San Diego Dance Events

 

 

June 2016

 

June 4 and 5 --- Three Zydeco Dance Workshops with Erin Brandt

 

Saturday June 4th at 5:00 pm

Zydeco Women’s Styling: Free Yo’self, Pretty Mama!

Start With the ladies’ zydeco styling we do at Gator by the Bay (sensual hips, chest, & shoulder movements), add a slower pace, add practice in a group, add self-awareness from (literally) getting reflection (from the the mirrors in the studio), and you will wind up with WAY more confidence, WAY more skill, and a clearer sense of freedom on the dance floor… that YOU create! Learn how to use sound, and how to play the range between innocence & flaunting your sensuality, in order to enjoy your own dancing & body SO much more!!!) You can still attend if you have not taken the classes at Gator.  You will enjoy this class most if you are at least an advanced beginner dancer, fully comfortable with the zydeco basic step before attending.

 

Sunday June 5th at 1:00 pm

Teaching Bodies to Listen: The Finer Points of Partnering

Forget what you think you know about partner dancing. It is MUCH more subtle than what most dancers realize. This will be a bit less of a dance class, a bit more of a learning-to-be-a-better-partner class. Like, a STELLAR partner. Learn how your gaze and your touch affect different partners.  Be bold... Receive feedback about how others experience you as a partner. Learn how to modulate your lead/ follow based on what your partner needs. Let’s encourage women to practice a more trusting touch. Let’s teach men to be more attuned.  Appropriate for any dancer, advanced beginner and above.

 

Sunday June 5th at 2:15 pm

Sexy Moves for Shy Dancers

Let’s say we are all a little shy. Men, maybe your hips don’t move the way other hips do.  Ladies, maybe you’d like to be a little more bold, but don’t want to encourage any inappropriate behavior.  How about we support each other as we take some small risks together? We’ll learn some dance moves... led by him, followed by her…not unrealistically difficult, not over-the-top sexy. Just pushing our edge a bit… just a *little* bit sexier, while still respecting boundaries you’d have with a stranger. Interested? Maybe a little bit? Appropriate for advanced beginners/intermediate.  If you can and like to learn moves, and you are very comfortable with the basics, this class is for you.

Both events will take place at the Rise Studio (Formerly Mind Body and Soul.)  Address: 2971 India Street, San Diego, CA 92103

 

Cost: $20 each workshop

Erin hasn’t been in town to teach in 4 years. Let’s take advantage of her being here now!  Class size limited to the first 30 people who respond. Private lessons will also be available for $100/ hr for the few days she is in town. Instructional DVDs will be available... At festival prices! $20, not the usual $35.

Erin Brandt from San Francisco

Erin Brandt has taught dance for over 20 years in many areas of the U.S., including Florida, Alabama, DC, NYC, Washington, Seattle, Portland, Southern CA and the SF Bay Area. She’s danced live on the Fox and ABC Networks. Erin cannot help her passion for dance from spilling onto the teaching floor. She has a gift for infusing her students with laughter, teaching with ease, and bringing out the joy of dancing together. Erin uses her background in Movement Therapy to explain to her students how to get the styling and movement out of their bodies and onto the dance floor. She teaches with great insight, respect, and just the right blend of sensitivity and provocation.

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Sat., June 11 --- Dennis G & The Zydeco Trail Riders

War Memorial Hall, 3325 Zoo Drive San Diego, CA 92101

See Balboa Park Map for guidance.

Zydeco dance lesson at 6:20 p.m.

Dance to live Louisiana music from 7 to 10:15 p.m.

Admission just $10. Please pay at the registration table to get your wrist band. First timers receive a $5 discount!

 

 

 

July 2016

 

Sat., July 9  --- Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble

War Memorial Hall, 3325 Zoo Drive San Diego, CA 92101

See Balboa Park Map for guidance.

Zydeco dance lesson at 6:20 p.m.

Dance to live Louisiana music from 7 to 10:15 p.m.

Admission just $10. Please pay at the registration table to get your wrist band. First timers receive a $5 discount!

 

 

 

August 2016

 

Sat., August 13  --- David Souza and the Zydeco Mudbug

War Memorial Hall, 3325 Zoo Drive San Diego, CA 92101

See Balboa Park Map for guidance.

Zydeco dance lesson at 6:20 p.m.

Dance to live Louisiana music from 7 to 10:15 p.m.

Admission just $10. Please pay at the registration table to get your wrist band. First timers receive a $5 discount!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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