Own the Dancefloor Dance Workshop for Confidence & Diversity
Announcing: A special DANCE treat on President’s Day!! Introducing our first Dance Workshop for 2020: Own the Dancefloor for our dancers 12 and older. A day here at the FROM THE TOP Studio of Dance to include a Peak Performance lecture, a Hip Hop/Funk class, and an Artistic Latin Ballroom class!
Own the Danceflooris a workshop created specifically with the idea to build dancer confidence and knowledge diversity. It is designed to expand the body and the mind by mixing genres and ways of learning which leads to more confident dancers and individuals.
Monday February 17th Schedule: 1:45 PM – 3:15 PM Peak Performance Lecture Helena Berggren 3:40 PM – 5:10 PM Artistic Latin Ballroom Class Helena Berggren 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Hip Hop / Funk Class Michelle Figueiredo
Workshop Fee: Single Session $15 / dancer All 3 Sessions $35 / dancer
Session Description: Peak Performance Lecture, 90 Minutes (1:45 PM – 3:15 PM) As a dancer you are faced with pressure from multiple angles. Performing in class, on stage, and in life with homework, work, friends and on and on… and you feel like you must do it with grace and an edge–without burning out or quitting. Anxiety, injuries, sleepless nights, stress can all be waiting around the corner. Let’s bring them to the forefront and give you a tool to use when you need it the most. Friends and Family are welcome to join too!
Artistic Latin Ballroom Class, 90 Minutes (3:40 PM – 5:10 PM) Always wanted to shine like the dancers on Dancing with the Stars? Now you can! This Latin Ballroom class requires no partner but you will learn the basics of Cha-Cha-Cha and Samba while learning a group routine. Dance shoes with a heel are optional.
Hip Hop / Funk Class, 90 Minutes (5:30 PM – 7:00 PM) Let lose to funky beats and incorporate your own style and flair on the dance floor. Michelle is a teacher that keeps it fun and upbeat while nailing down the sass on the dancefloor.
Helena Berggren is a Swedish Native and the co-owner of Karlskoga DansCenter in Karlskoga, Sweden. Her lifelong passion and career in dance started at the age of nine. As a dancer Helena has trained for over twenty years in multiple disciplines including Street Dance, Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop, Disco Freestyle, Lyrical, Show Jazz, and Latin Ballroom. At the age of 18, she went on to compete in the European Championships and holds multiple Swedish and Scandinavian Championship titles. Helena started teaching dance in her early twenties after successfully becoming certified by the International Dance Organization and the Swedish Olympic Committee. As a Choreographer she founded, trained and coached her own team from inception to multiple World Championships. Helena hold a Business Degree from Orebro University with a minor in Sports Psychology.
Michelle "ChellieFig" Figueiredo graduated magna cum laude from Rider University with a B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience, B.A. in Dance Performance. Throughout college, she was a member of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts and trained with American Repertory Ballet at the Princeton Ballet School. Michelle is a former four-year veteran and two-year captain of the NBA’s Sixers Dancers. Michelle was also selected to represent the Sixers Dancers on the NBA All Star Dance Team in 2014 and 2015. Currently, Michelle is a versatile, freelance dance artist based out of Philadelphia, PA. She continues to advance her dance career by training regularly in all styles, dancing with AJ Harper Dance Project and separately under Melissa Rector. Most recently, she performed in HONEY for Philly Fringe (September 2019) and in the Come Together Dance Festival (November 2019).
With Love and the Joy of Dance Teacher and Staff at FROM THE TOP Studio of Dance