Workshops & Bootcamps

“I love Salsa in the Suburbs but live in Atlantic City. Bootcamps and workshops are an effective way to learn a lot in a concentrated amount of time.” – Emma Daniels

DANCE AND FITNESS WORKSHOPS:

Did you add “dancing” to your list of New Year’s Resolutions or “Bucket List”? Interested in adding more diversity to your social dancing? Looking for a fun activity to do with your friends? Want to try something new?

Don’t have time for weekly classes? Looking for a refresher course?

Our one-day workshops & bootcamps are the perfect solution! Come with a friend or alone! New students often are amazed by how friendly and welcoming our dance community is! No partner necessary!!

 

SOCIAL DANCING MASTERY WORKSHOP

Next Date: Saturday, September 30th, 12pm – 3pm

It’s simply impossible for two people, dancing in close contact, to move seamlessly if each person making their own decisions, choosing their own timing and doing their steps independently. They must coordinate their moves perfectly – and the only way to achieve that is for one person to direct the moves and the other person to follow.

In social dancing, there is no set routine. The dancers improvise their steps according to the music being played. Obviously if both partners tried to do that, it would be a recipe for chaos – so it makes sense to appoint one person to decide what the steps will be, and the other person follows.

This workshop will teach you how to improve your lead and be masterful in following in the social dancing scene! Ladies- learn to interpret the leader, read signals, and react with split-second decision! Gentlemen- learn to transmit your instructions efficiently, without using force!

$45/early registration; $60/person, regular price.*

 

LADIES’ STYLING CLINIC

Next Date: Saturday, October 14th, 12pm – 3pm

Instructor: Julie Berger & Shauna Belizéando

 

Are you sometimes unsure of what to do with your arms or hands while dancing? Do you get nervous social dancing when it comes to doing a shine? Do you see ladies on the dance floor who have an extra special flair, and do you want to discover how you too can turn heads and make your dancing extra feminine, exotic and even more beautiful? You will be introduced to moves and isolations of your hands, arms, hips and feet which will take your dancing to the next level. This class will help you be more comfortable and confident on and off the dance floor! Great for Latin dancers of all types – Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, and Cha Cha! Work on styling, with a partner (90 minutes) and independently (90 minutes)! Make YOUR dancing unique!

Space is limited!

$45/early registration by one week prior; $60/person, regular price

 

 

 

 

RESTORATIVE YOGA WITH REBECCA!

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Fridays, 7:00 – 8:30p.m.

September 22nd, October 20th, November 17th!

A Therapeutic approach for deeper relaxation of the mind and the body to restore our spirits. This class will focus on using traditional Hatha Yoga Poses that are held for a longer period of time using the support of props such as bolsters, straps, and blocks.  This class will use breathing exercises (Pranayama), Yoga Nidra (yoga of sleep) and Mediation (Dhyana)  to enable the you to feel more alert and refreshed.
ALL Props included in class.  You’re welcome to bring your own. No prior yoga experience necessary! All are welcome!
$20/person. Space is limited, and this is an extremely popular event, so please reserve your spot ASAP!*

One-Day Hip Hop Performance Class Workshop!


Next Date: Saturday, November 18, 12pm – 3pm

Instructor: Shauna Belizeando

If you’re interested in performing but don’t have the time to commit to our performance classes, now is your chance to learn, practice, and perfect an original hip-hop routine in only three hours! Students will learn a simple, fun and funky routine and perform it that night at 10:00p.m. for our dance family at our in-house party!

 

 

Salsa Demystified Workshop!

Next Date: Saturday, November 18, 12pm – 3pm

Instructor: Julie Berger

This workshop will help leaders and followers to understand which moves cooperate from different hand-holds and positions. Instead of having one default move you consistently do from certain positions, you will now have multiple options and even be able to build your own patterns on the spot!

Space is limited, so please sign up soon! You must have completed at least six months of Salsa training at our studio or have permission of the instructor to participate.

 

 

B.R.E.A.T.H. YOGA

Next Date: Friday, November 24, 7pm – 9pm

Instructors: Rebecca Damia and Jan Carfagno

20 minutes: Begin by warming-up with Sun Salutations and Vinyasa Yoga movements led by Rebecca to create warmth in the body.

50-55 minutes: After your bodies are warm, Jan will take on the Barre portion of the evening featuring a diverse low-impact cardio session, utilizing dumbbells, Bender balls and the ballet barre. Participants can expect an effective core session that will conclude the Barre portion of the evening.

20 minutes: Rebecca will present rejuvenating seated Yoga postures to help cool-down the body.

20 minutes: End this event with a Restorative Yoga Savasana (Mountain Brook Posture) while Jan & Rebecca offer Reiki with Ayurvedic Aromatherapy to create a harmonious balance of the bodies prime elemental energies.

*Completing the experience, Participants will receive a special gift to take home with them created specifically for this event by Jan and Rebecca.

Enrollment is $35/person while spots last!

 

YOGA FLOW DANCE WITH REBECCA

Next Date: Friday, December 1st, 7pm – 7:30pm

Instructor: Rebecca Damia

Yoga Flow Dance is a special class that will help you unwind & reduce stress in an invigorating way combining Vinyasa Yoga (linking breathing and Yoga postures) inspired with Dance like moves while listening to funky Indian music.  We will strengthen and stretch all over with this dance/yoga/aerobic inspired workout, that will help to align and open up your entire body.  You will be pampered at the end of the class during final relaxation posture with Reiki, Aromatherapy and a SURPRISE TREAT!

 This video is a sample of how the class would be!!

BELLY DANCE BASICS WORKSHOP

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Next Date: TBD

Instructor: Kahina Asurah – Click HERE to read about her impressive and extensive professional belly dance career!

Ladies, come shake, shimmy and feel ultra-feminine and beautiful during this one day workshop! Here’s the agenda:

 

First hour:  Foundation Training

Introduction to belly dance techniques: shimmies, various hip drops, chest circles and snake arms, followed by combining techniques through repetition drills.

Second hour:  Dance- Improvisation & Veil Techniques

Apply foundation techniques to dance improvisation. Continue training into unveiling the veil techniques: learn how to readily and effectively use one of the essential tools of belly dance. Conclude this segment by incorporating the veil into your dance improvisation.

Third hour:  Dance – Choreography

Learn to perform a choreographed routine for your first classic Egyptian cabaret performance!

$60/person while spots last!

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Two small breaks between each hour will be given to catch your breath! Complimentary snacks will be provided!

 

 WEST COAST SWING WORKSHOP!

Next Date: TBD

For students brand new to the world of Swing, this will help you build a solid foundation! A fun and social dance, West Coast Swing can be danced to blues, R&B, and even your favorite Top 40 tunes! It is the smoother, sexier version of the swing dance family. Its basic patterns are both 6 and 8 beats, but those patterns can be varied by +/- 2 beat increments. It is characteristically highly musical and can adopt many nuances from other forms of dance. This makes West Coast Swing a highly versatile dance form!

$45/early registration; $60/person, regular price.*

Bachata Workshops- Beginner Basics and Sensual Bachata for Intermediate Dancers

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Next Date: TBD

Don’t have time for weekly group classes, but interested in learning how to Bachata? Looking for a refresher course on basic Bachata moves and patterns? Let us get you ready to social dance in just three hours! No partner or dance experience necessary. OR, learn all the hottest tricks and trends in Sensual Bachata! Learn how to lead and follow body isolations, body rolls, the”Swan dive” and much more seamlessly in this three hour SEXY, SULTRY workshop!

Space is limited, and filling up quickly, so please sign up now to hold you spot!

$45/early registration; $60/person, regular price.*

 

Refine Your Yoga Practice Workshop

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Next Date: TBD

Join Rebecca for this two-hour workshop! Whether you have experience practicing yoga or are new to the practice, this workshop is beneficial for you!
This two-hour workshop will transform your yoga practice on many levels: physically, mentally, and spiritually. During this workshop you will focus on linking the breath, movement and eye gazing during the Sun Salutations to help refine your yoga practice. You will also learn proper alignment, while freeing yourself from injury. Lastly, there will also be an introduction to 8 Limbs of Yoga Philosophy!

$30/person, regular price.*

 

Sassy Diva Workshop

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Next Date: TBD

Calling all ladies! Come release some of your inner DIVA-tude and build your confidence! Dance and free yourself from the stress of everyday life and let your personality shine like the diva within you! In this workshop, you will go over fun, girly, sassy movements that you can incorporate into your Salsa, Bachata, and even Tap dancing! Or, these moves will be great for you to get up on the dance floor at your next social event or night out at a club! Let your inhibitions go! These moves include: Sexy hip movements, isolated chest movements, body rolls, shaking and flipping your hair, styling your arms, shoulders and fingers, all while dancing to the rhythm! Choreography will be taught using pop music.

$45/person early registration; $60/person regular price.*

 

BEGINNER TAP WORKSHOP

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Next Date: TBD

Learn or review all the basics of this all-American art form! You will learn lots of fun warm-up moves, then do traveling steps across the floor, and will conclude with a mini-routine!

This crash course will get you ready to jump into our Tuesday night all-levels adult tap class!

Space is limited!

$45/person early registration; $60/person regular price.*

Ballroom Basics Workshop

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Next Date: TBD

Looking for something FUN and different to do this Mother’s Day weekend? If so, come join us for a relaxed and fun introduction to Ballroom dancing! An easy presentation of basic steps, music, and style of the most popular social dances: Waltz, and Swing.

Note: While these workshops focus on partner dancing, that doesn’t mean you need to bring a partner. Singles will partner up with each other or the instructors!

PERFECT FOR….

– singles who don’t want to be the wallflower at social events!
– couples looking for something new and romantic to try!
– brides, grooms, and their parents in prep for the Big Day!
– all dancers of all levels looking for a new dance– including YOU!!!

$45/early registration; $60/person, regular price.*

 

SPECIAL CLASS:

MEDITATION & MINDFULNESS for HEALTHY EATING…

Next Date: TBD
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During this class we will explore how to eat mindfully and enjoy a balanced and healthy relationship with food using Yoga and Ayurveda (the sister science of Yoga).  We will learn how to end the vicious cycles of “dieting” and learn of to maintain eating habits that will nourish you from the inside out.
  • Pranayama (Breathing Exercises)
  • Dhyana (Meditation)  
  • Mudra (Yoga for the hands)
  • Ayurvedic Times for Eating
  • Discussion/Question & Answer

This class is for ANYONE.  No Experience required.

Investment: $20/person. Space is limited, and this is an extremely popular event, so please reserve your spot ASAP!

BALROOM BASICS WORKSHOP (Waltz and Swing)

Next Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017

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Looking for a fun Mother’s Day weekend activity? Join us at the studio for an afternoon of fun!! You can’t go to a social event that has dancing without knowing some basic Waltz and Swing! These classes are ESSENTIAL to being a well-rounded dancer. Come learn the essentials of these classic dances and then practice them at our party later that night.

All are welcome; bringing your own partner is not necessary.

You will be introduced to the basics of Cha Cha and Merengue!

PERFECT FOR….

– singles who don’t want to be the wallflower at social events!
– couples looking for something new and romantic to try!
– brides, grooms, and their parents in prep for the Big Day!
– all dancers of all levels looking for a new dance– including YOU!!!

This crash course will give you a taste of the basics of two irresistibly fun Latin dances! All dancers welcome; everyone will rotate!!!

Space is limited!

$45/person by 5/6; $60/person regular price.   

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INTERMEDIATE WORKSHOPS: YOU PICK – Intermediate A Salsa OR SENSUAL BACHATA!

Next Date: TBD

Need extra practice and reps with the Intermediate A Salsa syllabus? Don’t have much time for weekly group classes? Trying to get introduced to Intermediate A or maybe you’re close to mastering all the patterns and are preparing for graduation! Now’s your chance to come and drill several of the 18 Salsa patterns that make up our Intermediate A course, but in just one day!!

Or, learn all the hottest tricks and trends in Sensual Bachata! Learn how to lead and follow body isolations, body rolls, the”Swan dive” and much more seamlessly in this three hour SEXY, SULTRY workshop!  

Space is limited, and filling up quickly, so please sign up now to hold you spot!

$45/early registration by Oct. 10/29; $60/person, regular price

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JDRF ZUMBATHON!

Next Date: TBD

Come and dance for a great cause! Join Kelly and Donna for TWO Fun-Filled, Calorie burning hours of Zumba! In this Latin-Dance inspired aerobics class, you will dance to Latin tunes and radio hits, which will you have singing and dancing all the way home! Come by yourself OR bring your friends and get ready to sweat! This is thee best and easiest way to learn how to dance and you will leave feeling energized and ready to kick-off your weekend!

Investment: $20 and all profits will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation!

 

Casino Rueda Workshop

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Next Date: TBD

In this workshop, you will be grounded in the basics of the irresistibly fun and exciting, visually spectacular and easy to learn Cuban dance, Casino Rueda. It is a group dance where you will be taught to move circularly in stylish unison with your peers, exchanging partners rapidly to Afro-Cuban/Latin-American music. This dynamic dance will expand your sphere of awareness, peripheral vision and ability to dance with multiple partners in a tight arena.

In two rooms with four instructors, who have gained Latin dance training from around the globe, the Casino Rueda Workshop will be like no other workshop ever held at Salsa In The Suburbs!! Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind event!

No partner required! Space is limited to only 36 students.

$50/early registration by Sept. 3rd; $60/person, regular price

 

 

Don't miss out on Salsa Bootcamps!

LEARN TO SALSA or BACHATA IN JUST 1 DAY!!!!

You pick one: BEGINNER SALSA BOOTCAMP

or…BEGINNER BACHATA BOOTCAMP

Next Date: TBD

Don’t have time for weekly group classes, but interested in learning how to Salsa? Looking for a refresher course on basic salsa moves and patterns? Let us get you ready for the Salsa Club in just ONE day! No partner or dance experience necessary.

Space is limited!

$45/early registration by one week prior to event date; $60/person, regular price

 

INTERMEDIATE SALSA BOOTCAMP!

Next Date: TBA

How long have you been in Intermediate A? Do you think you know just about all of the patterns? Are you new to Intermediate A? Do you feel a little lost in class sometimes? Come join us for our INTERMEDIATE SALSA WORKSHOP! If you’ve been in Intermediate A for a while, you can work with Julie to practice ALL 18 PATTERNS and to work faster towards your Intermediate A graduation! If you’re new to Intermediate A, you can practice the patterns at a slower pace with Shauna to give yourself a jumpstart in class!

$45/early registration; $60/person, regular price

 

 

SALSA DEMYSTIFIED – INTERMEDIATE SALSA WORKSHOP FOR LEADERS!

Next Date: TBD

This workshop will help leaders understand which moves cooperate from different hand-holds and positions. Instead of having one default move you consistently do from certain positions, you will now have multiple options and even be able to build your own patterns on the spot!

Space is limited, so please sign up soon! You must have completed at least six months of Salsa training at our studio or have permission of the instructor to participate.

$45/early registration by one week prior; $60/person, regular price

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Rolls & Dips Workshop (for Salsa & Bachata)

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Next Date: TBD

Do your body rolls need some work? Does your partner always look scared when you try and dip her? Have no fear! At this premier workshop, you will be introduced to moves and isolations of your stomach and hips which will take your dancing to the next level. This class will help you be more comfortable and confident on and off the dance floor! Great for Latin dancers of all types – Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, and Cha Cha! Make YOUR dancing unique!

Space is limited!

$45/person until one week prior; $60/person regular price.

*We are EXTENDING the $15 early registration discount! Register now!

MUSICALITY WORKSHOP

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Next Date: TBD

Do you ever have trouble finding the “one?”…And no, we’re not referring to “love”, we mean finding the first beat in Salsa! Do you worry about dancing on the wrong beat? Would you love to find new and beautiful ways to make your shines and dancing more MUSICAL? If so, we have just the workshop for you! Join Shauna for three hours of listening to Salsa and Bachata music in a whole NEW way! Learn to embody the Clave, Conga and Cowbell! This workshop is for both leaders and followers of all levels. No prior dance experience or partner necessary!

Space is limited!

$45/person by 3/31; $60/person regular price.

 

 

*We limit the size of our classes because we have a limited amount of space, and because we want to create the best experience for our students. If you have signed up for one of our Workshops or Specialty Classes and you cannot attend for any reason, you will be granted a studio credit as long as you notify us at least 48 hours before the start of the class.

Hip Hop Workshop

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Next Date: TBD

Instructor: Clyde Evans, Jr. – Click HERE to read about his impressive and extensive professional Hip Hop career!

Learn the fundamentals of Hip Hop from a Hip Hop celebrity! Dancers will be taught how to move in rhythm, recognize the break or bridge of a song, and how to dance with musicality. Improve your coordination, build confidence, and get a great workout!

$30/early registration by 4/28; $45/person, regular price.*

SALSA BOOTCAMP- BEGINNER BASICS OR INTERMEDIATE A

Next Date: TBA

Beginner Basics: Don’t have time for weekly group classes, but interested in learning how to Salsa? Looking for a refresher course on basic salsa moves and patterns? Let us get you ready for the Salsa Club, or to jump into our Beginner Salsa group class, in just ONE day! No partner or dance experience necessary.

Intermediate A: How long have you been in Intermediate A? Do you think you know just about all of the patterns? Are you new to Intermediate A? Do you feel a little lost in class sometimes? Come join us for our INTERMEDIATE SALSA WORKSHOP! If you’ve been in Intermediate A for a while, you can work to practice ALL 18 PATTERNS and to work faster towards your Intermediate A graduation! If you’re new to Intermediate A, you can practice the patterns at a slower pace to give yourself a jumpstart in class!

$45/early registration; $60/person, regular price.*