Events & Workshops

Upcoming Dance Initiative events & workshops

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Workshop: Ground and Air
Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop: Ground and Air

WITH KAT GURLEY, $15

In this contemporary dance workshop discover how to dance as though falling were an act of suspension and flying an act of ground meeting sky. This is a multi-leveled contemporary modern workshop, specializing transitions of getting in and out of the floor with efficiency and ease.  The workshop will incorporate some strength building exercises to build upper body versatility, an evolving necessity for contemporary dancers, as well as  a variety of jumps and airborne activities that emphasize momentum and weight as a catalyst for flying through air. This workshop is for intermediate level dancers and above.

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Workshop: Adult Aerial Silks
Oct
17
4:30 PM16:30

Workshop: Adult Aerial Silks

  • The Open Studio at The Launchpad (map)
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WITH MICHELLE "MEESH" MCGLONE, $15

Take your aerial skills to new heights with an expert aerialist! Meesh has successfully pursued her passion as a aerialist and circus performer in Colorado. She has performed all over the country and over seas as an artist, performer, and instructor. She looks forward to teaching you the tricks of the trade to take your aerial experience to new heights! Intermediate +

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Workshop: Youth Footwork Fundamentals, FREE
Oct
17
2:45 PM14:45

Workshop: Youth Footwork Fundamentals, FREE

WITH KING CHARLES

You may remember King Charles from last year's Battle to the Drums... Chicago Hip Hop / Newstyle dancer, King Charles, specializes in the dance style which originated in his native city known as 'Chicago Footwork' and today is the sovereign of footwork! King Charles will introduce youth to the footwork fundamentals of Chicago Footwork… a dance he has been mastering since he was 13. Ages 6+

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Workshop: All Levels AcroYoga
Oct
17
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop: All Levels AcroYoga

  • The Open Studio at The Launchpad (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

WITH JEN CAMERON & AUSTIN GOODMAN, $15

Join Certified AcroYoga Teachers Jen Cameron and Austin Goodman for an exploration in flight! AcroYoga is a fun and exciting practice that builds trust, compassion and community through play. Learn the fundamentals of this practice in each role: base, flyer and spotter with fun and safe instruction. Work on strength, alignment and balance in inversions and partner flying. No partner or experience needed to attend! This class is for persons age 15 and up. Please bring your own yoga mat. 

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Workshop: Chicago Footwork (Adults Only)
Oct
17
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop: Chicago Footwork (Adults Only)

  • The Open Studio at The Launchpad (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

WITH KING CHARLES, $15

Chicago Hip Hop / Newstyle dancer, King Charles, specializes in the dance style which originated in his native city known as 'Chicago Footwork' and today is the sovereign of footwork! This dance style is a high energy genre of movement in which the feet move to House and Juke music reaching tempos of 160 beats per second. But don’t worry… in the workshop he will start you off with the basics and slowly bring you up to speed. All Levels

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Workshop: Rhythmic Tap Dance
Oct
17
10:30 AM10:30

Workshop: Rhythmic Tap Dance

WITH AMANDA LIESE, $15

Attention tap dancers or the tap curious!  Come and join this all levels fun and rhythmic tap class taught by Amanda Leise. This class will focus on weight change, timing, body percussion as well as enhance your tap skills and your love of this awesome dance style! So grab your tap shoes and get ready to boogie. All levels

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Workshop: Flying Low
Oct
17
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop: Flying Low

  • The Open Studio at The Launchpad (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

WITH PATRICK MUELLER, $15

This modern/contemporary technique workshop focuses on exclusively on floor and near-floor work, from gently internal to fiercely dynamic. Building skills from spreading and release through inversions and quadrupedal movement, we roll, slide, propel, and fly through the space. With movement drawn from break, capoeira, and contemporary modern dance forms, the class builds crucial fundamental skills for all types of floor choreography. Intermediate +

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