The year ahead for Bey Dance in 2016!

By Liz Cahalan

What's been happening?

BEYBY LOVE!
Bey Boss Liz gave birth to beautiful baby Rose on November 26th. Liz was dropping it like its hot and dancing and teaching for most of her pregnancy and had a whirlwind 4 hour labour! People say its because of the dancing. Who knew that all that grinding and shimmying in class was the perfect preparation for pushing out a baby! Now her and Rose are healthy and happy and enjoying some time off with Rose's dad, Jordan. 

 

Photo credit Liz Cahalan

 

LAUREN LEADS THE BEY TEAM (and learns to juggle)
Lauren definitely misses her Beyboss buddy. It was quickly realised a sidekick in Adelaide would be great, and thus the role of 'Money Bee' was born, and Maria was welcomed to the team in Adelaide. She helps Lauren with emails, bookings and invoices. The last few months have seen Lauren in Melbourne quite often; for captain chats, showcase and plenty of parties... I mean business meetings! Lauren also started her Chartered Accountancy studies (yes, on top of her full time job and the company she runs in her 'spare time')... but all for the love of Bey! The more accounting and management knowledge she gains, the more equipped she is to do whatever it is she does with all those spreadsheets! 

Lauren loving every minute of Melb Showcase - credit Teresa Photo credit Theresa 

KEELY HARD AT WORK
With Liz in baby bliss land, someone needed to help Bey Boss Lauren in running the Bey Dance community behind the scenes. Bey Captain Keely has been helping out with some of the admin and organisational side of things. Its really nice to have more diversity in our leadership team and a fresh perspective on Bey Dance's direction and focus :)

Keely performing at the Melbourne Showcase. Photo credit Aidan Min


SUMMER LOVIN'
Its heating up outside! With the festive season, Bey Dance classes have been on hold between December 18 and January 10th. But we will be back with a bang in 2016! Check out all our new classes below or click here.

FESTIVAL TIME!!
Tis the season to go to festivals, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la! Bey Dance is spreading the Bey Dance love at the following festivals this summer:

  • SOUTHBOUND, Perth. Jan 8-11. Bey Dance are teaching the festival goers at Southbound some Bey Dance moves on Saturday and Sunday at 9am at the Commedia Dell Southbound stage! Dress-ups encouraged and there will be prizes for the most passionate Bey Dancers! Click here for details.

  • FRINGEWORLD, Perth. Feb 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10. Bey Dance are running their famous Bey Flashmob workshops! Last year they sold out and won all sorts of prizes so don't miss out on this opportunity! Come and learn some Bey moves and then flashmob the Fringeworld punters with your amazing new dance moves! Click here for tickets.

  • FRINGE FESTIVAL, Adelaide. Feb 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and March 4, 5, 6. Bey Dance are running their famous Bey Flashmob workshops! Last year they sold out and won all sorts of prizes so don't miss out on this opportunity! Come and learn some Bey moves and then flashmob the Fringe festival-goers with your amazing new dance moves! Click here for tickets.

  • SYDNEY ROAD STREET PARTY, Brunswick, VIC. March 6. Bey Dance will be dancing in the streets and teaching some dance moves to the public at this amazingly fun Brunswick festival! Click here for info.


      Here's Liz leading one of the famous Bey Dance Flashmob Workshops at Fringe 2015! 

    New classes!!! 

    2015 has seen Bey Dance classes go in some interesting and amazing new directions!
    We have had Beylesque classes in Melbourne and coming soon to Adelaide! Beylesque blends Beyonce's sexiest dances with Burlesque influences. There's chair dancing, sometimes a bit of a strip tease and a whole lot of owning and celebrating your body and sexuality! 

    Beylesque at the Melbourne Showcase. Photo credit Stacey Hynes


    Bey Yoga came to Brunswick in late 2015! Bey Yoga teacher Keely is a long time Bey Dance Captain and Trained Yoga Teacher. She teaches authentic Sivananda and Hatha Yoga practice to contemporary Beyonce-inspired tunes. She weaves in some Beyonce dance techniques such as a twerkshop, powerstancing and of course, lots of hip-openers. It turns out Beyoncé and Yoga go together like two peas in a pod! A blissful, beautiful pod! Adelaide, keep your eyes open for a weekend Bey Yoga workshop! 



    NEW CLASSES IN ADELAIDE

    LOVE ON TOP (NEW choreography), Mondays, 8:30pm
    Begins: 11th January 2016
    Length: 6 weeks (ends 15th February)
    Level: Beginner
    Teacher: Lauren
    Location: 240 Franklin St - Belly Dance Academy
    Even the most cynical customer will feel totally loved up and smiling out from ear to ear like a great big goof ball in this mo-town inspired class.
    Beyspiration click here


    Love on Top at the Melbourne Showcase. Photo credit Theresa Harrison

    HIP HOP WORKSHOP - B**** BETTER HAVE MY MONEY
    Date: Saturday 16th January 2016
    Time: 1pm - 5:30pm (includes 1/2 hour break)
    Teacher: Rhys (Melbourne Bey Captain)
    Location: 240 Franklin St - Belly Dance Academy 

    HIP HOP WORKSHOP - ANACONDA 
    Date: Sunday 17th January 2016
    Time: 1pm - 5:30pm (includes 1/2 hour break)
    Teacher: Rhys (Melbourne Bey Captain)
    Location: 240 Franklin St - Belly Dance Academy

     

    Rhys' Hip Hop at the showcase. Photo credit Theresa Harrison

    FRINGE WORKSHOPS - click here
    Bey Dance will be running workshops (90mins each) almost every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the Adelaide Fringe Festival. Click the link above to purchase tickets - they will sell out!

    BLOW, Wednesdays, 8:30pm
    Begins: 17th February 2016
    Length: 8 weeks (ends 6th April)
    Level: Intermediate 
    Teacher: Lauren (with 23rd & 30th other captain)
    Location: 240 Franklin St - Belly Dance Academy
    Think Xanadu meets Bob Fosse meets Bubblegum pop and you have Blow. Ensemble dancing at its best.
    Beyspiration click here

    RUN THE WORLD, Wednesdays, 8:30pm
    Begins: 27th April 2016
    Length: 8 weeks (ends 15th June)
    Level: Advanced
    Teacher: Lauren 
    Location: 240 Franklin St - Belly Dance Academy
    We all know who run the world. Bey. Our hardest course and also the most satisfying to learn. You'll feel like you too can run the world with these moves.
    Beyspiration click here

    Run the World at the Melbourne Showcase. Photo credit Theresa Harrison

    NEW CLASSES IN MELBOURNE

    Fitzroy:
    BEY PARTY
    , Thursday and Friday, 6-7pm
    This is our casual, beginner-friendly, drop in class. NO PRE-BOOKING REQUIRED!!!
    Just rock on up to The LuWOW at 6pm and pay $15 on the door. No mirrors, low lights, no judgement and cocktails available before and after class. We do a different Bey Dance each class! 
    Teacher: Thursday, Keely. Friday, Danni.
    Location: The LuWoW, 62-70 Johnston St, Fitzroy. http://www.theluwow.com
    Follow this event on Facebook for Bey Party updates! 

    Brunswick:
    BEY YOGA:
     Sundays, 3pm-4:30pm **New Class**
    (Short Xmas break means Bey Yoga will return on Jan 10, 2016)
    This class is casual, not a course.
    Cost $20 per session (Please enrol and pay online before the class to secure your spot, we cannot accept cash payments) 
    Teacher: Keely
    Location: Kal Studios, Brunswick

    CONTEMPORARY BEY WORKSHOP: Weekend workshop of 2 classes, Halo and Pretty Hurts 
    Saturday (Halo) and Sunday (Pretty Hurts), 10am-2:30pm 
    January 30th and 31st
    Length: 2x1 day workshops
    Teacher: Chloe
    Location: Kal Studios, Brunswick
    **Chloe will teach Halo on Saturday and Pretty Hurts on Sunday. Come to one or the other for $70 or enrol in both for a weekend full of contemporary dance goodness!**

    BEYLESQUE with LADY KIKI: Back to Black Thursday, 8pm
    Begins January 14, 2016
    Length: 6 weeks
    Level: Intermediate
    Teacher: Liz and Lady Kiki (aka. Bey Captain Stacey)
    Location: Kal Studios, Brunswick

    RUN THE WORLD, Monday, 7:00pm 
    Begins Feb 1st 2016
    Length: 8 weeks
    Level: Advanced
    Teacher: Danni
    Location: Kal Studios, Brunswick
    We all know who run the world. Bey. Our hardest course and also the most satisfying to learn. You'll feel like you too can run the world with these moves.
    Beyspiration click here.

    7/11, Monday, 8:00pm **NEW COURSE**
    Begins February 1, 2016
    Length: 8 weeks
    Level: Advanced
    Teacher: Danni
    Location: Kal Studios, Brunswick
    Inspired by Beyonce's Global Citizen live performance that blew everyone away with its unique and new choreography and epic group formations. A bit cheeky, a bit hip-hop, and a lot of fun.
    Beyspiration click here.

    CRAZY IN LOVE, Tuesday, 8:00pm 
    Begins January 12, 2016
    Length: 8 weeks
    Level: Intermediate/Advanced
    Teacher: Rhys
    Location: Kal Studios, Brunswick
    What more can we say? As if you don't want to know exactly how to strut, pop and thumb lick grind like Queen Bey to this iconic song.
    Beyspiration click here



    HIP HOP WITH RHYS- 212, FEELIN MYSELF AND 7/11 MEDLEY, Tuesday, 7:00pm
    Begins January 12, 2016
    Length: 10 weeks (No class on Jan 26)
    Level: Advanced
    Teacher: Rhys
    Location: Kal Studios, Brunswick
    Challenging and amazing choreography to a medley of three awesome songs! 


    Hip Hop Medley performed at our showcase! Image by Theresa Harrison

    HIP HOP WITH RHYS- ANACONDA, Thursday, 7:00pm **NEW COURSE**
    Begins January 14, 2016
    Length: 6 weeks
    Level: Advanced
    Teacher: Rhys
    Location: Kal Studios, Brunswick
    Advanced, challenging and amazing hip hop choreography to this twerktastic song!
    Beyspiration click here

    BOOTYLICIOUS, Wednesdays, 7:00pm 
    Begins January 13, 2016
    Length: 6 weeks
    Level: Beginner
    Teacher: Gen
    Location: KAL studios, Brunswick
    Your booty can't help but start popping whenever you hear this song. Give it all the moves it requires to pop in style. Prove your body's too bootylicious for us babe.
    Beyspiration click here

    Photo by Theresa Harrison- Bootylicious at our showcase! 

    LOSE MY BREATH, Wednesday, 8:00pm **NEW COURSE**
    Begins January 13, 2016
    Length: 6 weeks
    Level: Intermediate
    Teacher: Gen
    Location: KAL Studios, Brunswick
    Bad-ass, old-school Destiny's Child moves. 
    Beyspiration click here

    Prahran:

    SCHOOLIN LIFE,
     Tuesday, 7:00pm 
    Begins January 12 2016
    Length: 8 weeks (No class on Jan 26)
    Level: Intermediate
    Teacher: Gemma
    Location: The Space, Prahran
    If you're a freak all day and all night, you wanna join this uplifting, smile inducing, disco pop class.
    Beyspiration click here

    GROWN WOMAN, Tuesday, 8:00pm 
    Begins February 2 2016
    Length: 8 weeks (No class on Jan 26)
    Level: Intermediate/Advanced
    Teacher: Gemma
    Location: The Space, Prahran
    Beyspiration click here

    Grown Woman at our Melbourne Showcase. Image by Aidan Min. 

    Richmond:
    BEGINNER Single Ladies,
     Monday, 7:00pm 
    Begins January 11 2016
    Length: 10 weeks
    Level: Beginner
    Teacher: Gen
    Location: Dance Factory, Richmond
    This is where it all began for us at Bey Dance. Our original and most popular course. You will learn every single step. Then you will amaze the whole dance floor the next time the dj drops "if you like it then you should have put a ring on it". It is usually done as an advanced course over 8 weeks, but the amazing Gen has broken it down into beginner-sized chunks over 10 weeks for y'all. 
    **NOW SOLD OUT***
    Beyspiration click here

    BLOW, Monday, 8:00pm 
    Begins Feb 1st 2016
    Length: 8 weeks
    Level: Intermediate
    Teacher: Gen
    Location: Dance Factory, Richmond
    Think Xanadu meets Bob Fosse meets Bubblegum pop and you have Blow. Ensemble dancing at its best.
    Beyspiration click here


    Blow being performed at the Melbourne Showcase. Photo by Theresa Harrison.
    Sunbury:
    CRAZY IN LOVE, Tuesday, 7:00pm 
    Begins January 12, 2016
    Length: 8 weeks
    Level: Intermediate
    Teacher: Stacey
    Location: The Bold Studio, Sunbury
    What more can we say? As if you don't want to know exactly how to strut, pop and thumb lick grind like Queen Bey to this iconic song.
    Beyspiration click here

     

    NEW CLASSES IN PERTH

    There are no regular courses planned for Perth just yet, but we have plenty of fun coming to you with our Southbound and Fringeworld Workshops! Check it out here.

     

    Other exciting things happening this year... 

    ADELAIDE
    Adelaide's showcase is happening 14 May 2016! Anyone who has learned a dance with us before is welcome to perform it and invite their family and friends. Stay tuned for emails from Lauren.

     Photo from previous Adelaide Showcase! 


    MELBOURNE

    *As usual, Melbourne's showcase will be happening in October, so more news on that later on! 
    *Sydney Road Street Party is an amazing Melbourne Festival Day. On March 6, Brunswick's main street is closed to traffic and its party time! This day showcases some of Brunswick's best talented and amazing national and international artists too! Bey Dance have had the pleasure of being asked to perform and run a workshop for the public! Stay tuned to our Facebook for more details. Hope to see you there! 
    *People have been asking for kids classes for so long! And they are coming this year! Keep your eyes peeled to our Facebook and Website for more details! 
    *We are so lucky to be having the amazing Chloe from Adelaide coming across to teach us some beautiful contemporary dance choreography. Jan 30th and 31st in Brunswick. More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1645241415726748/

    Winners! 

    We wanted to reward students who have shown us loyalty and contributed positively to the Bey Dance community, but of course there are so many of you that have done that! Here are the students whose names keep coming up time and time again. 
    Congratulations and thanks so much for your support! 

    $100 voucher for 'Bey Obsessed'
    award
    These students are totally obsessed! They have attended nearly everything we have on offer! We hope you keep coming along xx

    Kirsty Buhlert-Smith
    Jaclyn Bond
    Sophie Dodd
    Maria Drakoulas 
    Tayla Clemente

    $20 voucher (1 free class) 'Bey Spirited' thank you gift
    These lovely souls have given so much more to Bey Dance than we could ever ask for. Thank you for your generosity and love xx
    Ping Zhou
    Justin Sumner
    Sophie Cartelli 

    You will get an email in your inbox soon with the voucher - just email Lauren to make use of it.

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    That's all from us for now!
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    Lots of Bey Love,
    Lauren, Liz and Keely
    xxx