Taught by Romy of DS Players & Kazoo of Machine Gone Funk
Students will learn basic to advanced techniques of popping. This class has an emphasis on basic grooves, body movement, fundamentals, and variations of the moves touched upon. These moves are designed to give students the confidence to go out in clubs, in cyphers and dance anywhere.
Mondays 9-10PM | MINDTRICKS (BEG/INT)
Taught by members of Mindtricks.
From a catalyst group that grew into a family, Mindtricks was one of the most influential hip hop dance crews throughout the 90's and into the 2000's from the Bay Area and beyond. Learn why their music was always the main focus and inspiration to Mindtricks and helped develop their growth as a crew as well as in cyphers.
Tuesdays 6-7pm | GET DOWN 101 (Beg)
Taught by Michele of DS Players and Mix'd.
For absolute beginners who just want to dance! Students will learn basic hip hop movements such as the two-step, bobbing their head, simple choreography and all the favorite party dances from the 80s 'til now!
Tuesdays 7 - 8PM | WAACKING
Taught by Michele of DS Players, Mixd Ingrdnts
Waacking is a powerful dance style that allows individuals to express their uniqueness. In class, students will learn the history and foundations of Waacking. Focus will be on drills, character, musicality, and freely exploring movements. In Waacking, there is more than just the physical aspect; it encourages individuals to open up emotionally and energetically. This class will guide students to discover their own style.
WEDNESDAYS 7 - 8PM | INT HIP HOP
Taught by Josh.
In this class, students will learn choreography while working on control, musicality, and projecting the feeling of a song. The main focus will be on how to control body movements and speed as well as identifying the different sounds within a song. Students will gain the ability to distinguish the different sounds in music and control their moves in order to execute choreography effectively.
Thursdays 7 - 8PM | HOUSE
Taught by JayR Salazar of DS Players, Fresh Dynamix and Chain Reaction.
This class will break down the basic rhythms and moves of house dance such as jacking, shuffle, loose leg, and more. Students will drill these moves to help build a solid foundation which will allow them to dance freely to house music. In addition, students will learn different movements to Tribal, Soulful, Deep, and House-Infused rhythms.
Thursdays 8-9PM | 8 Week Beginning Salsa Series
Taught by Brian & Jeannette of Boogie Wonders.
A progressive Salsa program designed to teach beginners the technique behind social dancing. It will start at a basic level and progress to intermediate moves. Along with mastering the basic moves, students will learn about the music, history and culture that makes Salsa the vibrant street dance it is today.
Thursdays 9-10PM | 8 Week Intermediate Salsa Series
Taught by Brian & Jeannette of Boogie Wonders.
Time to take your salsa dancing to the next level! Along with learning more complicated patterns, students will refine the basic moves with more advanced leading/following concepts. Emphasis will also be on timing, musicality, and how to put the ‘sabor’, or flavor, into dancing salsa!
Fridays 6 - 7PM | TOP ROCK'N
Taught by Cliff of Mindtricks.
Toprock is the Bboy dance form before you hit the floor and do groundwork. Students will go through some of the basic fundamentals of toprock'n (2 Step, 2 Step Spins, Indian Steps, Marches, etc.) and even throw in some drops (Knee Drops, Spin Drops, Back Walkdowns, etc.). It will be a fun and sweaty time!
Fridays 7-8pm | 8 Week Locking Series
Taught by John Sydiongco of DS Players, Fresh Dynamix.
This progressive locking series is designed to educate students on the foundations of the street style dance called Locking. We will cover beginning to advanced techniques. Students will drill, train and practice as well as learn choreography to better their own groove.
Bachata is a social dance that originated from the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. This class is designed for beginners and absolute beginners who will learn the structure, fundamentals and essential movements for bachata dancing. Students will be prepped and trained to gain confidence in social dancing.
In this more advanced bachata class, students will learn progressively with an emphasis on footwork, positioning, zoning and the concept of flow during a partner dance. This class is designed to help train and prepare students to gain confidence in social dancing.
In these private lessons, students will learn the how-to's of DJaying with vinyl records and turntables. This introduction class emphasizes on the original method of DJaying using analog equipment that is still relevant in order to understand and excel in the digital DJay era. Students will learn the proper use of equipment, basic mixing techniques with a focus on blends, beat matching, music library organization and its importance.
SUNDAYS 12-1PM | SALSA 1 (BEGINNING)
Students will learn the very basics of salsa dancing! We will go over the basic, fundamentals, timing, body movement, lead & follow and basic partnering.
- All dance levels welcome.
- No partner needed.
SUNDAYS 1-2PM | SALSA 2 (INTERMEDIATE)
This intermediate class is for those who already have a strong command over the basic, simple partner work and timing. This class will focus on salsa patterns, body movement, styling, footwork and musicality.