Winter Dance Workshop with Attack Theatre

Published On January 16, 2015 | By Zoe Hannah | The Arts

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“Who doesn’t want to kick off those snow boots and dance in bare feet during the middle of the winter?” Attack Theatre’s Michele de la Reza asked of Nak You Out in a recent interview.

For the next five weeks, the Pittsburgh Opera will be hosting Attack Theatre’s Winter Dance Workshop every Wednesday, opening up a fun and safe place for beginners to cultivate their skills and creativity. Based on the choreography style of Attack’s company performers, the modern dance class will “push participants to increase flexibility, strength, and stretch their creative brains.” Class instructor, Michele de la Reza will welcome her new students beginning on Jan. 21 from 6:30PM-8:00PM.

This is one of the company’s first evening beginner workshops, allowing for a unique adult demographic. “Michele loves teaching and exploring movement with non-dancers and fun, creative people in Pittsburgh,” Attack Theatre told Nak You Out. “This workshop is a great way to make new friends, or for connecting with friends from a new perspective. Plus, the Strip District is a great place to have a drink after class.”

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De la Reza, who is also the Managing Artistic Director at Attack Theatre, invites beginners to participate by promising that the workshops are “a great introduction to modern dance technique, and a fun, experiential way for people to learn more about Attack Theatre’s movement style.” In the spirit of teaching one of the most comprehensive styles of dance, the class will feature a “wide array of recorded music… Anything with a strong beat that is fun to move to.”

Tickets for this event are $10 per class, or $40 for all five classes. They can currently be purchased here.

*UPDATE: Due to extreme cold weather conditions, the February 18 Winter Dance Workshop has been rescheduled for March 4.

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