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Valerick and Shahrzad have teamed up to present an intensive weekend training focused on helping performers find their unique voice in the dance. Attendees will learn how to foster their personal style, navigate a variety of performance settings and challenges, and cultivate a strong connection with their audience.

Weekend Schedule

NEW! Friday, November 5th

*Class can be purchased individually - $75.00 

Master Class: Mejance with Shahrzad (4:00pm-6:00pm)

In this intensive Shahrzad will be using the structure of a Mejance song to delve into musicality and technique. We will work through several rhythms and musical sections commonly found in a Mejance and examining how our use of the music and movement repertoire changes from one to the next. Each section will include music and technique break downs and combinations that will be combined into a full choreography.

Saturday, November 6th

Finishing Touches: (12:00pm-2:00pm)
The way a dancer uses her extensions (meaning arms, legs, and head) has a lot to do with the stylization of a performer. In this first workshop we are going to explore on how these elements can help us to master our showmanship and emotional engagement with the audience.

Taylor Made Technique: (3:00pm-5:00pm)
Not one famous dancer is a copy of another so why should we stick to someone else's technique? In this workshop Shahrzad will be sharing her methods of adjusting technique to fit different body types and styles that enable dancers to fully utilize their bodies and start to build signature steps.

Sunday, November 7th

Work Your Space: (12:00pm-2:00pm)
As performers we find ourselves thrown into a variety of environments and each requires different skills. In this workshop Valerick and Shahrzad will share their personal tips and tricks for owning your space and making full use of every kind of stage from restaurants to theaters and everything in between.

Lunch Break and Lecture with Kelly Rodriguez: Lights! Camera! Fashion? (2:00pm-3:00pm)
You’re booked, now what are you going to wear? Kelly from BBK Boutique will lead a chat on why you should consider venue and audience before getting dressed. Let’s evaluate your dance closet and your events. How do we choose what is best? Let Kelly give you the tips on how to carefully select your performance attire so you can put your best shimmy forward.

Understanding your audience: (3:00pm-5:00pm)
Dance technique and charisma aren't the only factors when it comes to being a great performer, understanding of audience is essential to having a successful career. This lecture will focus around the kinds of audiences we encounter as dancers, adjusting to different venues and situations, and how we can find our niche.

Full Weekend Pass

$300

  • Access to all weekend workshops

  • Friday Master Class w/ Shahrzad

  • Access for 2 weeks to Valerick's weekly classes

  • 2 week membership access to Shahrzad Studios 

  • One free class with Kelly Rodríguez

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Friday Master Class

$75

  • Exclusive Friday Mejance Master Class with Shahrzad

  • Purchase ONLY includes Friday Mejance Master Class with Shahrzad

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Single Day Pass

$165

  • Choose between full day of workshops on Saturday OR Sunday

  • Single Day Pass only includes (1) full day of classes

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