FALL 2017 Performance Workshop
with CESAR VALENTINO
Harlem Dance Club offers a unique 5 week workshop that culminates in both a live installation (free to friends and family) and photo/video shoot. Workshop is open to all ages and experience levels.
Workshop introduces choreography (including but not limited to vogue,) performance technique, character development, costume and styling design all leading up to an exciting culminating event. Register here.
Cesar has training in many dance disciplines such as modern, jazz, street jazz, Latin jazz, Afro Caribbean, hustle and salsa but has recently celebrated 33 years of Vogue dance experience. He has created his own signature style of Vogue: Pop, Dip and Spin with grace and precision, combining traditional military style hieroglyphics with acrobats and spins. In 1988, he walked his first ball in Harlem's Elks lodge where he won and quickly became a fixture in the ballroom scene winning many coveted trophies. Cesar has appeared in music videos with Toni Braxton, Carmen Electra and K7, as well as in the documentaries “The House of Tres,” “Voguing the Message” and “Paris is Burning.” Cesar most recently appears in the Netflix series “The Get Down.” He is currently a faculty member of The Alvin Ailey Extension where he teaches the first official vogue class in Ailey's history.
REHEARSALS - Saturdays 1:30 - 4:00 PM
October 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th
DRESS REHEARSAL - Friday November 3rd 5:30 - 9:00 PM
SHOOT - Saturday November 4th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
ATTENDANCE & COST
Attendance is critical to a performance workshop of this nature. We are willing to work with your scheduling conflicts if you are communicative and respectful of the group. You must attend all rehearsals unless otherwise excused at the beginning of the workshop.
The first session is free. There is a $40 Commitment Fee for all participants. Commitment Fee will be due via PayPal or cash before the second session.
Pelham Fritz Recreation Center
Marcus Garvey Park
18 Mount Morris Park West @ 122nd Street
Accessible by 2/3/4/5/6/A/C/D Trains
AM I ONLY GOING TO LEARN VOGUE?
No. This workshop will blend many elements including performance technique, freestyle, party dances and of course draw from Cesar Valentino's background and strengths, including vogue.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF THIS IS THE RIGHT WORKSHOP FOR ME?
If you are unsure if you want to commit to the entire workshop, be sure to attend the first session at no risk. We aim to create a safe and nurturing environment to nurture your love of dance, but if you aren't coming to have a good time, this is not the right workshop for you.
Register here. See visuals from our past workshops below.