June 23rd: Be The Life of The Party: 2-Hour Intro to Social Dance Workshop
May 1st, 2018PROMOS, WORKSHOPSsalsawithsilvia 0 Comments

When & where:

Date: June 23rd 3:30pm-5:30pm
Location: The Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio at 3232 Georgia Ave. NW, DC 20010

About the workshop:

Dancing in social settings can a fun yet, challenging experience. In the prospect of dancing at a party have you ever thought, “I don’t know how to dance. Why are they pushing me to go out there? I can’t possibly dance with all of those people. What would I do? I would look ridiculous.” If so, this workshop is definitely for you! The fear of moving only exists in the mind but it can be overcome if one builds self-confidence, focus and intention, and a hefty movement toolkit that provides variety and clarity to your movement on the dance floor. We will engage in various exercises and activities that get to the root of your fear and bring out the amazing dancer in all of us. Take a HUGE deep breath and join us as we dive into the world of social dancing.

In the workshop, we will:

  • Engage in various movement activities and exercises that focus on body awareness and placement.
  • Explore tips and tools you can use when you go out dancing in social settings like parties and work or family events.
  • Build self-confidence, focus and intention.
  • Build an extensive movement toolkit that provides variety and clarity to your movement on the dance floor.
  • Get to the root of fear in movement and bring out the amazing dancer in all of us.

What to bring:
Be sure to bring a water bottle and wear comfy clothing and shoes. A notebook is optional.

Instructor Biography:
International Dance Artist Briana Ashley Stuart is an American performer, teacher choreographer, and entrepreneur who currently lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. In Brussels, she established an arts consultancy organization called STU Arts, that provides broad high quality arts-related services and consultancy with a focus on performance, teaching, choreography and arts administration for independent dance artists, dance companies, businesses, corporations and cultural arts organizations. Her extensive experience in movement and dance contributes to her interest in creating movement based curriculum’s to improve knowledge of the world and the individual, solve problems and create strong connections within various communities. Most recently, her work in STU Arts was featured in the online Magazine I love Brussels in March 2018. In addition, she currently works with ZIKIT Dance Company, a Brussels-based body percussion dance company and 4Hoog Theater in Gent, Belgium. Briana has also performed and taught, nationally and internationally as an independent artist as well as with StepAfrika, and contemporary dance company SJEwing & Dancers at numerous colleges/universities, festivals, showcases, Guantanamo Bay Naval Base as well as many others. In 2015, she served as the assistant choreographer on the American Theater’s Company’s production of The Project(s) in Chicago, IL, rated 4 stars by the Chicago Tribune.  She has received numerous commissions from Dance Place’s New Releases Showcase, Dance Ethos Dance Company, Joy of Motion’s Youth Dance Ensemble, the University of Michigan, and the 2016 March on Washington Film Festival in Washington, D.C. More information about Briana can be found at brianaashleystuart.com and stuartsdance.com.

Cost: $20 per person

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