Check out new classes and workshops coming up this Fall and Winter!
Dance Festival at the Center of the Universe!
West Coast Swing Four week Series.
Lady's Styling with Liz Chu!
Hip Hop Four Week Series.
Oaxia: The Fusion Dance Four week series!
Charene Rose Workshops!
Ava Fleming Belly Dance workshops!
Cha Cha Cha with Aubrey Griffith-Zill!
Salsa Altered Perspectives workshop!
Ladies Styling with Liz Chu of SCT! Email us to register.
Ladies Styling and Patterns! This class is 1.5 hours.
April 16th-May 7th 6-7:30pm.
If you have ever wondered what to do during a shine, wanted to add extra flair and musicality to your dancing,
or just wanted to improve your overall basic, take this class. Designed for beginner to intermediate level ladies who
want to work on their styling, body movement, and musicality. We'll work on body movement and isolation
exercises that will get your basic looking great. You will learn how to listen to the music in a way that
will help you dance more musically. Ladies will learn footwork that will emphasize different rhythms in Salsa,
as well as arm and head styling to embellish these steps.
You will take away from this class choreography that will give you confidence to rock your shines with style!
West Coast Swing 2 Four Week Series:
This is West Coast Swing, not Lindy Hop, a lovely and unexpectedly graceful dance
form...lyrical flowing and fun! Danced to pop music.
Wednesdays March 12th-April 2nd 6-7pm (West Coast Swing 1)
Wednesdays March 12th-Aprl 2nd 8:30-9:30pm (West Coast Swing 2b).
Followed by West Coast Swing Practica from 9:30pm-10:30pm!
Thursdays April 17th-May 8th 6:30-7:30pm.
West Coast Swing Practica from 9:30pm-10:30pm on Wednesdays!
Email us to register. $50 per student.
- Ladies Styling with Liz Chu of SCT! Email us to register.
Ladies Styling and Patterns!
Wednesdays April 16th-May 7th 6-7pm!
If you have ever wondered what to do during a shine, wanted to add extra flair and musicality to
your dancing, or just wanted to improve your overall basic, take this class. Designed for beginner
to intermediate level ladies who want to work on their styling, body movement, and musicality.
We'll work on body movement and isolation exercises that will get your basic looking great.
You will learn how to listen to the music in a way that will help you dance more musically.
Ladies will learn footwork that will emphasize different rhythms in Salsa, as well as arm and head styling to embellish these steps.
You will take away from this class choreography that will give you confidence to rock your shines with style!
- INTRO TO HIP HOP : FOR SALSA/BACHATA/ZOUK DANCERS Robert Luu!
Tuesdays, April15th-May 6th 6-7pm $50 per student. Email us to register:
Hip Hop is a dance form and it's also a joyful highly active expression of musicality and rhythm!
Join us in April for Our First Ever Hip Hop Four Week Series, with Seattle's great Hip Hop artist:
Robert Luu! Feel the Funk. Feel the Flow.
Groove into this highly anticipated hip hop class specially designed for salsa, bachata and zouk dancers.
This class is designed to focus on Hip Hop fundamentals, style and musicality - a perfect way to add stylistically to your social dancing.
Let loose! And come groove with us!!!
Sasla 101 Weekend Boot-Camp! Email us to register.
April 19th and 20th! 12-4:00pm and 3-6:00pm!
Two whole days of learning how to dance Salsa from the ground up with our entire 101 curriculum!
Let our Salsa dancing class be your outlet to have fun, learn and make new friends!
Salsa 2 Weekend Boot-Camp! Email us to register.
April 26th and 27th! 12-4:00pm and 3-6:00pm!
Two Salsa 2 in one weekend! Take it up a notch with this great Seattle Salsa Class!
Salsa Altered Perspectives Workshop! Email us to register.
May 10th from 12-4:30pm! $45 per student.
This class will teach Follows how to be the Lead in the partner dance
and Leads how to be the Follow.
Guaranteed to improve your technique and understanding of partner dynamics.
If you are a Lead, you will folllow, if you are a Follow you will lead!
This is a Salsa 101 curriculum, from the other side!
$45 per student, email us to register at firstname.lastname@example.org. You'll leave a better partner dancer!
The best partner dancers in the world can lead or follow regardless of gender. In this class,
we'll teach you how. It will be fun and interesting and challenging! Are you ready for it?
Charlene Rose Workshops! Email us to register! $30 per workshop. $100 for the weekend!
Saturday March 29th and Sunday March 30th! Join us for a weekend of learning with this incredible Salsa Star!
Ladies Styling Intensive 1-3pm:
In this class we cover foundations such as body isolations, Latin hip and body motion, and proper usage of the feet and arms.
These foundations are essential in training your body to have the required base to properly execute more complex styling and
body movements. Charlene then teaches you a short choreography reinforcing the foundational techniques learned and integrating it
with the music and all of it's subtleties and accents. You will learn to be a dynamic dancer with head accents, arm styling, body motion,
footwork, level & facing changes, and syncopations.
Burlesque- The Art of Tease… 3-5:00pm:
Whether you want to spice things up behind closed doors, add some sensual body motion and steps to your salsa, bachata
or zouk dancing, or just gain confidence and body awareness THIS IS THE CLASS FOR YOU! Charlene will teach you a
sexy Burlesque-inspired routine complete with flirtatious body movements, seductive struts, and come-hither head whips! All levels welcome...
Afro-Cuban Shines 3-4:30pm:
Afro-Cuban is a very earthy dance originating from Cuba, and ranges from very slow to very fast rhythms.
This class will not only ground you in the fundamentals, but you will also learn popular afro-cuban steps that you can
integrate into your dancing and give you that extra edge on the dance floor! This class will get your heart pumping and your body working!
Flashy Salsa Footwork & Spinning/Turning Technique for Ladies & Gents 4:30-6pm:
You will learn a flashy footwork combo which incorporates body movement, syncopations and level and facing changes to add pizazz and
dynamic to your movement. Charlene will also go over the very specific techniques for carrying out sharp, quick, and controlled spins and turns.
Spinning and Turning Technique is extremeley important for both Ladies and Gents to achieve that desired sharpness and flare that every dancer strives for.
Ava Fleming Belly Dancing! Email us to register. $30 per workshop!
Join us on April 12th and 13th for a Weekend of Belly Dance Classes with Ava Fleming!
Belly dancing for Partner Dancers! April 12th 12-3pm.
This will help you with Latin hip, rolls and undulations to keep them sexy!
It's perfect for styling and will enhance individual stylization.
Add grace, form, sass and attitude! Hip work, strong and sharp, hip isolation's!
Ava will focus on belly dance isolations to incorporate into your
salsa dancing and mini combos, figure 8s and hip steps.
Sultry Sharky (Belly Dance April 13th 3-5pm.
Make everything performance worthy, hip work, arm styling quick, quick slow aspect to
movements and musical timing dynamic musicality. So that you are dancing from your head to your toes!
includes male and female styling!
- Smooth Stylin' Cha Cha Cha with Aubrey Griffith-Zill! $25 per workshop.
May 3rd and May 4th! Kick off the lovely spring with a spring in your step after taking these wonderful
workshops with Aubrey Griffith-Zill, one of our favorite Guest Instructors!
Saturday from 12-3pm:
Smooth' Style Cha Cha (on2) & Afro-Cuban body Movement
In this workshop you will be introduced to authentic Latin movements and rhythms. We will warm-up by grounding our
energy, centering our breath, shifting into Afro-Cuban body movements generating a vibrant and playful environment.
The focal point of this workshop is smooth' style cha cha (on2) with an emphasis on footwork, timing, body isolations.
Encouraging our bodies to listen in order to create space for connection with partner, fluidity of motion, and authentic expression.
Open to ALL
Sunday from 3-6:00pm
Ladies styling- body isolations.
Oaxia: The Fusion Dance! Email us to register.
March (Oaxia 2): $50 per student.
Mondays March 10th-31st 8:30-9:30pm!
April (Oaxia 1)
Mondays April 14th-May 5th 8:30-9:30pm.
Take dancing off of the dance floor and into your life with this unique dance form. It's an SCT original!
Partner dancing with no basic; if you are an intuitive dancer, or you want to be, this is the dance form for you.
While you will be learning the technique that makes this dance form so unique, you'll also spend a day learning how to get in
touch with your own emotions and feelings as they relate to dance and music. You will never forget or regret it...join the Flow...
This February, Erica Atnip will be teaching Oaxia with Vassili!
Erica Atnip was raised in Texas. After decades of wrestling steers in pointe shoes she decided
to swap the arid Texas plains for verdant Washington mountains where she discovered a new unlikely passion: Tango!
After years of honing her skills as a follower in this lovely dance form, Erica traded in her heels for leading shoes
in pursuit of a new challenge and has been encouraging and teaching women to lead ever since.
When she’s not roaming the globe in search of adventure Erica teaches Queer Tango classes in
Seattle and volunteers her time teaching underprivileged teenagers to dance.
To expand her repertoire Erica travels to take classes and dance in the milongas of Argentina.
She was recently seen devastating dance floors in Buenos Aires where her dynamic leading and
spectacular suits caused patriarchal Argentinian heads to explode all over the city. . .
The Dance Festival at the Center of the Universe!
September 5th-7th, brought to you by SCT!
Stay tuned for more details!
Coming to you September 5-7, 2014 is an intimate and
unique celebration of dance!
Offering fantastic instructors, social dancing, and magic
of a congress with the local vibe added in!
Artists include but are not limited to: Willem Engel, Charlene Rose,
Frances Tee, Tanya Fiske, Sarah Zuccaro, Danielle and Junyan of Toronto,
Vassili and Xtine Zouk of SCT,
And many more!
Tickets on sale soon, so stay tuned!
We'll be using the infrastructure and charm of Fremont (Seattle) as the back-drop as we
bring people together for a unique Dance Festival focusing on Oaxia, Fusion, Zouk and Kizomba!
We'll be bringing out some of the world's greatest artists to instruct and perform!
There will be Dancing in Outdoors at Seattle's lovely Gasworks Park, amazing workshops and dance parties,
and unbelievable performances! These dance forms have been illuminating and inspiring dancers for years,
and we feel like it's time they had their own festival!
This festival is also about the amazing neighborhood of Fremont!
We want our attendees to experience a city's flavor while enjoying this amazing dance event.
Fremont is often jokingly referred by the locals as "The Center of the Universe."
It is a trendy, progressive Seattle neighborhood with beautiful scenery, restaurants, clubs, shops,
and quirky attractions all in a 5 block radius. Including the famous "troll under the bridge" the
interesting and controversial Statue of Lenin, and the lovely waterfront!
Come dance, come learn, come explore as we bring you...The Dance Festival at the Center of the Universe!
Oh, and you can take any of the 1.5 hour classes as a workshop for $25...