Workshops

Strong Goddess Warmup with Erin Hillier (Saturday, 9:30-10:00; Sunday, 9:00-9:30)

Based on the locally popular Strong Goddess fitness classes attended by tens of people each week, Erin will guide you through a gentle and invigorating morning warm-up to prepare your body for a day of dance.

ATS® With an Edge with Melody Bustillos (Saturday 10:00-12:00)

In this workshop we will cover all slow vocabulary content from the ATS® With An Edge DVD as well as added embellishments for smooth and flowing performance results. We will cover proper angles, head alignment matching the slow ATS® vocabulary as intended. We will focus positions and transitions in the Arm, Free, Balanced positions and something new, Hand-guard manipulation for blender and military flip exchanges. If time permits, to spice things up, we will dance fast vocabulary in balanced.

Dueling Duets with Virginia Hojas                (Saturday 1:00 pm-3:00 pm)

Dueling Duets are an exciting quartet formation that adds variety to your ATS® performances, but can be hard to master! In this Volume 9 workshop, we will break down dueling duets, learn how to set them up and come out
of them, options for fast and slow performances, and the exciting Rush Hour!

Panic! at the Disco with Melody and Virginia (Saturday 3:15-5:15 pm)

When mayhem strikes, when wires are crossed, when lighting strikes, or when the earth shakes, learn how to change or reshape – navigating the course. Join in some crazy fun shenanigans before the last bow.

This workshop description is intentionally vague to avoid spoilers–Melody 🙂

Archetype Dance Action with Melody Bustillos (Sunday 9:30-11:30)

Taking your choreography or solo projects to the next level. You have the steps down, but what story are you trying to tell? This is a fun workshop to explore archetypes in motion. We will be working with various pieces of music to set the tone for you to experiment specific feelings into your dance. This is an out of the box dance experience I think you will enjoy.

Practice ’til You Make It! with Virginia Hojas  (Sunday 12:30-2:30)

Power up your performance in this intermediate to advanced workshop as we practice a series of ATS® movement combinations. We will practice challenging drills and break down the technique and transitions. You
will learn what it takes to create a dynamic sequence of steps that will keep you and your team on their toes and your audience mesmerized! Get ready for a challenge!