House Footwork + Salsa & Swing Partnering to Electronic Music
Learn the latest moves being danced in San Francisco's hottest clubs today! Learn the art of lead and follow along with styling and improvisation.
Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Salsa, Cha-Cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing
This will provide you with a broad introduction to the most popular social dances. This program is especially good for new dancers and those wanting to build a well-rounded dance foundation.
Have you ever watched 'Dancing with the Stars' and wished you had the chance to compete professionally? Now you can! In this program, Val will guide you in lessons from Beginner level to Advanced level over a course of time to prepare to dance together in a regional competition. Dressed for the occasion, you will perform a duet routine made up of a minimum of six dance styles of your choice in an Pro-Ametuer Competition.
SHOWCASE / PERFORMANCE
Showcases are a unique and exhilarating way to develop showmanship and camaraderie with other dancers while learning dance and performing. You can use your routine as a solo number in a competition, as well. A showcase will take your dancing to a new level and provide you with an unprecedented sense of accomplishment.
NOT SO STRICTLY BALLROOM
Same sex dancing that's not so queer!
I believe that competence and excellence in dancing is not only achieved by learning to lead or follow, but by exchanging roles and dancing with the same sex. I invite gay and lesbian dancers to learn in a warm and friendly environment, The Dance Loft, where everyone is welcome!
Zumba and Fusion Core Rhythms let’s workout! Become fit, flexible and firm. Learn all the steps of Latin dancing - salsa, cha cha, samba and merengue as well as hip-hop, jazz, funk and house. Mix that with Val’s high energy and you’ve got yourself the best workout in town!
MODEL MOVEMENT COACHING
In this 10 week course, learn runway techniques including poses, turns and choreography, while becoming more flexible, fit and firm. Have greater body awareness, body language and facial expression. Own “The 5 P’s” - posture, poise, presence, preparation, and presentation. Learn the 5 Dance Rhythms, the 5 Dance Techniques and the 5 Centers of a great performer on your path to becoming a talented and versatile model.
LADIES LET YOUR HAIR DOWN
So you know the steps and even the patterns, but you would like to take your partnering skills to the next level to impress your man? Learn sizzling body styling and important dance technique to create fluid and graceful movement. Add body waves, shoulder rolls, body isolations and beautiful turns to your dance repertoire. Enhance your confidence, style and presentation with this unique program. Get ready to be transformed!
This course is designed for all levels of dancers who want to improve strength, flexibility, endurance, posture and coordination. The key function of this course is finding your connection to the floor, your center and moving from these places. The concepts used in this class are taken from ballet, modern, jazz, partner, pilates and yoga. Using these diverse art forms we will initiate movement and create a story using our bodies.
Are going to a wedding this year and you really don't know how to dance? Are you dating someone who loves to dance but being on the dance floor makes you nervous? Have you just moved to the city (or have become recently single) and you want to check out the clubs- but you don't want to make a fool of yourself on the dance floor? This package is perfect for you! With over 25 years of experience dancing at clubs and special events, Val loves sharing her knowledge and will help you hear the rhythm, break down the movement and teach you how to be more comfortable and have fun on the dance floor!
Circle-ation leads to health and fitness through developing core strength and flexible power and revitalizes bones, joints, and skeletal health. It connects the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Combining sensual and exotic dance movement, stretching and light yoga, these lessons enhance and nurture the feminine goddess within you. Learn to experience and express your own sexy and sensual side in a supportive, safe and fun environment. You will feel comfortable and at ease in exploring how to unleash your groovy goddess
GROUP LESSONS & PARTIES
"JUST KNOCK" - WEST COAST SWING
with Grand National Swing Champion Melissa Rutz
On the Occasional Monday Night:
7-7:45pm : Beginning WCS Lesson
7:45-8:30pm : Intermediate WCS Lesson
8:30-11:30pm : Dance Party with DJ Rutz!
2 Classes + Dance Party: ..... $20
1 Class + Dance Party: ..... $16
Dance Party Only: ..... $12
All-Stars get in free! Plenty of street parking. Light snacks provided
FIND YOUR SOUL WITH YOUR MATES
Do you wish that you were able to see your friends more but not always at expensive restaurants or loud bars and clubs? For a group of 4 or more, enjoy a night with your hosts, Val Cunningham and Eldon Bryce, at THE DANCE LOFT, where you can enjoy dancing, eating, drinking and mingling with your friends! Choose from these packages:
You bring the wine, you bring the light hors d’ouvres and I supply the dance lesson.
You bring the wine and we supply the hor d’ourves. Receive a mini demo on how they are made with chef Michael Bendig with concious cooking.
You leave it all up to us! We take care of the dance lesson, the hors d’ourves and the wine. You will receive a mini cooking demo by professional chef Michael Bendig and the wines they should be paired with by our semolina, Anais Galvin.
DESIGN YOUR OWN
Your private lessons are your time. The preceding programs are suggestions only, the possibilities are endless! What is important is that you challenge and enjoy yourself, work on your dancing and feel encouraged every single step of the way.