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July Workshop Month!

July is hot hot hot!  AND... the start of our much anticipated "Summer Workshop Months"!  To add some pizazz to the summer months, and work with everyone's more varied schedules, we have designated July and August as our months to do something new! So get out of your routine and join us for this Summer's exciting offers!

This month has varied activities including:

  • Workshop Intensives
  • Private Workshops for small groups
  • 1/2 off private lessons


Workshop Intensives - During the month of July all normal dance classes are suspended and students have the opportunity to engage in specialty intensives designed to hone their skills in a number of areas including props, choreography, and personal style.  Each workshop is two hours long and only $25.  The schedule is as follows:

Tues July 3rd,  6:30-8:30pm

Bollywood Choreography "Sheila"

Sexy and fun! This Bollywood choreography unleashes your inner goddess through head tosses, pops, locks, body waves, and fun hip work... Read More

Thur July 5th,  6:30-8:30pm

Turkish Delight! Footwork, Skirts & Head-tosses

Come learn or refresh the best of Turkish Fantasy technique. We will start with a complete warm up, then move into basic and ...Read More

Mon July 9th, 6:30-8:30pm

Tahitian Choreography "Moemoea"

delightful choreography that shows off the best of Ote'a. You will learn Tahitian technique such as Fa'arapu, Omi, Hura, and Tamau as well ...Read More

Tues July 10th,  6:30-8:30pm

  ATS Level 1

Start your journey as a American Tribal Style dancer in the every popular system laid down by Carolena Nericcio. ...Read More

Wed July 11th, 6:30-8:30pm

  Belly Dance Skirt Choreography "Duraflame"

One of the most beloved Samovar Choreographies of all time! Combining Turkish technique, skirt dancing, and great sense of humor ...Read More

Thur July 12th, 6:30-8:30pm

Developing Solo Technique

Don't be shy, come practice up your solo technique! Some of the most rewarding dance comes from the disciplined soloist who has faced ...Read More

Wed July 18th,  6:30-8:30pm

Create Your Dance Character with Jesse and Christine

Join Christine and Jesse for a three-part workshop to learn about infusing your dance with expression and focus from the beginning! ...Read More

Thur July 19th,  6:30-8:30pm

Bollywood Choreography "Mahi Ve"

This a fun choreography that is great for people looking to learn bollywood technique or cross train with something new. You will explore groove ...Read More

Tues July 24th,  6:30-8:30pm

ATS Level 2

Continue your ATS education with the Level 2 of the popular curriculum laid down by Carolena Nerriccio. You will review level 1 technique and learn new ...Read More

Tues July 31st, 6:30-8:30pm

Yoga for Dancers

Take a break from dance and treat your body to a yoga practice. This practice will include meditation, asana breakdown, asana flows, ...Read More

 Private Workshops for Small Groups - Now is the time for some focus work!  Take your dance to the next level with some small group work.  If you are performing a piece in the upcoming studio party, you and your group will be required to take at least one private workshop to delve deeper into your choreography and take it from a chorus-line piece to a high-level interactive masterpiece!  Each Private Workshop is $20 per person for 1 hour.

1/2 Price Private Lessons - If you have ever toyed with the idea of a private dance lesson... Now is the time!!  For the month of July all private lessons are only $30/hour.  One-on-one time is the key to taking your dance to the next level.  Private lessons are good for:

  • working on a solo
  • prop work
  • learning a new skill
  • learning a specific choreography
  • finding out what you need to be working on from someone who knows!!

Contact Ruric-Amari or AnnaBeth for available private lesson slots.



Yoga for Dancers

Tuesday, July 31st, 6:30-8:30pm

Take a break from dance and treat your body to a yoga practice. This practice will include meditation, asana breakdown, asana flows, restorative yoga and savasana. This is your chance to reset your mind and re-tune your body so you can keep dancing safe!

Only $25 for this 2 hour workshop! Pay in person, or online with Paypal:

Want more yoga?  Check out: ShimmyOnline Yoga Video

Introduction to Meditation and two minute Meditation

reading from meditation book

Length: 14 minutes

Purpose: An introduction to meditation for the "normal" person.

Contents: Finding a few moments for yourself through daily meditation, this video is an introduction to a daily practice that starts you off with a led meditation and guides you into a two minute silent practice. Continue reading

Del Sarte

The Delsarte Sytem of Expression

Ruric performs Maar Dala - BollywoodMuch of my teachings use a modern day application of the Delsarte Technique, developd by Francois Delsarte born in Solesme, France in 1811. His singing voice was damaged by improper guidence from his teachers and he found solace in developing a system to safely teach artists of all genres to discover the power of human expression. He “succeeded in discovering and formulating the laws of aesthetic science.” The precision of his work became a mathematics and was used by many of the great dancers of the 1900s including Ruth St. Denis, Martha Graham, and La Meri. Today I use it as a tool to develop choreography, improvisation, character development, and as a regular fixture in my own daily practice. Continue reading