Fall 2018 Workshops at Joe’s Movement Emporium

By Editorial Team on August 20, 2018
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Joe’s Movement Emporium (Joe’s) will launch a series of workshops in dance and writing for the surrounding community in September 2018. As a part of the Joe’s 2018-19 performance season of “Resilient Cultures, Rising Truths,” artist partners have created workshops to give beginner and intermediate students an intimate relationship with an art form. Artist partners include: Raediant Movement, Sacred Hips in Motion, Soul in Motion Players, Taurus Broadhurst Dance, Kendra Marie Movies, and Cathy Smith. Most workshops are $150 for a 6-week session and require a minimum enrollment of four people. To learn more visit: http://www.joesmovement.org/workshops.

Memoir Writing with Cathy Smith
Wed Date: Sep 05 2018 – Oct 10 2018 from: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Thu Date: Sep 06 2018 – Oct 11 2018 from: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
This ongoing workshop is specifically designed for both experienced and novice writers. Participants engage and commit to weekly writing as well as practice reading their work aloud in a group setting. Constructive feedback focuses on how one can make their writing more interesting to readers through characterization, dialogue, narrative structure, setting and more. Weave together personal, professional and/or community development in the expressive gathering of minds.

Contemporary African Dance Workshop with Taurus Broadhurst
Mon Date: Sep 10 2018 – Oct 15 2018 from: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
This workshop is a fusion of West African, Modern and Urban styles of dance. The delivery of these movement techniques is crafted to help support beginners as well as those with past dance experience. The use of West African movement allows students to experience and utilize the way their bodies naturally move. The blending of Modern dance movement makes transitioning to other forms of dance more accessible. Gather with a group of unique friends in the practice of body, mind and groove!

West African Dance & Drum with Soul in Motion Players
Tue Date: Sep 18 2018 – Oct 23 2018 from: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Experience the rich culture of West Africa with the treasured DC dance company, Soul in Motion. Students may choose to learn either choreography/dance or drumming rhythms from Guinea, Senegal, Mali and Ghana. Contact Joe’s at 301-699-1819 for more information regarding traditional dress and drum used in this workshop.

RAEMOVES SERIES: Teach Me How 2 Wine! Jiggle! Drop! with Erica Rae
Tue Date: Sep 18 2018 – Oct 23 2018 from: 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM’
The Raemoves workshop series is a dynamic performance-training experience focused on choreography inspired by Dancehall, Afro and Jazz dance styles. Learn how to wine, wiggle and jiggle to the sounds of Dancehall or Afrobeats! This workshop will consist of learning 1-2 unique works from the Raediant Movement Company repertoire, as well as a new piece designed specifically for this series. Get ready to be all out Raediant!

Move like A Goddess! Combos, Freestyle, and Belly Dance, Oh My! Having fun with Belly Dance Basics with Sacred Hips In Motion
Sat Date: Oct 06 2018 – Nov 10 2018 from: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sacred Hips in Motion offers a six-week workshop that puts the idea of “my hips can’t move like that” to rest! Each session breaks down the art of belly dance and gets participants moving their hips like a goddess. Learn the basic techniques of belly dance and how to take those moves and make them your own. The workshop is composed for students at the beginner and intermediate level.

Added bonus: Students that register for this 6-week workshop will have access to attend Sacred Hips in Motion’s weekly Belly Dance Workout class every Friday during the 6-week course for FREE.

Hip Hop Grooves and Moves with Kendra Marie
Mon Date: Oct 08 2018 – Nov 13 2018 from: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Hip Hop Moves and Grooves is a workshop for adult movers of all levels to learn the basic fundamental movements that are particular to Hip Hop dance. Students will focus on body isolation, grooves, and movement that will all translate over into choreography. This class will end with a short professional video, where students will perform a rehearsed routine for camera.