Class And NYC Workshops

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Location: Sheen Center for Performing Arts

Address: 18 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012, Studio C

(Don't get there too early or you'll have to wait outside)

 

Regular Class: [first three Wednesdays per month] Wednesday Nights 7:00 - 9:00 PM 

Class Cost: 20$ per person per hour, 35$ per person for both hours

 

Special Workshops: [Remaining Wednesdays] 7:00 - TBD, sometimes we go for three hours.

Workshop Cost: 35$ - 50$ depending. (sometimes we have to pay assistants)

 

Check tonyandjaime FB page for more info, or FB message or text us.  Also - best to check it every day before you go to class. There a few forced cancellations in the schedule already.

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Session structure: Though we sometimes pull back previous content for additional practice, sessions are mostly independent of each other and drop in / multi-level style style. Note: it is sometimes the case that attending advanced dancers or teachers contribute heavily to instruction by demonstrating their own technique, figures, pattens or discoveries.

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Multi-Level concept based sessions:  We tend to prefer focusing on concepts rather than patterns. For example, on one given night we may teach a concept six ways in progression of easy to difficult. A newer dancer will get the first two and working on mixing the concept into their dance. The advanced dancer may get most and try to master the concept in their own style. The professional may get them all quickly, but instead try to leverage the concept in another facet of dance, or in another style. 

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We believe in challenging: We believe and strive for the fact that at any level our classes are challenging. We achieve challenging sessions many different ways such as: adjusting speed, adjusting personal style to mimic or be more precise, building personal style, modifying partnership connections, intermixing styles, attempting challenging content, using performance tactics, etc. There are many that teach less challenging classes in more of a social or studio setting. That isn't us. We train to be great. 

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For beginner dancers: Generally speaking, there are usually many advanced or instructor level people in a session. We leverage these people for the benefit of beginners either by breaking senior dancers off to temporary work or instruct newer dancers, or we rotate newer dancers through the ranks of senior dancers. We believe there is no more effective way to rapidly build skill in a new dancer than by rotating them through the decades worth of dance experience. 

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For advanced dancers: Overall our classes are more geared toward advanced dancers (and/or those who want to train to be one.) We generally work a couple of different themes or concepts each night with the focus on becoming a more well rounded and skilled dancer. One night may consist of a difficult piece of choreography and a new pattern that can be leveraged in any style. Another night may consist of just a few pieces of content, considerable practice of that content within the individual dancer's personal style, and then 30 minutes on aerials. 

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For professional or trained dancers: Many who attend our sessions are professionally trained, and for those we train and teach differently in such a way that not only teaches swing, but quickly unlocks a lifetime of tap, jazz, modern or ballet.

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