Magpie's Nest

New Winter Classes!

New Winter Classes!

posted on December 19, 2014 by Vanessa
in: Magpie's Nest, Seraka Studios

Just in time for Christmas! We’re releasing our new schedule of classes for the new year. We’ve got great series in Creativity and Choreography, your time-favourite Technique classes, and FOUR excellent workshops! These will take place at The Dance Centre (286 Torbay Rd).

Register by emailing Any classes with less than 4 participants will have to be cancelled, so register early.


CREATIVITY (series) Р Vanessa
LEVEL 1 – Tuesdays @ 6:30-7:30pm starting Jan 27 (5 weeks)
LEVEL 2 – Tuesdays @ 7:45-8:45pm starting Mar 31 (5 weeks)

Learn some tips and tools to get comfy with improvising to music, as well as working through a brand new choreography!

For: absolute beginners, two left feet, love music.
Cost: $75 for full series, $20 for the first class drop-in.

TECHNIQUE (classes) – Vanessa
LEVEL 1 – Tuesdays @ 6:30-7:300pm starting Mar 31 (5 weeks).
LEVEL 2 – Tuesdays @ 7:45-8:45pm starting Jan 27 (5 weeks).

Each week we’ll start with a short conditioning component, break down some isolations and movements, add layers and variations, then drill them with finger cymbals, ending with a stretchy cool down.

For: new dancers accepted in Level 1, experienced dancers in Level 2.
Cost: $70 for the half-session, $15 drop in,

WORKSHOPS – Karen & Vanessa
Top Speed Turns (Karen) – Tue Jan 13 @ 6:30-8:00pm.
Rhythm Lab (Vanessa) – Tue Jan 20 @ 6:30-8:00pm.
Top Speed Turns Two (Karen) – Tue Mar 17 @ 6:30-8:00pm.
Choreo KickStart (Vanessa) – Tue Mar 24 @ 6:30-8:00pm.

A chance to take in a little bonus classes for those with busy schedules.

If you missed Karen’s workshop in December, here’s your chance to take it in in January, then follow-up with PART TWO in March.

If you’re curious about rhythm structures, how to dance to more “traditional sounding” music join Rhythm Lab in January. If you’re interested in learning what it takes to make your own dances, pop by Choreo KickStart in March.

For: those with some belly dance experience
Cost: $30 each, or all 4 for $400

AMERICAN TRIBAL STYLE (classes) – Vanessa
Level 1 – Wednesdays @ 7:30-8:30pm starting Jan 21 (6 weeks).
Level 2 – Wednesdays @ 7:30-8:30pm starting Mar 18 (5 weeks).
Jam Sessions – Wednesday, Apr 29 @ 7:30-8:30pm.

Get together for the joy of dancing with other dancers during the Jam Sessions, or take in some breakdown and drilling in the Level 1 and Level 2 series.

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