DanceLAB Workshops

The Danceworks DanceLAB offers Master Classes and Workshops throughout the year to further the education of local dance artists and give dancers of any genre the tools needed to create fresh, sophisticated and inventive choreography. Guest artists are space grant recipients, as well as national and local choreographers.


Bollywood Dance Series

Dates: Wednesdays, Mar. 7, 14, 21, Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 6:15-7:15pm
Instructor: Cyenthia Vijayakumar
Cost: $15/workshop

 

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Cyenthia Vijayakumar is a trained Kathak (Indian classical dance) and Bollywood dancer who has been performing and teaching the art for several years. She has performed all over India and America in many prestigious platforms such as Hampi Utsav (India), Bramotsav (India), Mustard Seed Film Festival (US), etc. Ms. Vijayakumar has conducted Bollywood and Kathak workshops for many corporate organizations like Cisco (India), The Paul (India), IBM (India), Kathak workshop in Philadelphia and choreographed many dance routines for various corporate events and weddings.

 

You may have seen Cyenthia perform at January 2018’s Get It Out There performance at the Danceworks DanceLAB!


Ignite: Hip Hop Choreography and Performance Workshop

Photo: Christal Wagner

Dates: Tuesdays, June 5 – July 24

Time: 7:30-9:00pm

Instructor: Paul Webb

Cost: $100

 

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This workshop is for students (ages 18+) who want to perform and have a three-year minimum of hip hop dance experience. The workshop will focus on musicality, execution of movement style, and enhancing performance quality. Urban Dance choreographer, Paul Webb, will lead the workshop.

 

Choreography learned will be performed in Danceworks DanceLAB concert, Ignite: A Hip Hop Dance Experience, on July 28 & 29. Due to the performance component of this workshop, consistent attendance to all eight workshop dates is required. 


Tap Performance Workshop

Photo: Christal Wagner

Dates: Thursdays, June 21-Aug 9

Time: 4:15-5:30pm

Instructor: Amy Brinkman-Sustache

Cost: $100

 

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This workshop is for students (ages 14+) who have an interest in performing and who have at least three years of tap dance training. The workshop will focus on musicality, articulation, full-body expression and performance quality. Danceworks On Tap Artistic Director, Amy Brinkman-Sustache, will lead the workshop. Choreography learned will be performed in Danceworks On Tap DanceLab​ concert: Tapology​, August 11 & 12. Due to the performance component of this workshop, consistent attendance to all eight workshop dates is required.


TWO 2 DUET Workshop with Christal Wagner and Gina Laurenzi

Photo: Kevin Kiley

Date: Sunday, June 24

Time: 3:30-5:00pm

Instructors: Christal Wagner and Gina Laurenzi

Cost: $10

 

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Come alone or with fellow dancers. Dancers will be paired up and taught choreography from the concert, Two 2 Duet. Join us and together, we will continue to explore the duet!

 

In 2017 and 2018, Christal Wagner and Gina Laurenzi launched a project exploring the relationship between the performers onstage and their collaborators’ medium. In this hour-long performance, Two 2 Duet, they wove together a series of dance solos and duets that respond to the auditory experience, the visual experience, and the duo’s movement invention. Through seven kinetic works of poetry, music, film, original composition, visual art, and movement, they explored the idea of the duet. Now, they’d like to share their movement with you.


Have a workshop idea or need? Share it with us! Contact Kim Johnson-Rockafellow, Managing Director, at 414.277.8480 x6018 or via email.