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Our Mission

MOVE and GROOVE your body. Dance with FREEDOM and abandon. SWEAT it out! Leave the stress of daily life behind as you FOCUS ON THE MOMENT in class, moment by moment. DELIGHT in the wonders of your body! CELEBRATE that there is so much more to life than ‘adulting.’ There is ART, EXPRESSION, PASSION, CREATIVITY, CONNECTION and JOY. PLAY! EXPLORE yourself, LEARN about yourself, LOVE yourself and ACCEPT yourself exactly as you are.

Types of Classes

In Person

We’re currently not offering classes in person. We’ll see you IRL when this whole thing blows over. 

Virtual

We are on maternity leave! We’ll be back for virtual classes in 2021. Sign up for our email list to find out about when they’re back!

Recorded

Dance with us anytime, anywhere! Here’s our catalogue of online classes for you to explore.

Virtual

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How to sign up:

1. Venmo $5-15 sliding scale per class you want to take to @valentina-martin. BY 4PM DAY OF THE CLASS AT THE LATEST. In the note, write which class you’re signing up for.
2. What does sliding scale mean? Pay what you can. At least $5. I know people are out of work so I made the classes super affordable, but some people are still working and want to pay the normal rate. The normal rate is $12 for a class pack or $15 to drop in. I’m really ok with anything in that range!
3. Email unityhoopdance@gmail.com and I will send you the zoom link.
4. You can sign up for multiple classes, just multiply the amount you’re paying per class by the amount of classes you want to take.

Anyone can join! You do not need to be a San Diego resident to play. That is one of the cool things to come out of this very challenging time.

Let’s dance! We’ll start with a full body warm up, stretches and some short strength exercises to target the specific muscles used most in belly dancing. Then we’ll go over a different focus of movements each week using our hips, upper body, arms and hands. At the end of each we’ll put those specific movements together into a fun short combo set to music. This class should awaken every part of your body making you feel engaged, aware, opened and empowered!
You will need:
1. We will do some stretches and strength exercises on the floor, so if you prefer using a yoga mat, have one ready.
2. I like to belly dance barefoot.
3. Water.

The Sassy Vintage Showgirl! We will be tapping into our sexy selves in a safe space full of encouragement and fun. Explore yourself, learn about yourself, love yourself and accept yourself for all that you are, right now. We’ll bump ‘n grind, sass it out, pose and play. We’ll go over accessible jazz based movements and some of the classes will involve simple clothing removals – you’ll use what you already have at home! This class is inspired by vintage music and aesthetic.
You will need:
1. We will do stretches and strength exercises on the floor, so if you prefer using a yoga mat, have one ready.
2. You can do this class barefoot or in a pair of character shoes.
3. Water.
4. We might play with some props like gloves, simple removals of clothing that you already have around the house. I will let you know in advance if we plan to do that.

Hooping is a fun and creative way to work out and express yourself. An increasingly popular way to exercise, hooping is also a new form of dance and performance art. Tone your core, arms, legs and gluts while getting a cardio work out, learning a new skill, increasing your coordination and having FUN while you do it! Challenge yourself to continue learning the endless amount of tricks and dance moves the hoop has to offer. You need your own hoop at home to take this class! They can be purchased here: http://etsy.com/shop/unityhoops
You will need:
1. Your hoop
2. You can do this class barefoot or in a pair of sneakers.
3. Water.

This class is meant for anyone who has taken at least one fire fan class through Unity Hoops before and/or has been spinning fans for around 6 months minimum. We will build on basics to take them even further. An emphasis will be put on tech moves with some fun dancey and flowy moves thrown in too! We will work on short combos at the end of each class that incorporates what we worked on that day.
You will need:
1. Your fans (email me if you need recommendations).
2. You can do this class barefoot or in a pair of sneakers.
3. Water.

Calendar

< 2019 >
April 08 - April 11
  • 08
    08.April.Monday
    No events
  • 09
    09.April.Tuesday

    Level 1: Dance Technique for Burlesque

    18:30 -19:30
    Apr/09/19-May/28/19
    Dorothea Laub Dance Place
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Follow your FIERCE into a world of self-discovery this Spring! Burlesque classes are an invigoration of self-love, learning, connection (both to yourself, your power, your body and to your fellow classmates), dancing, sweating, skill building and absolute sexiness!

    Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
    April 2 – May 21
    ROOM 105

    Level 1: Dance Technique for Burlesque w/ Delectable Daisy
    This class is for anyone who is looking to add dance technique to their Burlesque training! It will pair classic jazz techniques with saucy burlesque expressions. You will experience the energetic, exciting display of physical prowess that both Jazz and Burlesque dance have to offer. We will work on different techniques each week which will be expressed in a short choreography. Each week will bring a new, fun, sassy and graspable combo!

    Sign up for one drop-in class, $15 +tax here:





    Sign up for the whole series, $12 per class +tax ($96 +tax total) here:





    Sign up for TWO class series for only $10 per class here ($160 +tax):





    Week 1: Intro to Dance: The Elements of Dance – Space, Energy, Time, Body
    Week 2: Intro to Burlesque: Basic Burlesque Moves (bump & grind, shimmy, kitten prance)
    Week 3: Intro to Jazz: Jazz Walks and Isolations
    Week 4: Body and Shoulder Rolls
    Week 5: Facials, Posing & Teasing
    Week 6: Flicks & Kicks
    Week 7: Jumps & Turns
    Week 8: ALL THAT JAZZ! An all-encompassing choreo summing up everything we’ve learned

    There must be 10 people per class signed up for these classes to run. There are no refunds unless this class is canceled by Unity Hoops.

    Mixed Level Burlesque

    19:30 -20:30
    Apr/09/19-May/28/19
    Dorothea Laub Dance Place
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Follow your FIERCE into a world of self-discovery this Spring! Burlesque classes are an invigoration of self-love, learning, connection (both to yourself, your power, your body and to your fellow classmates), dancing, sweating, skill building and absolute sexiness!

    Tuesdays, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
    April 2 – May 21
    ROOM 105

    Mixed Level Burlesque: Intrinsic Instincts w/ Dinah Doll
    Strength from within strengthens the team. This 8 week course will focus on mastering your intuition and building trust. You will learn to trust your body’s natural movements while building your stage presence in a group routine. We will cover tandem group movement, prop manipulation and cardiovascular conditioning with high-energy choreography. Strut away each week with an arsenal of new moves designed to soar your confidence to new heights!

    Sign up for one drop-in class, $15 +tax here:





    Sign up for the whole series, $12 per class +tax ($96 +tax total) here:





    Sign up for TWO class series for only $10 per class here ($160 +tax):





    Week 1: Team building and moving in unison – work on basic footwork across the floors, kick lines and ripples etc. Start choreo.
    Week 2: Revisit team building, eye contact exercise, and add some conditioning. Add on to choreo.
    Week 3: Conditioning upper body & abs and flexibility. Build on choreo.
    Week 4: Conditioning legs and abs and team building – trusting your partner will be there. Build on choreo.
    Week 5: Conditioning upper body and flexibility. Build on choreo.
    Week 6: Team building & eye contact. Staging and choreo.
    Week 7: Team building. Staging and choreo.
    Week 8: Conditioning legs and abs. Staging and choreo.

    There must be 10 people per class signed up for these classes to run. There are no refunds unless this class is canceled by Unity Hoops.

  • 10
    10.April.Wednesday

    Level 1 Hoop Dance

    18:30 -19:30
    Apr/10/19-May/29/19
    Dorothea Laub Dance Place
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30pm, April 3 – May 22
    Level 1 Hoop Dance w/ Molly!
    ROOM 105

    **The first class (April 3) is now full. Email valentinaorbit@gmail.com to get on the wait list for the second class and/or the rest of the class series. Thank you!**

    Hooping is more than a dance – it’s an art form that will change your life. Moving with the circle is a skill that anyone can enjoy use to express themselves with no judgment. Molly will take her students on a journey that brings joy through movement, music, and FLOW – the state of being in the zone. The way you flow with the hoop will stand out more than your tricks!

    In this course we will explore both old school and new school forms of hooping, from on-body to off-body tricks. We will master the basics and use different parts of your body to hoop, focusing on transitions and rhythm. We will touch on the extra factors – what to do with your hands, your gaze, and presence, all while moving your hoop. All levels will be given challenges and variations to smooth your flow. No matter what you will get a stellar workout!

    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *Hoops to practice with at home can be purchased at etsy.com/shop/unityhoops. If you would like a hoop, orders can be placed the first night of class.

    Int/Adv Mixed Level Hoop Dance

    19:30 -20:30
    Apr/10/19-May/29/19
    Dorothea Laub Dance Place
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Wednesdays, 7:30pm – 8:30pm, April 3 – May 22
    Level 2 Hoop Dance w/ Julie
    ROOM 105

    This course aims to take level 2 skills and put a twist on them for that extra wow-factor. Each trick may have more than one way to perform it. In this case, we will go over several variations. That way, students can choose the one that works best for their skill level.

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 3 – May 22 for $96 (+ tax) here:




    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:




    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** here:




    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run, 10 is the most hoopers we can fit into the room! So the class will be capped at 10.

  • 11
    11.April.Thursday
    No events
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