Taught by Ashle
Jazz: Varying in style depending on the combo but always conditioning the body, working on technique as well as expression of movement. (Ages 7 – adult)
Bachata: Sometimes pure Bachata, sometimes a fusion. Learn alone or learn with a partner. Come move your hips in this sexy, romantic, and sensual dance of the Dominican Republic. (Suggested age groups 16 & up)
Salsa: Learn the basics or learn something new and exciting to add to your repertoire. Classes offered in partner work, shines for men, styling for ladies, technique for Salsa dancers. Workshops can be taught on1 or on2. Salsa Funk also offered if you are looking for a way to spice up your routine! (All ages, all levels! Beginners welcome.)
Latin Fusion: You are about to experience a dance class like no other! Delightfully challenged from the moment you enter the room to simply HAVE FUN & LET GO, you will explore various rhythms of Latin music and touch on the cultural background of these dances and their originating countries.
Warm Up will consist of stretching and breathing using jazz techniques to prepare and strengthen the body. Moving into an Afro Cuban syllabus to loosen the body and get the heart rate pumping we may play across the floor working on latin walks, hip action, traveling Cubans, samba hips and such.
Combos will range from Salsa, Bachata, Reggaeton, Samba, Cha Cha Cha, Bolero/Rhumba to any style you’ve heard of and maybe a few you never knew existed! The fusion of this class comes from my background in styles such as Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop and combines it with my heart and passion for Latin Dance and culture.
We will most definitely move beyond the 1st eight basic moves of each rhythm in class. We will be DANCING them and having a blast while challenging the body, mind & soul to take us somewhere new each class. Feel free to express YOU!
Contemporary Lyrical: Starting on the floor breathing and connecting mind to body. It will challenge you to concentrate on focusing your breath into different muscle groups and areas of the body through medium paced stretching. This encourages blood flow and allows the body to prepare itself for the rest of the class. The warm up allows you to focus on developing a stronger understanding of your body, discovering where your center is each given day and how to adjust to your body’s individual needs. The same syllabus is always followed but will be in a different sequence, as to keep the brain engaged and not go into auto pilot where muscle memory takes over. Class will then move across the floor beginning to integrate movements that deliver a full body workout. Depending on the focus for the day, class will move into choreographed phrases across the floor, raising adrenaline and building stamina. Across the floor combos will focus on using your center to control your movement through varied jumps and turns. A strong core is essential to execute any movement properly, especially when working in “off” center positions. Combinations will be a marriage of the two styles with a deep emotional emphasis expressed through facial expressions in conjunction with body movement. Dancers are given the phrase and encouraged to explore their own movement within the given choreography.
FloorWork (Contemporary Based): The class begins in partners, working through spinal rotation, aiding each other to encounter a completely relaxed state in both mind and body. We discover how to create and develop natural movement of the spine and full open stretching using our natural breath. We use “open air observation” creating an observation circle in each section of the warm-up. This allows the students to observe the movement and its details specifically and visually from above so that when we move to the floor, there is a clearer understanding physically and not just through what you hear the instructor saying. After a full, core-developing and strengthening warm up, we move to across the floor variations. Each phrase will challenge the dancer to explore new levels and dimensions while approaching the floor, using slides, spirals, handstand techniques, using full back motion, shoulder strength and power of legs and pelvis. We will also learn how using our own head weight can increase speed rising and falling into each step. We’ll discuss the PROPER way to fall and leap to the ground, without injury or damage to the body. The skills that you will develop in this class will help to remove the fear of the floor that many technical dancers have, it will also help you gain a stronger understanding for any floor work that may be presented in a variety of other styles. Above all, Ashle makes what seems like scary impossible tricks FUN and attainable to the dancer at any level. So come check out FloorWork: Improving your relationship with the floor, the only relationship I can at least help you with in your life.
Taught by Christina S. & Shirlene
Hip-Hop: Beginner Hip Hop is a basic class open to all ages. It’s a fun and exciting class where you learn basic rhythm and grooves that you can do anytime you hear a song that makes you wanna move. Class 1 ~ Ages 6-12 & Class 2 ~ Ages 13 and up
Intermediate Street Jazz: Street jazz is a class that’s corporates a collaboration of jazz, hip hop and funk. It helps students to become more versatile dancers by focusing on musicality, precision and body awareness. The entire class is performed FULL OUT maintaining a level of high energy starting with the warm up and continuing throughout the class by incorporating dimension and different dynamics within the combo. Come ready to sweat, work hard, and LIVE! This class is open to dancers 13 and up with a least 5 years of dance experience.
“Heels”: Class that’s can be really sexy a flirty or just a ton of fun just embracing being a woman.
Taught by Danielle M
Zumba® Master Classes & Events: Zumba® is a Latin-inspired, dance-fitness class that incorporates international music and dance movements. The class format combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.Four main dance rhythms will be explored and include Salsa, Reggaeton, Merengue, and Cumbia. Come join the PARTY and see why Zumba® is so much fun. You don’t even have to know how to dance. Just move your body and follow the instructors lead. It’s easy! Dancers and non dancers alike immediately master Zumba®classes because of its party-like atmosphere that keeps participants smiling. Zumba® is a perfect fit for Master classes, bar mitzvah, bridal showers, bachelorette and birthday parties (for both children and adults) as each class is designed to meet your personal needs and can be taught to people of all ages. Electrify your next event by added the energy of Zumba® to it.
Improvisational Game Parties: Improvisation is the art of spontaneous/on the spot group story-building. While improv comedy is a form of theater and entertainment, humor is also a highly effective training tool. In this workshop, theater games and exercises will be taught that incorporate acting without a script, agreement, listening and supporting, character development, and pantomime. Games are created as ice breakers for parties, business events, and also classroom settings as they get groups to work together as teams. Each class is designed to fit your personal needs and can be taught to people of all ages. With one host and minimal space an improve party can be thrown anywhere. Many businesses utilize improv workshops to help emphasize teamwork, communication, creativity, confidence, and presentation skills. For birthday or Bar Mitzvah parties, children will eagerly participate along with their friends and guests in a cooperative setting. Add Improvisational workshops to your next event.
Monologue & Scene Study Workshops: This workshop is designed to introduce students to monologue and scene study by building on the development of multidimensional believable characters. Students will begin by working as an ensemble to create improved scenes that plan and present movements and execute stage directions. Students will become familiar with acting techniques created by Stanislavski and Uta Hagen to create believable objectives and actions in order to generate physical and emotional involvement. These techniques will help students master the understanding of character development and analysis through assigned monologue and scene work.
This workshop can be given as follows:
1. A 3 hour Introduction to Theater class that introduces students to the creative roots of theater. The class focuses on warm up techniques, observation, pantomime, and Improvisational games. 2. A 6 week class that meets for 2 hours each week which allows for monologue and scene work to be learned and displayed in a mini showcase with an audience. Students through script analysis will construct and implement a scene from words on a page to acting on stage. 3. Private 90 Minute Monologue Lessons weekly designed solely for the preparation of audition material for show agents, casting directors, theater companies, and college auditions. Both the creative process of choosing the ìrightî material and audition techniques will be covered in these sessions.
Dynamic Rockers Academy: is an instruction by the legendary crews learnings and experiences. The Dynamic Rockers have been around since 1979 and have learned a lot about the dance and have also helped change the dance to what it is today. Especially in the field of power moves and routines. Dynamic Rockers are the innovators of power moves. With the inventions of moves such as the continious head spin, windmills, hand glides and many many more! Our teachings are not the only way to break, it’s just the way we do it. With 34 years of experience, lessons, training methods passed down, we just want to share it with the world. We believe it is our duty to.
“Kick Ass”:- The title says it all!!!! Kick ASSS! An intense experience through Two of the most popular elements of breaking, Footwork and Power! This experience will mainly focus on drills of footwork and the foundation of U.F.O.’s. drilling traditional techniques of the legendary crew, participants will build up their stamina, character and agility. The experience will lead yourself to challenge your ability as you break through Barriers you never thought you could encounter or even break through. After your legs are numb and soar then the class will end off with the delight of learning UFOs.
“Form”: Take a Journey with Dynamic Rocker’s own Form, through the streets of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. His experience and background can be felt through his teachings of Advanced Form. In this workshop one of the most important aspects will be touched upon, which is Form. It is very slept on nowadays because of the fancy moves that are popular. Form is important for being an artist within the dance, because of how clean you express your self. This experience also includes how to be free, how to be creative and how to even be more explosive with your footwork and other fundamentals.
Taught by Jeremiah aka Supaman
Hip-Hop: All levels
House: All levels
Popping: All levels
Locking: All levels
Street Jazz: Beginner & Intermediate
Taught by Lauren
Zumba®: Teens to Adults
Zumba Kids®: Kids
All levels of ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, and musical theater: Ages 3 through adults
Acting for the Dancer/Performance Plus: (5 teens minimum enrollment) (18 teens maximum enrollment) To help teen dancers connect emotionally to their dance performances and choreography. And they do dance, so they must wear clothes they can move in. We also discuss audition process and the industry basics.
Taught by Leslea
Zumba® and Zumba Kids®: Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That ís exactly what the Zumba® program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. Zumba® Fitness is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a “fitness-party” that is downright addictive. Your instructor, licensed Zumba® Fitness Professional, Leslea Clark Piscatowski blends her passions for dance and fitness into everyone of her classes. She is a dedicated dance instructor, performer and fitness professional. She is certified to teach both adult and kids Zumba Kids®. So why not add some flair to your next event or party with the exciting twist of a Zumba® Class? We can attend your bachelorette, Sweet 16, tricky tray, birthday party, etc. guaranteed to bring you an hour (or more) of fabulous hip shakin, heart pumpin fun!
Taught by Olutayo
Contemporary: Intermediate/Advanced (ages from 8 – professional adult)
Street Jazz: Intermediate/Advanced (ages from 8 – professional adult)
Hip Hop: Advanced Beginner (ages from 8 – professional adult)
Taught by Robert Taylor Jr.
Popping: In the popping class, you will learn the technique of the basics of how to contract and release the muscles/body parts (particularly the ones you don’t use often) on the sounds of the music that you hear. You will also learn how to feel the groove within the dance as well as the foundational basic steps in the style.
Locking: In the locking class you will learn the technique of the basics of how to find your funk. You will learn how to adjust to the pocket of the music that you hear and also how to emphasize your own flair of character of the locker within you. It will also show you how to use your body to create different feelings of the actual lock.
Hip-Hop: This class consists of breaking down the elements of hip-hop within choreography. The styles incorporated are popping, locking, waving, breaking, and gliding. The class starts off with a guided warm up by stretching out the body and using isolationsó sometimes warm-up exercises are used in the combinations. There will also be beginner grooves taught in the combinations. The main thing that will radiate to the students in the class is musicality. In this class students will not only learn how to count music, but the students will also learn to count different types of music with the instruments (for example: using the base, the snare, the horns, the synthesizers, the vocals within the song or the beat, etc). As combinations in the class are taught, each step is broken down slowly and told where the movement is coming from based on the style of the combination.
Taught by Sabrina
Salsa: Group/private adult classes as well as ages 10 thru adult
Hip-Hop: Ages 5 to adult
Taught by Sophia
Hip-Hop: All ages
Jazz: All ages
Lyrical: All ages
Contemporary and Tricks and Turns: All ages
Taught by Suzie
Pagent Coach: Choreograph model and talent routines as well as coach on interview, walking, etc.