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Rhythm Nation Dance Class

 

It’s time. I’ve had multiple requests to teach so we’re finally gonna do it…

RHYTHM NATION DANCE CLASS

Photo: Eugene Adebari/REX USA

 

Wednesday, November 8th
7:45pm-8:45pm
Kanopy Dance, 341 State Street, 2nd Floor
Ages 18+
$15 at the door; $10 in advance.

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You know you want to dance like that. Here’s your chance!

New dancers, including those with zero prior dance experience, are always welcome. No special clothes or shoes required. Dress to move your body and bring clean-soled shoes you can change into after you get to the studio so we don’t track gunk onto the dance floor.

You’re going to do a little jazz dance warm up, break down some incredible choreography, and have a LOT of fun. We do a different song every week in my Jazz Dance class, so if you want to learn Rhythm Nation make sure you show up November 8th!

As Janet says: Get the point? Good. Let’s Dance.

 

ABOUT KANOPY DANCE STUDIO

Kanopy Dance is located at 341 State Street. Enter through the door located between Ragstock and The Gap. Other doors on the block are labeled 341, but only this door has access to the dance studios.

We will be in dancing in Studio 2. At the top of the stairs, you will be standing in Studio 1. You will see a door directly in front of you. That’s the door into Studio 2. Take off your shoes and come on in!

Please leave your shoes or boots on the shoe racks at the top of the stairs!

Brian Cunningham Returns to Madison, Oct. 4th!

Exciting News! Irish sean-nós dancer Brian Cunningham is returning to Madison to give a dance workshop!

Brian Cunningham

Brian Cunningham

Brian dances in a loose Connemara style that is traditional and very exciting at the same time. The workshop is appropriate for all levels, including beginners with no prior experience.

What:   Sean-nós dance workshop with Brian Cunningham
When:  Saturday, October 4th, 2014
Time:   4:15pm – 6:15pm
Where: Express Yourself – 401 N. Lake St., Madison, WI
Who:    Anyone ages 12 and up.
Cost:   $20.00
RSVP: Reserve your spot by emailing Heidi Hakseth at hahakseth@gmail.com.

Brian is an internationally renown Irish sean-nós (or old style) step dancer who has done much to ignite a sean-nós dance revival. Brian began dancing at age 15. In the short time since then, he has become a 3-time winner of the Oireachtas na Samhna, 2-time winner of the Colin Shean Dara jig competition, and has performed in, choreographed and produced numerous shows. He’s even created a film, In the Blood, about the Cunningham family and their passion for preserving and promoting sean-nós dance (available for sale here). Most recently, Brian toured the United States in Atlantic Steps


While in Madison for Atlantic Steps, Brian was kind enough to teach us some sean-nós dancing last March. If you were there, you remember how much fun we had getting the steps and stories from Brian. If you are into Irish dance, tap dance, clogging or anything else where you get to make noise with your feet, sean-nós dance is right up your alley. You do not need prior dance experience to attend Brian’s workshop.

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Sean-nós workshop with Brian Cunningham & Kieran Jordan, March 2014

 

To learn more about Brian, please see his new website http://www.cunninghamdance.com

This workshop is made possible through the generous support of the Celtic Cultural Center of Madison, WI.