Summer is here again! Have you decided what to do other than bask under the glorious sun on a beach somewhere? How about take a dance workshop? Perhaps learn a different discipline? Who knows, you might just discover a new genre to fall in love with.
Here are a few suggestions on what classes you may be interested in:
Classical Ballet – The basic. Almost every little girl dreams of being a ballerina. Soft and delicate yet with the strength and discipline that is at par with the greatest athletes. Ballet is an overall workout of the body, mind, and soul.
Jazz – Modern and hip. Glide through the floor, cut through the air with those kicks and turns set to upbeat music. Develop strong bodies through drills and floor movements.
Tap – Rhythm and sound. Enjoy dancing as your feet makes wonderful sounds that complement the music. Nothing but happiness when you hear those tapping beats.
Hiphop/Street – Freeform. Dance to the top music on the Billboard list and move your body in amazing ways. Lose and creative but definitely high on the fun scale.
Contemporary/Modern – Expression. Make new wonderful shapes with your body. Explore different themes, from the mundane to the profound, and create movement. Appreciate the human form and its capabilities through dance.
Bellydance – Sensual and empowering. Isolation and fluid movements of oriental dance makes oriental music come alive. Learn about the rich middle-eastern culture and experience it through dance.
Flamenco – Fiery. The dance of Spain is all about passion and expression. The strong feet and fluid hands express the body’s emotion like never before. The syncopated rhythms and music complete the dance. It’s a complete experience.
Ballroom – Elegance with an attitude. Whether you go for the sultry Latin or the elegant Standard dance, you will be a show stopper. So pick your partner and dance away.
Pole/Aerial Arts – Strong is the new sexy. A true workout as evidenced by the toned body of the teachers. Defy gravity as you challenge your strength and flexibility. Be amazed at what your body is capable of. Embrace power.
Hula – Island traditions. Sway and dance to the beats of the islands. It’s not as easy as it looks. Experience Hawaii through movement, music, colorful sarongs, and flowers.
Read Part 2 where we compile summer dance workshop offerings from various schools.