun and energizing soundtrack will fill the room as the extra warmth makes your muscles feel more supple, while adding a little extra oomph to your experience! As you stretch and strengthen your body, you’ll also be cultivating a greater sense of self compassion. Kripalu yoga encourages us to observe rather than judge what we do on the mat; there’s no need to compare ourselves to other people in the room, or to any ideas about how we should move or what we should look like. As we practice, we’re better able to see our own beauty, competence, and worth.
Natural wellness with Flipp Apothecary:
Inspired by a variety of influences such as Buddhism, Tibetan medicine and her deep appreciation for beauty in all of its forms, Jo-Anna Cassino’s mini-apothecary will acquaint salon guests with products such as essential oils, medicinal tinctures, herbs, butters, and tea blends. In addition to providing an opportunity to learn more about services such as aromatherapy and reflexology. By offering natural alternatives to products that rely on potentially harmful synthetic chemicals, Jo-Anna and Flipp connect to the salon’s aim of encouraging guests to explore paths to wellness that honor and celebrate the body and the self.
DIY mini-facials with R.I. Hope Soap Company:
Contrary to what too many people believe, there is room for indulgence in your life when you’re pursuing a better state of being, and the Rhode Island Hope Soap Company has just what you need to add a dose of healthy luxury into your daily routine! Founder and proprietor Aimee Sepko will lead guests through DIY mini-facials, and introduce them to her amazing line of natural bath and skincare products. With a little help from R.I. Hope Soap, you can transform your bathtub into a home-spa and experience the truth in author Anne Lamott ‘s words: “you can change the world with a hot bath if you sink into it from a place of knowing that you are worth profound care.”
Come to the Chifferobe Atelier ‘s Winter Wellness Salon to enjoy all of the services listed above and start your new year with a commitment to your well being that stems from self-compassion and the recognition of your worth. It includes access to all of the services listed above, as well as some givewaways from participating vendors, tasty treats and sparkling beverages! Come for Belly Dance Cardio before-hand (6-7pm) for FREE if you're participating in the Salon! Advance reservations are recommended, and can be made here, beginning on New Year's Day.
$20 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Dance Workshops Late Winter 2015 March 1 - April 9
As the snow slows down and we are all increasingly excited for warmer weather, we invite you to join us at the Chifferobe Atelier as we heat things up with a dynamic duo of dance workshops!
THE ROSIE Sundays 2-3:30 pm Join us for 6 Sundays of Beginning to Level 2 tap as we work on learning new tricks and reviewing old. Eventually, our tap vocabulary will fall into place as a performance-worthy routine. Tap shoes are not required, but advice/information about where to find them will be offered. Costumes for the performance on Thursday, April 9th are not included, and will be discussed during week one or two of the workshop. $100
THE BETTY Mondays 8:15-9:15 pm Over the course of 6 Monday evenings, we will work on a showgirl/retro-fabulous routine. Dancers of all levels are welcome to participate in this workshop, which will start with a brief warm-up that is focused on lengthening and toning. Due to the length of the class, and focus on developing a performance-ready routine, participants are encouraged to attend the prior Monday class, Cardio Belly Dance from 7-8pm, without an additional fee. Costumes are not included. $100
Concluding performances for both workshops will take place at The Sweet little Variety Show at Aurora Providence on Thursday, April 9th.
Register here today! The maximum number of participants per workshop is 10, and the minimum is 6. If for any reason, we do not meet the minimum number of attendees, you will have at least three days notice. Many thanks in advance for your understanding.