Class Schedule

May
31
Fri
2019
11-NOON “Yoga Break Down” w/ Karleen
May 31 @ 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 31 @ 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

 

Jun
1
Sat
2019
10:45-11:45AM Toddler Breaking (Ages 3-5)
Jun 1 @ 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+)
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1:15-2:15PM Kids Breakin (Beginner | Ages 6-11)
Jun 1 @ 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!

Jun
3
Mon
2019
7:30-8:30PM Hip Hop/Jazz Choreo
Jun 3 @ 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.

Jun
4
Tue
2019
11-NOON “Yoga Break Down” w/ Karleen
Jun 4 @ 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)
Jun 4 @ 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)
Jun 4 @ 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)

 

 

 

Jun
6
Thu
2019
11-NOON “Yoga Break Down” w/ Karleen
Jun 6 @ 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)
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
7-8PM Intermediate House w/ Rob (Teens/Adults)
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
8-9:30 House Open Session
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Open Session with Live DJ (Electric Soulsystem)

Jun
7
Fri
2019
11-NOON “Yoga Break Down” w/ Karleen
Jun 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! 
Open Practice Session
Jun 7 @ 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

 

Jun
8
Sat
2019
10:45-11:45AM Toddler Breaking (Ages 3-5)
Jun 8 @ 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+)
Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1:15-2:15PM Kids Breakin (Beginner | Ages 6-11)
Jun 8 @ 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!

Jun
10
Mon
2019
7:30-8:30PM Hip Hop/Jazz Choreo
Jun 10 @ 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.

Jun
11
Tue
2019
11-NOON “Yoga Break Down” w/ Karleen
Jun 11 @ 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! 
Funkee Monkee :: Open Session
Jun 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Zion E, Mac Tray, and DJ Magic Sean present to you…
FUNKEE MONKEE

Funk, soul, and disco open session with live tunes provided by different and fresh DJs every 2nd Tuesday of the month.

This month, we have DJ [TBD] spinnin’ on the 1s and 2s for yall.

Waacking, popping, locking, along with all other styles and forms of dancing are welcome!
Come session, cypher, and dance with us!

[ C O S T ]
$5
It will go towards helping to pay for the space and DJ!
(Cash or venmo @queenofthehill)
**NOTE: If money is tough, please let us know by 3pm the day of the event! We want you to be there but don’t want you to be stressin’ on funds if it just isn’t feasible right now.

[ DJ TBD ]

[ C L A S S E S ]
6-7pm Beg/Int Waacking with Tracey
7-8pm Popping with Eric
*Class fees are separate from Funkee Monkee

[ A B O U T T H E S P A C E ]
This live DJ open session is heavily inspired by Dani Tirrel and Amy O’ Neal who host a monthly house open sessions that happen after their house class. We want to be able to have a funk open session that provides a safe and positive space like this every month.

We want this to be a safe space for everyone including LGBTQ, POC, and WOMXN, thus we will not tolerate transphobia, transmisogyny or misogyny, homophobia, racism, xenophobia, islamophobia, ableism, or any other bs. All these dance styles are rooted from African Americans (and also Latinx for some) and we cannot forget to acknowledge that.

Jun
13
Thu
2019
11-NOON “Yoga Break Down” w/ Karleen
Jun 13 @ 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! 
MM DAY WORKSHOP w/ VICTOR
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jun
14
Fri
2019
11-NOON “Yoga Break Down” w/ Karleen
Jun 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! 
Open Practice Session
Jun 14 @ 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

 

Jun
15
Sat
2019
NO CLASSES TODAY
Jun 15 all-day

Massive Monkees 20yr Anniversary!!!

www.massivemonkeesday.com

Jun
17
Mon
2019
7:30-8:30PM Hip Hop/Jazz Choreo
Jun 17 @ 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.

Jun
18
Tue
2019
11-NOON “Yoga Break Down” w/ Karleen
Jun 18 @ 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! 
7:30-8:30PM Popping w/ Groove Clan (Intermediate)
Jun 18 @ 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)

 

 

 

Jun
20
Thu
2019
11-NOON “Yoga Break Down” w/ Karleen
Jun 20 @ 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! 

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