Thursday, March 22

This week we have a special guest instructor!

Kara Fabina, dancer, choreographer, & instructor, spends much of her life in cars, hotels, and strangers’ houses in an undying attempt to spread dance to infinity and beyond. After winning the coveted rising star award at lindy focus, Kara was crushed to find out it wasn’t part of a space program for the arts. Putting her disappointment behind her, she has gone on to teach lindy and blues throughout the country. She competes regularly, placing in events such as Hot Mess, Steel City Blues, Blues Shout, Lindy Focus, and even out dancing a pink flamingo in Baltimore. She enjoys choreographing, and her pieces can be seen in two of the following three places: Enter the Blues, BamBloozled, and the off off Broadway smash hit “Where’s Waldo.” In between lindy events she relaxes by break dancing, knife throwing, cutting and dying her hair, puddle jumping, and giving away free hugs. She currently pays rent in Baltimore.

Time to Funk it Up!  (7:30-8:30)
Locking is a funk style of dance that is closely associated with hip hop. Each style of dance has a feeling, or groove, that encompasses the movement. In this class we will go over some of the foundations that are the building blocks of locking. We will combine the techniques of loose hips and leg movements with distinct and precise arm movements. We will also touch on transitions to create context of movement with a short sequence. In short, this is a great way to find your dance groove!

Beginner Crash Course (8:30-9:00)
This will be a weekly feature designed to introduce novices to Blues dancing. It will provide enough vocabulary to have fun on the dance floor. Plus, when students feel comfortable with this material, they’ll be ready for the Series classes.

Julie Brown and Devona Cartier will be behind the DJ booth to meet all your Blues needs.

As always, the lesson is $5 and the dance is an additional $5.