JACKSON, Wyo. — The warm sunshine and bright emerging flowers bring about an inspired mood in Jackson Hole! Dancers’ Workshop is excited to share some new offerings within the Wellness Program and can’t wait to have you join to explore new ways of moving.

Whether you’re looking for an exciting new way to impress your date on the dance floor or spend some quality time investing in your own strength, flexibility, and balance, you’ll find exactly what you need in the DW studios with their enthusiastic instructors. 

Photo: John Slaughter Imagery

Spice Up Your Salsa Skills!

Looking for an exciting way to spice up your summer plans? Join bilingual instructor Juan Morales for L.A. Salsa Workshops! This kind of Salsa, also known as “Salsa On One” is one of the most popular dance styles across the globe — largely because it’s fun, easy to learn, and accessible to everyone regardless of their experience level.

In this workshop, you can look forward to learning the basic steps to high-level routines through dynamic, fun-filled classes that focus on musical timing, rhythm, and the elegance of Salsa. No experience or partner is necessary — just an enthusiasm to leap right into this exciting series. 

Workshops will be held on the evenings of Friday, June 3, 10, 17 and 24. A beginner session will be from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by an intermediate session from 7 to 8 p.m. The cost is $20 or a punch card. For more info or to sign up on MindBody click here, or call 307-733-6398. Spaces are limited, and this fun series is bound to fill up muy rápido!

Instructor Sarah Hemphill Photo: Lindley Rust

New Reformer Quad Classes at DW 

Beginning the first week of June, Dancer’s Workshop will be adding more Quad Reformer Classes to our ongoing Adult class schedule! Pilates is an innovative system of mind-body exercise: Concentration, Control, Center, Precision, Flow, and Breath. With regular practice, Pilates significantly transforms the way your body looks, feels, and performs. Boosting your overall core strength and flexibility, Pilates offers a wide range of benefits including better balance, improved posture, and injury prevention — it even reduces stress and gives your immune system an extra boost!

New class times, led by Sarah Hemphill,  include Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m., Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m., Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m., and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.. Sarah is an alumnus of Dancers’ Workshop and currently runs the Adult Fitness/Wellness Program. She received her full, comprehensive certification in Pilates through Balanced Body University in 2012, and also holds a B.F.A. in Modern Dancer from the University of Utah. She’s been teaching dance and movement classes throughout the valley for over 15 years and has been teaching Pilates for a decade. 

“I consider Pilates to be a mind-body discipline and my approach to teaching is very much influenced by my love of dance and movement. I maintain a philosophy that highlights working with clients as individuals and instructing from a platform that emphasizes education in conjunction with dynamic movement,” she said. Sarah is also an experienced pre/postnatal instructor, and she loves helping mamas-to-be throughout their pregnancies and post-birth experiences through Pilates.

“These are for everyone and anyone who is looking to make a positive change in their lives. Whether you are new to Pilates or well-practiced, these classes will have a strong emphasis on breathwork, posture, correct form and alignment, strengthening, and lengthening,” says Sarah. “We will target the entire body from head to toe and can always add different variations as needed. We will work to develop every aspect of physical strength. These classes will heighten your body awareness as well as improve balance and proprioception. We also will utilize the chair apparatus, another amazing piece of equipment not found in most Reformer Group classes in the valley.” 

View the full schedule on MindBody and register here!

Photo: Lindley Rust

Speed Your Recovery with MELT

We’re is excited to dive back into hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and more… but those first few sessions can leave us a more than a little sore. Don’t worry — DW has the ideal solution to enhance your recovery and set you up for whatever adventure is next with MELT.

This deep self-myofascial release is for all fitness levels. Join instructor Esther Mulvihill and explore how releasing and rolling the fascia improves range of motion and mobility, and releases tightness, pain, and tension in the body. Classes are on Tuesdays at 10:45 am — reserve your spot on MindBody here

Fulfilling Our Dance Dreams

Have you ever watched a ballerina leap gracefully across the stage and felt a twinge of regret? A tiny, flickering wish that you had pursued dance when you were younger? Maybe even a little sadness at the thought? Stop! No! It’s not too late! At DW, your dance dreams can come to life at any age!

Join us for an age-appropriate exploration of the art of ballet. DW not only explores the physical component of the craft, but takes a three-dimensional tour through its origins, different production aspects such as lighting, sets, and costumes, learning and accomplishing basic ballet vocabulary, and presenting a performance at the end of the workshop. 

This is a nine-week course that meets once a week at Dancers’ Workshop. In addition, there will be other times the class will meet in the theater to have classes around the production aspects of dance and watch professional dancers in rehearsal. Classes will be on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. from June 8 through Aug. 3. Call 307-733-6398 for more details, or to reserve your spot!

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Charlotte Landreau, Instructor and Contemporary Dance Wyoming member

Beginner Modern Dance Immersion Workshop

Join expert instructor Charlotte Landreau for this week-long workshop: an introduction to one of the most famous dance techniques in the world. The Graham technique was created in the 1930s by American dance genius Martha Graham and is based on the human breath. Her movement revolutionized the world of dance and will give you an unparalleled sense of power and release. No previous dance experience is required. Monday through Friday, June 27 to July 1, from 5 to 6 p.m. Learn more and reserve your space here!