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DANCE WORKSHOPS!

The Newest Trend in Adult Dance Learning – is at dance 101!

How are our workshops different from our regular weekly classes?

Well, for starters, we can focus on teaching specifics in a workshop.

Our weekly classes are open to everyone which means everybody may be there for different reasons.  Our faculty does an excellent job teaching large classes with multiple levels of students present (some who only attend occasionally).

But in these workshops, we can really drill down on a subject because everyone in it is there for the same reason and has committed to the 4 classes.  This allows us to follow a syllabus and teach you incrementally, each class building on what was learned the week before. If you want the knowledge and the skills fast – scroll down to see what’s being offered and jump in!  Take advantage of these opportunities!

But before you do, we want you to know a few things:

  1. Workshops assume you are brand new to the material being covered.  The pressure is off!
  2. If you’re just starting out and want to fast forward through the initial learning phase, workshops will do that for you.
  3. Attendance is capped so workshop participants receive a lot of individualized attention.
  4. Workshops offer a super supportive environment because you and everyone else in it, is-there-for-the-same-reason.
  5. Workshops begin with a lecture, followed by practice.  This is how adults learn: First by understanding, then by doing.
  6. You are not limited to one workshop – take several! The more you take, the faster you get to where you want to be.

Take a moment to let this sink in and what it could mean for you.  If you have the dream, pursue it.  We can teach you.

Dance 101 dance instructor helping a student in one of the studios

Welcome to dance 101’s Dance Fundamental Workshop Series: Another ground breaking educational approach brought to you by the creative team and awesome faculty at dance 101.

The tools are here. Which one will you grab first?

JUNE WORKSHOPS:

Enrolling now! Reserve your spot. Workshops limited to 10 participants.

Intro to Dance Fundamentals – Ongoing enrollment
Join the thousands of Dreamers who have gone through this fantastic workshop by doing what they did.  Take it!

If you’ve always wanted to dance or it’s been a really long time since you did, this workshop is for you.

The objective of this Fundamentals program is to accelerate your dance journey by providing you with a working understanding of the science and structure of dance training so you can learn faster.

Whether you’re looking to “up” your dance game, or for a really fun workout, or interested in pursuing a lifelong artistic endeavor, this one-of-a-kind workshop will launch you in whichever direction you want to go.

*Have to miss a class? No problem. Make it up the following month!

Intro to Turns 4 Week Workshop:
Saturdays at 9-10am starting June 1st with Grace

You can blink a few times, but what you are reading is real. There actually is a program that will teach you (and have you) turning in 4 classes and logically, dance 101 is the studio to offer it. Whether you are looking to audition soon and want to polish up, or you’ve been dancing for a bit and ready to master those elusive pirouettes, this workshop has been created for you.

Taught by veteran professional dancer, Grace Carter, in 4 sequential weeks she will teach you what you need to do and how to achieve clean, solid turns.

What might otherwise take several years, now can take weeks and months because of this workshop.

Learn Modern Dance 4 Week Workshop:
Sundays 10-11am starting June 2nd with Susie

Imagine being able to learn the nuts and bolts of one of the most popular forms of dance in the country in just under one month!  Well, here’s your opportunity!

Welcome to the Intro to Modern Workshop where you will find yourself soaring both physically and emotionally by tapping into a different kind of dance technique and the very building blocks of Contemporary dance. Explore your curiosities while learning how to find new lines, strike stunning poses, find your balance, and move with fluidity and exhilaration. Break down the components of the choreographic progress, pick combos up in a flash, and learn how to move in and out of the floor.

Transcend your worries while dancing to empowering music.

Intro to Tap 4 Week Workshop:
Sundays 1-2pm starting June 2nd with Brad

New Month, New Adventure! Tap is a really fun dance style that can be quickly mastered when you start off with a fundamentals workshop like this.  No tap shoes, no problem! We have them for rent ($4) until you become so addicted you purchase your own. Tap training engages the mind, is a great cardio workout (when you get down some basic steps), and a fantastic stress buster – not to mention a truly entertaining art form.  Carve an hour out of your week to do this for yourself.

Intro to Dance Steps 4 Week Workshop: Offered monthly
Sundays 1:30-2:30pm with Ofelia & Grace starting June 2nd

The mastery of dance has a lot to do with your enjoyment of its pursuit–the more you know going in, the greater the enjoyment of the process–and the more you enjoy, the faster it becomes a part of you. Blow past the initial introductory phase and go straight to the good stuff.

This 4 class workshop (offered monthly) is designed to build your confidence in the study of Hip Hop, Jazz and Contemporary movement by teaching you the characteristic and universal steps that define each of these genres. We’re talking around adding 40+ dance steps to your dance vocabulary! That’s incredible!

Imagine how many doors this training will open for you!

*Have to miss a class? No problem! Make it up the following month!

Dancers’ Stretch (4 week) Workshop
Wednesdays 5-6pm starting June 5th with Ofelia

Our Dancers’ Stretch class is a rare jewel.  Not often will you encounter a workout that applies the artistry of dance to the science of flexibility.  You’ve experienced the artistry: the graceful transitions, the releases, the beautiful arms, the moving stretches, the playlist.  But there’s so much more your body is experiencing!  Imagine how much more you will benefit when you expand your awareness to include every aspect of this experience.

“I was already sold on the benefits of Ofelia’s Dancers’ Stretch and Conditioning class, but the 4-week workshop took it to a whole new level. Breaking down each movement and understanding the intention, mindset and muscles that we are focusing on is a gamechanger. Your growth and flexibility, both in and out of class, will be supercharged by this workshop.  -Kara R.

Learn to “greet” the stretch and watch how your body responds.

JULY WORKSHOPS:

Dates coming soon!

TECHNIQUE: BALLET BARRE

Intro to Ballet Barre 4 Week Workshop:

Why should you take this workshop?  Well, considering that ballet barre training’s sole objective is to make dancers (in all dance styles), let’s start here. If there is a particular dance style you’d like to master quickly, the barre will get you there the fastest. Not kidding. You should be running to your next barre class!

STYLE: JAZZ TURNS

Jazz Turns (Beginner/Experienced Beginner) 4 week Workshop:

Let’s delve deeper into turns! Jazz turns, to be exact. Expand your knowledge of jazz vernacular and build upon the foundations of turning, adding a wider range of turns to your toolkit. This workshop is perfect for the beginner or experienced beginner dancer who wants to take their clean singles to solid doubles, to refine their technique moving across the floor, to execute consistently, and to go beyond being in their head while turning- instead, being able to layer in jazz style, texture and joy!

Great for graduates of our Intro to Turns and Intro to Jazz Workshops!

*photo credit: Lola Scott

RETURNING SOON:

STYLE: HIP HOP

Intro to Hip Hop (4 week) Workshop
with Grace

Hip-hop dance is an art form that is welcoming and accessible to anyone! Linking together style, attitude, passion, musicality and athleticism plus the fusion of many different methods, cultures and influences, there’s a reason why hip-hop is so captivating to watch and fun to learn. If you catch yourself watching videos of dance crews, eyeing the back-up dancers in music videos, or you see people dancing at the club and think: “I wish I could move like that…” Get ready— because you CAN! In this 4 week workshop, veteran professional dancer Grace Carter will give you the tools you need to feel confident and at ease in this dance style that isn’t going anywhere soon. You’ll be equipped with 4-5 different base moves that are the building blocks for a ton different old school and new school moves and styles. You’ll be able to pull them out of your arsenal at the club, at weddings, in a freestyle circle, or in your next hip hop class— without overthinking it! By the end of this 4 week experience, not only will you be comfortable with the art of hip-hop but also more at ease and connected to yourSELF.

Leveling Up: A Hip Hop Workshop
with Jared

You don’t have to be a professional to dance like one. What you do need is to gain a coveted inside look into how a professional polish is achieved. This workshop is going to give that to you. Imagine taking a microscope to the stylized movement of Hip Hop to uncover what exactly makes professional dancers move with such smooth control, power and confidence. Join one of dance 101’s most celebrated Hip Hop teachers, Jared “J-Roc, King of Hearts” James as he takes you “backstage” into the training room, teaching you the drills and coaching you on the skills to level up your dance game.

Perfect for dancers looking to polish their technique and command the dance floor or the stage with confidence.

STYLE: HIP HOP/POP

Intro to Hip Hop/Pop Fundamentals (4 week) Workshop
with Khalil

Here’s another fast track workshop experience! This workshop teaches the fundamentals of commercial style hip hop / Pop choreography as seen in music videos and backing touring artists. Join Khalil Johnson as he takes you on a deep dive behind the curtain and teaches you the skills, tricks and insider knowledge that distinguishes professional from amateur dancers. This workshop is presented at a beginner level to capture the basics that are often overlooked (or assume you already know) in Beginner to Intermediate level Hip Hop classes. This exceptional training is designed to instill confidence in your own personal movement style and in yourself. At the very least, you’ll increase the enjoyment of the classes you take!

STYLE: JAZZ

A woman performing Jazz dance

Intro to Jazz 4 Week Workshop
with Grace

“Jazz is hard to define because it’s constantly changing and growing. But that means a jazz dancer can easily do all types of dance.” —Sean Cheesman

It’s true— being a dancer trained in jazz,  puts you in a category that defies all definitions. There’s street jazz, Latin jazz, pop jazz, contemporary, broadway jazz, hip-hop— and at the root of it all? Classic jazz technique!

STYLE: HORTON MODERN

Modern (Horton) 4 Week Workshop
Level: Beginner/Experienced Beginner
with Lara

Are you ready to unleash your inner modern dancer and groove to the beat of drums and contemporary music? Look no further! This Beginner/Experienced Beginner Modern Workshop is designed to elevate your dance experience and empower you to move with strength and confidence.

Step into a world of creativity and expression as Lara leads you through the dynamic technique of Horton and Graham Modern Dance. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or a beginner, this class welcomes all levels, nurturing a supportive and inclusive atmosphere.

STYLE: DANCING IN HEELS

Intro to Heels Dance Fundamentals (4 week) Workshop
with Stephanie

Welcome to an immersive workshop experience introducing you to the essentials of heels dance! Join Stephanie as she guides you through the art of dancing in heels, incorporating elements of confidence, style, and performance. This workshop is designed for beginners, offering a foundation for those new to dancing in heels or wishing to refine their skills.

This limited-sized group ensures individual attention, allowing each participant to receive tailored guidance and feedback, fostering rapid skill development. Immerse yourself in this unique opportunity to refine your dance technique and expression, with an experience that feels as close and personalized as a one-on-one session.

Unleash your inner bad b$% and elevate your dance game with this unique workshop series focusing on the fusion of heels dance with a sprinkle of sass.

STYLE: HORTON MODERN

Intro to Modern (Horton) Workshop:

Are you ready to unleash your inner modern dancer and groove to the beat of drums and contemporary music? Look no further! This Intro to Modern workshop is designed to elevate your dance experience and empower you to move with strength and confidence in the Horton technique.

Step into a world of creativity and expression as Lara leads you through the dynamic technique of Horton Modern Dance. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or a beginner, this class welcomes all levels, nurturing a supportive and inclusive atmosphere.

STYLE: SOCA!

Intro to Soca (4 week) Workshop:
with Chantal

Grab your passports! This 4 Week INTRO TO SOCA Workshop will transport you to various Caribbean Countries, for a movement Journey you won’t forget. SOCA Music is the Soundtrack to Caribbean Carnival & a symbol of freedom and expression.

A genre that originated in Trinidad & Tobago and now stretches far and wide across the Caribbean. From Whining & Bubbling to Wuking Up…Learn about the origin & evolution of SOCA and the movements that will make you a Caribbean Carnival Pro!

STYLE: CONTEMPORARY

Expressions, A Contemporary Workshop (Experienced Beginner) 4 week Workshop:

“Dance allows me to lose myself and find myself at the same time.” – Ayn Rand

Do you love contemporary movement with all its pretty shapes and big feels? Dive deeper into what contemporary dance is, what it has to offer, and how to expand your experience. This is a workshop that builds on itself and asks you to expand, too. Join Shelly as she enhances your understanding of Contemporary movement, it’s foundations and how to put it all together: from Creation to Expression.

Intro to Ballet Basics Workshop:

Ballet first appeared during the Italian Renaissance in the 15th century -that’s over 700 years ago! Its terminology is in French and many of its exercises are done today the same as they were done centuries ago. 700 years is a long time to perfect a method and when you study Ballet, all of its history and wisdom gets passed onto you. Ballet makes dancers. No matter what kind of dancer you wish to be: Hip Hop, Contemporary, Jazz, Ballroom, Salsa…the very best dancers train in Ballet. This one-of-a-kind 4 week workshop will give you the Why, What and How of Ballet and launch you on the fastest track in dance training: BALLET!