We are very excited to be able to create this salon in anticipation of Slater Mill's Steampunk Soiree on Saturday, September 6th. The Steampunk Soiree is part of the opening weekend festivities for SAM Fest and the Pawtucket Arts Festival.
2 - 5pm | $25 or $40 for Deluxe Package, which Includes a Fall Chifferobe Bag. Register here.
2-3:30 What is Steampunk? A series of guest speakers will speak to elements of Steampunk history. With so many facets to this complex culture and lifestyle, we thought a sampling of the parts will offer a more extensive selection for your further pursuit and pleasure. In addition to an overview, please look forward to film screenings, readings from the works of literary geniuses such as H.G Wells and Jules Verne, and additional surprises.
Also, please look forward to a special presentation on fashion associated with the movement by vintage attire and costume specialist (and owner of Nostalgia), Karen Antonowicz. This portion of the workshop will be of particular use to guests who may be attending the Steampunk Soiree. You will learn about the aesthetic through images of (and actual) period and period-inspired attire. Karen will also share thoughts on how to accomplish an inspired look with items from your home and closet.
3:50-5 Cocktails and Crafting: Build Your Own Accessory From Destructed Appliances. Cocktails and materials will be supplied, but feel free to bring anything that you may like to incorporate such as feathers, broken watch and clock parts, etc. OR If not interested in fashioning your own accessory, please feel free to stay and enjoy speaking with our guest speakers and enjoy additional film excerpts.
DANCE WORKSHOP With Kristen Minsky sold out
Have you ever wanted to be a showgirl? Or perhaps join the circus?
We are getting very excited for our third annual Cirque de Ville this Halloween! Care to be a part of the intrigue? Join Kristen Minsky for seven Sundays of dance at the Chifferobe Atelier!
Every Sunday, you'll enjoy a quick warm-up, followed by learning part of a combination inspired by the movie musicals of yesteryear and precision dance companies. Eventually these combinations will become a choreographed routine for you to perform at Cirque!
7 Sundays: September 7, 14, 21 October 5, 12, 19, 26 Performance Friday, Oct. 31 at Cirque de Ville III
Frequently Asked Questions: What shoes should I wear? A low, danceable heel is very important. If you already own a character shoe, please bring it to our Sundates. This is the character shoe (in black) that we most frequently use and recommend for dance workshops. Use the code TP79928 and receive 10% off of your first order with discount dance supply or 5% for each purchase after.
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. In the case of this workshop, and in order to perform, a one-time fee of $40 will be required no later than the second week to pay for a pair of dance grade (super durable) black fishnets with backseam (retail value $17) and costume with hairpiece (retail value $46). This will be further addressed on the first day of the workshop.
Contemporary ballet with Bryn Chafin Wed, sept 24
Whether you are simply contemporary ballet curious, familiar with it as a movement formula which includes inspiration from other types of dance, or you are looking to try something new, this class is sure to blow you away! Join Bryn Chafin (Atlanta, GA) for this exclusive 2-hour workshop at the Chifferobe Atelier!
Attendees will begin with a yoga based warm up that leads into abdominal work to strengthen and engage the core. This will continue into a basic ballet floor barre that focuses on technique and getting a dancer on their supporting leg. Additional isolations, arm swings, and across the floor movement is utilized to loosen the body further and allow a dancer to "move" and build onto the warm up. Bryn's center combinations are eclectic and are usually based on her mood. "Contemporary" for Bryn can include jazz, modern, or lyrical movement. She wants dancers to improve their technique, however express themselves. Bryn believes that once choreography is given, it becomes the dancer's; she encourages dancers to fully embrace what the dance means for them while respecting the integrity of the movement. Bryn's teaching style is high energy and supportive, with a goal of and focus towards making dancers feel safe and secure while also challenging them to push themselves.
Wednesday, September 24th 6:00 - 8:00pm| $25 Register here, beginning Monday, August 4.
*A minimum of 6 registered attendees are required in order to hold class. If the minimum is not met, registered attendees will be notified and refunded no later than Monday, September 22nd.
About the Instructor: Bryn has been dancing since she was 3-years-old. She trained in a number of different styles including ballet, jazz, modern, character, and flamenco with the Atlanta Ballet Center for Dance Education. As a teenager and a pre-professional with the Atlanta Ballet, Bryn was given the opportunity to perform roles with the professional company in ballets such as “The Nutcracker” and Michael Pink’s world premier of “Romeo and Juliet”. Also during high school, Bryn attended many summer dance intensives including a program in Beijing, China to train with the Beijing Ballet Academy. After high school, she attended the University of Arizona where she double majored in dance and creative writing. Bryn moved to San Francisco after graduation to teach, dance, and train with contemporary companies including Napoles Ballet and Capacitor. Bryn moved back to Arizona in 2009 and found her passion for teaching with Ballet Fusion Fitness in 2011. She obtained her Master’s in Social Work from Arizona State University in May of 2013 and practiced as a clinical therapist for Arizona long term care clients. While she counsels others by day, dance and teaching is her passion and form of self-care in the evening. Bryn was the assistant director to Ballet Fusion Fitness’ dance company Second Act Dance and enjoyed choreographing and dancing for two summers before moving back to Atlanta, GA. Bryn is excited to be back in her home town and looks forward to new teaching, dancing, and choreographing opportunities.
Coming soon! SAVE THE DATE(S) oct - dec
Camelot: America after WWII October 11th & 18th 11:30-1pm | $35 or $20 ea
11th The Era and Aesthetic 18th The Dancing In Anticipation of Sojourner House's Annual Masquerade Ball Nov. 7th Percent of Proceeds to Benefit Sojourner House
Dance Workshop: Silver Belles II With Kristen Minsky 8 Mondays Oct. 6 - Nov. 24 8:15 - 9:45pm | $100 Performance(s) Nov 29
Dance Workshop: Soft Shoe II With Kristen Minsky 8 Sundays Oct. 5 - Nov. 23 4:40 - 6pm | $100 Performance(s) Nov 29