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Weekly Dance Class and Lesson – Weekly Schedule
|6am||Hip-hop||Caribbean Dance||Afrobeats||Salsa/Bachata||Bhangra/Bollywood||Belly Dance||Modern Dance|
|7am||Zouk/Kompa||Traditional African Dance||Salsa/Bachata||Merengue/Bachata||Semba||Samba||Kizomba|
|12noon||Afrobeats / Amapiano||Hip-hop||Caribbean Dance||Bhangra/Bollywood||Salsa/Bachata||Kids Dance Lesson||Kids Dance Lesson|
|5pm||Kids Dance Lesson||Kizomba||Hip-hop||Kids Dance Lesson||Salsa/Bachata||Caribbean Dance||Hip-hop|
|6pm||Modern Dance||Afrobeats||Caribbean Dance||Semba||Traditional African Dance||Salsa/Bachata||Bachata/Merengue|
Learn how to dance with our experienced dancers from around the world
Our dance lessons are designed to help you go from a beginner/intermediate dancer to an intermediate/advanced dancer. The dance course is well structured to help you get the most out of each class and make you a better dancer than you were when you entered. Our instructors are some of the most experienced, well trained and sought after.
Kizomba is a beautiful and sensual popular dance and music with a romantic flow and connection. This style of music and dance originates from Angola (Southern Africa). It is a derivative of semba, another beautiful but faster dance, with a mix of Kilapanda and Angolan Merengue. Kizomba is generally sung in Portuguese (Angola's official language). Learn how to dance Kizomba with one of the best instructors in the Washington, DC area,
Salsa is a very popular form of Latin social dance which originated from Cuba, some say New York City. Salsa has strong influences from Puerto Rico and Cuba. The movements of salsa have origins in Cuban Son, Cha-cha-cha, Mambo, and other dance forms. Learn how dance to Salsa with the legendary salsa dance instructor in the Washington, DC area, the one and only.
Traditional African Dance simply refers to all types of dance from Sub-Saharan Africa. In this course, you will learn traditional African moves.
Party African dance teaches you dance African dance moves that you actually use at a party or social gathering such as Afro-House, N'dombolo, Soukous, Coupé Décalé, Mapouka, Afro-Zouk, Azonto. Learn how to dance to African music with our internationally acclaimed instructor,
Samba is a lively, rhythm dance from Brazil. This class covers basic to complicated Samba techniques, combinations, footwork styling, Afro-Brazilian dance moves and more. The class explores Brazilian Samba styles from Rio de Janeiro and Bahia. Learn how to dance Samba with Rio/Brazil's most sought-after instructor in the Washington, DC area,
Caribbean/West Indian Dance moves to reggae, dancehall and Soca music originate from Jamaica and Trinidad. In this course, you will learn how to dance to Caribbean dance styles such as dancehall and Soca. These are the most popular types of Caribbean dance moves that will prepare you to shine and whine at your next Caribbean dance social. Learn how to dance to Caribbean music with the talented,
Kids Dance Lessons include Hip-Hop, Modern Dance/Jazz, Creative Movement, Ballet Basics and Kids Zumba. We believe in training children in the art of movement and developing their skills while they are young. Classes are taught by experienced dance teachers who love and enjoy working with kids.
Semba is a rhythmic form of African music and dance from Angola. Its characteristic rhythm is one of the main contributors to kizomba music. It is frequently confused with Brazilian samba, since their names are so similar. Semba has a range of tempos, from relaxed to blisteringly fast, but it has an undeniable energy. The dance can be linear or move around the leader. The hold is like a ballroom hold. It is also very playful, sometimes incorporating comedic expressions or mimed grabs for an escaping partner.
Bachata is a Latin dance style that originated in the Dominican Republic. Bachata is commonly known by many as a very sensual dance. Bachata dance is known for its love stories, and its syncopated rhythm. Unfortunately, a Dominican dictatorship that found Bachata to be an art form of low standing held the music and the dance back for decades. Recent years, Bachata has grown into a worldwide sensation.
Bhangra (also known as Bollywood dance) is beautiful, expressive dance, infectiously energetic, full of exuberant joy. Bhangra is a folk dance, and music of India. The newer bhangra blends various Western popular music’s with the original Punjabi tradition. The dance evolves from harvest festival to a fixed part of wedding receptions, birthday parties, local fairs, and other celebrations. The original dance movements refer to the work on the land: plowing, sowing, and harvesting. Several dancers perform powerful kicks, jumps and twists, sharp movements of shoulders and hips, stamping feet, waving their arms, and clapping the hands. The circle dancers make regularly spectacular and acrobatic solos.
Belly dance is a traditionally solo form of dance and focuses on torso isolations. When your hips are moving, you have a natural shimmy to your midsection. The dance has boomed in the 2000s and has grown to global portions of popularity for fitness and as an art. Many experts say belly dancing is the oldest form of dance, having roots in all ancient cultures from the orient to India to the mid-East. Probably the greatest misconception about belly dancing is that it is intended to entertain men.
The dance often focuses upon isolating different parts of the body, moving them independently in sensuous patterns, weaving together the entire feminine form. Belly dancing is generally performed barefoot, thought by many to emphasize the intimate physical connection between the dancer, her expression, and Mother Earth.
Modern dance is a free, expressive style of dancing. Modern dance came along in part as a rebellion against the traditional, more highly technical forms of dance such as ballet, and has since become one of the dominant genres for formally trained dancers throughout the world. Modern dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements while focusing on spontaneity and self-expression. Modern dance is a term that describes many types of dance techniques. Contemporary dance usually means that it has been created recently and is performed to contemporary music. This style of dance is all about versatility and improvisation while focusing on emotional and physical expression. This style of dance is a fusion of jazz, ballet, and modern styles.
Merengue is a vibrant and energetic Latin dance which origins from the Dominican Republic. Merengue is a fantastic dance for new dancers because it is very easy to learn. Dancers typically use hip motions with this dance, the amount of hip movement varies with personal preference.
Hip-hop is a very energetic form of dancing, which refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. Hip Hop Dance is a style of movement characterized by bounces and rocks executed to Hip Hop music. Hip Hop dance is part of a whole culture of Hip Hop, that includes Deejaying, Graffiti, Emceeing, and several sub-styles of dance, including Breaking. The first dance associated with hip-hop was break dancing. It is unique in that it allows its dancers to perform with freedom of movement, adding in their own personalities. Hip-hop dance steps require skill and experience to perfect. Hip-hop dancers practice a lot to master basic steps and movements that appear simple when performed. Dancers with a good sense of rhythm find it easier to learn hip-hop steps.
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