Cortland Corset Factory

75 East Court Street, Cortland NY

3rd Floor

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 WORKSHOP SERIES

February - May 2020 

BODYOGRAPHY & FLOOR FLOW with Danielle Saint Velvet
Sunday March 15th 12:00 - 2:00
$25 of $30 at the Door

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In this energetic dance and movement class you will learn the secret to flawless floor work and stage presentation. This class is most well suited for intermediate - experienced dancers who feel comfortable on the floor.

*learn to connect your movements
*slow and intentional tease tips
*from standing to floor in one liquid drop
*how to own the stage floor
*free your rib cage and unleash your hips
*twerks, isolation's and shimmies
*splits, flops, drops and squats

Oriental Technique & Combinations a la Chudney Raks
Saturday April 4th 1:30 - 3:30 pm 
$40 Individual or $60 (to add on Karolina)

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Please note that this class will be held at the Homer Center for the Arts - Upstairs Dance Studio

72 South Main Street, Homer NY 
Technique and combinations go hand and hand. How can you dance a combination if you can’t execute the individual moves? Chudney will break down fresh and challenging moves, drill them, and then strategically place them into dynamic combinations to pull it all together for a polished look. Get ready to rak out as we drill and combo up a sweat!

Over the weekend of April 4th and 5th Chudney and Karolina will be in town to do their filming for Team, Belly, Set Go! Although the workshop times will be solidified soon we wanted to give you a heads up so you can save the date to dance with these stellar instructors! 

NEO BELLYDANCE with Karolina Lux
Saturday April 4th 4:00 - 6:00 pm 
$40 Individual or $60 (to add on Chudney)

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Please note that this class will be held at the Homer Center for the Arts - Upstairs Dance Studio

72 South Main Street, Homer NY 

Neo Bellydance is not a format, but an attitude and way fusing contemporary concepts with this ancient dance! In this class, exciting arm patterns from street dance styles such as whacking and tutting layer with undulations and hip work, in a dynamic exploration of fusion. Belly dance originated in intimate contexts, but is moving more to the stage, to the screen, and beyond. Neo Bellydance acknowledges this transition by offering new variations in footwork, arm patterns, lines, conditioning, and studies in theater and character…while honoring the roots of belly dance. We will learn about the cultural history of these fusion styles, clean our technique, and then incorporate them into combos with belly dance. We will boldly bring our belly dancing to fierce new realms!
**All levels of experience welcome! No experience in cross-training necessary. Please bring socks, jazz, or ballet shoes.*

STEEL CLUB CABARET with Kathy Lucas
Wednesdays April 8 and 15 6:00 - 7:30

$25 for the series 

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Steel Club Cabaret is a strength and conditioning jazz dance workshop. In this 2-class workshop series we will combine Bob Fosse’s signature jazz style, featuring sultry hip rolls, turned-in pigeon toes and detailed movements with isolated Steel Club exercises. As in a typical jazz dance class, the classes in this series will consist of an isolation warm-up, a dance combination and a cool-down.
Unlike a typical jazz dance class, however, these classes will feature the use of Steel Clubs as part of the dance combinations.

Kathy Lucas, Muvz to Inspire founder and coach, has over 30 yrs experience as a dancer, Pilates instructor and Unconventional Fitness coach. The approach to her work has been informed by her time and travels to NY, West Africa and Japan. With a passion for cultural connections through traditions, healing and movement, Kathy has spent over a decade developing a unique program that fuses various styles of dance to strength training. She is an Onnit Academy Foundations trainer, Durability Coach and Steel Club Specialist. The Ithaca Times awarded her “Best Personal Trainer” in its last two votes (2015 and 2019), and she has been a movement facilitator for the Cornell Leadership weekend retreats in 2017 and 2018.
Through work with weights, Kathy’s clients meld dancer to athlete. In individual sessions and group classes, she guides students to express strength, beauty, grace and grit, and her teaching is centered in compassion for each unique journey. She has
a deep understanding of both wellness and illness, of persistence and restorative healing. Kathy is committed to building a fitness community focused on the well being and brilliance of every member.

CHAIR-LESQUE with Lisa Price
Saturday April 25th 2:00 - 4:300

$30

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Chair-lesque with Lisa Price of Deviant Dance Tribe! Come get sassy, sexy and empowered, while learning a kick ass chair routine.

EASY, BREEZY, BURLY MOVES with Lulu La Femme
Sunday April 26th 12:00 - 2:00

$25 for the series 

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Core choreography for liquid transitions and graceful tips for smoothing out your performances. Learn to go with the FLOW

FOREST DWELLERS: ITS PERFORMANCE INTENSIVE with Joanna Abel & Jo Boring
Saturday May 2nd 11:00 - 2:00

$40 for the class $50 when combined with colorful creatures

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This workshop with Joanna Abel and Jo Boring will take you on a journey through the basic movements and concepts of this fun and dynamic dance format! In this 3 hour session we will use ITS concepts and some simple, yet enchanting, combinations to galavant into the woods! Workshop participants can perform with the Jo Jo's at Enchanted Creature Ball (5/2/20), or just come for the FUN. Geared for all dancers!

COLORFUL CREATURES with Joanna Abel 
Sunday May 2nd 11:00 - 2:00

$25 for the class $50 when combined with ITS

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Keep the creature vibes going through to Sunday at an expressive and theatrical workshop experience! Use your imagination to create magical beings. We will use rich movements to express your magical being and then weave that dance into a delightfully dynamic choreography. All levels welcome!

GoGo-Lesque with Danielle Saint Velvet
Sunday May  31 12:00 - 2:00

$25

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In this high energy crash course in burlesque and gogo techniques you will learn to bump, grind, sway, tease, strut, and play the burlesque way with Danielle Saint Velvet. Authentic 60'S dance moves influenced by Danielle's infectious energy, and unique music taste- this class is a hit!

No dance experience required. Expect to take away a series of upbeat, retro, gogo moves that you can incorporate into your Burlesque routines! Please bring a positive attitude, willingness to learn, and any shoe you are comfortable moving in.

BELLYESQUE with Tessa TrueHeart
Wednesdays May 13, 20 , 27, June 3 6:00 - 7:15

$48 for the series 

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Join Tessa TrueHeart for her signature BellyEsque stylization! This 4 week series is not for the faint of heart! Learn to bump, grind, shimmy and sway combining the sensuality of Belly Dance with a showgirl Sensibility.

More info to come but there may be a performance opportunity on Saturday June 6th for this class!