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Santa Cruz Dance Week 2019- All Class Pass
April 20 @ 8:00 am - April 26 @ 10:00 pm
Motion Pacific is pleased to announce the 12th annual Santa Cruz Dance Week, running April 18-26, 2019. Santa Cruz Dance Week will be a vibrant celebration, with an anticipated 300+ free events including classes, performances, open rehearsals, lecture demonstrations, and the Annual Dancing in the Streets kick off event in Downtown Santa Cruz on April 18th.
Over one hundred dance classes of all levels and genres open to the public for the week in local studios and community centers. Belly dance, Samba, Ballet, Contemporary. $10 for an all-class pass! All proceeds go to benefit Santa Cruz Dance Week. Full schedule can be found here.
Congratulations! This All-Class Pass entitles you to take as many “Open Classes” as you want during Dance Week!
New Students (to a class) Only
Please be sure to bring proof of purchase printed or in a mobile format. And read the below “10 Golden Rules” to have the best class experience possible.
Dance Class Etiquette, The 10 Golden Rules.
By simply following these ‘ten golden rules’, everyone will have a great time and get the maximum benefit from their dance class!
1. Show respect for your teacher. In Eastern disciplines such as martial arts and yoga, the teacher is revered, worshiped and given great loyalty and respect.
2. Be on time. There is no excuse for being late. It disrupts other students and the teacher when someone arrives ten minutes late. You forego essential warm up stretches
3. Be considerate of students around you. People learn at different rates and in different ways. Be patient with others who may not grasp the movement as quickly as you do.
4. Wear suitable attire. Avoid wearing too much jewelry, coins or costume accessories to dance class. Beginning students tend to do this a lot, because it is a fun opportunity to dress in costume.
5. Keep talking and giggling to a minimum. This is probably my most flexible rule. Part of the fun of dance class is the giggling and laughing which often occurs. I tend to encourage laughter during my weekly classes. After all, feeling good is one of the benefits of the dance. However, when I attend a workshop, I try to keep talking and giggling in check. Avoid talking to other students during class. Keep your attention focused on the workshop teacher.
6. Avoid being a know it all. Yes, you have had another teacher somewhere who called that movement “The Washing Machine.” Your old teacher was the authority on the subject and now you are.
7. Take notes when sitting out of active participation. If for some reason, you absolutely can not continue the class — you are too tired, too hungry, cramps, etc. — by no means, leave. When students walk out the door, it shows a lack of respect for the teacher.
8. Let the teacher teach. If you are a teacher, under no circumstances should you voice an opinion in another teacher’s class, unless you are asked to do so. I know it is hard toresist helping the floundering girl next to you, but it is not your place. Let the teacher do the teaching. Button your lip. !
9. Keep an open mind and please do not complain. Be open to new ideas and possibilities. Try to focus on how your new teacher can expand your dance repertoire. Do not compare her to other teachers.
10. Watch the teacher’s performance or demonstration. If the teacher is kind enough to perform or demonstrate for the class, watch in silence.
And most importantly, HAVE FUN!