Adult Dance Workshops & Master Classes

 

Flashback Friday Workshop

Looking for a fun activity? Relive the best dance moves from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and early 2000’s!

 

Class dates and styles:

  • 80’s: Jan 8, 15
  • 90’s: Jan 22, 29
  • 00-’10: Feb 5, 12, 19

 

Register for Flashback Friday Workshop Series

Social Dance Series Workshops

Looking for something fun and different to freshen up your date night? Look no further! Each social dance series will start with an introduction to the dance style and will work on building patterns and lead/follow skills throughout the lessons. You can join at any time, however, we do recommend you register for an entire series to gain the most from the class. This will give you the choreography, practice time and confidence needed to dance socially.

 

Due to Covid-19, the in-studio version of this class is currently only available for dancers who live together in the same household. For your convenience, we are also offering this class virtually over Zoom. 

 

Class Dates and Styles:

  • Jan 8, 15: Rumba
  • Jan 22, 29: Cha Cha
    • Feb 5, 12: Salsa Basic Breaks and Passes

    • Feb 19, 26: Salsa Intermediate Turn Patterns
    • March 5, 12: Bachata Basics
    • March 19, 26: Bachata Turn Patterns

    Partner Rates (in-studio or virtual):

    • $20 per couple/single class
    • $40 per couple for 2 classes
    • $55 per couple for 3 classes

    Individual Dancer Rates (virtual only):

    Single class: $10

    Register for Social Dance Series

    Feldenkrais Workshops by Daniel Burkholder

    The Feldenkrais Movement Efficiency Workshops is a series of workshops using the revolutionary to Feldenkrais Method address specific anatomical and functional issues. Through easy-to-learn, slow, meditative movement, participants find more efficient movement patterns so that they can release discomfort, find more ease in their movement, and expand their range of movement. Each workshop will be two hours long and address specific anatomical and functional issues. These workshops are designed for anyone interested in moving with more efficiency, greater awareness, and less discomfort. 

     

    About Daniel Burkholder:

    Daniel Burkholder is an award-winning choreographer, improviser, performer, teacher, lighting designer, and Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. His choreographic work has been commissioned by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, presented throughout the Americas, and spans theatrical performances, site-specific events, immersive media, and screendance. He was a Resident Artist at the Djerassi Artist Residency (CA), taught as a guest teacher for Cirque du Soleil, and was an artist-in-residence for 5 years at Georgetown University Hospital. Daniel is currently an Associate Professor of Dance University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. He has taught at the West Coast Contact Improvisation Festival, the Wild Meadows Improvisation Intensive, D.C. International Improvisation PLUS+ Festival, Texas Improvisation Festival, Emerging Pathways within Somatic Movement and Dance Education (NDEO / ISMETA), as well as numerous universities, studios, and festivals. He is also the producer and host of the act/re/act podcast which focuses on exploring improvisation through conversations with remarkable artists. Daniel holds an M.F.A in Performing Arts: Dance from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (2011) , an M.A. in Dance from American University (2002), a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College (1990), a Certificate in Somatic Studies from Moving on Center/School for Participatory Arts (1999), and is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (2005).

     

    Dates & Topics:

    Healthier Hip Joints
    Sunday, January 24, 2021
    10am-12pm

    Our hip joints allow us to sit, walk, run, practice yoga, and dance. Without properly functioning hip joints all of these activities are more difficult and even uncomfortable. In his workshop, participants will explore how to use the full articulation of their hips in ways that are healthy and appropriate. They will learn simple but effective movement sequences designed to allow them to access their full range of motion, differentiate and integrate the hip joints and lower back, and release tension in the deep hips.

     

    Reducing Neck and Shoulder Tension
    Sunday, February 28, 2021
    10am-12pm

    Holding habitual tension in the neck and shoulders is a fact of modern life and greatly impedes our daily activities. Participants in this workshop will learn specific movement sequences to recognize their habitual tendencies as well as shift inefficient movement patterns into easy, fluid movement. By focusing their attention on differentiating and integrating the movements of the shoulder girdle with the neck and head, they will experience greater ease, articulation and comfort. 

     

    Props Needed:

    • An exercise mat or blanket which can be folded a couple of times to lie on
    • A paperback book, not too thick nor too thin
    • Layers of clothes to stay warm as we won’t be working up a sweat
    • Something to take notes, if you’d like

     

    Register for Feldenkrais Workshop:

    K-Pop Workshop

    This genre of music, originating in South Korea, has taken the world by storm and has gained popularity on various music charts. K-Pop Dance Covers emerged around 2011 as part of the cultural storm of Korean pop culture. K-Pop cover videos have become one of the highest forms of tribute that fans use to honor and support their favorite artists. In this workshop series, you will learn choreography from popular Korean artists, BTS and others.

     

    Dates/Times:

    Saturday, January 16, 23, 30, 2021
    5-6:00pm
    $16/Workshop

     

    Register for a K-Pop Workshop


    Questions? Contact Amy Brinkman-Sustache – Director of Education, at 414.277.8480 or via email.

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