ARGENTINE TANGO CLASSES
TONY + ILANA (OWNERS)
Meet the owners Ilana Rubin and Tony Fan. Seattle's longest running Saturday night Tango social dance with awesome music, elegant decoration, tasty desserts and friendly atmosphere!
Argentine tango has been an integral part of Dance Underground dance program since the beginning. Here is a line-up of our program:
Two weekly tango classes by Tony and Ilana, the fonder and owner of Dance Underground.
Monday lunch time tango practice with a mini class.
Thursday late night tango practice.
Seattle's longest running Saturday night Tango social dance with awesome music, elegant decoration, tasty desserts and friendly atmosphere!
ZOUK DANCE SCHOOL
PABLO + VAL
- Pablo began his dance training in Ecuador, and formally started his training with Argentine Tango in 1999 with Michael Walker and Lori Ross. He moved to Buenos Aires in 2003 to focus on dancing pedagogy, social dancing at tango milongas, as well as studying body movement at the theater school Cabuia. In past few years Pablo has extensively explored Afro-Cuban movement, and well as partner dances including bachata, kizomba, and zouk. Pablo initially trained in Zouk in London, and Lambada in Brazil, as well as studying extensively with Zouk masters around the world.
- Val’s dance journey started in the Bay Area where she was training and performing with the Tribal Fusion Belly Dance troupe. Upon her return to Seattle in 2013, she took a liking in social dances such as Salsa and Bachata, and soon fell in love with Brazilian Zouk. She has won competitions and performed at various Zouk and Lambada congresses in the U.S. She is also the director of Zouk Babes Team in Seattle.
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Bodyfulness, formerly BaDi, formerly formerly Nia, alchemizes group fitness into a state of Awakened Dance Bliss! This high-vibe community experience evokes sweat and laughter, deep peace of mind, and a profound connection to your body. Inspired by Dina's NYC "Club-Kids" roots + Dance Arts: Hip-Hop, Jazz, Modern, Duncan, Authentic Movement, Ecstatic, and more; Martial Arts: Qigong, Tae Kwon Do, Tai Chi, Aikido; Healing Arts: Yoga, Sound Therapy, Energy Work, and more. Dina has been facilitating a version of this class for 15 years at Dance Underground. YUM!
CHHAMMA CHHAMMA DANCE SCHOOL
Tania Rzhondkovsky, dance instructor and owner of Chhamma Chhamma Dance School, has been dancing Bollywood, classical/folk, modern and Indian hip hop dances from the age of 7. Since she was very young, she’s had training in various types of dance including ballet; and modern and jazz contemporary dance at University level as well. Tania has performed in different venues including the University of Washington, Folklife, and UNIVISION Television. She began teaching dance lessons at 16 years old. She is currently a University student studying Sociology.
Darrah Blanton Dance:
Brain compatible dance education in a nurturing environment with an emphasis on conceptual learning and creative exploration. Featuring the BrainDance. Classes for ages 18 months-8 years.
Instructors: Darrah Blanton, Dakota Crist, Hayley Shannon
Registration for Fall 2019 session begins in late July/early August. Contact Darrah to receive registration information.
POWERGIRLDANCE / ZUMBA
MELANIE SKINNER (FOUNDER, CHIEF INSTRUCTOR)
Melanie is the woman who started PowerGirlDance, a program designed for girls ages 6-18. With an extensive history working in the dance industry, including 15 years as a soloist with Pacific Northwest Ballet and many years spent teaching hip hop, ballet, and Zumba, she makes all of her classes fun and varied. For PowerGirlDance, Melanie is driven by her goals of spreading the joy of dance, social justice consciousness, and awareness of the inequities of girls and women all over the world. She has thoughtfully made PowerGirlDance into a safe, judgement-free, fun, comfortable space where girls can move their bodies and speak freely. Melanie cites her mother as being her strongest female role model, who you can learn more about and see photos of on the blog on our website as well as online registration:
In addition, Melanie teaches a rockin' Zumba class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11-12! Check out her Facebook Page @ Zumba with Melanie Skinner
MAMBO PICA PICA
This social is just another extension of the active Salsa/Mambo/Bachata community in the Pacific Northwest. The following styles will be played throughout Mambo Pica Pica:
♫ STYLES ♫
Guaguanco, Son Montuno, Guajira, Mambo, Boogaloo, Guaracha, Cha Cha Cha, Son, Latin Jazz, Traditional Bachata, Sensual Bachata, Urban Bachata and Kizomba.
♫ RECORD LABELS ♫
Cotique, Alegre, Fania, Tico, Ansoinia, Kubaney, Ebirac, UA, Coco, Vaya, Bronco, Inca, Areito, Remo, Gas, Melody, Velvet, Columbia, Camden, Picante, Salsoul, and many more!
DJ Yambu (founder):