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“I’ve Always Wanted to Tap Dance!” you say?
Now is your chance. Some of your tap dance dreams can come true in this FUN class!
This slower-paced class is for brand-new-beginners who have never tap danced before, haven’t tap danced in a long time or need to improve on the basics. Here you will learn all the basic steps (shuffle, stomp, heel to name a few) and beautiful tap technique as you glide and groove around the studio to great music. I work with each body to find your “comfort zone” for tap and your own style.
Please call me, Susan, at 707-494-6270 or email me if you are interested, so I can determine the best time for you to start, which is at the beginning of a new short combination/dance.
Susan Main is a Northern California dance teacher, choreographer, producer and performer. She has taught tap at U.C. Santa Cruz and Razz-Ma-Tazz Dance Company in Santa Cruz; Santa Rosa Junior College, The Dance Center and Sebastopol Community Center in Sonoma County; Mason-Kahn Studio and The Center For Performing Arts in San Francisco; and Gualala Arts and The Arena Theater in Mendocino County. Outside of the studio, she has choreographed for 42nd Street Moon in San Francisco and The Santa Rosa Players. She was the tap coach for the cast of “Cole!” at Theater on the Square, San Francisco. She also teaches modern, jazz, musical theater, storytelling, singing and dancing for everyone, and general playfulness.
During her time producing at The San Francisco Jazz Festival, she was instrumental in bringing The Jazz Tap Summits to Davies Symphony Hall, staring The Nicholas Brothers, Honi Coles, Savion Glover, Jimmie Slide, Steve Condos, Sandman Sims, Bunny Briggs, and bay area favorites Sam Weber, Mark Mendonca and Camden Richmond.
She currently performs with the improvisational Wing It! Performance Ensemble, Oakland. In the past she has performed with Patti Meagher in Berkeley, Lynne Jassem (from Brenda Buffalino’s Tap Dance Orchestra) in San Francisco, Tapestry Dance Company in Santa Rosa, and Rosie Radiator, all over San Francisco.
Gender Neutral All-Level Skills Class 8:15-9:00
Followed by: Supervised Alternative Music Practica till 11:00
Shoes Optional $10
The Next Practica @ The Beat, 2560 9th Street Berkeley, CA
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Helio Conceição (or “Sereno”, as he is known in the capoeira community) is a professor from the Association of Capoeira, Master Bimba located in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. At five years young, he began to learn capoeira from his uncle (Antonio Raimundo and his two cousins Raimundo and Homero), under a mango tree in their backyard, their training started at 5am after they had run to the beach at 3:30am.
Helio practiced independently this way for many years until he was ready to begin a formal education in capoeira. He then enrolled at the Capoeira Kilombolas School. The cost to attend the school was seven “cruzeiros” (or about $2) each month, an amount his family, nor he, could afford at the time.Like many in Salvador, he grew up very poor. So, in the face of extreme difficulties, he used his determination to continue to practice the art.
After having to leave Kilombolas, Helio learned that the Association of Capoeira, Master Bimba gave grants for students to attend. The Association, the world’s first capoeira regional academy, was created by Master Bimba (Manoel do Reis Machado), the founding father of the style “capoeira regional”. There, he interacted with dedicated capoeiristas, besides Mestre Bamba, Reni Veneno and Cabaca were Helio’s main inspiration, and people from across the globe that positively influenced his life.
Professor Sereno has taught capoeira workshops, in Brazil, the United States, and Canada. Currently, he teaches at the YMCA in Berkeley, at Rainbow Recreation Center in Oakland, the BEAT studio and in several school programs for youth throughout the in the San Francisco Bay Area in northern California.
Come take a class with him, you will love it!
Deep Relaxation Yoga focuses on a deep and guided relaxation of the body, mind, and spirit through asana and restorative poses, as well as breath awareness, acupressure points, reiki and more Through breath-focused movement, we will explore gentle moves that are designed to calm the nervous system and bring us to a place of relaxation and restoration. You will notice improved sleep, a more alert mind, and more energy in your day.
If you love dance and other physical activity, this class is an excellent way to get a deep stretch and repair the small muscle tears we all acquire from strenuous physical activity.
Bollywood is the name of the Indian Film industry. Bollywood movies are synonymous with dance. Bollywood dance is a fascinating blend of classical Indian dance forms, folk dances from all regions of India, as well as western dance forms such as hip hop, jazz, salsa, you name it.
Beginners’ Bollywood is designed with newcomers in mind- newcomers to dance, and newcomers to Bollywood. The focus is not on perfection, but on enjoyment and empowerment through movement. Moves are easy to follow while being energetic, graceful and fun. There are always modifications offered to allow accessibility to all ages and physical needs.
This class is low impact.
All levels welcome.
Christiane teaches an exciting and powerful Hip Hop dance style that works body, mind and spirit. With a unique style deeply rooted in Hip Hop she offers original choreography and a thorough approach to training through strength and flexibility warm ups. Christiane breaks down all choreography and then it’s time for you to shine doing a full Hip Hop dance routine. Class ends with a warm down.
3 months of your favorite divas. Beyonce, Rihanna, J-Lo, and more. With a focus on hip hop, modern, vogue and jazz movements, participants will learn style, grace and attitude while working up a sweat. Workshop includes an end-of-summer performance at The Beat Annual Showcase.
Cost: Sliding Scale $120-$200
Afro Fusion with Andrea will take you on a journey through stylistic dance from the continent of Africa to the barre of ballet, from the theatre of modern dance to the urban innovative street styles. With a classic class format of warm-ups, across the floor and choreographed routines, you will be working up a sweat to sounds from Brazil, West Africa, Jamaica, Haiti, London, Canada, here in the U.S., and much more!
“An individual who embodies the true meaning of passion, dedication, and a rare total love for perfecting the craft.”
“Gifted, creative, talented choreographer who is amiable, affable and most pleasant to work with.”
The class is broken up into 2 parts:
• Footwork : review basic steps as well as learning a fun footwork pattern.
• Partner work- learn how the lead and follow relationship works while incorporating footwork into a partner work that combines Modern and Sensual bachata.
Every class you will learn a different pattern. At the end of each class Jhonatan and Daniela will demo the footwork and partner work taught during class for you to record and practice at home!
No partner or experience is required, just an open mind and the desire to learn!
Patricia A. Lowe (aka Chocolate Platinum), is a 2nd leveled Certified Line Dance Instructor and has been teaching “Chocolate Platinum” Soul Line Dance Classes for adults and *children since June 2012. She teaches these classes to promote “Health and Wellness” with an objective of increased awareness, group collaboration and improved health as one works off the inches and pounds in a vigorous and fun workout…
Patricia and her “Chocolate Platinum Soul Line Dancers” perform at numerous public, private and community events including being featured on television Station KQED Health Blog, opening performance at Entertainment for Faith Fancher’s Breast Cancer Walk, The City of San Pablo’s 4th of July Concert to name a few.
In addition her Performances include
GUINESS WORLD RECORD (LARGEST SOUL TRAIN LINE) 2015
Great America Amusement Park 2015
Asparagus Festival 2015
San Pablo Farmer’s Market 2014
BOPG (Big Ole pretty Girl) Fashion Show 2014 and 2015
Home Depot Annual Celebration 2013
City of Sacramento Black history Program 2014 and 2015
Sacramento State Fair 2015
City of Oakland Annual Toy Parade 2013
City of Berkeley Juneteenth Festival 2014
City Of Oakland Juneteenth Festival 2014 and 2015
City of Oakland Arts and Soul Festival 2015
McClymonds High School Annual Reunion 2012, 2013, and 2014
McClymonds Alumni Basketball game and fund raiser 2013
City of Oakland Christmas Holiday and Tree Lighting Celebration 2014 Richmond