Improve Your Fusion Dancing Workshop2019-02-01T17:41:35+00:00

Project Description

Improve Your Fusion Dancing Workshop
with Andrew Smith

Location: ATOMIC Ballroom Irvine
12:00 pm – 3:15 pm, Saturday, February 23, 2019

Teaching internationally for over a decade, Andrew still wears the same pair of dance shoes he bought after falling in love with social dance at the end of high school. In classes around the world, he draws upon his experience in social, vernacular, and classical dances to inspire and challenge his students. He brings a balanced focus to technique, body mechanics, spirit, and creativity and strives to create a positive, safe learning environment. Andrew continues to hone his skills through competitions and wins at events around the country, including Mean Old Blues, Rose City Blues (twice), and Portland Blues Experience (thrice). In his spare time, Andrew is a software engineer and holds a Master’s degree in Sustainable Design and Construction from Stanford University. He enjoys dark chocolate, tea, and bicycling. Visit for more info.

No partner needed!

Class Schedule

  • 12:00 pm Registration / Check-in
  • 12:15 pm Dance Mechanics Applicable to dancers in any style, we get to investigate how we move our bodies. This class covers body mechanics and asks, “How can we do that more effortlessly?” Come be liberated by fluid, natural movement, release the excess tone, and let the joy step in.
  • 1:45 pm Emergent Dancing Here we will discover how to create a dialogue within the lead-follow paradigm that allows both partners to contribute equally. We will explore tricksy questions such as, “Can a follow create movement without becoming the lead?” Come join us for some dynamic back-and-forth with your partner to inspire movement and play.

The whole workshop is $50 or 5 punches from your Punch Card if you pre-register by 2/22/19. Or $60 at the door. Also receive a $5 discount on the 8:45pm Fusion Fundamentals class on 2/22 if you pre-register for this workshop. Register in person or online now!