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Intro to Brazilian Samba @HotPot Studios, Sacramento

Brazilian Samba Dance workshop @ HotPot Studios, Sacramento

 

Intro to Brazilian Samba with Johanna Xenobia
Kick your inner showgirl into high gear and embrace your WOW factor with moves straight from Rio!  Energetic and sassy, get flirty and fierce as you learn signature Samba Syndicate combinations all set to the powerful drums of Brazil. There ain’t no rest for the wicked here; Samba is all about fast footwork and integrated torso isolations that builds muscle and stamina. Uplifting and positive, you can’t help but laugh and smile your way across the dance floor. Strut like a peacock then hit the ground running like the  fast and the furious bad-ass you already are.  Joy and adrenaline rise as we sass and sweat in synchronized harmony… we Samba!
Open to all levels, dance experience a plus, all you need is willingness to try!

Sherri Wheatley in Sacramento!!!

Sherri Wheatley teaches at Hot Pot Studios, Sacramento

The Vamp”: Burlesque/Jazz Age Inspired Fusion:
Saturday, August 11 – 3pm to 5pm
Set to the engaging melody of Duke Ellington’s ‘Black and Tan Fantasy,’ this workshop features a vampy and coquettish choreography inspired by the roaring 20’s jazz age and burlesque performers from the 40’s and 50’s. We will specifically focus on carriage and efficiently moving through space while projecting as much personality as possible. This dance is specifically designed to bring out the theatrical aspects of performance. The music is also perfectly arranged to focus on musicality. Part of the choreography, for example, is set to the bold horns in the music and part of it connects to the metronome like back beat of the music. Imagine if Mae West, Theda Bara and Rita Hayworth’s character from “Gilda” had a love child who became a star member of the Ziegfeld Follies and you get the idea of what this piece is going for.

Accentuate.
Sunday, August 12 – 10am to 12pm
The ins and outs of faster paced tribal fusion bellydance: Isolations, posture, extension and building choreography: learn the fundamentals of faster paced tribal fusion bellydance. Strong emphasis is placed on developing a correct posture, muscle conditioning and flexibility training. Sharp articulation emphasizing movement and rhythm. We will drill twists, locks, drops, squares, omis and shimmies working to develop the muscles in the lower abs and pelvic area to create crisp, strong hip articulation. We will then take it a step further and move on to drilling these movements within different planes of space, such as level changes and experimenting with variations on the left and right sides of the body. Special emphasis placed on drop turns and drop twists. Students will learn how to create combinations and link them into short choreographies. The goal is to give students the tools to more effectively help link movements together to create their own combinations and to ultimately create a very complete performance. We will also discuss the elements of good stage presence and methods to creating a very strong performance persona.

Sherri Wheatley in Sacramento!!!

Sherri Wheatley teaches at Hot Pot Studios, Sacramento

The Vamp”: Burlesque/Jazz Age Inspired Fusion:
Saturday, August 11 – 3pm to 5pm
Set to the engaging melody of Duke Ellington’s ‘Black and Tan Fantasy,’ this workshop features a vampy and coquettish choreography inspired by the roaring 20’s jazz age and burlesque performers from the 40’s and 50’s. We will specifically focus on carriage and efficiently moving through space while projecting as much personality as possible. This dance is specifically designed to bring out the theatrical aspects of performance. The music is also perfectly arranged to focus on musicality. Part of the choreography, for example, is set to the bold horns in the music and part of it connects to the metronome like back beat of the music. Imagine if Mae West, Theda Bara and Rita Hayworth’s character from “Gilda” had a love child who became a star member of the Ziegfeld Follies and you get the idea of what this piece is going for.

Accentuate.
Sunday, August 12 – 10am to 12pm
The ins and outs of faster paced tribal fusion bellydance: Isolations, posture, extension and building choreography: learn the fundamentals of faster paced tribal fusion bellydance. Strong emphasis is placed on developing a correct posture, muscle conditioning and flexibility training. Sharp articulation emphasizing movement and rhythm. We will drill twists, locks, drops, squares, omis and shimmies working to develop the muscles in the lower abs and pelvic area to create crisp, strong hip articulation. We will then take it a step further and move on to drilling these movements within different planes of space, such as level changes and experimenting with variations on the left and right sides of the body. Special emphasis placed on drop turns and drop twists. Students will learn how to create combinations and link them into short choreographies. The goal is to give students the tools to more effectively help link movements together to create their own combinations and to ultimately create a very complete performance. We will also discuss the elements of good stage presence and methods to creating a very strong performance persona.

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Unmata ITS Level 3

Sarah
Instructor: Sarah

WHAT IS UNMATA ITS?
ITS stands for Improvisational Tribal Style. This style of dance is a non verbal form of communication where groups can dance together using a specific vocabulary of movements communicating the timing and variations of the vocabulary. We like to compare Improvisational Tribal Style (ITS) to a language. When learning a new language, you have to learn the root words before forming a sentence.  Because of the similarity in learning UNMATA ITS to learning a new language, we recommend that students complete the UNMATA ITS Level 1 vocabulary before taking other levels of UNMATA ITS classes at Hot Pot Studios. For more details, check out the official ITS website.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? Wear something you can move and be comfortable in. We will dance the whole hour, so be prepared to sweat. Common gear is yoga pants, tank tops or sports bras. For your feet: barefoot, socks or dance shoes. Hot Pot has a hard wood floor, so no street shoes please.

WHERE SHOULD I PARK? Parking around the studio is metered and goes till 10pm. There are also garages within walking distance of the studio. You do not want to park in the lot behind the studio, as this is private parking and you will be towed.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us.

Learn Tuvan style throat singing with Enrique Ugalde @ hot pot Studios, sacramento

Learn Tuvan style throat singing with Enrique Ugalde with Enrique Ugalde at Hot Pot Studios, Sacramento

Join us for this Khöömei workshop instructed by the most highly decorated Throat Singer outside of Tuva, Enrique Ugalde.
The workshop will take place from 2-4pm on July 8th. It will be held at Hot Pot Studios 1614 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814.
There is a $40 fee for the workshop.

We will learn the three main styles of Tuvan style throat singing: Kargyraa, Khöömei and Sygyt, their cultural and animistic contexts and application in traditional Tuvan folk music.
Enrique Ugalde has over ten years of teaching experience and has sang Tuvan style throat singing (Khöoömei) since 1998. Inspired by a live performance of Throat Singing Masters, Huun Huur Tu, he has gone on to tour the world with his own project Soriah and has traveled to the Central Asian Republic of Tuva nine times to perform, collaborate and compete as a Khöömeigie.
He won 3rd place in the 2008 Throat Singing Symposium in Tuva, the highest ranking of any non Tuvan in history.
He also won best foreigner at the 2008 Ustuu-Khuree Festival in Chadanaa Tuva.
In 2014, he won 2nd place in the Tuvan Nation Kargyraa Competition and in 2016, was recognized as the “Great Innovator of the Art of Tuvan Throat Singing”.

There is a limit of twenty students for this workshop.

ALL SKILL LEVELS ARE WELCOME!
***25% OFF FOR EACH REFERRAL! SO BRING FOUR FRIENDS AND PARTICIPATE FOR FREE!!

PRIVATE LESSONS ALSO AVAILABLE…

IF YOU’RE INTERESTED, PLEASE SEND YOUR INQUIRY IN A PERSONAL MESSAGE TO ENRIQUE UGALDE at soriah23@gmail.com.

WILD CARD! with ZOE JAKES @ Hot Pot Studios, Sacramento

Zoe Jakes dance workshop @ Hot Pot Studios, sacramento

Zoe Jakes at Hot Pot Studios August 23rd 12pm-4pm
$60 before August 1st and $70 at the door.
Paypal Zoe directly to hold your space at zoejakesdance@gmail.com

WILD CARD! 
In this workshop we will start with a long warm up,pulling from Zoe’s extensive knowledge of strengthening and flexibility exercises. Then the wild car part…Zoe’s favorite dance drills to get us sweaty and happy…and finally, a Zoe style combo just for you made on the spot. It’s magic!

S Yoga Class @ Hot Pot Studios, Sacramento

S Smoke Yoga Class @ HotPot Studios, Sacramento

 

S Yoga with Katy Karns
Sundays from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
$10 drop-in
21+

Strengthen and stretch while stoned…slowly!

Treat yourself to some week’s end weed and wellness with Katy Karns at Hot Pot Studios for S Yoga, a new weekly ganja yoga experience.

Each session will leave you feeling strong, refreshed, connected to your body and ready to tackle the week ahead!

A certified ganja yoga instructor and bodywork practitioner for many years, Katy applies a mix of breath work, Vinyasa flow, self massage and body awareness techniques in every session, designed to offer participants a well-rounded mind and body experience.

Please BYOG (bring your own ganja), a yoga mat and water bottle.

Any human 21+ that arrives with an open mind ready to participate is welcome to attend. Please respect class and studio guidelines while in this lovely space.

Questions? Email Katy at: SyogaMidtown@gmail.com

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Unmata ITS Level 1/2

Catrina teacher at Hot Pot Studios bellydance in SacramentoInstructor: Catrina Womack

WHAT IS UNMATA ITS?
ITS stands for Improvisational Tribal Style. This style of dance is a non verbal form of communication where groups can dance together using a specific vocabulary of movements communicating the timing and variations of the vocabulary. We like to compare Improvisational Tribal Style (ITS) to a language. When learning a new language, you have to learn the root words before forming a sentence.  Because of the similarity in learning UNMATA ITS to learning a new language, we recommend that students complete the UNMATA ITS Level 1 vocabulary before taking other levels of UNMATA ITS classes at Hot Pot Studios. For more details, check out the official ITS website.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? Wear something you can move and be comfortable in. We will dance the whole hour, so be prepared to sweat. Common gear is yoga pants, tank tops or sports bras. For your feet: barefoot, socks or dance shoes. Hot Pot has a hard wood floor, so no street shoes please.

WHERE SHOULD I PARK? Parking around the studio is metered and goes till 10pm. There are also garages within walking distance of the studio. You do not want to park in the lot behind the studio, as this is private parking and you will be towed.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us.

Buti Yoga with Kristen Egger

Buti Yoga Class with Kristen Egger at HotPot Studios, Sacramento

Please join Kristen Egger for Buti Yoga every Wednesday at 6pm starting May 23rd. Buti® classes utilize spiral structure technique® to facilitate the release + toning of the body – physical, emotional and energetic. Through primal movement, dynamic asana and cardio-sprints, students breakdown the emotional barriers that hold them back from achieving self-love and true human connection. Her first few classes are Donation Based so come on by and join her for Kristens first class here at Hot Pot!

Kristen’s Cerfications: Buti Yoga Master Trainee, Advanced Buti Yoga, Hot Buti Yoga, 200hr RYT

 

Buti Yoga with Kristen Egger

Buti Yoga Class with Kristen Egger at HotPot Studios, Sacramento

Please join Kristen Egger for Buti Yoga every Wednesday at 6pm starting May 23rd. Buti® classes utilize spiral structure technique® to facilitate the release + toning of the body – physical, emotional and energetic. Through primal movement, dynamic asana and cardio-sprints, students breakdown the emotional barriers that hold them back from achieving self-love and true human connection. Her first few classes are Donation Based so come on by and join her for Kristens first class here at Hot Pot!

Kristen’s Cerfications: Buti Yoga Master Trainee, Advanced Buti Yoga, Hot Buti Yoga, 200hr RYT