$700 (Paid before Feb. 15)
$800 (Paid before May 1)
$900 (Paid before June 1)
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This intimate workshop is limited to six participants. Also, there are cats, so please advise if you have a cat allergy.
Please read Alia Thabit's review of the 2016 week long workshop:
Day 1, Wed., June 5: - 2-6pm. Orientation, basic technique and philosophy, films and mix and mingle...
PM: Optional dinner, restaurant TBA.
Day 2, Thurs., June 6:
2-3, Lecture and discussion
PM: Optional evening activities: Dinner and live music
Day 3, Fri., June 7:
2-3, Lecture and Discussion
3-4, Guest teacher, topic TBA
4-5, Zils and combos
PM: (Optional) Dinner, See the town and Jazz
Day 4, Sat., June 8:
2-3 Lecture and Discussion
3-4: TBA by Tamalyn
4-5: We create our own dance
PM: There is no shortage of things to do in New Orleans on a Saturday night.
Day 5, Sun., June 9:
Free day to explore New Orleans
Optional daytime activity: Museum crawl: Mardi Gras, Hurricane Katrina, Back Street Museum of Treme (Learn about the Mardi Gras Indians) OR outdoors activities: Swamp walk or kayaking the backwaters of the city.
PM: (Optional) "Follow the Music"....Tamalyn will take you to her favorite Jazz clubs
Day 6, Mon., June 10:
10-1, Technique, Focus on hands and arms
2-3 Lecture and discussion
3-4pm- Local Guest Instructor
4-5pm- TBA by Tamalyn
PM: (Optional) Ethnic dinner on Magazine St. You decide: Arabic, Vietnamese, or Ethiopian?
Day 7, Tues., June 11:
2-3 Cemetery Tour (This is a local tour of the nearby Lafayette Cemetery, highlighting the cultural significance and history of New Orleans' above ground cemeteries. It's interesting. (Not spooky)
3:30-5 Zydeco dance class (Local instructor)
PM: (Optional) Walking a local labyrinth (Meditation)
Followed by more music and food!
Day 8, Wed., June 12
10-12: Review of all dances and techniques.
12-2pm: Shared pot luck lunch, inviting back the local instructors and people we've met along the way.
2-4pm Dancing, Q/A, and sharing all song names so that you can go online, search for music and support the artists.