Aug
17
1:00 PM13:00

Lindy Hop Workshop

Lets swing dance! In this 2 hr workshop you will learn social dance etiquette, lead/follow roles, footwork, and more. Beginner friendly and experienced dancers are welcome! Lead by Swing instructors, Kyle Butler and Jaimee Merimee! *1 hour Social to follow workshop. Cost $20 per person. (no need to come as a couple)

The Lindy Hop is an American social dance born in Harlem in 1928. Popularized in the late 1930s to early 1940’s during the height of the “Big Band Era,” it offers a truly dynamic, playful, and social experience. Lindy Hop is a street dance which draws heavily upon improvisation and individual style coupled with a strong emphasis on partner lead and follow connection. Accessible to all ages, Lindy Hop regained popularity in the late 80’s - early 90’s. It is a dance enjoyed by many all across the world today, with groups and regular dances held in nearly every major city across America and beyond.

Instructors Bios

Kyle Butler

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Kyle has been dancing for over 12 years all across N. America. A former instructor at Washington State University he’s choregraphed numerous routines and won many regional competitions. His passion for the Lindy Hop has led him to attend international workshops taught by professionals all across the world. Currently, he resides in St. Petersburg, FL and his goal is to assist in growing and inspiring his passion for social dance with individuals from all ages in his local community.

Jaimee Merimee

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Jaimee has been dancing swing for over 10 years, and has taught numerous east coast swing, balboa, and lindy hop lessons and workshops in the Tampa Bay Area. Her love for dance has lead her to travel to many different cities in Florida for lindy hop dance exchanges, and to a couple other out-of-state ones as well. She has a true passion for swing dancing and loves showing others how much fun it can be.

Workshop Outline:

First Class:

- 5 mins - Introduction

o Introduction

o Rotation

o Social Dance Etiquette

- 10 minutes – Pulse, Warm-up

o Up beats vs. Down beats

o Counting

o Posture

o Pulse importance

- 15 minutes - Connection

o Connection exercises and explanation

o Lead & Follow Roles

 Lead and follow exercises

- 15 minutes – 8-count Lindy Hop

o Footwork syncopation

o Side by side

o Lindy promenade

- 15 minutes – Introduction to Swing Out

o Lindy Circle

Break – 10 – 15 mins

Second Class:

- 5 mins – warm-up

- 10 mins – review previous class

- 15 minutes – Introduction to turns

o Inside vs outside

o Leading with frame-work

o Following with frame-work

- 15 minutes – variation on turns

- 15 minutes – Introduction to Charleston

o Pulse

o Posture

o Footwork

Break – 15 minutes

Social Dance – 1 hour




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Tiny Tots and Preschool Ballet Recital
Jul
13
11:00 AM11:00

Tiny Tots and Preschool Ballet Recital

RECITAL/PERFORMANCE NOTICE

Recitals and performances are now scheduled and will be held at LVL UP DANCE. Please be sure to mark your calendar now! The performance will last 20 minutes and every child participates.

Costumes are provided by Mrs. Abigail. COSTUMES MUST BE RETURNED AFTER THE PERFORMANCE!  All dance students need to wear their ballet slippers and pink tights and a sundress.  Girls with long hair must have it up in a ponytail or bun. Ribbons and bows will be provided. If you wish for your daughter to wear make-up, please apply it at home prior to the recital. Also, please arrive 20 minutes early to have your child fitted into his or her costume!

As always, we appreciate your cooperation in encouraging your child to be on his or her best behavior. Here are a few pointers for a good performance:

1.  Have your child go to the rest room at home before you leave, or at the center before the performance.

2.  Explain to your child to pay attention to his or her teacher; not grandparents or friends in the audience.

3.  Please do not try to capture your child’s attention for a picture or video. Please be as discreet as possible.

                4.  Control laughter. This distracts the children easily.

5.  The children must remain together until the performance is over. Please do not ask them to sit with you.      Group pictures will be made at the end of the performances.

6.  BE ON TIME!  If you are late, come in quietly without distracting your child.                                                         

Remember, for many of these children this will be their first appearance in front of an audience. All cooperation is appreciated. We look forward to meeting you all. If you have any questions please call (813) 465-2465. 

 

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Pound Special - 80s Hits
Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

Pound Special - 80s Hits

Hey, hey, hey....don't you...forget about me!...I mean us on July 11th, we will be pounding to the hits of the 80s! Come dressed in your best 80s gear and lets get physical with RipStix! Courtney, Becca, and Rachel will be teaching a rad class that will have you saying "Great Scott"! $10.00 Drop in. Reserve your spot!

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Pound Special-Independent Women-Proceeds go to Crisis Center
Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

Pound Special-Independent Women-Proceeds go to Crisis Center

We are celebrating our Independent women! Join us for this kick butt Pound class that will have you feeling like the super woman you are! Guys, come rep the super woman in your life! Our super instructors, Courtney, Becca, and Rachel will be leading this 1 hour Pound workout! $10.00 Drop in. Proceeds for this class are going to the Crisis Center! (Extra cash donations are welcome) Reserve your spot!

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Pound Special - PRIDE w/ Body Glow Paint
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

Pound Special - PRIDE w/ Body Glow Paint

Love is Love! We are Pounding to some feel good, positive vibes kind of music that will have you feeling the love! Join our fab Pound girls, Becca, Courtney, and Rachel as they lead this heart pumping 1 hr Pound workout! $10 Drop in (We will have extra glow paint at the studio) Let's turn off the lights, turn up the music, and glow! Reserve your spot on lvlupdance.com. Space is limited.

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Pound Special - 90's Jams/Proceeds go to Tribe-Seminole Heights
Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Pound Special - 90's Jams/Proceeds go to Tribe-Seminole Heights

Grab your hammer pants and hyper color shirts! We are pounding to the hits of the 90's! Join our fab Pound girls, Rachel, Becca, and Courtney for an hour of Pound! Proceeds from this class will go to our friends at Tribe - Seminole Heights! Tribe offers low cost activities for families, hosts a clothes closet, and more. Cost: $10.00. Reserve your spot online! (Additional donations for Tribe are welcome (cash, crafts, clothes, school uniforms, tools, etc)

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Recital Pics and Info
Jun
3
5:30 PM17:30

Recital Pics and Info

Monday, June 2 during your regular scheduled dance time we will have a photographer in the studio for recital portraits.

Monday June 3rd

5:30 - 6:00 (tiny tots 2.5/3 year olds) 

6:00 - 6:30 (Ballet I 3.5-6 year olds)Costumes will be at the dance studio - come dressed in pink tights, ballet shoes and a sundress - hair already fixed how you would like for pictures.Below is a link to Becky Rudolph Photographer - this link  is a direct link to recital portraits you can not access it from her main page.  Becky has worked with me for years with recitals and is a local photographer for the Indi Flea Markets.  You can pay online or bring the attached form and payment with you.https://www.hellobecktastic.com/dance-recitals-2019

The link below has the information that was passed out last week at dance with Day and Time of recital and an overview of what it entails.  

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks!Copy and paste link:https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12bp-f8J-xpHZ_8nGAgRG6qGpeUek3Gzo?usp=sharingMonday, June 2 during your regular scheduled dance time we will have a photographer in the studio for recital portraits.

Monday June 3rd

5:30 - 6:00 (tiny tots 2.5/3 year olds) 

6:00 - 6:30 (Ballet I 3.5-6 year olds)
Costumes will be at the dance studio - come dressed in pink tights, ballet shoes and a sundress - hair already fixed how you would like for pictures.
Below is a link to Becky Rudolph Photographer - this link  is a direct link to recital portraits you can not access it from her main page.  Becky has worked with me for years with recitals and is a local photographer for the Indi Flea Markets.  You can pay online or bring the attached form and payment with you.
https://www.hellobecktastic.com/dance-recitals-2019

The link below has the information that was passed out last week at dance with Day and Time of recital and an overview of what it entails.  

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks!
Copy and paste link:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12bp-f8J-xpHZ_8nGAgRG6qGpeUek3Gzo?usp=sharing

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Balancing Act Bellydance Workshop
Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

Balancing Act Bellydance Workshop

Sword, tray, basket, vase....if you've always wanted to balance it now is your chance to learn!

Bring your prop of choice to this workshop and learn balancing techniques as well as dynamic movements such as floorwork and shimmies to make your performance memorable! We will be doing choreography to "Wallah", Oriana's infamous sword piece adapted to any prop you bring. Knee pads are highly recommended.

Sunday, June 2 1-3pm
$30 in advance, $40 at the door
Please bring a balancing prop of your choice (basket, tray, sword, vase) and kneepads. Yoga attire recommended. Adv. Beginner to advanced level.

Register in advance at www.orianabellydancer.com
OR
paypal @ jessicabrooks123@gmail.com "friends and family option"
Venmo @Jessica-Brooks-64
CashApp @orianabellydance

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Costume Clinic Public · Hosted by Midnight Lotus Dance Company and Ananda Tribal
Apr
13
2:00 PM14:00

Costume Clinic Public · Hosted by Midnight Lotus Dance Company and Ananda Tribal

Have you ever bought a costume with the intention of altering it and then got stuck? Did your size change and now you feel like nothing fits right? Are you feeling held back because you’re not sure where to begin with creating your own costumes?

Zoe Dhirani shares her various tips on the repair, maintenance, and creation of Bellydance Costumes. Be inspired and empowered to start on your own journey of creative expression with learning the techniques of beadwork, sequining, and how to update and old costume for a fresh new look with simple tricks. And best of all - how to do it all on budget!

Now extended to 2 hours - this workshop will be part discourse on the various methods and history of bellydance costuming, part participation in hand sewing techniques and part open workshop working on your own costumes with the guidance of a professional seamstress in case you get stuck

So if you’d like feel free to bring something you’re currently working on, something you’d like to get started on, or even a collection of ideas you ‘re not sure what to do with just yet.

Lets create something amazing together!

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Pound Pop-up Class
Mar
9
9:45 AM09:45

Pound Pop-up Class

Come try our newest class coming to LVL UP!
Space is limited! Sign up on lvlupdance.com.
Drop-in Class $11.00
Can be used with LVL UP membership/packs

Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities.

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Mejance: Veil and Zills Hosted by Oriana Bellydance
Mar
2
1:00 PM13:00

Mejance: Veil and Zills Hosted by Oriana Bellydance

Really serve it to them when you incorporate both veil AND zills! Using the classic Oriental opening, known as the Mejance, we will use both "props" to create a dynamic and stunning choreography to really show off your skills! Must own a standard or semi-circle veils and zills (finger cymbals).

2 hours
$30 in advance $35 at the door
Intermediate to Advanced level
Saturday, March 2 1-3pm

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Alter Ego Heels Edition: Valentine's Special Public · Hosted by Soulher Power
Feb
15
9:30 PM21:30

Alter Ego Heels Edition: Valentine's Special Public · Hosted by Soulher Power

Back by popular demand: “Get Fit + Fine - The Sexy Alter Ego Heels Edition”
If you attended the last one, you know this event is not one to miss! Join us as Miss MeOw owner of Soulher Power guides us through a twerk and tease routine that will have you feeling yourself. Very Limited Tickets available as we want the space to be comfortable. Purchase your tickets with the link in the bio !

FAQs
Is there an age limit for this event?

Ages 18+

What should I wear?

Your dance fitness comfort level. Pair it with your favorite high-socks or heels. Knee pads are recommended.

(Purchase at Dicks Sporting Goods, amazon, etc)

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is free but limited-carpool suggested. Personal vehicles, public transportation, Uber and Lyft are all available options for transportation. *Do not park in front of conveinent store.

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Valentines Acro Yoga (Partner Yoga) Hosted by Yoga in the Park at Rivercrest
Feb
10
4:00 PM16:00

Valentines Acro Yoga (Partner Yoga) Hosted by Yoga in the Park at Rivercrest

Come out for a fun interactive partner/acro yoga experience. Bring your boyfriend, girlfriend husband, wife, friend, or even your neighbor. We begin the class by exploring yoga postures with our partners and focusing on correct alignment. Then, we will dive into acro yoga poses learning how to transfer weight to balance as one . Lastly, we will learn how to give each other some self care with thai massage and end the class with Savasana. This class welcomes any age or level.

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Mambo Fridays Beginners 8 Week Cycle - Hosted by Dan McGraw and Ireana Ugarte
Feb
1
to Mar 22

Mambo Fridays Beginners 8 Week Cycle - Hosted by Dan McGraw and Ireana Ugarte

Dan and Ireana present: Mambo Fridays!!!

This is an 8 week progressive class for Salsa on2, basics, BODY MOVEMENT, foot work/shines, leading and following, and musicality.

Start date:
February 1st from 7:30pm-9:00pm

Price:
Drop in 1 class: $15
*4 week class special: $48
*8 week class special: $80
Special discount if returning student (PM for details)

Tag us on FB and IG: #DanandIreana #TampaOn2 #Saya

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Breakdancing Workshops Teen and Adult
Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

Breakdancing Workshops Teen and Adult

Learn from Tampa's best b-boys! We are offering two workshops! 
Attend both for only $25.00
Can't stay for both? No problem. You can drop in for one for $15.00(pay at the door).
Reserve your spot on our website: lvlupdance.com (click on Classes - Calendar - December 2nd)

Beginner Session lead by B-boy Fresh Rock 1pm - 2:30pm 
Includes Cypher from 2:30pm - 3pm

Intermediate/Advanced Session lead by B-boy JSky 3pm - 4:30pm 
Includes Cypher form 4:30pm - 5pm

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