Class Schedule

Oct
21
Sat
2017
FUNdamental Kids Breakin (Ages 6-10)
Oct 21 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

FUNdamental Kids Breakin is targeted for kids ages 6-10 to learn the fundamentals of breaking.  It is based on the basics of breakdance and hip hop culture though the eyes and experiences of the instructor.

Pele is a dancer who’s background includes Olympic World Training in junior level boys gymnastics.  These experiences have influenced the programs he has developed for kids of all ages to reach their goals in fitness and sports.

Oct
23
Mon
2017
LEVEL ONE | Kids Break Academy | Intro to Foundation (Spring Quarter)
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

LEVEL ONE is for first time students with no formal break dancing experience.  This class is offered to kids ages 6-12 years old.  This series will introduce students to basic, beginner level, foundational moves of Breaking created by the pioneers of the dance style in the 1970s. It is important for B-boys and B-girls to learn the foundation to preserve the true B-Boy / B-Girl style. Students will get familiar with the capabilities of their bodies while learning new moves. Instructors will teach and review moves often to build students coordination, conditioning and confidence.

Sign up NOW!

Student Benefits

  • Learn the fundamentals of Breaking
  • Repetition training and drills for securing foundational moves into muscle memory
  • Improve strength, flexibility and coordination in preparation for intermediate level moves
  • Fun!
LEVEL TWO | Kids Break Academy | Beginner Breaking (Fall Quarter)
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

LEVEL Two is offered to kids ages 6-12 years old.  This series will continue teaching basic, beginner level, foundational moves of Breaking created by the pioneers of the dance style in the 1970s. It is important for B-boys and B-girls to learn the foundation to preserve the true B-Boy / B-Girl style. Students will get familiar with the capabilities of their bodies while learning new moves. Instructors will teach and review moves often to build students coordination, conditioning and confidence.

Sign up NOW!

 

Student Benefits

  • Learn the fundamentals of Breaking
  • Repetition training and drills for securing foundational moves into muscle memory
  • Improve strength, flexibility and coordination in preparation for intermediate level moves
  • Fun!
Hip Hop/Jazz Choreo w/ Justice and Robin
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Hip Hop/Jazz Choreo is a technique and choreography class that infuses elements of hip hop, lyrical and jazz into choreographed performance-level routines.  Students will learn the fundamentals of each style, focusing on coordination, syncopation, isolations, and exploring choreography that combines street dance with funk, jazz and a whole lot of personal style.

Oct
24
Tue
2017
Waacking Workshop with Yass
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yass is a wonderful multi-talented dancer from Japan and will be in Seattle to share with us some WAACKING! YES! COME THROUGH SEATTLE WAACKERS!

[ L E V E L ]
This is open-level meaning anyone and everyone can come learn, but it will be taught at a more intermediate level to challenge yall! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to post on the event or message me. 🙂

[ T I M E ]
Tuesday, 5:30-7pm

[ C O S T ]
$15 cash or venmo only! (cash preferred)
*punchcards will not work for this – sorry!

[ Y A S S B I O G R A P H Y ]
Yass of the Tokyo based, multiple award winning, international sensations and all female Fly Six B Girls Dance Crew.

Competitions:
1st place Japan Hip Hop Championship 2010 and 2012.

Show case:
◎Culture shock Oakland International Choreographer’s showcase 2014
◎Culture Shock DC international Choreographer’s showcase 2013
◎World Hip Hop International in Las Vegas 2010-2012
◎City Alive in Singapole 2011

Workshop:
Oakland, San Diego, Seattle, Singapore, Vancouver,

She also works in various aspects of dance in: instructing, choreography, back up dancing, and performs multiple workshops on dance that fuses her unique style.

Yass is a wonderful multi-talented dancer from Japan and will be in Seattle to share with us some WAACKING! YES! COME THROUGH SEATTLE WAACKERS!

[ L E V E L ]
This is open-level meaning anyone and everyone can come learn, but it will be taught at a more intermediate level to challenge yall! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to post on the event or message me. 🙂

[ T I M E ]
Tuesday, 5:30-7pm

[ C O S T ]
$15 cash or venmo only! (cash preferred)
*punchcards will not work for this – sorry!

 

Funk Styles w/ Groove Clan
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Groove Clan Crew will host this class that will cover different styles and techniques of dances associated with “Popping”. Classes will be geared towards drills and learning foundation to build vocabulary for freestyle dancing. Some styles to be covered are Waving, Robot, Popping, Boogaloo, Glides and Footwork.

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Oct
25
Wed
2017
LEVEL THREE | KIDS BREAK ACADEMY | INTERMEDIATE (Fall Quarter)
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Introduction to intermediate level Breaking moves, combinations and battle

LEVEL THREE students are first required to advance through LEVEL TWO with recommendation from the instructor.  New students with previous dance experience can receive permission from the Studio Director to begin at LEVEL THREE.  This series will introduce students to new intermediate level foundation moves. Students will put together move combinations and begin experiencing the competitive element of Breaking, the battle!

Student Benefits

-Continued practice in fundamentals of Breaking

-Repetition training and drills for securing intermediate level moves into muscle memory

-Improve strength, flexibility and coordination in preparation for advanced level moves

-Introduction to new intermediate level moves

-Introduction to battle

-Fun!

LEVEL FOUR | KIDS BREAK ACADEMY | ADVANCED (Fall Quarter)
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Exploring concepts and ideas to start creating your own moves & style 

LEVEL FOUR students are first required to advance through LEVEL THREE with recommendation from instructor.  Breaking is a very spontaneous and improvisational dance but learning the foundation of the dance is necessary to preserve the true Bboy/Bgirl style and give students a solid foundation of basic movements to start exploring and developing their own unique style. All beginner and intermediate levels focused primarily on learning and perfecting the foundation. We will continue perfecting foundation in this class but also begin to explore concepts and ideas to develop students own unique styles and moves. Students will experience battling and begin creating routines.

Student Benefits:

-New moves and skills set

-Improve strength, flexibility and endurance

-New move combinations

-Ideas for creating original moves and individual style

-Battle Training

-Fun!

Hip Hop WERKshop w/ Tamera Pumphrey (Adults)
Oct 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Hip Hop WERKshop w/ Tamera Pumphrey (Adults)

This 90 minute class is designed to make you sweat and appreciate your body while dancing to your favorite hip hop hits! Start with 45 minutes of hip hop cardio with a playlist that will make you feel like you just rolled up to the club with your squad. Finish with beginner-level sexy hip hop choreography to build your self-confidence and community, and have a lil somethin somethin to show off to your friends or significant other. No previous dance experience necessary, just be ready to WERK!

This class is offered as a drop-in class for $10/class.  Beacon punch-cards cannot be used for this class.

Oct
26
Thu
2017
Beginner House for Teens and Adults w/ Dani Tirrell
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hip Hop Party Grooves and Musicality w/ Nikiya
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This Hip Hop class will contain grooves, musicality, learning to live in your body, and how to interpret what’s being heard.  We will dig up some sounds from the old school to not-so-mainstream tunes that’ll make you want to move.  This is an intermediate-level course but all levels are welcome.  Come one, come all….Come groove with me!

HOUSE w/ Dani Tirrell, Amy O and Guest Instuctors
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

House dance including Footwork, Jacking , Lofting and more. Dance, Free-style and sweat to House music

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Teaching Artists

Dani Tirrell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dani Tirrell is a dancer, performer, choreographer and dance educator.  Most recently Dani’s work has been seen at the Seattle International Festival of Dance, Black Choreographers Festival (San Francisco), Poetry + Motion (Seattle), On the Boards: 12 Minutes Max (Seattle),  Bearing Witness: Quare Arts Project (Seattle), Global Dance Party (Seattle), Young Tanz Sommer (Austria),  and Day of Dance: A Community Partnership (Detroit).

As a Detroit native, he was introduced to Voguing and House dance through friends and members of the Detroit Electronic Music scene.  Although he is trained in classical and modern dance technique, he finds true liberation, passion and freedom when he is engaged in House and Vogue dance styles.

In 2012 he was awarded a grant through The Central District Forum of Arts and Ideas Creation Project.  Dani is the Founder and Artistic Director of Dani Tirrell Dance Theater/ Color Lines Dance Ensemble.

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Amy O’Neal is a freelance Contemporary/Hip Hop dancer, performer, choreographer, and dance educator.   She has been based in Seattle WA USA and making dance centered work for stages, screens, galleries, rock shows, and the street since 1996.  She is known for mixing and and sampling in her movement vocabulary to create a unique and true language of her own.  From 2007-2012, she made work under the moniker, AmyO/tinyrage and was presented by the TBA Festival (Portland,OR) , On the Boards Northwest New Works Festival (Seattle,WA) , Northwest Film Forum (Seattle, WA), Seattle Theater Group/The Moore, Project Motion (Memphis, TN), Bumbershoot (Seattle), and Velocity Dance Center (Seattle). From 2000-2010, Amy was co-director of locust (music/dance/video)with musician/composer Zeke Keeble. locust was presented by On the Boards (Seattle), Seattle Theater Group/The Moore, The Myrna Loy Center (Helena, MT), Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out (Becket, MA), Joyce Soho (NYC), TBA Festival (Portland, OR), Bates Dance Festival (Lewiston, MN), University of Montana (Missoula, MT), SUSHI (San Diego, CA), the Southern Theater (Minneapolis, MN), Next Dance Cinema (Seattle, WA), ODC Theater (San Francisco, CA), Kyoto Arts Center (Kyoto, Japan), Next Moment Film Festival (Tokyo, Japan), and UNAM Danza sin Fronteras (Mexico City, Mexico).

Since 2002, Amy has frequently collaborated with musician/comedian, Reggie Watts. She choreographed for “A Very Reggie Christmas” at On the Boards and has improvised with him in Seattle and NYC at The Triple Door, Bumbershoot, Gallapagos and Comix. She performed in his show “Disinformation” at the TBA Festival (Portland,OR), Under the Radar Festival (NYC), Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburg, PA), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and ICA Boston. She choreographed for Reggie’s music video “Fuck, Shit, Stack” released through Comedy Central in 2010 and performed in “Reggiedency” at the San Francisco Sketchfest in 2013. She produced and collaborated with Reggie and LA based cinematographer, Gabriel Bienczycki on the video “Sects” which you can find on Jash.com along side content from comedic luminaries Sarah Silverman and Michael Cera.  She choreographed for LA based electro pop artist Jules Leotard for the video “Body Builder” and danced in the official music video for “Iridescent Asteroid Mists (Feat. Palaceer Lazaro) by Seattle based electronic artist, Vox Mod.

Amy danced with the Pat Graney Company 1999-2002, Scott/Powell Performance 1997-2004, and in Mark Haim’s acclaimed “Goldberg Variations” in 2006. Amy was the lead singer of Zeke Keeble’s band Marrow from 2002-2006 and sung in the Seattle based David Bowie cover band, Heroes. Amy’s work has been commissioned twice by Spectrum Dance Theater/Donald Byrd, twice by Degenerate Art Ensemble, Cornish Dance Theater, Moving Current (Tampa, FL), and Seattle Theatre Group in 2005 collaborating with Savion Glover, 2009 with locust, 2011 with AmyO/tinyrage, and 2012 collaborating with Daniel Bernard Roumain for “More Music at the Moore”.

Amy teaches Contemporary dance technique, Hip Hop techniques, improvisation,and choreography regularly at Velocity Dance Center,Massive Monkees Studio: The Beacon, and with the Dance This program in Seattle. She has also taught her wildly popular Bottom Heavy Funk (Hip Hop/Club/Street based class) at Velocity for over a decade. She is the co-founder and lead teaching artist of Seattle Theater Group’s “Young Choreographer’s Lab” which merged with Velocity Dance Center to form the “Seattle Youth Dance Collective”. She has taught, conducted residencies, and been a guest speaker at the University of Washington, Cornish College of the Arts, Washington University (St. Louis,MO), University of Idaho, Idaho State University, University of Montana, Texas Woman’s University, University of Oregon, Northwest Vista College (San Antonio), Grand Valley State University (Grand Rapids, MI), Conduit (Portland), The Houston Met (Houston, TX), Okinawa Prefectural Museum (Okinawa), Cal Arts, The Sweat Spot (Los Angeles, CA), NYU Playwrights Horizons School (NYC), Broadway Dance Center (NYC), 100 Grand (NYC), and Dance New Amsterdam (NYC).

Amy has received funding from the Seattle Mayors Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, the international DanceWEB scholarship (2000), the Mary Levine Fund, Artist Trust , 4 Culture, the Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation, the National Dance Project, the National Performance Network, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Creative Capital Foundation, and the Foundation for Contemporary Art. Amy has been awarded creative residencies at Bates Dance Festival (07), Headlands Center for the Arts (08), the US/Japan Choreographers Exchange through Dance Theater Workshop. MASS MOCA, and the Japan Society (09), and was Velocity Dance Center Artist in Residence (2011). Amy is a two time Artist Trust Fellow, a two time Stranger Genius Awards Nominee, over funded her latest solo work on USA Projects, and holds a BFA in dance from Cornish College of the Arts.

Oct
27
Fri
2017
Open Practice Session
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Share the studio space with other dancers to practice moves and movement.  Open practice provides an open space and music with no instructor.

Open Session Rates:

Drop-In: $5

 

Oct
28
Sat
2017
Body Weight Boot Camp w/ Julie
Oct 28 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

All fitness levels welcome (all movements are scaled). Our BootCamp for BodyWeight workout is focused on cardio, core and strength.  Bodyweight exercises can be a great choice for gaining strength, building muscle, boosting cardiovascular fitness and losing weight.  Saturday morning power hour begins with group stretch and warmups, followed by a few intense workouts to burn body fat fast!  Each week we increase intensity level with more reps, more volume and different variations to track progress.

Beginner Breaking and Foundation (Ages 10+)
Oct 28 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
FUNdamental Kids Breakin (Ages 6-10)
Oct 28 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

FUNdamental Kids Breakin is targeted for kids ages 6-10 to learn the fundamentals of breaking.  It is based on the basics of breakdance and hip hop culture though the eyes and experiences of the instructor.

Pele is a dancer who’s background includes Olympic World Training in junior level boys gymnastics.  These experiences have influenced the programs he has developed for kids of all ages to reach their goals in fitness and sports.

Oct
30
Mon
2017
LEVEL ONE | Kids Break Academy | Intro to Foundation (Spring Quarter)
Oct 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

LEVEL ONE is for first time students with no formal break dancing experience.  This class is offered to kids ages 6-12 years old.  This series will introduce students to basic, beginner level, foundational moves of Breaking created by the pioneers of the dance style in the 1970s. It is important for B-boys and B-girls to learn the foundation to preserve the true B-Boy / B-Girl style. Students will get familiar with the capabilities of their bodies while learning new moves. Instructors will teach and review moves often to build students coordination, conditioning and confidence.

Sign up NOW!

Student Benefits

  • Learn the fundamentals of Breaking
  • Repetition training and drills for securing foundational moves into muscle memory
  • Improve strength, flexibility and coordination in preparation for intermediate level moves
  • Fun!
LEVEL TWO | Kids Break Academy | Beginner Breaking (Fall Quarter)
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

LEVEL Two is offered to kids ages 6-12 years old.  This series will continue teaching basic, beginner level, foundational moves of Breaking created by the pioneers of the dance style in the 1970s. It is important for B-boys and B-girls to learn the foundation to preserve the true B-Boy / B-Girl style. Students will get familiar with the capabilities of their bodies while learning new moves. Instructors will teach and review moves often to build students coordination, conditioning and confidence.

Sign up NOW!

 

Student Benefits

  • Learn the fundamentals of Breaking
  • Repetition training and drills for securing foundational moves into muscle memory
  • Improve strength, flexibility and coordination in preparation for intermediate level moves
  • Fun!
Hip Hop/Jazz Choreo w/ Justice and Robin
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Hip Hop/Jazz Choreo is a technique and choreography class that infuses elements of hip hop, lyrical and jazz into choreographed performance-level routines.  Students will learn the fundamentals of each style, focusing on coordination, syncopation, isolations, and exploring choreography that combines street dance with funk, jazz and a whole lot of personal style.

Oct
31
Tue
2017
Waacking w/ Tracey (Beginner Adults)
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
What is Waacking?
 

Waacking is a club-style dance style originating from LA’s underground disco scene in the 70s by the gay Black and Latinx community. The movement consists of moving ones arms to the beat to highlight sounds that the audience normally would not hear. With arm movement being a huge part of waacking, there are also elements of punking (acting and taking on different characters), as well as posing. It is a style that is inspired by black & white films and tv series such as Batman, King Kong, Looney Tunes, Star Wars, Bruce Lee.

– Here is a video of Tracey that demos waacking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNPi9jyE5lo
 
 
Class Description
 
In this class, you will learn about the history of this style, basic to complex arm patterns, posing, punking, how to travel, and fun grooves with Tracey! Tracey ensures that class feels like a community and is a safe space for you to reach your full potential and to express your own individuality. All the foundation learned will help you apply it all into extremely fun freestyling exercises! 
 
Who is Tracey Wong?

Tracey Wong is a dancer, educator, and community event curator based in Seattle. She is a co-founder and co-director of Malicious Allure and is formally trained in waacking, vogue, and hip hop and is the first regular waacking instructor in Seattle. Tracey is an alumni member of the dance groups Boogiezone Breed Seattle, The Z Project, and The Purple Lemonade. She is currently a contributing choreographer for the all-female street styles group called The CRUW and co-directed the hip hop dance company Studio 3 Company.

Tracey’s work has been featured in Seattle Arts Museum’s events “Remix” and “The Legendary Children”, Seattle Gay Pride Festival, Bumbershoot, and Flavr Blue at Capitol Hill Block Party’s Mainstage. She’s also worked with top brands such as Nordstrom Pop Up Shop and Microsoft.

Tracey competes heavily in the Seattle battle scene under the alias “Malicious Hi-Chew”. She has been the winner of PDX’s Waacking battle “Nostalgia”, Seattle based vogue competition “En Vogue”, and is the champion for Seattle based all style battle “Matter of Movement 2016”. She was a finalist in Seattle’s World of Dance 2016 Headbangerz Brawl and in LA’s International Whack/ Punk/ Pose Festival, Waackfest 2016.

“I started waacking because it looked dope. The more I delved into this style, the more I learned to love it in its entirety. How it embraces individuality, drama, music, and history. It pushes me to reflect on myself and to explore the spectrum of emotions I can go through. Every time I waack, I tell myself that it is perfectly okay to be me.”

Tracey strives to continue to build a strong bond in the Seattle dance community and continues educating others about the rich history of Waacking while also learning more and more herself each day!

Funk Styles w/ Groove Clan
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Groove Clan Crew will host this class that will cover different styles and techniques of dances associated with “Popping”. Classes will be geared towards drills and learning foundation to build vocabulary for freestyle dancing. Some styles to be covered are Waving, Robot, Popping, Boogaloo, Glides and Footwork.

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Nov
1
Wed
2017
LEVEL THREE | KIDS BREAK ACADEMY | INTERMEDIATE (Fall Quarter)
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Introduction to intermediate level Breaking moves, combinations and battle

LEVEL THREE students are first required to advance through LEVEL TWO with recommendation from the instructor.  New students with previous dance experience can receive permission from the Studio Director to begin at LEVEL THREE.  This series will introduce students to new intermediate level foundation moves. Students will put together move combinations and begin experiencing the competitive element of Breaking, the battle!

Student Benefits

-Continued practice in fundamentals of Breaking

-Repetition training and drills for securing intermediate level moves into muscle memory

-Improve strength, flexibility and coordination in preparation for advanced level moves

-Introduction to new intermediate level moves

-Introduction to battle

-Fun!

LEVEL FOUR | KIDS BREAK ACADEMY | ADVANCED (Fall Quarter)
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Exploring concepts and ideas to start creating your own moves & style 

LEVEL FOUR students are first required to advance through LEVEL THREE with recommendation from instructor.  Breaking is a very spontaneous and improvisational dance but learning the foundation of the dance is necessary to preserve the true Bboy/Bgirl style and give students a solid foundation of basic movements to start exploring and developing their own unique style. All beginner and intermediate levels focused primarily on learning and perfecting the foundation. We will continue perfecting foundation in this class but also begin to explore concepts and ideas to develop students own unique styles and moves. Students will experience battling and begin creating routines.

Student Benefits:

-New moves and skills set

-Improve strength, flexibility and endurance

-New move combinations

-Ideas for creating original moves and individual style

-Battle Training

-Fun!

Hip Hop WERKshop w/ Tamera Pumphrey (Adults)
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Hip Hop WERKshop w/ Tamera Pumphrey (Adults)

This 90 minute class is designed to make you sweat and appreciate your body while dancing to your favorite hip hop hits! Start with 45 minutes of hip hop cardio with a playlist that will make you feel like you just rolled up to the club with your squad. Finish with beginner-level sexy hip hop choreography to build your self-confidence and community, and have a lil somethin somethin to show off to your friends or significant other. No previous dance experience necessary, just be ready to WERK!

This class is offered as a drop-in class for $10/class.  Beacon punch-cards cannot be used for this class.

Nov
2
Thu
2017
Beginner House for Teens and Adults w/ Dani Tirrell
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hip Hop Party Grooves and Musicality w/ Nikiya
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This Hip Hop class will contain grooves, musicality, learning to live in your body, and how to interpret what’s being heard.  We will dig up some sounds from the old school to not-so-mainstream tunes that’ll make you want to move.  This is an intermediate-level course but all levels are welcome.  Come one, come all….Come groove with me!

HOUSE w/ Dani Tirrell, Amy O and Guest Instuctors
Nov 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

House dance including Footwork, Jacking , Lofting and more. Dance, Free-style and sweat to House music

IMG_9149

 

 

Teaching Artists

Dani Tirrell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dani Tirrell is a dancer, performer, choreographer and dance educator.  Most recently Dani’s work has been seen at the Seattle International Festival of Dance, Black Choreographers Festival (San Francisco), Poetry + Motion (Seattle), On the Boards: 12 Minutes Max (Seattle),  Bearing Witness: Quare Arts Project (Seattle), Global Dance Party (Seattle), Young Tanz Sommer (Austria),  and Day of Dance: A Community Partnership (Detroit).

As a Detroit native, he was introduced to Voguing and House dance through friends and members of the Detroit Electronic Music scene.  Although he is trained in classical and modern dance technique, he finds true liberation, passion and freedom when he is engaged in House and Vogue dance styles.

In 2012 he was awarded a grant through The Central District Forum of Arts and Ideas Creation Project.  Dani is the Founder and Artistic Director of Dani Tirrell Dance Theater/ Color Lines Dance Ensemble.

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Amy O’Neal is a freelance Contemporary/Hip Hop dancer, performer, choreographer, and dance educator.   She has been based in Seattle WA USA and making dance centered work for stages, screens, galleries, rock shows, and the street since 1996.  She is known for mixing and and sampling in her movement vocabulary to create a unique and true language of her own.  From 2007-2012, she made work under the moniker, AmyO/tinyrage and was presented by the TBA Festival (Portland,OR) , On the Boards Northwest New Works Festival (Seattle,WA) , Northwest Film Forum (Seattle, WA), Seattle Theater Group/The Moore, Project Motion (Memphis, TN), Bumbershoot (Seattle), and Velocity Dance Center (Seattle). From 2000-2010, Amy was co-director of locust (music/dance/video)with musician/composer Zeke Keeble. locust was presented by On the Boards (Seattle), Seattle Theater Group/The Moore, The Myrna Loy Center (Helena, MT), Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out (Becket, MA), Joyce Soho (NYC), TBA Festival (Portland, OR), Bates Dance Festival (Lewiston, MN), University of Montana (Missoula, MT), SUSHI (San Diego, CA), the Southern Theater (Minneapolis, MN), Next Dance Cinema (Seattle, WA), ODC Theater (San Francisco, CA), Kyoto Arts Center (Kyoto, Japan), Next Moment Film Festival (Tokyo, Japan), and UNAM Danza sin Fronteras (Mexico City, Mexico).

Since 2002, Amy has frequently collaborated with musician/comedian, Reggie Watts. She choreographed for “A Very Reggie Christmas” at On the Boards and has improvised with him in Seattle and NYC at The Triple Door, Bumbershoot, Gallapagos and Comix. She performed in his show “Disinformation” at the TBA Festival (Portland,OR), Under the Radar Festival (NYC), Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburg, PA), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and ICA Boston. She choreographed for Reggie’s music video “Fuck, Shit, Stack” released through Comedy Central in 2010 and performed in “Reggiedency” at the San Francisco Sketchfest in 2013. She produced and collaborated with Reggie and LA based cinematographer, Gabriel Bienczycki on the video “Sects” which you can find on Jash.com along side content from comedic luminaries Sarah Silverman and Michael Cera.  She choreographed for LA based electro pop artist Jules Leotard for the video “Body Builder” and danced in the official music video for “Iridescent Asteroid Mists (Feat. Palaceer Lazaro) by Seattle based electronic artist, Vox Mod.

Amy danced with the Pat Graney Company 1999-2002, Scott/Powell Performance 1997-2004, and in Mark Haim’s acclaimed “Goldberg Variations” in 2006. Amy was the lead singer of Zeke Keeble’s band Marrow from 2002-2006 and sung in the Seattle based David Bowie cover band, Heroes. Amy’s work has been commissioned twice by Spectrum Dance Theater/Donald Byrd, twice by Degenerate Art Ensemble, Cornish Dance Theater, Moving Current (Tampa, FL), and Seattle Theatre Group in 2005 collaborating with Savion Glover, 2009 with locust, 2011 with AmyO/tinyrage, and 2012 collaborating with Daniel Bernard Roumain for “More Music at the Moore”.

Amy teaches Contemporary dance technique, Hip Hop techniques, improvisation,and choreography regularly at Velocity Dance Center,Massive Monkees Studio: The Beacon, and with the Dance This program in Seattle. She has also taught her wildly popular Bottom Heavy Funk (Hip Hop/Club/Street based class) at Velocity for over a decade. She is the co-founder and lead teaching artist of Seattle Theater Group’s “Young Choreographer’s Lab” which merged with Velocity Dance Center to form the “Seattle Youth Dance Collective”. She has taught, conducted residencies, and been a guest speaker at the University of Washington, Cornish College of the Arts, Washington University (St. Louis,MO), University of Idaho, Idaho State University, University of Montana, Texas Woman’s University, University of Oregon, Northwest Vista College (San Antonio), Grand Valley State University (Grand Rapids, MI), Conduit (Portland), The Houston Met (Houston, TX), Okinawa Prefectural Museum (Okinawa), Cal Arts, The Sweat Spot (Los Angeles, CA), NYU Playwrights Horizons School (NYC), Broadway Dance Center (NYC), 100 Grand (NYC), and Dance New Amsterdam (NYC).

Amy has received funding from the Seattle Mayors Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, the international DanceWEB scholarship (2000), the Mary Levine Fund, Artist Trust , 4 Culture, the Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation, the National Dance Project, the National Performance Network, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Creative Capital Foundation, and the Foundation for Contemporary Art. Amy has been awarded creative residencies at Bates Dance Festival (07), Headlands Center for the Arts (08), the US/Japan Choreographers Exchange through Dance Theater Workshop. MASS MOCA, and the Japan Society (09), and was Velocity Dance Center Artist in Residence (2011). Amy is a two time Artist Trust Fellow, a two time Stranger Genius Awards Nominee, over funded her latest solo work on USA Projects, and holds a BFA in dance from Cornish College of the Arts.

Nov
3
Fri
2017
Open Practice Session
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Share the studio space with other dancers to practice moves and movement.  Open practice provides an open space and music with no instructor.

Open Session Rates:

Drop-In: $5

 

Nov
4
Sat
2017
Body Weight Boot Camp w/ Julie
Nov 4 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

All fitness levels welcome (all movements are scaled). Our BootCamp for BodyWeight workout is focused on cardio, core and strength.  Bodyweight exercises can be a great choice for gaining strength, building muscle, boosting cardiovascular fitness and losing weight.  Saturday morning power hour begins with group stretch and warmups, followed by a few intense workouts to burn body fat fast!  Each week we increase intensity level with more reps, more volume and different variations to track progress.

Beginner Breaking and Foundation (Ages 10+)
Nov 4 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
FUNdamental Kids Breakin (Ages 6-10)
Nov 4 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

FUNdamental Kids Breakin is targeted for kids ages 6-10 to learn the fundamentals of breaking.  It is based on the basics of breakdance and hip hop culture though the eyes and experiences of the instructor.

Pele is a dancer who’s background includes Olympic World Training in junior level boys gymnastics.  These experiences have influenced the programs he has developed for kids of all ages to reach their goals in fitness and sports.

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