DanceLAB Workshops

The Danceworks DanceLAB offers Master Classes and Workshops throughout the year to further the education of local dance artists. Guest artists are space grant recipients, as well as national and local choreographers.

 

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DanceLAB Workshops give dancers of any genre the tools needed to create fresh, sophisticated and inventive choreography.

 

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Voguing Workshop

Dates: October 15 & 29 and November 5
Time: 6:30-7:45pm
Instructor: Richard “Buda” Brasfield
Cost: $8

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Vogue Workshop Description
The Voguing class is designed for everybody, the main emphasis is on you ENJOYING yourself and being in an open inclusive environment where you can be celebrate who you are. In the class we go through the 5 elements of Vogue, which will help you get a sound understanding of the culture and how you can combine the elements to make them your own. You will go through Hands, Runway, Floor Work, Spins & Dips, Posing, Duck Walk, and information about the cultural aspects of the dance and its history.

The 5 Elements of Voguing

  • Duckwalk: The duck walk receives its name from the appearance the name references (a duck walking) that involves squatting on your heels and kicking your feet out as you move forward on the beat.
  • Catwalk (or Runway): Catwalking is an exaggerated feminine walk where the legs are crossed over each other, the hips are thrust from side to side, and the hands are thrown forward in opposition to the legs.
  • Hands: In performance, the hands of the performer often told a story. This is the component of performing used to throw shade. For example, miming an expression of horror at the way the opponents face looks.
  • Floorwork: This component demonstrates the competitors’ sensuality as they roll, twist, and otherwise move on the ground in such a way as to capture the attention of the judges.
  • Spins and Dips: This is the showiest component of vogue. These are the turns on beat, and the drops to the floor. A spin or dip is only done correctly when it executed with the climax happening on the beat.

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