|Workshops / Master Classes
Updated: Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Saturdays: January 10th – February 28th
*Please use PayPal to save time: email@example.com Memo: Essentrics. Refunds for pre-paid no-shows available with advance email notification. Cash accepted at door.
ESSENTRICS™ is a dynamic and fluid combination of strengthening and stretching. Based on the science of eccentric movement, the muscles are challenged in a lengthened position. Created by former professional ballerina Miranda Esmonde-White, ESSENTRICS™ is an original full-body technique that draws on the flowing movements of Tai Chi, the strengthening theories behind ballet, and the healing principles of physiotherapy. After just a few sessions, attendees experience reduced pain in their bodies, greater joint mobility, a healthy cardiovascular system, increased range of motion, and improved posture. With a diverse music playlist accompanying each routine, this equipment-free workout leaves you feeling energized, youthful, and healthy.
ESSENTRICS™ is used by hundreds of athletes, including the Montreal Canadiens NHL team, Olympic medalists, and professional athletes and dancers. It is low-impact and gentle enough to be used by people of all ages and abilities, and is the foundation of the #1 fitness show on American Public Television, Classical Stretch.
Instructor Bio: Severina Gates first discovered ESSENTRICS™ in 2009 and began training as an instructor is 2013. She has trained under creator Miranda Esmonde-White and is currently the only certified ESSENTRICS™ instructor in Massachusetts. Severina has 14 years of experience in ballet and has worked with athletes (including runners and climbers), seniors, and former dancers.
Saturdays, February 7, 14, 21, & 28,2015
10:00am - 12:00pm
$15.00/class ~ Buy 3, get the 4th free!
Contact: Sonya Joyner/617.513.8374 or Leigha Earl/617.828.8500
Description: Learn all of the popular line dances being done at weddings, cookouts and clubs! Be the one who knows the elevated versions of The Wobble & Cupid Shuffle. Line dancing is becoming increasingly more popular around the country!! It is a great cardio workout, can be done anywhere and doesn’t require a partner! This workshop will begin with basic terminology and steps covered in most line dances, giving students a strong foundation to build on. Each week we will teach new line dances, breaking each down step-by-step. Dances will get increasingly more difficult as we move from beginner line dances, through intermediate, to advanced. At the end of the 4-session workshops, students will be able to follow a “call out” or pick up a dance “on the floor”. Men strongly encouraged!! Ages 18 to 100! Clothing: Wear comfortable clothing and dance sneakers, or sneakers that you don't wear outdoors. STREET SHOES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN ANY STUDIO AT ANY TIME.
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with Dale Stones of Sirlesque fame
Wednesdays in March
$30.00/person for all 4 classes
Have you always wanted to learn the art of male striptease, but never knew where to go?
Come join Dale Stones of Sirlesque fame for a boylesque bootcamp that will teach you how to dance sans pants! Classes are Wednesdays in March at 8:30pm in studio #2 at the Dance Complex in Cambridge, followed by the big showcase on Saturday the 28th at Club Cafe in downtown Boston! The "Dale Stones All-Male Yardsale" will be an audience-based vote-in contest with a $50 prize being given to the winner!
To sign up, please email Dale at firstname.lastname@example.org. Classes will be mandatory to participate in the showcase, though you don't have to compete to take the classes. The cost to participate in all four classes is $30 per person.
ROUNDED and GROUNDED
Saturday, March 14, 2015
In this workshop, we will dabble into fusion combinations with gentle flavors of the traditional and classical Egyptian kind, paired with the tantalizing integrity of Ela's take on Tribal Fusion Belly Dance. We'll get down to brass tacks regarding body preparation and conditioning, beginning with a nourishing Yoga practice, followed by dance combinations and concepts that will focus on developing voluptuous, strong, earthy shapes, and lovely line creation throughout the body, while gaining a deeper awareness of one's center and presence during movement.
BRIGHT LIGHTS and BROADWAY!
Saturday, March 14, 2015
For all you Jazz lovers out there… This workshop will house saucy, sassy, spectacular ...Jazz-Fusion Belly Dance! Ela will guide you through an original choreography that incorporates the low center of gravity - high level of energy moves that are classically Jazz, fusing heavily rooted feminine and powerful aspects of Belly Dance, creating sleek and killer lines, humorous pauses, and a dynamic display of spins, locks, and flirty walks…all while keeping that cool-as-a-cucumber attitude! This class will feature a complete warm up to ready the body for dance, with a focus on muscle and joint stabilization, and improving flexibility. Please bring water, your Yoga mat, a notebook and pen, and comfortable layered form-fitting dance attire. Jazz-hot-baby!
Early bird pricing: $50.00 per workshop or $85.00 for both.
Evening showcase featuring Ela Rogers and belly dancers from around New England.
::more info coming soon::
Registration and more information: http://workshopswithelarogers.tripod.com/
Learn to Work Those Heels
Vanessa White, creator and choreographer of The Slutcracker.
Tuesdays: March 17 - April 28, 2015 (7-weeks)
$15.00 advance, $20.00 drop-in
Email email@example.com for preregistration information
This is an all-levels, all-genders class. We will begin class with a shoe-less warm up (there will be core work!), followed by a warm up *in* your heels (short, technique-based exercises to get you feeling confident), and then we'll learn some choreography and DANCE.
WHAT TO WEAR: No street shoes allowed in the studios at any time.
Hope to see you out there!
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