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  • Chelsie Hightower Workshop

    Please see the information below about a workshop by Chelsie Hightower, hosted by DF Studio in Salt Lake on August 29, 2015. More information can be found at the DF website here.

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    SALT LAKE CITY – August 17th , 2015 – Nationally acclaimed professional dancer Chelsie Hightower is visiting DF Dance Studio on Saturday, August 29th for a 2-hour long all-levels workshop focusing on Cha Cha and Rumba, two popular Latin Ballroom styles. Workshops will take place between 12pm and 2pm. Beginners are welcome and students don’t need to bring a partner to join the workshop.

    This workshop is a part of “DF Masters Workshop Series” that aims to bring renowned dancers, instructors and choreographers to benefit Salt Lake dance community. With this workshop, Ms. Hightower will be joining DF Dance Studio instructors’ team as a guest choreographer and Latin Ballroom coach and she will be available for private lessons year-round.

    Chelsie Hightower has started her dance career in Utah at the age of 9 and since then she developed a rich background in Ballroom, Jazz, Ballet and Hip Hop. She and her partner has become the National Ten-Dance Champions, travelled around the globe for competitions and represented USA in the world’s biggest Ballroom Competition in Blackpool, England. Her talent in dancing have shined through the screens of National TV shows “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance” for numerous seasons.

    Latin Ballroom dance styles that Chelsie is going to teach include Cha Cha and Rumba. Cha Cha is a fun, flirty dance that grew out of the Cuban Mambo and became immensely popular in the United States in the 1950’s. This is an exuberant dance that will get everybody’s heart pumping and put a smile on their face. Students in this class will learn Cuban leg action, hip action and plenty of syncopations. On the other hand, Rumba is universally recognized as the dance of love. It is danced to slow, sensual music with a Latin beat and features a hip action known as “Cuban Motion”. Rumba is great for beginning dancers as it teaches excellent posture and balance. Students will also learn a variety of rumba steps, hip action and Rumba styling. This dance of love is one of the most popular ballroom dances and is seen around the world at nightclubs, parties, weddings and dance competitions.

    About DF Dance Studio:

    DF Dance Studio hosting the workshop has established itself as a premier dance studio in the valley since its opening 7 years ago. From a humble beginning with only one instructor teaching Salsa, the studio has grown into a team of 10 dance professionals teaching more than 20 styles of dancing corresponding to over 500-hours of training per month. DF Dance Studio has also been an active player in community outreach through organizing fundraiser events for non-profit organizations including American Cancer Society, and Hope Kids. As a result of its commitment to excellence, DF Dance Studio was recognized by numerous awards, including Best-of-State award in two separate categories in 2015.

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