These past months I’ve taken some time away from teaching formal classes to focus instead on working individually with students. I can feel that it’s time again to provide a formal offering, though this time I am excited to say the engagement will be something altogether different, and new. Many times I have heard and felt the frustration of new dancers who have all the drive, but don’t feel they have a comprehensive path for pursuing growth in Zouk, and NeoZouk in particular. UNSPKN is the offering I have built for them, for you.
This will be unlike regular dance class, even unlike dance class as I have offered in the past. UNSPKN was designed to be the course that I would have wanted as a student; one in which I can address what I hold as most important in an unapologetic way. Intimacy, deep connection, solid form, creativity, flow, and the internal art of Suwai — we will pursue these things in an environment that is intimate and supportive, one that provides for the reinforcement and personal attention that best support real learning.
The group will be kept small to allow for the greatest amount of individual attention. All students will work privately with Atoro every 2 weeks (in Zouk there is no substitute for one-on-one work). Class will focus extensively on students’ engagements within their own bodies. All students will be taught from a “dancer-first” perspective — meaning learning the roles of both lead and follow. All of this combines to be a course unlike any I have offered up til now. It represents the best elements of what I have learned in 8 years as a teacher. It will challenge students, but it is when we are challenged that we can truly grow. I am proud and excited to offer this to you.
Commitment: 8 weeks beginning August 1st, meeting for 2, 2-hr sessions weekly at Core Dance in Decatur (Sundays and Tuesdays).
Cost: $160 per month. I am very price-conscious in my offerings and am staunchly opposed to money being a barrier — I have seen dance work such wonders in people’s lives and believe strongly in its being accessible. That said, payment plans will be made available should the up-front cost be difficult. At this price all instruction hours, *including private lessons*, are less than $9/hr.
Enrollment: Please contact Atoro either by Facebook (https://facebook.com/adrian.atoro.lopez) or Email ([email protected]
) for the link to the enrollment site.
Hug and Hongi,