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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!

206-781-9553

 seattletango@hotmail.com

www.seattletango.com

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ZOUK BABES

PABLO + VAL

Pablo
- 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
- 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.

FIND US ON FACEBOOK!


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BODYFULNESS

DINA LOVE

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!

https://bodyfulness.pike13.com/offerings

https://www.bodyfulness.com/

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CHHAMMA CHHAMMA DANCE SCHOOL

TANIA RZHONDKOVSKY

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. 

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BCDRHYTHMS

BARB DUFF

www.bcdrhythms.com

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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.

Parent/toddler

Pre-ballet

Ballet/tap combo

Instructors: Darrah Blanton, Dakota Crist, Hayley Shannon

Registration for Fall 2019 session begins in late July/early August. Contact Darrah to receive registration information.

www.darrahblantondance.com


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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:

https://www.powergirldance.com/

In addition, Melanie teaches a rockin' Zumba class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11-12! Check out her Facebook Page @ Zumba with Melanie Skinner

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MAMBO PICA PICA 

CESAR SANCHEZ

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!

¡Pa'l bailador!

https://www.facebook.com/seattlepicapica/

DJ Yambu (founder):

https://www.facebook.com/Yambulicious-Entertainment-1542509169363918/


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SAVOY SWING CLUB

GUY CARIDI

Savoy Swing Club (SSC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching and spreading vintage swing dance throughout Seattle. Savoy Swing Club is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation supported by its members.

Formed in 1993, SSC is run and managed by a board of community members who volunteer their time and energy.

https://www.pnwlindyhop.com/

https://www.savoyswing.org/



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ECSTATIC DANCE

MARY ANDERSON

https://www.ecstaticdanceseattle.com/

www.ecstaticdanceseattle.com

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Ecstatic Dance Seattle has been in the studio since 2001 (we are celebrating on June 2nd, dancing into our 19th year!)

"A place for people to authentically and safely express themselves, it’s free of judgment and instruction. It is a space to feel, move and heal, so that we can manifest our true selves. No dance experience necessary".

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BACHATA B2B

LUCY FEI

We are a group of bachata addicts dedicated at educating and spreading the love of dance with the community by providing quality dance experience from social dances to music to workshops.

Email: lucy@bachataseattle.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/bachataB2B

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FLOWSHOP

ARLENE SMITH

Flowshop is an every Tuesday trick workshop for beginners and intermediate spinners.

FlowShop provides affordable and accessible studio space every Tuesday for flow artists and prop manipulators of all levels to learn new tools and new tricks. We alternate each week between a themed open jam or a work shop featuring a different prop, different instructors, and different tricks. 

https://www.facebook.com/flowshops/


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ADULT BOLLYWOOD CLASS

PRIYANKA

Rangeela Dance Company (RDC) is Seattle’s premier Bollywood Fusion dance company founded in 2016 by Priyanka Jain Vora, a trained classical Indian dancer and Bollywood dance choreographer. This group of talented women share a common passion for dance fusion and spreading awareness about the vibrant South Asian culture in the community. The dancers have professional expertise in a variety of styles ranging from Bharatnatyam, Bollywood, Kuchipudi, Semi-Classical, Hip-Hop, Modern, Bhangra, Garba, and more. Check out our dancers’ profiles below.

RDC offers group and private dance lessons for all ages as well as event choreography services. If you’re interested in booking us at your next eventor if you’d like to be part of our performing team, contact us at info@dancewithrangeela.com.

https://www.rangeeladancecompany.com/

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POSEURS YOGA

EMILY DENTON

Poseurs was founded in 2014 in the form of a yoga fanzine and has since grown into a full class schedule of diverse programming rooted in the mission of radicalism and accessibility. In 2017 Poseurs began to offer a weekly class called “Dope Moments”, an all levels vinyasa class where all proceeds go to a different rotating charity that advocates for human rights and social justice. Dope Moments continues to offer the weekly class on Thursday, as well as monthly community volunteering events. It’s been amazing! Poseurs also paired up with “Practice” School of Magic LLC to off 200hr YTT programs certified through the Yoga Alliance. They offer Yin Yoga trainings as well as other continuing education support. 

Poseurs was born in the off hours of the punk clubs, friends basements, roof tops, parks, and art galleries and found their heart at Dance Underground in 2015. You cans find classes 6 days a week along with special events and workshops. We keep the lights low and the Christmas lights on. 

Come as you are. All classes are sliding scale $10-$25, no one turned away for lack of funds. We believe that it is empowering to be able to self adjudicate the value of the class and its mission is, and how much we as individuals can afford to pay. Your payments are what supports the programming and it growth, and support the very real livelihood of the teachers. We appreciate you choosing to practice with us!!

www.poseurs.us 

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SPIN JAM

ALICE VIDRINE

Since 2008 Seattle Tech Spinners has been devoted to connecting skill artists (jugglers, hoopers, staff or poi spinners), both veteran and novice, a place to socialize, practice, and exchange tips and tricks. To that end we host one of Seattle's longest running spin jams, a weekly, donation-driven event open to manipulators of all props and skill levels. During the wet months, we move indoors to Dance Underground to provide a warm, dry, music-filled practice space to to practice in.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/seattletechspinners/

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LITTLE WINGS

CHARLOTTE

http://www.misscharlottemusic.com/

Not offering classes at this time at dance Underground location.

Check back for Summer kids camp for 2020.

URBAN KIZOMBA

SAMANTHA DALTON

Urban Kizomba is a fusion dance based on Kizomba (a partner dance originally from Angola) and several other styles. Sam & Joseph organize a monthly lesson and social focused on Urban Kizomba! It generally falls on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Come join us!

Contact us with any questions at: KizombaUnderground@gmail.com

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FORRO DANCE

LARA & Luiz

Join us for an all-levels forró dance class with Lara and Luiz on Tuesdays, 8:40-10:10 pm, at Dance Underground! Forró is the most popular partner dance in Brazil and has gained global popularity in recent years, with forró dance groups appearing in major cities across the US and Europe, as well as in South America, Japan, Korea, and Russia.

Lara is the founder and primary dance teacher of Forró in Seattle, a social group dedicated to providing a welcoming space and social activities for all levels of forró dancers. She studied forró, together with other Brazilian dance styles such as samba de gafieira (couples-style samba) and bolero, while living in the state of São Paulo. Lara started teaching forró in Brazil in 2012 and moved to Seattle in XXXX. In addition to teaching regular classes, she leads forró dance workshops at local venues and festivals such as the Royal Room, Northwest Dance Network, and BrasilFest, as well as at international festivals such as ForroFest USA. Lara’s sensual elegance as a dancer and systematic approach as a teacher make her a source of great inspiration and practical guidance for her students.

Luiz learned forró during his college years and later was actively involved with Samba Rock, a new form of Brazilian partner dance spawned in São Paulo, the city where Luiz has lived most of his life. A masterful yet creative and playful lead, Luiz is also a thoughtful teacher who brings his extensive experience with forró and Samba Rock to the class.

Email: forroinseattle@gmail.com / forroinseattle@gmail.com

WEBSITE: https://forroseattle.com