Class Schedule

Apr
18
Thu
2019
“Yoga Break Down” (Hatha/Beginner) w/ Karleen
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 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)
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Apr
19
Fri
2019
“Yoga Break Down” (Hatha/Beginner) w/ Karleen
Apr 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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
Apr 19 @ 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

 

Apr
20
Sat
2019
10:45-11:45AM Toddler Breaking (Ages 3-5)
Apr 20 @ 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+)
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1:15-2:15PM Kids Breakin (Beginner | Ages 6-11)
Apr 20 @ 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!

2:30-3:30 Breakin w/ Thias (All Ages & Levels)
Apr 20 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Apr
21
Sun
2019
“Yoga Break Down” (Hatha/Beginners) w/ Karleen
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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! 
Intro to Waacking Workshop w/ Tracey :: 8 Week-Series
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

*New or a beginner to Waacking/Whacking?
*Took the past series but need a refresher?
* Want to enter the upcoming Beginner Waacking battle at Punk N Funk? (see below for more details)

Tracey Wong will be teaching an 8-week long intro to Waacking/ Whacking Workshop Series!
Drop-Ins are welcome, but participating in the 8-week series is highly encouraged.

>> Sundays @ the Beacon: Massive Monkees Studio from 8-915pm <<

More info on our FB page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/239700673640792/ 

 

 

[ WHAT IS WAACKING/ WHACKING? ]
Whacking or Waacking is a club-style dance and culture originating from LA’s underground disco scene in the 70s by the Black and Latinx gay community. It is about reclaiming one’s individuality and celebrating themselves as they are. The movement consists of moving ones arms to the beat to highlight sounds that the audience normally would not hear. 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. It also takes inspiration from drag queens, Hollywood stars like Greta Garbo and Bruce Lee.

[ IN THIS WORKSHOP ]
We will be going over the basic elements in waacking – whacking, punking, and posing. We will go through basics, across the floor and freestyle exercises, and will be connecting with our peers in some activities. Get ready to condition as well! 😀
*Classes will be focused on being able to have a solid foundation to help you FREESTYLE! Each workshop will build off of each other, but you are welcome attend ANY workshop as we will be reviewing. Tracey will be teaching and expanding on new material each week. Bring water! There will also be a vending machine available.

[ S C H E D U L E ]
WEEK 1 (Sun, 3/10)
– Daylight savings this day. Set clocks forward 1 hr!

WEEK 2 (Sun, 3/17)

WEEK 3 (Sun, 3/24)

WEEK 4 (Sun, 4/7)

WEEK 5 (Sun, 4/14)

WEEK 6 (Sun, 4/21)

WEEK 7 (Sun, 4/28)

WEEK 8 (Sun, 5/1)

PUNK N FUNK (Sat, 5/4)
– Encouraged to attend to spectate or compete! No pressure!

[ C O S T ]
$15 per workshop
OR
All 8 workshops for $100
(Can only purchase pre-sale or the 1st workshop day! Save $20; that’s $12.50/workshop wowow!)

*Can drop-in any time. Feel free to message Tracey if you have any questions!
*Cash only; venmo also accepted

[ S L I D I N G . S C A L E . O P T I O N S ]
If funds are tough during this time, please do not hesitate to message us or Tracey at least 24 hours before the class as there are sliding scale options available. $0-$15. We want to be able to help make this accessible especially for marginalized communities so we can definitely work out another option. If you have any questions about what sliding scale is, we would also be happy to answer this as well!
We are a DM away!

[ R E G I S T R A T I O N ]
No need to pre-register. Come 15 minutes before class to sign in!
*Cash only; venmo also accepted
There will be an open hustle session happening until 8pm this time. Feel free to come at 6pm to dance with em and practice your Waacking!

[ 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.

[ T R A C E Y . W O N G . B I O ]
Born and raised in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle, WA, Tracey Wong is a 1st generation Teochew-American dancer, educator, and community event curator. She is the Director of Malicious Vixens, a Waacking and Voguing performance group, 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 UW Hip Hop Student Association (dance captain/ choreographer), Studio 3 Company (co-director/ choreographer), Boogiezone Breed Seattle, the CRUW (choreographer), The Z Project, and The Purple Lemonade.

Tracey’s work has been featured in the Wing Luke Museum’s “House Party”, 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 internationally in the battle scene. She has recently been the winner of Vancouver Street Dance Festival (VSDF) 2018’s Waacking category in Canada. She has also been the winner of PDX’s Waacking battle “Nostalgia” (2016) three times in a row, Canada’s “Sweet 16” Waacking Category Battle (2018), and has placed top in the waacking category in NYC’s well known battles, Ladies of Hip Hop, Step Ya Game Up, and Waack Bazaar this past summer. She was a finalist in Seattle’s World of Dance 2016 Headbangerz Brawl and in LA’s International Whack/ Punk/ Pose Festival, Waackfest 2016. She also placed top 16 in Waacking two years in a row at the international street dance competition, Freestyle Session LA.

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!

Apr
22
Mon
2019
Kids Break Academy Spring Quarter Starts
Apr 22 – Apr 24 all-day
5:30-6:30PM LEVEL ONE | Kids Break Academy | Intro to Foundation
Apr 22 @ 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!
6:30-7:30PM LEVEL TWO | Kids Break Academy | Beginner Breaking
Apr 22 @ 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!
7:30-8:30PM Hip Hop/Jazz Choreo
Apr 22 @ 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.

8:30-9:30 Breakin w/ Thesis (All Ages & Levels)
Apr 22 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Apr
23
Tue
2019
“Yoga Break Down” (Vinyasa Intermediate/Advanced) w/ Karleen
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 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)
Apr 23 @ 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 Funk Styles
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 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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8:30-9:30PM LOCKING (Teens/Adults)
Apr 23 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Locking w/ Lockstatic; originally called Campbellocking, is a soul dance from the 1970’s. Created by Don “Campbellock” Campbell in the clubs of Los Angeles, it involves using strong quick arm movements (points, and wrist rolls) and dynamic pauses (the lock). Locking also utilizes social dances from the era such as the break down, the rock steady, and the funky robot.
In this class we will drill the vocabulary of locking, learn basic to intermediate patterns and combinations. This class will also focus on the soul dances that influence and improve our locking abilities, while focusing on playing with rhythm patterns and having fun in our freestyle.
LockStatic
Apr
24
Wed
2019
“Yoga Break Down” (Vinyasa Intermediate/Advaced) w/ Karleen
Apr 24 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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! 
10AM-12PM MM PlaySpace | Ages 2-5
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Music & Movement PlaySpace @ The Beacon

DJ | Dance Party | Crafts | Toys | Story Time | and MORE!

Massive Monkees Facilitators: Anna Banana Freeze (MiniBREAKS) & Brysen (The Beacon)

$15/Session

***New Student Registration fee of $20 required for all students new to The Beacon (1 per family)

6-7PM LEVEL THREE | KIDS BREAK ACADEMY | INTERMEDIATE
Apr 24 @ 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!

7-8PM LEVEL FOUR | KIDS BREAK ACADEMY | ADVANCED
Apr 24 @ 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!

Apr
25
Thu
2019
“Yoga Break Down” (Hatha/Beginner) w/ Karleen
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 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)
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Apr
26
Fri
2019
“Yoga Break Down” (Hatha/Beginner) w/ Karleen
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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
Apr 26 @ 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

 

Apr
27
Sat
2019
10:45-11:45AM Toddler Breaking (Ages 3-5)
Apr 27 @ 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+)
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1:15-2:15PM Kids Breakin (Beginner | Ages 6-11)
Apr 27 @ 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!

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