Halloween Fun and Workshops!
We have Halloween Fun Events and Workshops to share with you!
Come trick or treat at Dance Quarter with Dance Trance on Halloween night! Bring some refreshments to share and wear your costume! 6:30 pm!
– November 5th- Get Up and Get Away Self Defense workshop with Denny
– November 13- Lindy Hop: Make Your Own Cool Stuff workshop with Nathalie and Gabriel
– November 28-December 1- Solo Jazz Boogie Down Bootcamp with Kerry
– November 30- Tricks and Aerials with Nathalie and Gabriel
Mark your calendars for Fall Workshops with Kerry Genese!
October 15 Fast Lindy Hop (FOUNDATIONAL) 1:30-3:30pm
This song is too fast! GAHHHHHH! Join us for tips, techniques, and drills focused on dancing comfortably to faster music with a partner. Charleston and balboa are wonderful options, but what about our Lindy Hop? Let’s work on it. This workshop is focused on foundational ideas. For anyone who has learned about swingout.
October 22 Fast Lindy Hop (ADVANCED) 1:30-3:30pm
This song is too fast! GAHHHHHH! Join us for tips, techniques, and drills focused on dancing comfortably to faster music with a partner. Charleston and balboa are wonderful options, but what about our Lindy Hop? Let’s work on it. This workshop is focused on higher level ideas. For anyone who fancies themselves an intermediate level Lindy Hoppers or more (probably close to two years or more).
November 28-Dec 1 Solo Jazz Boogie Down Bootcamp 6:30-7:30pm
Interested in solo dancing? Nervous? Fully and totally scared? Come to this mini-series for a crash course in solo jazz movement. We’ll work on basic moves, techniques, and composition to kick start your journey into the great solo unknown. Even if you’re not looking to become a full-time solo dancer, this vocabulary, technique, and practice will definitely help your partnered dancing. Geared towards dancers with little to no solo experience. Maybe you know the Shim Sham but don’t use it. Maybe you don’t know any solo moves yet. Either way, be prepared to both work hard and play hard.
2-hour workshops: $45
4-hour Bootcamp: $65
Dance Quarter – School for social dance and multicultural dance fitness
Welcome to Dance Quarter, the dance school for social and partner dancing founded in 2008 by 3-time World Swing Dance Champion, Nathalie Gomes. Here you will find dance lessons in Swing, Salsa, Argentine Tango, Ballroom, as well as Dance Fitness classes with: Dance Trance, Hip Hop, Zumba, Banghra, and more. We also help wedding couples get ready for their First Dance with private lessons, and assist Bachelors and Bachelorettes celebrate with fun dance lessons or space rental.
We are conveniently located in the beautiful studios of NOLA Spaces, a State of the Art facility conveniently located off St Charles Avenue Uptown, only 2 miles from the French Quarter.
Fall courses 2016 start mid September
- Start the week of September 12, 2016 (no class Monday, October 31 – make up on Monday, November 21)
- 5% off if you sign up by Sunday, September 11, 2016.
- Courses are normally about 10-week long.
- No partner necessary but you can bring your friends
- Level 1 classes, no pre-requisite
- Dance Fitness classes (Dance Trance, Zumba, Bhangra, Hip Hop, etc) are Drop-In classes and are always ongoing. Classes in italic indicate drop in classes.
6.30pm: Dance Trance (drop in)
6.30pm: Swing Flashmob (level 2 and up)
7pm: Intro to Swing (level 1)
6.30pm: Masala Bhangra (drop in)
7.30pm: Dance Trance (drop in)
8.30pm: Belly Dance (level 1)
6.30pm: West Coast Swing fundamentals (level 1)
7.30pm: West Coast Swing intermediate (level 2)
8.30pm: Ballroom Sampler: FoxTrot, Waltz and Night Club 2step (level 1)
6.30pm: Balboa fundamentals (level 1-2)
7.30pm: Balboa and Lindy Practice
8pm: Lindy pre-intermediate (level 3)
5.30pm: Family Hip Hop (drop in)
6.30pm: Adult Hip Hop (all levels – course)
6.30pm: Intro to Swing (lvl 1)
7.30pm: Swing, Lindy and Blues practice
8pm: Lindy Hop Fundamentals (lvl 2)
8pm: Blues Dancing (all levels)
6.30pm: Salsa Fundamentals NY Style on 2 (lvl 1)
7.30pm-8pm: Salsa on 2 practice for all current students
8pm: Salsa Beginner Advanced NY Style on 2 (level 2)
6.30pm: Dance Trance beginner (drop in)
7.30pm: Dance Trance (drop in)
6.30pm: Salsa Fundamentals (on 1) (lvl 1)
7.30pm: Salsa Intermediate (on 1) (lvl 2)
8.30pm: Salsa Advanced turns and patterns (lvl 3)
7.30pm: Salsa Social ($5 or free if you are signed up in a salsa or latin course)
12.30pm: Zumba (drop in)
Details and to sign up go here.
Friday, October 21, 2016. 6.30pm-9.30pm.
Young people will dance to their favorite tunes and watch their favorite music videos. Snacks and refreshments available for sale at $1 and $2.
Swing dancing will be taught at some point in the evening. Buy your tickets in advance here.
Have your school dancing: join Mindsteppers!
Mindsteppers: Social dancing for Social change. Mindsteppers’s mission is to allow every school in the New Orleans area to offer Ballroom and Social dancing by training their in-house staff. Staff and students will learn Merengue, Salsa, Swing, Tango and Waltz.
Teacher’s training starts Thursday, September 4. Sign up before it is too late!
All details about the program and how to join at www.mindsteppers.com
If you know a school interested in having this program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you more info. Or visit www.mindsteppers.com
See what the Times-Picayune has to say. NOLA.com article
If you have never been to our space, please walk through our state of the art facility with this virtual tour. We have 4 dance studios ranging from about 700 Sq Ft to 1700 Sq Ft. They all have professional sound equipment, wood sprung/floating floors and mirrors. Our ceilings are 15 Ft tall. Our space downstairs, the Firehouse is perfect for private events and it offers a kitchen area for your catering needs.
Take a Tour here.