Performance Classes

PERFORMANCE CLASSES –                  THEE BEST WAY TO GET YOUR DANCING TO THE NEXT LEVEL FAST!


“A Performance Class is hands-down the fastest, most efficient way to take your dancing to the next level! The process is truly remarkable and any student with the desire and dedication to become a great dancer will transform into one over the duration of this course. Once students participate in one performance class, they are usually hooked and can’t get enough of the spotlight so they continue on a performance track!” – Julie Berger, Founder and Artistic Director

 

FALL PERFORMANCE CLASS DATES:

Ladies’ Styling: 12 Sundays, 6:30 – 8:30p.m., 9/16 – 12/9 (no class 11/4); performance 12/15

Beginner Cha Cha: 12 Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30p.m., 9/20 – 12/13 (no class 11/22); performance 12/15

Intermediate Salsa: 12 Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9:30p.m, 9/25 – 12/11; performance 12/15

Adult Hip-Hop: 12 Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30p.m., 9/25 – 12/11; performance 12/15

1/3/17 – 3/21/17; performance 3/25/17.

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INTERMEDIATE SALSA PERFORMANCE CLASS:

Instructor: Julie Berger

Steps, patterns, and techniques range from Intermediate to Advanced including double spins, 360s, dips, and more. You will learn and master an original routine! After the completion of this course, you will be able to walk onto any Salsa dance floor with confidence and ease! Practicing outside of class is an important aspect and most students practice at least one extra hour per week beyond class time. Costume and shoe requirements are given on the first day of class (costumes are usually $50 or less and dance shoes are $40 – $119 depending on quality, brand etc.) You can sign up with a partner or be partnered on a first-registered first-partnered basis. Come experience the thrill and excitement of performing in-front of your fellow friends, family, and salseros!

Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed Beginner I and II Salsa and at least 4 of the 6 months of Intermediate Salsa (8 months of Salsa); must have completed Beginner Salsa Performance Class or have Instructor’s approval; must be able to cleanly execute double spins; must be currently taking Intermediate Salsa or Advanced Salsa

ADULT HIP HOP PERFORMANCE CLASS:

Instructor: Shauna Belizéando

This is your chance to take center stage and perform an original routine! You DO NOT have to be a Hip Hop pro; just be willing to learn and work hard, all while having fun! Join Shauna Belizéando on Tuesdays at 6:30pm to take that first step into Hip Hop Performance!

BEGINNER NIGHTCLUB STYLE CHA CHA PERFORMANCE CLASS:

Instructors: Julie Berger & Shauna Belizéando

Did you know that Cha Cha is a ballroom dance as well as a street dance and that it has its origins in Cuba? While the Cha Cha has similarities to Rumba and Mambo, this carefree dance relies on triple steps and rock steps! During this twelve week course, you will learn an original cha cha routine, catered to your experience level! Learn how to take on and master different stylings of this dance! Costume and shoe requirements are given on the first day of class (costumes are usually $50 or less and dance shoes are $40 – $119 depending on quality, brand etc.) You can sign up with a partner or be partnered on a first-registered first-partnered basis. Come experience the thrill and excitement of performing in-front of your fellow friends, family, and salseros!

Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed Beginner I Salsa or have previous Cha cha experience.

 

DIRTY DANCING PERFORMANCE CLASS:

Instructors: Julie Berger & Shauna Belizéando

Have you always wanted to learn the choreography from Johnny and Baby’s famous dance? If so, join Julie and Shauna as they teach you step by step this famous choreography over eight Tuesday evenings this summer! You can sign up with a partner, or be partnered on a first-registered, first partnered basis! After these eight weeks, you will perform this routine at our August 25th in-house party for all your family and friends! Costume and shoe requirements will be given the first day of class. Space is limited to the first 10 leaders and followers who sign up, so please sign up now to hold your spot!

LADIES’ STYLING PERFORMANCE CLASS:

Instructor: Shauna Belizéando

Sometimes it’s a girl thing! Shimmies, hair whips, arm and hip styling are just a few things that ladies’ usually need extra practice on, without the guys around to distract them! Join former full-time Latin Dance performer and now masterful choreographer, Shauna Belizeando, for eight fun-filled weeks learning to walk, dance, and move like a true salsera! You will improve your arm, finger and hip styling, as well as improve your turning technique and overall stage presence during this exciting twelve week course! Costume and shoe requirements will be given the first day of class.

ONE DAY HIP HOP PERFORMANCE CLASS

Duration: 3 hours; Next date – Saturday, November 17th, 12-3pm
Instructor: Shauna Belizéando

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!