WINTER-TO-SPRING DANCE WORKSHOPS
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THE WORKSHOPS BELOW ARE SIMPLY FOR THE FUN OF LEARNING AND LOVE OF DANCE!
TAP FOR BEGINNERS WITH KRISTEN MINSKY
MONDAYS THIS WINTER
Always wanted to learn how to tap? This basics class will take you from the very beginning... We will learn and practice tap fundamentals. Learn flaps and shuffles, stamps and stomps, and more! Each week, we will add on to a warm up (that is the standard start to all tap classes at Chifferobe) as well as a fun dance that combines our fundamentals in rhythmic play.
Character shoes or taps are preferred. Some tap background will be useful, whether recent or way back when. Music requests are welcome!
January Session: 15, 22, 29
February Session: 5, 12, 19, 26
March Session: 5, 12, 19, 26
$50 per session. Book two at a time for $90.
VIDEO VIXENS WITH JESS BETTENCOURT
ONE SATURDAY PER MONTH
Unleash your inner video vixen with Jess Bettencourt as you celebrate your favorite music video mavens! This workshop will start with a stretch and some exercises to loosen the limbs. Take some saucy struts and spins across the floor. Then we get down to business putting together a combo inspired by the choreography of a music video classic. Expect a high energy, female forward playlist with some of my favorites from GaGa, Beyonce, Madonna, Brittany and more! Music suggestions are welcome. The choreography will be Jazz forward with hints of hip hop added in.
Come in comfy workout clothes. Flats are suggested but feel free to bring a character shoe if you would like an extra challenge. All levels of dancers are welcome. Bring water and attitude!
FEB 24, MAR 24, APR 14
$20 or 2 Class Package Credits
FAN VEILS WITH AMEENA
SATURDAY, JUNE 9
Fan veils combine the fluidity of veils with the flirtatiousness of fans. Learn how to use fan veils to add dimension and mystery to your performance. This workshop will offer hand/arm/shoulder warmups and review technique/drills on how to move the fan veils covered our previous workshop. The choreography portion will consist of using dance movements with the fan veils to a fun song. No experience on fan veils is needed, however, it is recommended that individuals are familiar with some basic dance movements.
$20 or 2 Class Package Credits
THE WORKSHOPS BELOW RESULT IN A FINISHED PIECE. AFTER A SERIES OF DANCE DATES, EACH RESULTS IN A FANTASTIC, BUT FLEETING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE.
SOLD OUT! STRONG LADY SHOW
SUNDAYS FEB 11 - APR 1
Back by popular demand! This Sundate series of classes takes it's inspiration from Busby Berkeley, early century circus acts and posters, and musical theater. Over the course of six Sundays, we will reincarnate a performance piece to show at our 5th Cirque de Ville show on Friday, April 13! On the third date, we will enjoy an abbreviated dance class and make our props - mini dumbbells! On other dates, we will start (like a traditional dance class) with a quick stretch and practice movements and mini combinations across the floor before working on our number.
Sundays, 12:30 - 1:45pm
February 11, 18, 25. Mar 11, 18, 25. April 1.
Performance April 13. There is no class on March 4.
$120. Costume costs are separate. Please plan for approximately $50 towards this additional expense.
Please RSVP by emailing ChifferobeEvents@gmail.com. Payment is required to hold a spot.
BEGINNERMEDIATE SOFT SHOE FROLIC
DATES COMING SOON!
This workshop is all about the panache that Fred and Ginger, the Nicholas Brothers, and Busby Berkeley brought to the silver screen. Participants will enjoy a standard tap class (warmup, exercises across the floor, combinations). We will begin with a review of our basic steps before taking off in new directions, ultimately creating a final piece to perform at Danse Salmagundi's Spring Frolics iv on Sunday, April 29 at Dusk. Please keep in mind that the floor is a combination of carpet and hard surface, so we will be creatively navigating a combination of soft shoe, tap, and classic chorus girl movement in the final routine.
Some tap background is required, whether recent or way back when.
Performance is April 29.
$100. Please RSVP by emailing ChifferobeEvents@gmail.com. Payment is required to hold a spot. This workshop is limited to 4 tapperinas.
* Class packages are valid for up to one year from the date of purchase and are non-refundable and non-transferrable. In addition, workshops are non-refundable as of the first day of the workshop. If class package credits were selected as means of payment for a one-day workshop, the according number of credits will also be forfeited.