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Fabulous Dance Workshop! - MUSICALITY

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Join us for two fabulous "SUMMER PARTNERING & CONECTION WORKSHOPS, and WINE & CHEESE SOCIALS!" . These will completely change the way you think about connecting and partnering on the dance floor, using the laws of physics, energy awareness, and minimal framework to make your movements together effortless and graceful. Probably one of the most important dance classes you can take to immediately improve ALL styles of your dancing.

**Space is limited, so sign up today. Pre-registration at is required to get the private home/studio address. Partners encouraged, but not required. Perfect for ALL levels of dancers!


• WEDNESDAY, July 30th, 2014: "Lifts, Dips, and Liabilities -- Lifts without Lifting, and Dips without Dropping" (See details & description below)

• WEDNESDAY, Aug 13th, 2014: "Musicality in Motion" (See details and description below)


6:45pm: Doors Open -- come in, stretch, warm up

7:15-9:15pm: Workshop (see dates and topics above)

9:15-10:00pm: Guided Practice, and Wine & Cheese Social (Fun!)

LOCATION: These will be held at a private home/studio in the Eastlake neighborhood of Seattle. Address & directions will be given upon registration. PRE-REGISTRATION (at ) required to get the address!

COST: $20.00 (Pay by CC or PayPal online, or by cash or check at the door)

DETAILS: Click here ( or go to (click on the 'workshops' tab)

TO PRE-REGISTER (Required): Go to ( and click on the Registration Tab (

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• Wednesday, JULY 30th, 2014: "Lifts, Dips, Drops & Liabilities -- the art of lifts without lifting, and dips without dropping" (All levels, no partner needed) All too often we have seen dancers injured on the floor by throwing themselves or their partners into inappropriate dips or drops. In fact, my partner and I were both recently injured this way, which is what inspired this class. While it's true that in this workshop you will learn a number of simple ways to add elegance and garnish to your dancing with lovely and socially appropriate dips, elevations, flourishes, and balance steps, the focus will really be on how to safely execute and transition into these kinds moves while best protecting yourself and your partner.. No partner needed (though I encourage you to come with someone you like to dance with). Great for all levels of dancers. No experience necessary. **PLEASE NOTE: No one will be lifted off the ground or dropped to the ground in this workshop!

• Wednesday, Aug 13th, 2014: "Musicality in Motion" (All levels, no partner needed) Whether you like to dance solo or with a partner, learning how to apply musicality to your steps is the best way to add your own unique flavor to the movement and to spice up your dance. Musicality is awareness of how your movements & energy reflect the energy, rhythm, and arc of the music you're listening to. In couples dancing, musicality allows you to syncopate and style on your own while remaining connected to your partner. The secret in doing this well is in learning how to garnish your dance with your own expression & pizazz, but not take anything away from your partnership. This class takes you to that next level.

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