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Move Phase/Vogue (Maarquii)
(Every 6 weeks on Tuesday nights, 7-9pm)
As so above so below and as the moon transforms we will too! This will be a class of variety of drills and routines in vogue. We will focus on technique and strength building- incorporating skills from my experience in vogue, street dance, and contemporary movement.
Trained in multiple dance styles MAARQUII (Marquise Dickerson) has had the honor to train and work with several amazing dancers collectives, and artists in Portland, 11 Dance company, House of Ada and Chanti Darling.
Fee: $5-$10 sliding scale or $15, pay what you can!
Foundation chicago style steppin (level 1 & level 2 w/ denise and hernandez)
(Tuesdays at 7pm- level 1, and 8pm- level 2)
Our six-week FOUNDATION CHICAGO-STYLE STEPPIN’ 1 and 2 courses teach students the core elements of both foot-patterns and partnering. Groovin’ High Steppers strives to provide students an authentic Chicago perspective of Steppin’. Students will learn not only the structure of the dance (foot-patterns), but its nuances and important etiquette that will provide you with the confidence to dance (Step) at any Chicago-Steppin’ local, regional and national event; or any place where folks are Steppin! This energy-packed, highly-structured series (level 1) is designed for students who have no Chicago Steppin’ experience. This social dance rooted in various African American swing dance traditions (The Bop, Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Detroit Ballroom, D.C. Hand Dancing, to name a few) and music (R & B, Smooth Jazz, Neo-Soul) is the perfect social activity for singles and couples.
You can find out more about Denise, Hernandez, and the Groovin High Steppers at www.groovinhighsteppers.com- where you can also register for their classes at (com)motion, or by going to "Register" on our website.
$75/session for individual dancers, $105/session for couples
(Thursdays 7-8:30pm Vogue class, 8:30-9pm Ballroom Session)
Vogue & Session is the perfect place to learn the fundamentals of vogue! The last 30-minutes are designed to provide space to session and practice the movement. Each week there will be a ballroom-centered intention for the session which may include Dramatic Vogue/Soft & Fem Vogue/Runway practice.
Sliding Scale $10-$15
(Sundays 11-12pm the Basics, 12-1pm Ballet for Movers)
bALLet the basics is an inclusive, community-based ballet class for adults, focusing on body positivity and fun! Get ready for a totally different kind of ballet class, including popular music, movement modifications, and silliness. This class is designed for beginners, and welcome to all.
bALLet for movers is arranged similarly to bALLet the basics, but designed for experienced movers with limited or no ballet experience, and is also welcome to all.
These classes are structured to remove body shaming, gender conformity, and perfectionism- as well as instill body positivity and be a celebration of individuality. Both classes are offered on a sliding scale to allow for accessibilty.
Sliding Scale $5-$15
(Returning in early October!)
Dance class for youth ages 5-8 years old. No dance experience necessary.
$10 drop in/ $80 for a 4 week session, 2 days a week
AfroFusion is a high powered dance workout which incorporates dance styles from the African Diaspora! Soca (Trinidad and Tobago), Azonto (Ghana), Gweta (Botswana), Shoki (Nigeria), along with some traditional West African dance styles and rhythms like Kuku and Mandiani (Guinea) and a few signature hip hop features from the US. Prepare to sweat a ton, wurkyabody and wineitup!
$10 drop in/ $80 for a 10 week session available in person