Workshops & Master Classes

Zumba Class Series (*Extended!)

Date: Sundays, Jan. 14 – May 27 *No class May 13!

Time: 10-11am

Instructor: Arturo Hernandez

Cost: $10/class or $25/3 classes

 

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Start your Sunday in a FUN way with a Zumba class!


Salsa & Bachata Series

Salsa Dates: Wednesdays, May 9 & 16

Bachata Dates: Wednesdays, May 23 & 30

Time: 6:15-7:15pm

Instructor: Arturo Hernandez

Cost: $55 for all 4 classes (all regular adult payment options available)

 

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Salsa has its roots in the earlier Latin dance styles, such as Cha-Cha and Mambo and was also influenced by other swing dance styles. Salsa dance is a combination of different dance styles, just like the sauce, “salsa,” which is a delicious mixture of various ingredients. Salsa is considered the king of Latin dances and has gained popularity in recent years.

 

Bachata originated in the rural neighborhoods of Dominican Republic. It is a relaxed dance style that incorporates lots of hips and shoulder movements.  With its sultry movements and distinctive music, you are sure to fall in love with this Dominican treasure.


Voguing Workshops

Dates: Thursdays, May 24 & 31

Time: 7:00-8:15pm

Instructor: Richard “Buda” Brasfield

Cost: $10/workshop

 

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These workshops are designed for everybody! The main emphasis is on you ENJOYING yourself and being in an open, inclusive environment where you can celebrate who you are. Over the course of the series we will cover the cultural aspects of Vogue, its history, and the five elements of the dance – Hands, Runway, Floor Work, Spins & Dips, Posing and Duck Walk – giving you a sound understanding of the culture and how you can combine the elements to make them your own.


Lake Arts Project Workshop

Date: Saturday, June 2

Time: 3:15-4:45pm

Instructor: Jennifer Miller

Cost: $10

 

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The Lake Arts Project Workshop will have dancers learning about and exploring the collaborative process the company choreographers use to build work. Dancers will start with a short ballet class taught by Lake Arts Project Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Jennifer Miller (Faculty, Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy) before building their own movement phrases using the company’s choreographic tools. Ages 14+


Dates: Sundays, June 3, 10, 17 & 24

Time: 10:00-11:00am

Instructor: Christal Wagner

Cost: $15/workshop (All other regular adult class payment options available.)

 

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Due to popular demand, Danceworks is offering a special Barre Workout series in addition to our regular studio schedule! Barre Workout fuses Pilates, yoga and resistance training with ballet barre work and dance; appropriate for all ability levels. Inspiring music and various props keep the workout fun, motivating, and continuously moving.


Ignite: Hip Hop Choreography & Performance Workshop

Dates: Tuesdays, June 5 – July 24

Time: 7:30-9:00pm

Instructor: Paul Webb

Cost: $100/8-week series

 

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This workshop is for students 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

Dates: Thursdays, June 21-Aug 9

Time: 4:15-5:30pm

Instructor: Amy Brinkman-Sustache

Cost: $100/8-week series

 

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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

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.


World Dance Workshop Series:

Bollywood Dates: Wednesdays, Jun 20, 27 & Jul 11 (no class 7/4)

Bachata Dates: Wednesdays, Jul 18, 25 & Aug 1

Flamenco Dates: Wednesdays, Aug 8, 15 & 22

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Instructors: Cyenthia VijayakumarArturo HernandezMarija Temo

Cost: $40/3-week workshop (all regular adult payment options available)

 

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Bollywood is a beautiful blend of Indian dance styles, including classical dance forms such as Kathak, and folk dances such as Bhangra. Signs and meanings are combined with hand movements (mudras), facial expressions, and neck and foot movements to create modern Bollywood dances.

 

Bachata originated in the rural neighborhoods of Dominican Republic. It is a relaxed dance style that incorporates lots of hips and shoulder movements.  With its sultry movements and distinctive music, you are sure to fall in love with this Dominican treasure.

 

Flamenco is a Spanish art form made up of three parts: guitar playing (“guitarra”), song (“cante”), and dance (“baile”). Flamenco originated in the southern regions of Spain, but it’s thought to be influenced by many world cultures, including Latin American, Cuban, and Jewish traditions. This workshop series will focus on arm/hand gestures and fun stomping footwork combination. Enter the world of flamenco filled with passion, precision, and energy. Female students should wear a leotard or fitted top, skirt/fitted pants/exercise pants, and covered-toe shoes with a thick heel (preferred: character dance shoe or flamenco shoe). Male students should dress in comfortable clothing and wear short, flexible boots or hard-soled shoes.


Family Workshops

Looking for a fun family activity? Give your family the gift of dance and make memories that will last forever.

Family workshops are designed for up to six family members per workshop—bring your Mom, Dad, Aunts, Uncles, Grandma and Grandpa. The more the merrier!

More Information

Questions? Contact Amy Brinkman-Sustache, Director of Education, at 414.277.8480 x6002.