Summer Workshop Series


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2019 SWEATS summer workshop series :: july & august

Free your dancer this summer with a cornucopia of dance styles that will lift your spirit and challenge your body & mind supported by a crew of excellent instructors and a soundtrack to heat up your summer. Come to sweat; stay to play!

A great opportunity to take the leap into a new style, try dance for the first time, reconnect with your dancing self or keep your dance alive over the summer. Our Summer SWEATS Workshop Series allows you to choose from eight, unique 5-day intensives. You join us Monday to Friday evening for your chosen class.

By engaging with a style for five consecutive days, students consistently leave excited by the results as well as having connected with a new, creative community. Try one style or try all eight!


$150* June 1st onward

sign up online or in person with cheque made payable to Raino Dance Inc.

*tax included; online payments have a service fee added

Ballet 1

Get moving in the classical style without the intimidation or stress often associated with Ballet. We will take plenty of time to explain terminology and address questions. A class that is user-friendly and paced to bring ballet to the people. Working with David and Amalia is like ballet therapy full of joy, support and grace.

Ballet 2/3

A class to build flexibility and maintain muscle tone at the barre, with the intent to “let loose” with some juicy center exercises. We will place an emphasis on developing a wide range of classical steps and learning a solo choreography.



Contemporary 1

Come and explore dynamic Contemporary dance with its diverse music, rhythms and movement patterns.  We will explore our paths in space & weight and body alignment as we progress through creative choreography. Express yourself through this dynamic dance form with support, humor and engaging choreography.

Contemporary 2/3

Keep your dancer moving this summer in a dynamic contemporary class with fabulous music and a playful style. Explore grace and your bodies potential as we move from the floor to the skies in this energetic and inspired class supported by Dyana’s accessible expertise and  imaginative choreography. For experienced dancers.

Jazz 1

Find your groove in this high-energy Jazz class with a focus on feeling good and self expression. This class is structured to make you work hard and is open to beginners as well as those seasoned dancers  wishing to brush up on technique. Class includes full body warm up designed to increase strength and flexibility, cross-floor and rhythmical combos that will incorporate familiar jazz moves such as Sugars, Suzy-Qs, Shim Sham Shimmys as well as new contemporary fusions. You’ll leave this class feeling strong and full of life!

Jazz 2/3

Get ready to work in this fast-paced, high-energy Jazz class. Flexibility, strength, jumps and turns, are just a few of the elements we’ll be working with as we groove our way to the final combo. Dyana allows one’s own personal rhythm and style to enhance movement and inspire a deep connection to the music and to the mind, body, and spirit.  Come play and dance in this safe and supportive space.

Flamenco 1

The basics of braceo (arms), torso, florea (hands), cadera (hips), marcaje (marking steps) and breaks will be explored, introducing students to this sensual, powerful form. Both for men and women alike, no experience necessary.

Flamenco 2

This class is for dancers who have at least a few years of experience in Flamenco. Although this class will be covering a lot of the technique in Level 1, we will be moving faster and deeper into the art form by exploring more complex rhythms and more intricate footwork. Ole!

Efunk 1

Want to get up and rock the dance floor? This is the class for you. Warm up with isolations of hips, ribs, shoulders, head, active stretching and pilates inspired core work. Then it’s “dance party!” where we connect simple grooves & styling inspired by jazz, funk, modern & hip hop to bring on the heat. Explore a sassy creative choreography bit inspired by music, sunglasses, heels or whatever catches the fancy! Bring water and your super sassy attitude as we get sweaty and dance hard

Female-Style Dancehall (open level) guest teacher

Learn how to enjoy a Dancehall party where women are the center of attention with their fierce style and playful sensuality. In Dancehall woman express strength, confidence, sensuality and energy in they dance, move their hips, and often showcase their flexibility. This class is open level so bring some love for this Jamaican popular dance and bring some heat to the city center with guest teacher Judy.

Dancehall All-Styles (open level) guest teacher

Dancehall a genre of Jamaican popular music orginated in the late 1970’s and birthed with it unique dance style. Learn the history with Venom an enigmatic teacher who weaves stories and history into a high energy class that explores the three eras of Dancehall – old school, middle school and new school. A Jamaican street dancer, contemporary dancer and educator, Venom’s passion for this art form is contagious. Don’t miss this opportunity to dig deep and travel through the dance to experience Jamaican history through an authentic expression of Dancehall.

Hip Hop 1

This is a class for beginners interested in exploring their inner urban funkster. You will walk out of class feeling confident with your steps, excited about the next class and sweaty to the bone! If you are ready to challenge your funk and cheer each other on, this is the class for you as it’s always upbeat, positive vibes and great music.

Hip Hop 2

Check out the hip hop description above and cut down the reps, amp up the intensity and add more hard-hitting choreography. We will sweat!

Afrobeat & Dancehall (1 and 2/3)

This class is a mixture of Afrodance, Dancehall, Soca, African contemporary and Hip Hop. Learn to whine and twerk and take your moves to the dance floor. We will articulate the whole body with aspects of bellydance, footwork, popping and locking, turns, and a lot of groove so get ready for an Island Carnival in every class! Sneakers, heels or bare feet; whatever your comfort level is. Level 1 is for new dancers and 2/3 is for those with movement experience

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