Class Schedule

May
2
Thu
2019
11-NOON “Yoga Break Down” w/ Karleen
May 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Moksha and Massive Monkees Studio:The Beacon have teamed up to bring the neighborhood regular and accessible yoga classes. We invite you to join us for Yoga Break Down, a 60-min class of either Hatha – slower paced, focusing on breath in individual poses, good for beginners or Vinyasa – flow, a quicker pace, focusing on breath synchronized with movement, good for intermediate + advance. Classes will be led by Karleen Ilagan, co-owner of Moksha, held at The Beacon. Karleen has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 10 years, certified in Hatha and Power Vinyasa. For the rest of May, classes will be donation based as we figure out what days and times work best for the community. All are welcome, we are looking for community input! 
6-7PM House w/ Orb (Teens/Adults)
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
May
3
Fri
2019
11-NOON “Yoga Break Down” w/ Karleen
May 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Moksha and Massive Monkees Studio:The Beacon have teamed up to bring the neighborhood regular and accessible yoga classes. We invite you to join us for Yoga Break Down, a 60-min class of either Hatha – slower paced, focusing on breath in individual poses, good for beginners or Vinyasa – flow, a quicker pace, focusing on breath synchronized with movement, good for intermediate + advance. Classes will be led by Karleen Ilagan, co-owner of Moksha, held at The Beacon. Karleen has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 10 years, certified in Hatha and Power Vinyasa. For the rest of May, classes will be donation based as we figure out what days and times work best for the community. All are welcome, we are looking for community input! 
Open Practice Session
May 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

 

May
4
Sat
2019
10:45-11:45AM Toddler Breaking (Ages 3-5)
May 4 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am

Little dancers love to hit the floor! Kids will warm up by practicing coordination and rhythm dancing along with easy steps to fun songs. Then they will be guided through an energetic exploration breakdancing movements including simple toprock, footwork, spins and freezes. Dancing games are always a big hit at the end of class.

This class is offered as a drop-in class with a max of 14 students per class.

12-1PM Beginner Breaking and Foundation (Ages 13+)
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1:15-2:15PM Kids Breakin (Beginner | Ages 6-11)
May 4 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Kids Breakin is for kids ages 6-11 and will introduce kids to basic Breakin movements.

The benefits of taking this class are increased motor skills, flexibility, balance, rhythm, memory and strength while having fun, playing games and making new friends!

Punk N Funk Dance Battle :: Waacking & Openstyles
May 4 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

More info on the FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2018709461498414/

PUNK N FUNK :: May The Fourth Be With You
Waacking x Open-Styles Battle
Dance Battle x Dance Party x Soul Trains

*Presented by the Punk N Funk committee*

The Beacon: Massive Monkees Studio
3-4PM Waacking Workshop w/ Clarence
4PM Doors Open
4:30PM Battle Starts
4:30-10PM Event
*Note: We will start on time like last year 🙂

CATEGORIES
❖ Waacking 7-to-Smoke Battle
❖ 1v1 Waacking BBs Battle (6 months or less or never battled before)
❖ 1v1 Open-Styles (TWIST: Lottery Style + Live Beatboxer)
❖ Best Dressed

[ A T T I R E . T H E M E ]
“May The Fourth Be With You” + Funk

70s inspired Princess Leia white jumpsuit?
Or do you have a bomb fur coat inspired by Chewbacca?
We will be posting inspo for yall.
Dressing to the theme in encouraged, but not mandatory. Just make sure you feel good in whatever you are wearing! Best Dressed award for the best dressed tho!

[ M C ]
Mac Tray and Joshstradamus

[ J U D G E S ]
Waacking Judge:
❖ Clarence (Konichiwaack | Vancouver, BC)

Open-styles Judges:
❖ Gi (Groove Clan | Seattle, WA)
❖ Nikiya Dunmore (Seattle, WA)
❖ Anna Bernard (Millennium Funk’n Crew & School of Street Dance | Toronto, CA & Vancouver, BC)

[ D J ]
DJ Magic Sean

[ P E R F O R M A N C E ]
EVMB
*Will also be beatboxing live for us in semi-finals and finals!

More performers TBA

[ A D M I S S I O N ]
$10 entry fee
Cash or Venmo only at the door
*Pay an additional $5 if you would like to also take the Waacking Workshop! Wow, deals!

[ C A T E G O R I E S ]
❖ Waacking 7-to-Smoke Battle
❖ 1v1 Waacking BBs Battle (6 months or less or never battled before)
❖ 1v1 Open-Styles (TWIST: Lottery Style + Live Beatboxer)
❖ Best Dressed

>>> 7 TO SMOKE WAACKING <<<
The top 8 chosen from 1v1 style pre-lims in waacking will advance to be apart of the 7-to-smoke. This was and is Seattle’s very first waacking 7-to-smoke battle – yay!

>>> 1V1 WAACKING BBs <<<
This category is specifically for the BBz! If you have been waacking for 6 months or less OR if you have never battled before, come join in on the fun. This category is for new waackers and we want it to be a safe space for yall to live your lives. The most important part of this category is that you have fun!

Note: The format of this specific battle will be like how ballroom is formatted. You get your 10s in a solo showcase then you are paired right away with someone to battle. The 1v1s keep going back to back until there is one victor. Please also note that waacking is NOT apart of ballroom culture and normally does not take part in this style. Also no dipping in waacking hehe.

>>> 1V1 OPEN-STYLES WITH A TWIST <<<
Prelims are 1v1 style. Enter solo.
Judges will choose top 8 and will be randomly put into 4v4 teams lottery style!
Top 4 will be 2v2
Finals as 1v1.
*Note: Semi-Finals and Finals will have a LIVE beatboxer for all the rounds with beats provided by EVMB from Los Angeles, CA. Get ready for this fun challenge!

>>> BEST DRESSED <<<
Secret judge that will choose who is the flyest of em all.

[ P R I Z E ]
All winners in every category will receive:
*Trophy Plaque w/ Devon Cady Lee’s art
*A SPECIAL PRIZE
* Prize Package with fresh gear from your local POC-Owned stores (Trichome, Moksha, and more coming)
*Probably boba

[ P H O T O G R A P H Y ]
Marika | @marikatz

[ V I D E O G R A P H Y ]
Herb Valdez

[ D O N O R S ]
❖ Moksha
❖ Trichome
❖ F Rock Clothing

[ W O R K S H O P S ]
SATURDAY
Waacking with Clarence from Konichiwaack
~ Saturday, May 4th (Day of Battle)
~ 3-4-pm
~ $15 (includes entry to Punk & Funk – but feel free to donate moreee)
[FB Event Page Coming Soon]

[ A C C E S S I B I L I T Y ]
PARKING
Parking is FREE all day on Sundays. There should be street parking all around the studio. Give yourself give yourself an extra 10 minutes to find some in case! There may be sports games happening sometimes!

RESTROOM
There is 1 restroom at the Beacon

STAIRS/ RAMPS
There is one step that is in the middle of the studio. You must go in and out of the studio to access the top and bottom step! The entrance is on King St. with a gradual incline.

[ L A N D . A C K N O W L E D G E M E N T ]
We would like to acknowledge that we are coming together to dance on the unceded ancestral lands of the Duwamish People.

NO FORMS OF BIGOTRY ALLOWED! Oppressive behaviors including but not limited to misogyny, racism, transphobia, and ableism will not be tolerated.

May
6
Mon
2019
7:30-8:30PM Hip Hop/Jazz Choreo
May 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Hip Hop/Jazz Choreo w/ Justice and Robin 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.

May
7
Tue
2019
11-NOON “Yoga Break Down” w/ Karleen
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Moksha and Massive Monkees Studio:The Beacon have teamed up to bring the neighborhood regular and accessible yoga classes. We invite you to join us for Yoga Break Down, a 60-min class of either Hatha – slower paced, focusing on breath in individual poses, good for beginners or Vinyasa – flow, a quicker pace, focusing on breath synchronized with movement, good for intermediate + advance. Classes will be led by Karleen Ilagan, co-owner of Moksha, held at The Beacon. Karleen has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 10 years, certified in Hatha and Power Vinyasa. For the rest of May, classes will be donation based as we figure out what days and times work best for the community. All are welcome, we are looking for community input! 
630-730PM WAACKING (Int/Adv Adults)
May 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED WAACKING WITH TRACEY WONG

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!

7:30-8:30PM Popping w/ Groove Clan (Intermediate)
May 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
7:30-8:30PM Popping w/ Groove Clan (Intermediate)

Clan’s intermediate Popping class will focus on the Electric Boogaloo (Boog style) style of Popping and Boogaloo. We will introduce drills that cover rhythm, grooves, and moves that will help build confidence and dance vocabulary. The goal is to make connections and build on other foundations that we have covered in our other classes and any other dance styles that you might have under your belt. Some of the things we are covering this quarter:

  • Boogaloo Rolls
  • Walkouts
  • Twists (Romeo, Egyptian, Roman)
  • Twist-O-Flexes
  • Neck-O-Flexes
  • Social Dances (Four-Corners, the Bump, Camel Walk, Shamrock)

 

 

 

May
9
Thu
2019
11-NOON “Yoga Break Down” w/ Karleen
May 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Moksha and Massive Monkees Studio:The Beacon have teamed up to bring the neighborhood regular and accessible yoga classes. We invite you to join us for Yoga Break Down, a 60-min class of either Hatha – slower paced, focusing on breath in individual poses, good for beginners or Vinyasa – flow, a quicker pace, focusing on breath synchronized with movement, good for intermediate + advance. Classes will be led by Karleen Ilagan, co-owner of Moksha, held at The Beacon. Karleen has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 10 years, certified in Hatha and Power Vinyasa. For the rest of May, classes will be donation based as we figure out what days and times work best for the community. All are welcome, we are looking for community input! 
6-7PM House w/ Orb (Teens/Adults)
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
May
10
Fri
2019
11-NOON “Yoga Break Down” w/ Karleen
May 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Moksha and Massive Monkees Studio:The Beacon have teamed up to bring the neighborhood regular and accessible yoga classes. We invite you to join us for Yoga Break Down, a 60-min class of either Hatha – slower paced, focusing on breath in individual poses, good for beginners or Vinyasa – flow, a quicker pace, focusing on breath synchronized with movement, good for intermediate + advance. Classes will be led by Karleen Ilagan, co-owner of Moksha, held at The Beacon. Karleen has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 10 years, certified in Hatha and Power Vinyasa. For the rest of May, classes will be donation based as we figure out what days and times work best for the community. All are welcome, we are looking for community input! 
Open Practice Session
May 10 @ 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

 

May
11
Sat
2019
10:45-11:45AM Toddler Breaking (Ages 3-5)
May 11 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am

Little dancers love to hit the floor! Kids will warm up by practicing coordination and rhythm dancing along with easy steps to fun songs. Then they will be guided through an energetic exploration breakdancing movements including simple toprock, footwork, spins and freezes. Dancing games are always a big hit at the end of class.

This class is offered as a drop-in class with a max of 14 students per class.

12-1PM Beginner Breaking and Foundation (Ages 13+)
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1:15-2:15PM Kids Breakin (Beginner | Ages 6-11)
May 11 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Kids Breakin is for kids ages 6-11 and will introduce kids to basic Breakin movements.

The benefits of taking this class are increased motor skills, flexibility, balance, rhythm, memory and strength while having fun, playing games and making new friends!

May
13
Mon
2019
7:30-8:30PM Hip Hop/Jazz Choreo
May 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Hip Hop/Jazz Choreo w/ Justice and Robin 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.

May
14
Tue
2019
11-NOON “Yoga Break Down” w/ Karleen
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Moksha and Massive Monkees Studio:The Beacon have teamed up to bring the neighborhood regular and accessible yoga classes. We invite you to join us for Yoga Break Down, a 60-min class of either Hatha – slower paced, focusing on breath in individual poses, good for beginners or Vinyasa – flow, a quicker pace, focusing on breath synchronized with movement, good for intermediate + advance. Classes will be led by Karleen Ilagan, co-owner of Moksha, held at The Beacon. Karleen has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 10 years, certified in Hatha and Power Vinyasa. For the rest of May, classes will be donation based as we figure out what days and times work best for the community. All are welcome, we are looking for community input! 
630-730PM WAACKING (Int/Adv Adults)
May 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED WAACKING WITH TRACEY WONG

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!

7:30-8:30PM Popping w/ Groove Clan (Intermediate)
May 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
7:30-8:30PM Popping w/ Groove Clan (Intermediate)

Clan’s intermediate Popping class will focus on the Electric Boogaloo (Boog style) style of Popping and Boogaloo. We will introduce drills that cover rhythm, grooves, and moves that will help build confidence and dance vocabulary. The goal is to make connections and build on other foundations that we have covered in our other classes and any other dance styles that you might have under your belt. Some of the things we are covering this quarter:

  • Boogaloo Rolls
  • Walkouts
  • Twists (Romeo, Egyptian, Roman)
  • Twist-O-Flexes
  • Neck-O-Flexes
  • Social Dances (Four-Corners, the Bump, Camel Walk, Shamrock)

 

 

 

May
16
Thu
2019
11-NOON “Yoga Break Down” w/ Karleen
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Moksha and Massive Monkees Studio:The Beacon have teamed up to bring the neighborhood regular and accessible yoga classes. We invite you to join us for Yoga Break Down, a 60-min class of either Hatha – slower paced, focusing on breath in individual poses, good for beginners or Vinyasa – flow, a quicker pace, focusing on breath synchronized with movement, good for intermediate + advance. Classes will be led by Karleen Ilagan, co-owner of Moksha, held at The Beacon. Karleen has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 10 years, certified in Hatha and Power Vinyasa. For the rest of May, classes will be donation based as we figure out what days and times work best for the community. All are welcome, we are looking for community input! 
6-7PM House w/ Orb (Teens/Adults)
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
7-8PM Intermediate House w/ Rob (Teens/Adults)
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
8-9:30 House Open Session
May 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Open Session with Live DJ (Electric Soulsystem)

May
17
Fri
2019
11-NOON “Yoga Break Down” w/ Karleen
May 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Moksha and Massive Monkees Studio:The Beacon have teamed up to bring the neighborhood regular and accessible yoga classes. We invite you to join us for Yoga Break Down, a 60-min class of either Hatha – slower paced, focusing on breath in individual poses, good for beginners or Vinyasa – flow, a quicker pace, focusing on breath synchronized with movement, good for intermediate + advance. Classes will be led by Karleen Ilagan, co-owner of Moksha, held at The Beacon. Karleen has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 10 years, certified in Hatha and Power Vinyasa. For the rest of May, classes will be donation based as we figure out what days and times work best for the community. All are welcome, we are looking for community input! 
Open Practice Session
May 17 @ 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

 

May
18
Sat
2019
10:45-11:45AM Toddler Breaking (Ages 3-5)
May 18 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am

Little dancers love to hit the floor! Kids will warm up by practicing coordination and rhythm dancing along with easy steps to fun songs. Then they will be guided through an energetic exploration breakdancing movements including simple toprock, footwork, spins and freezes. Dancing games are always a big hit at the end of class.

This class is offered as a drop-in class with a max of 14 students per class.

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