Class Schedule

Nov
17
Sat
2018
12-1PM Beginner Breaking and Foundation (Teens/Adults)
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nov
19
Mon
2018
7:30-8:30PM Hip Hop Choreo
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Hip Hop 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.

Nov
20
Tue
2018
11-NOON “Yoga Break Down” w/ Karleen
Nov 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! 
Nov
22
Thu
2018
11-NOON “Yoga Break Down” w/ Karleen
Nov 22 @ 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! 
Nov
23
Fri
2018
11-NOON “Yoga Break Down” w/ Karleen
Nov 23 @ 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
Nov 23 @ 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
24
Sat
2018
10:45-11:45AM Toddler Breaking (Ages 3-5)
Nov 24 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am

The first 15 minutes is allocated to signing in and getting  your little ones settled and warmed up.  The instructional portion starts at 11:00 and runs for 45 minutes.  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 of 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 (Teens/Adults)
Nov 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nov
26
Mon
2018
7:30-8:30PM Hip Hop Choreo
Nov 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Hip Hop 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.

Nov
27
Tue
2018
11-NOON “Yoga Break Down” w/ Karleen
Nov 27 @ 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! 
Nov
29
Thu
2018
11-NOON “Yoga Break Down” w/ Karleen
Nov 29 @ 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! 
7-8PM Intermediate House w/ Orb
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 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.

Nov
30
Fri
2018
11-NOON “Yoga Break Down” w/ Karleen
Nov 30 @ 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
Nov 30 @ 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

 

Dec
1
Sat
2018
10:45-11:45AM Toddler Breaking (Ages 3-5)
Dec 1 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am

The first 15 minutes is allocated to signing in and getting  your little ones settled and warmed up.  The instructional portion starts at 11:00 and runs for 45 minutes.  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 of 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 (Teens/Adults)
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dec
3
Mon
2018
7:30-8:30PM Hip Hop Choreo
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Hip Hop 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.

Dec
4
Tue
2018
11-NOON “Yoga Break Down” w/ Karleen
Dec 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)
Dec 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!

Dec
5
Wed
2018
6-7PM Beginner House w/ Orb (Teens/Adults)
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dec
6
Thu
2018
11-NOON “Yoga Break Down” w/ Karleen
Dec 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 Beginner House w/ Orb (Teens/Adults)
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dec
7
Fri
2018
11-NOON “Yoga Break Down” w/ Karleen
Dec 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
Dec 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

 

Dec
8
Sat
2018
10:45-11:45AM Toddler Breaking (Ages 3-5)
Dec 8 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am

The first 15 minutes is allocated to signing in and getting  your little ones settled and warmed up.  The instructional portion starts at 11:00 and runs for 45 minutes.  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 of 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 (Teens/Adults)
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dec
10
Mon
2018
NO CLASS DUE TO SEAHAWKS HOME GAME
Dec 10 all-day
7:30-8:30PM Hip Hop Choreo
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Hip Hop 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.

Dec
11
Tue
2018
11-NOON “Yoga Break Down” w/ Karleen
Dec 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! 
630-730PM WAACKING (Int/Adv Adults)
Dec 11 @ 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!

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