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Rin, teacher at HotPot Studios, Sacramento

Dynamic Dancing class w/ Rin @ HotPot Studios, Sacramento

Class Description:
Explore your own personal dance goals with technical drills and abstract exercises designed to help fine tune awareness of movement. We will focus on a different concept each week, from musicality to stage presence. Rounding it out with a fresh mini choreography every week, this class is ultimately centered around the music and feeling that bring dance to life. Arrive with an open mind and expect a fun challenge with a hint of intrigue.

*Beginners are welcome — expect a fun challenge! Two years prior dance experience recommended. Class movements and musicality geared toward intermediate level. *Wear comfortable dance clothing. *Bring reusable water bottle and optional notepad/pen.

Teacher Bio:

Rin has developed a uniquely fluid and evolving voice in dance which offers a peculiar stretch beyond genres. With exposure spanning more than two decades, she has dabbled with movement forms such as ballet, kung fu, jazz, gymnastics, hip-hop, and more. She eventually took a deeper interest in fusion belly dance, which gradually morphed into what can be described as “experimental” fusion. Needless to say, the outcome is quite unique.

Rin’s profound passion for sound, paired with her music background in piano, has led her on an exhilarating path of electronic music composition in recent years. She experiments with her love of creating music and dance, occasionally combining the two in classes and performances. Rin engages in organic experimentation with “flow” in her personal practice. She often emphasizes awareness in her classes to invite students to tap into their direct experience, facilitating environments in which dancers can feel personally inspired by curiosity to develop their own vision.

Pound Fitness @ HotPot Studios, Sacramento with Emily D.

Pound Fitness class @ HotPot Studios, Sacramento

What is Pound Fitness:

Pound fitness is a combination cardio and weight training exercise approach that includes some of the rhythmic techniques used in Pilates. … Colorful, light-weight (1/4-lb) drumsticks called ripstix add an element of fun to Pound classes while they help exercisers count out the length of time they hold certain positions.
To wear:
 Workout attire
To Bring:
 Water, yoga mat, towel (if needed)
Cost is $10 per class and MUST be paid in full to reserve a spot.
Tickets can be purchased by going to : https://www.starfitness916.com/book-online
people should be sure to book the Thurd (downtown class) one
Cancellation policy is:
Less than 48 hours cancellation notice will get no refunds

Linda Faoro’s Traveling Dance School at Hot Pot Studios

Linda Faoro is teaching at Hot Pot Studios, December 2019, Sacramento CA


Intensive Description:

If you want to see your dance level increase, immerse yourself in 3 days of
Dance Technical Training with Linda Faoro.
Not only you will discover new technical keys but also new foundamental sensations that will change your body and mind from inside out…

DECEMBER 27th-28th-29th, 2019

Friday 12/27/2019 6pm-9pm
Saturday 12/28/2019 3pm-7pm
Sunday 12/29/2019 11am-3pm

12 hours of instruction!

About our Instructor, Linda Faoro:

« Multi-faceted dancer-choreographer, Linda Faoro will bring you a
well-rounded teaching style, concentrating on a rigorous academic approach to dance.

She also advocates opening to different dance styles and therefore allows the dancer full freedom of expression and the ability to meet any choreographic requirements he or she may encounter. »
Pioneer in the field of Dance Fusion in France, Linda Faoro is an international versatile performing artist, choreographer, instructor & coach, and artistic director. She created new styles at the crossroads of Classical, Modern, Jazz, African, Hip-Hop and Oriental dances, which enabled her to be regularly invited to international festivals.
Possessor of the french Diplôme d’Etat of Jazz dance instructor since 1996 and Certificat d’Aptitude, the most prestigious dance teaching degree in France, obtained in November 2015 at the CNSMD – Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse – in Lyon, she developed a keen sense of pedagogy and leadership of troops by teaching and choreographing in several performing arts schools in Paris. These skills combined with her creativity give her the opportunity to regularly work as multi-faceted choreographer for the most important TV shows in Lebanon, broadcast throughout the Middle East, as well as performer and choreographer for musical shows in Paris or dance companies and events all over the world.

Friday December, 27th => 6pm-9pm
Saturday December, 28th => 3pm-7pm
Sunday December, 29th => 11am-3pm

« During these 3 days/11 hours workshops, we will not only work on a « technical barre » but also explore movements, improvise, create and improv the memorizing process by learning FaoroBellyFusion Choreographies. »

Linda Faoro’s Traveling Dance School
FUSION STYLES – Workshops content
Postural work => Center consciousness – Body placement – Alignments
Stretching work & Muscle building => Legs workout – Leg lifts
Isolation and Layering work – Coordination and Dissociation work
Support and weight changes – Balances and Focus work -Turns – Jumps
Qualities and Dynamics of movements
Across the floor = > exploration, improvisation, choreography





email studio Manager for details and payment options


Hot Pot ITS level 1&2 with April Verbatim

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  Tuesday, October 29th : class cancelled

This Class will begin with Lesson 1 of Amy Sigil’s Level 1 I.T.S. format and flow throughout Autumn until Lesson 15 of Level 2. All dancers Welcome, & drop in friendly, any mover can can take this I.T.S. class to learn and refine their I.T.S. vocabulary.

Instructor :  April Hollon
“She has been a student of Amy Sigil since 2003, a member of Amy’s studio troupe since 2004, and director of Verbatim Dance since 2011. April is an original Hot Pot Improvisational Tribal Style (ITS) Instructor, teaching the format since 2006. April is considered a Level 4 Instructor in Amy Sigil’s ITS Format.”

Drop in $12
Monthly class card 4/$40
Abigail KEYES teaching @ HotPot Studios, Sacramento CA

2019 Dance workshop w/Abigail Keyes @ HotPot Studios, Sacramento

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Mystifying, entrancing, and an essential element of the belly dancer’s repertoire, spins, turns, and 
whirls can be a challenge. In this workshop, we’ll unlock the secrets to spinning and turning without 
getting dizzy or disoriented. No dramamine required!
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Price : $35 preregister / $40 at the door
This fun workshop will take you across the floor with combinations based in classic belly dance
stylizations, and maybe a little bit of jazz and street dance. Taught in the clear language of the
Salimpour Formats, but accessible to all dancers.
3pm – 5pm
Price : $45 preregister / $50 at the door
Instructor :
Abigail Keyes
Dance instructor and writer Abigail Keyes (Asharah) is internationally renowned for her strong technique, contemporary stylization, tough but compassionate teaching style, and insightful writings on trends and topics in the field of belly dance.
She is an principle dancer and codirector of Bal Anat, Instructor at Salimpour School of Dance, and Dance Instructor at Mills College.
More information: akeyesdance.com
Open Dance Brazilian ZoukVida class @ HotPot Studios, Sacramento

Brazilian ZoukVida – 8 weeks Semester

In this level, we offer classes that run in 8 week progressive series.

6:30pm – 7:45pm Open Class
7:45pm-9pm Level 1
9-10:15pm Level 1.5
7:45pm – 9pm Level 2
9-10:15 Team
No class on November 27th and 28th for Thanksgiving Holidays.

SMDC School – We offer Classes and workshops in LA and Long Beach and Sacramento specializing in Brazilian Zouk . We Teach a Progressive technique specially developed by Shani Mayer with over 8 years of Teaching and spreading zouk over the world.

SMDC Dance Teams- Performance Teams focusing on creating top notch dancers through technique and performance training . The teams are choreographed by world renowed choreographer Shani Mayer and are known for their innovative and cutting edge choreography.

Instructor :

Shani Meyer Dance Co. School specializes in teaching Brazilian Zouk styles in L.A., Long Beach, and Sacramento. More on Instructor Ruby 

Price :
Drop in $20
4 or 8 weeks program pricing 

Foundations with Jay Siren

Foundations class with Jay Siren @ HotPot Studios, Sacramento

$10 drop in (cash only)
Hot Pot Studios (1614 K St – Street Parking)

This class is focused on whipping you into performer’s shape while strengthening your foundation of rhythm, projection and connection to your body for translation to stage. It is 100% A-okay (and expected) for you to listen to your body and take things at your own pace while still engaging and having fun with the group. The choreography portion of this class will change each week, exploring different styles and elements of burlesque performance while building an overarching catalog of movement you will be able to master and grow from with time.

Current, future and non-performers are welcome – this is an all level class (primarily beginning/intermediate), meant to be both physically and mentally challenging, so students of all backgrounds walk away feeling the sizzle!

– Yoga mat
– Towel
– Water bottle
– An open mind
– Willingness to werk!

Comfortable clothing that does not limit your mobility (yoga pants or booty shorts, tank top or sports bra, etc).

Sneakers (for warm up) or bare feet preferred – you can bring a pair of sturdy or dance heels you are comfortable moving in for choreography if you want!

Jay Siren has been an event producer, emcee and burlesque performer for over a decade. Founding the troupe the Sizzling Sirens Burlesque Experience in 2008, she has performed and curated entertainment for stages from Sacramento to Las Vegas and beyond. In general, Jay believes that if you dream it you can do it in burlesque! Creating space for students to explore their sensuality, personality and energy through the lens of burlesque entertainment has become one of the most fulfilling aspects of her career, and she looks forward to bringing that same ethic to Hot Pot Studios every Tuesday night!
Learn more about Jay’s current projects at www.thesirenevents.com

NOTE: Due to the sensual nature of this style of performance, non-participant observers are strictly prohibited, to ensure the most comfortable and encouraging space for burlesque exploration possible. Any human 18+ that arrives with an open mind and willingness to let loose and SIZZLE is welcome to attend!

Unmata ITS Level 3

Instructor: Sarah

Mondays at 7:45pm

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.

Yin Yoga S.Yoga Class @ Hot Pot Studios, Sacramento

S YOGA Class @ HotPot Studios, Sacramento CA

Special Yin Yoga class

with Katy Karns
From 6:00pm – 7:00pm
$10 drop-in

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