(ATL) Summer starts now!
Posted by Paulina

Inside the studio with Paulina:

Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah, hey June! #beatles

So, how we doing? Anybody feeling a little soggy? And no, I'm not speaking as a result of our Slim Down Saturdays but now that we're talking about it... remember when I bated you all into completing the "3 class challenge"... 930am Body Sculpt, 1030am MADDX and 1130am Dance Fitness? Well, truth is we weren't sure it was even doable without someone passing out in the middle of studio 3 and then, a few of you not only DID IT but you walked out the door in one piece and told your friends about it. Looks like the challenge is back on my friends BUT not without a little help from you... we need a prize. 

We need a prize for all your sweat, sore muscles and raging heartbeats... How would YOU feel the best rewarded/motivated? (within reason of course, I'm not a magician; don't ask me for a unicorn or a date with Usher). Send me an email (info@dance101.org let's talk about it.

Summer School:

To be honest the first time Lauren approached me about moving her weekday morning Barre Fit classes to the afternoon I made a face that no one needs to see... spoiler alert, it wasn't cute... BUT sure enough, you all made it work and now it's a Summer staple. 

Rest assured for those of you who don't have the luxury of Summers off, Lauren has something for you too... the return of Ballet Barre Fit Monday nights at 5pm! 

Summer Barre lovin' happened so fast, and it's going to be a blast! #thankyougrease

Another Summer staple, presenting Jazz Cabaret (weeknight edition) with Beth! And while we aren't expecting you to show up in sequined bras, feathered tiaras and long satin gloves... we won't be mad if you do, it'll make me feel less self conscious at the front desk if I'm not the only one ;-)

Jazz Cabaret (Beg/Int) with Beth
Thursdays at 5:30pm until August 24th

Release your inner showgirl in Jazz Cabaret, a one-hour class focusing on jazz that's clean, sharp, dramatic, and sassy! Taught by Dames Aflame dancer Beth Del Nero, whose style was heavily influenced by training with Ginny King (cast member of the original 42nd Street). Think sequins, beads, feathers, and the kinds of moves that make jazz pop! This class will stress lines, turns, jumps, musicality, and purity of movement. Music ranges from classic cabaret to modern tunes...never the same thing twice but always fun and dramatic. Wear ballroom shoes, jazz shoes, or bare feet, whatever fits your style and lets you move your best. Jazz it up, Baby! You belong in lights!

The Ashley Corner

artistic athlete (ärˈtistik ˈaTHˌlēt) noun
You move like a cat, with the guns of a bodybuilder and can mesmerize with the smallest of gestures. 
Ex. "Wow! Did you see Ashley in class? She's an Artistic Athlete!"

Spend your week with Ashley:

  • -Tuesday June 6th, 8pm SUBBING Discover Contemporary
  • -Wednesday June 7th, 5:30pm NEW CLASS DEBUT Contemporary (Beg/Int)
  • -Saturday June 10th, 9:30am SUBBING Body Sculpt
  • -Saturday June 10th, 11:30am-1pm POP UP Red Hot Jazz (Int)
  • -Saturday June 10th, 1pm POP UP Hip Hop (Beginner)

In the words of Nelly... it's getting hot in herre

John James is back Wednesday nights!!

Hip Hop 101 (Beg/Int) at 7:30pm

Sink your teeth into soulful choreography that focuses on clean movement - engaging the entire body while having fun and sweating it out. Consider yourself a hip hop dancer or aspire to be one? Experience this.

Hip Hop 201 (Int) at 8:30pm
Take it up a notch. Become, grow and evolve. Break past your boundaries and challenge yourself. Experience the artistry of John James - unrestricted, uncensored and in full force. Sink your soul into emotive choreography that focuses on clean, fluid and intelligent movement. JJ's choreography is strong on musicality - requiring you to dance inside the music, not on top of it.

In closing... I just wanted to thank you for getting to this part of my email. You can now return to your regularly scheduled day. 

Keep it real!
Paulina - out.