Friday, February 23, 2018

ZUZI! ~ Spring Classes and No Frills info...


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Sent: Friday, February 23, 2018 5:05 PM
Subject: What's New at ZUZI! ~ Spring Classes and No Frills info...



Spring Classes

Begin March 26th



The Art of Hooping

Looking for a low impact and a fun new way to exercise? Come learn Beginner Hoop Dance with Lexy Heart!!! Our focus is on brand new hoop dancers or hoop dancers looking to clean up their skills all while working on a full body work out. Hoop Dance is a wonderful way to regain your Balance, Flexibility, and Confidence! At the end of each class, we will gather all of our moves we have learned and have a mini choreography session!




Aerial Trapeze Dance

Students combine dance with low-flying single point trapeze in a supportive & safe environment. In addition to learning aerial skills, students work on building spatial awareness, trust & cooperation.


For those students with aerial experience, this class offers the next step to advancing their skills. We will concentrate on the importance of fluidity while dancing on the trapeze as well as how to incorporate dance on the floor. We will learn new hangs, swings and work on all skills learned previously.


We offer youth & adult classes from beginning to advanced.




Modern Dance

Our modern classes emphasizes the use of floor for centering and grounding oneself in movement, and like other dance forms brings its own focus on the use of breath to bring quality to movement. Concepts of overcurve/undercurve, contraction/release, musicality and rhythm are explored. The classes incorporate an eclectic blend of contemporary and post modern movement for a style that is both quirky and organic. Students can expect a deep, fluid warm-up with an emphasis on correct alignment. Phrase material includes floor work and gives dancers the opportunity to explore their own expression and style while challenging their technique and performance abilities.


We offer beginning adult and youth modern classes.



The Art of Inversion

In this mixed apparatus class we will be working on aerial silks and lyra, combining elements of aerial performance with modern dance, and partner acrobatics. This class will focus on improving aerial technique as well as strength, stamina and flexibility. We will work on solo performance using aerial fabric and lyra, as well as partner moves, and how to integrate new tricks seamlessly into a performance. This class will be physically and mentally challenging, but is open to anyone and everyone and is a great way to jump start your new years resolution; whether by increasing your personal fitness or gaining a new skill set.




Somatic Practice

Skinner Releasing

No experience is necessary to enjoy this innovative approach to creativity and the healing arts (yoga, body work etc.) which promotes postural alignment, movement efficiency, and tension reduction. This class weaves poetic imagery, music & tactile exercises to integrate the whole self and tap into the creative process for each individual.



Awareness Through Movement® (ATM) lessons are an amazing way to learn to move with more confidence, elegance and power and improve the quality of all your actions. Specific verbally guided movement sequences present an opportunity to recognize personal movement habits that enable you to move well and also those that interfere with your intentions. An atmosphere of non-judgment allows individuals of a wide range of ages and abilities to learn at their own pace. Moving with attention you experience a surprising ease in coordinated action.


These ATM lessons will be specifically geared toward dancers, focusing on placement and flexibility.



Beginning Flamenco

Flamenco, the indigenous dance of the Gypsies of Southern Spain, is famous for its fiery, rhythmic footwork and graceful arm movements and posture.


No experience necessary. In class, technique focuses on tacaneo, braceo, postura, and marcajes. Students also learn palmas to accompany different Flamenco palos. Half the class with be spent on technique, and choreography will be set in the second half.




Youth Improvisational Dance

No prior dance experience needed. These classes are designed to encourage movement expressions through improvisation techniques founded upon the free approach to dance and movement pioneered by Barbara Mettler. Students will be guided through movement explorations to build self awareness, expand movement vocabulary and discover new ways to dance. Together we create an inclusive, participatory and collaborative environment where each dancer can contribute his/her unique creative energy to the group.


This class will perform at the Children's stage for the Tucson Folk Festival on May 6th. Students will lead a procession through the festival and perform at the beginning and end of the procession with musical accompaniment – approximately 2:00pm.



No Frills Dance Happenin'


ZUZI! Dance presents its Spring, biannual No Frills Dance Happenin'. A variety of performers throughout Tucson and Southern Arizona come to share fresh and innovative works from various stages of the creative process. The works range from serious to silly and some are presented here for the first time. This year we're honored to have Arts for All, Leaps for Lives, Lexy Heart, Maddie Brown, ZUZI! Community Dancers, Dancesequences, and more…


"No Frills" has been in existence for 19 years and is an important venue for local choreographers to show new work or work in progress. ZUZI! "No Frills" has been described as an open mic for dance and is a unique opportunity to showcase work and perform in a relaxed setting. As the name suggests, there really are no frill… fancy lights, no fancy sets….just dancers, choreographers, experimentation, and a great show!


"No Frills" concert has come to serve two important purposes. First, it has become a popular venue for youth performers, schools and youth choreography. Second, it has continued to be an important venue for local choreographers to showcase new work, which can be quite experimental in nature.


March 3rd we will showcase our youth and adult choreographers and artists. This showcase will truly be about the process and will be an impressive showing of our local talent.


Tickets and Info:



ZUZI! Dance

(520) 629-0237



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