Dorothea Laub Dance Place

Location:2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

Upcoming events

  • Aug/26/19 18:15 - Oct/14/19 19:15

    Level 1 Hoop Dance w/ Molly
    July 8 - August 26, 2019
    Mondays, 6:15 - 7:15pm
    ROOM 204 (upstairs)

    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!

    **Monday, JULY 15 is FULL. Please email valentinaorbit@gmail.com to get on the list for Monday, July 22.**

    FALL Classes begin Sept 16 & 18, click over to Sept to see the fall class schedule. Classes are $15 to drop-in or $12 to sign up for the full 8 week series. These classes ALWAYS fill up, so sign up NOW to save your spot!
    Level 1 Hoop Mondays, starting Sept 16
    Level 1 Hoop Wednesdays, starting Sept 18
    Level 1.5/2 Hoop Wednesdays, starting Sept 18

    *There must be 10 people per class signed up for these classes to run.
    *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.

  • Aug/27/19 19:30 - Oct/15/19 20:30

    Mixed Level Burlesque
    Delicate Tease with Dinah Doll
    Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm
    July 9 - Aug 27
    ROOM 105

    A mix of creativity, innovation and a certain swag can create a magical act. This 8 week course will prompt dancers to explore their personal style and flair to push performance quality to the next level. You will learn to set intentions and work to develop your stage presence. We will progressively learn a choreographed routine set to a slow tempo with many slow-burn moments utilizing that certain savoir-faire to make an impact on your audience.

    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 –Movement
    Finding your natural movements; spending time studying what feels good with your body

    Week 2 – Intentional Movement
    Developing natural movements into a style.

    Week 3 – Setting Your Intentions
    What do you want to emote? What reaction do you want?

    Week 4 – Experimental Movement
    Trying new movements that perhaps you haven’t considered before. (Come to class prepared to show/ discuss)

    Week 5 – Transitions
    How to get from one ‘natural’ movement to another, effortlessly.

    Week 6 – Inspiration
    What inspires your creativity? (Come to class prepared to show/ discuss)

    Week 7 – Reflection
    Shadow movement with classmates and reflect on your personal style.

    Week 8 – Show Your Savoir-faire
    Let your performance shine as we wrap up our session and perform for classmates.

    The song we'll be working with in this class:

    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.

  • Aug/27/19 18:30 - Oct/15/19 19:30

    Level 1 Burlesque
    Behind the Veil w/ Delectable Daisy
    Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30pm
    July 9 - Aug 27
    ROOM 105

    The veil is a beautiful light weight piece of fabric used to entice, mystify and impress. Sensuous and luxurious, the veils adds enchantment to any performance. Perfect for beginners and dancers of all levels, this course is designed to get a feel for how fabrics work and what can be done with them. Gain a greater level of confidence with spins and turns, veil body draping & unwrapping and dancing with a veil while learning to radiate your own power from behind the veil.

    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):





    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.

  • Aug/28/19 19:30 - Oct/16/19 20:30

    Int / Adv Hoop Dance w/ Julie!
    Wednesdays, 7:30 - 8:30pm
    July 10 - August 28
    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. As we learn new skills, we will incorporate those into combinations that can work well with choreography.

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from July 10 - August 28 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:




    Week 1: On body hooping, vertical hooping, and hooping on each section of body from ankles to chest

    Week 2: Off body hooping, body rolls, coin flips, and more

    Week 3: Duck outs, stalls, and other tricks

    Week 4: One leg and knee hooping

    Week 5: Isolations, anti-spins, and helicopters

    Week 6: Wedgie and Escalator Hooping

    Week 7: Foot Hooping on the floor, Inverted hooping

    Week 8: Yoga Hooping

    Students can expect to learn how to do more complicated tricks and combinations. You will come to better understand how to execute skill-sets quickly with your hula hoop. Each class will challenge you to learn new skills and incorporate them into your existing repertoire. This class will help you move fluidly with your hoop and string many moves together.

    *There must be 10 people per class signed up for these classes to run.
    *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.

  • Sep/16/19 18:15 - Nov/04/19 19:15

    Level 1 Hoop Dance!
    Sept 16 - Nov 4, 2019
    Mondays, 6:15 - 7:15pm
    ROOM 204 (upstairs)

    Dance, flow, spin, jump and twirl your way into Fall with this dynamic class that combines technical hoop moves with fun and attainable choreography. We will start from the very beginning with waist hooping, and provide modifications and advancements for all levels, moving into off-body skills with the total wow factor! Having fun while getting a workout is the goal while you take home a life-changing new art form in the circle.

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from Sept 16 - Nov 4, 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:





    Week 1 - 2: Waist Hooping, Horizontal Plane, Hand Hooping, Spins, Shapes, Weaves
    Week 3 - 4: Isolations, Transitions, Jump Thru’s, Flipping the Hoop
    Week 5 - 6: Body Wraps, Chest Hooping, Shoulder Hooping, Neck Hooping, Escalators
    Week 7 - 8: Tosses, Throws, Rolls & Random

    *There must be 10 people per class signed up for these classes to run.
    *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.

  • Sep/17/19 18:30 - Nov/05/19 19:30

    Level 1 Burlesque
    Latin Cabaret w/ Delectable Daisy
    Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30pm
    Sept 17 - Nov 5
    ROOM 105

    A fiery fusion of classic cabaret, jazz and latin dance. Spice up burlesque and jazz technique with the Afro-Caribbean dance styles of Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
    Classes will emphasize timing, footwork, combinations, technique and musicality!

    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):





    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.

  • Sep/17/19 19:30 - Nov/05/19 20:30

    Level 2 Burlesque
    Second Skin: Peels & Reveals with Dinah Doll
    Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm
    Sept 17 - Nov 5
    ROOM 105

    Each week of this 8 week course will explore provocative and innovative methods for garment removals. You will have the opportunity to experiment with gloves, corsets, stockings and much more while dancing with concepts such as costume construction and choreography placement.

    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 – Gloves 101

    We will explore interesting ways to remove your gloves and how they can be used to highlight your assets.

    Week 2 – Hide & Seek

    What you don't reveal may be just as important as what you do.

    Week 3 – Corset Play

    Learn about the different types of corsets and how each performs.

    Week 4 – Slipping Out

    We will explore effective ways to take off dresses, shirts and pants. (Students are encouraged to bring clothing to practice)

    Week 5 – Slow Peels

    This week's focus will be on legs, shoes and the ever-sexy stocking removal.

    Week 6 – Put it Together

    We will review removal timing within choreography and how to move from one garment to another.

    Week 7 – Pop Your Top

    Come to class ready to work on bra removals (please bring a bra to wear outside of your clothing for removal practice).

    Week 8 – Show A Little More

    Step out of your Second Skin and shimmy for your classmates.

    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.

  • Sep/18/19 19:30 - Nov/06/19 20:30

    Int / Adv Hoop Dance (Level 1.5/2)
    Wednesdays, 7:30 - 8:30pm
    Sept 18 - Nov 6
    ROOM 105

    The Level 2 Fall series is a hula hoop course for all who have mastered most beginner tricks, but are yearning to add more movements and skill to their bag of hoop tricks. If you want to improve your coordination and grace with the hula hoop, this course is for you. We will learn choreography to bolster your skill level and challenge you to move in ways you may not be used to. While some classes will work on the foundational level 2 skills, other classes will include more tricky variations, dance choreography, a hoop yoga sequence, and ways to work out with the hoop. This course is everything you need to dance, exercise, and level up your hoop flow!

    The instructor, Julie Pielmeier (@juliepie3), has taken workshops with professional hula hoopers such as Anah Reichenbach (Hoopalicious), Miss Michelle Bell, Anne Humphreys, Madeline Orange, Surka Noelle, Zachary Lambert, Jessica Packard, Evan Davis, and Brecken Rivara. Julie has been hula hooping for 8 years.

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from Sept 18 - Nov 6 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:




    Week 1: Tricks by Favorite Hoopers

    Week 2: Mastering Trickier Tricks

    Week 3: Elements of Dance and our Hoop

    Week 4: Dance Choreography

    Week 5: Vertical Hooping and Other On-Body Hooping

    Week 6: Double Hooping

    Week 7: Hooping Workout

    Week 8: Yoga Hooping

    *There must be 10 people per class signed up for these classes to run.
    *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.

  • Sep/18/19 18:30 - Nov/06/19 19:30

    Level 1 Hoop Dance!
    Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30pm
    Sept 18 - Nov 6

    ROOM 105

    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! You will not feel like you’re burning 600 calories per hour as you challenge yourself to continue learning the endless amount of tricks and dance moves the hoop has to offer. Hoops will be available to borrow in class and can be purchased from http://etsy.com/shop/unityhoops so you can practice at home!

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from Sept 18 - Nov 6, 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.
    *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.

  • Sep/23/19 18:15 - Nov/11/19 19:15

    Level 1 Hoop Dance!
    Sept 16 - Nov 4, 2019
    Mondays, 6:15 - 7:15pm
    ROOM 204 (upstairs)

    Dance, flow, spin, jump and twirl your way into Fall with this dynamic class that combines technical hoop moves with fun and attainable choreography. We will start from the very beginning with waist hooping, and provide modifications and advancements for all levels, moving into off-body skills with the total wow factor! Having fun while getting a workout is the goal while you take home a life-changing new art form in the circle.

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from Sept 16 - Nov 4, 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:





    Week 1 - 2: Waist Hooping, Horizontal Plane, Hand Hooping, Spins, Shapes, Weaves
    Week 3 - 4: Isolations, Transitions, Jump Thru’s, Flipping the Hoop
    Week 5 - 6: Body Wraps, Chest Hooping, Shoulder Hooping, Neck Hooping, Escalators
    Week 7 - 8: Tosses, Throws, Rolls & Random

    *There must be 10 people per class signed up for these classes to run.
    *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.