Grace and self-confidence are learned skills at Allegro Ballroom. The nonprofit, volunteer-operated dance studio teaches students of all ages and skill levels how to master the footwork of various American and international ballroom dance styles. Instructors lead group and private classes in everything from Latino style dance such as the Salsa and the Bachata, to the Spanish style Bolero and the Kizomba of Angolan origins, meeting in one of the three ballroom practice spaces that range in size from 800 to 3,000 square feet. Whether visitors are looking for an introduction to the fundamentals of a particular dance or to take on a more in-depth study of a preferred style, the instructors are available to provide engaging and informative insight intended to help people navigate a dance floor with ease.
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Entrenched in the eclectic North Oakland and Berkeley art scene, Create in Clay School of Ceramics unites a fine-arts gallery of locally produced wares and an art-instruction facility under one roof. Inside the roomy studio, master ceramicists impart pottery-forging know-how to students, who perch behind 10 ceramics wheels and multiple hand-building stations as they create, glaze, and fire custom pieces. The seasoned artisans tailor each tutorial’s subject matter to guests’ individual skill level, striving to keep class sizes small to ensure unrestricted interaction and afford pupils the chance to ask questions about what to do when clay is haunted by ghosts.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
The Artory puts the power to create in the hands of students who write, devise, choreograph, express, and OWN their work.
Close mentorship with top professionals from Shotgun Players in fun areas like ACTING, HIP HOP THEATRE, DESIGN, and IMPROV.
A socially conscious theatre camp.
What is the experience customers can expect?
M-F July 11-5, 18-22 Two Weeks of Instruction 9am-4pm
Students of The Artory collaborate in small groups to produce an original 30-minute musical, taught by Top Professionals in 4 areas:
ACTING + DEVISING,
IMPROV + CLOWNWORK,
HIP HOP THEATRE, and DESIGN + COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We are a group of long-time Company members of Shotgun Players who dreamed of a fun, socially conscious theatre camp, to make art experiences accessible for ALL KIDS and to share our love of art + education with ALL KIDS.
Dedicated to putting to power to create in the Kids Hands.
What do you love most about your job?
I am Head of Theatre at Contra Costa School of Performing Arts, and a teacher at A.C.T..
My work, and my life, are dedicated to education, empowerment, and healing through the arts.
The faculty of The Artory believe that creativity is every person's birthright.
It's an honor to mentor and guide.
The staccato beat of conga drums rises over the deep voice of a bass guitar and the higher trills of the timbales and piano. Head dancer Evan Margolin and his bevy of experienced instructors lead students in classes that take beginners through basic footwork and salsa rhythms, with intermediate and advanced sessions offering salsa aficionados more challenging instruction. The social class structure—partners rotate throughout every session—creates a low-pressure learning environment and keeps dancers from scrambling to locate a partner or human-shaped tupperware container. The one-hour beginner classes are mostly filled with salsa novices and new dancers, and Dance SF's experienced and engaging local salsateers are patient and friendly when showing new students how to bust well-timed moves. During intermediate classes, which require six months or more of social dancing experience, students focus on timing and cross-body leads with turns. After some evening classes, new dancers are invited to join an all-night salsa party where they can put their new moves in practice. Students should wear comfortable clothing, which includes dancing shoes, but does not include rear-flapped onesie pajamas.