You will dance like Beyonce to Beyonce music. You will twerk. You will shake your jelly, a lot.
It’s all going down this November at the 2015 revival of our fabulous Bootylicious Beyonce (T)workshop.
We put together our first Beyonce dance workshop in spring 2013, inspired by Queen Bey’s epic performance at the SuperBowl halftime show. We’ve done annual variations on the theme ever since, with varying levels of twerking involved. We even did a Beyonce Tapshop this spring. But it’s been over a year since our last cardio pop/hip-hop celebration of the iconic singer, so we figured it’s about (the end of) time to rectify that situation.
So this Nov. 14, join all-star trio Sharice, Michelle and Deborah for 90 minutes of nonstop hip rolling, booty shaking, chest pumping, heart thumping cardio dance. We don’t even pretend to be nearly as bootylicious as the real Destiny’s Child, but we’ll do our best to teach you some of their trademark moves, as well as Beyonce’s signature hip pops and drops.
The workshop will begin with follow-the-leader routines set to D.C. and Beyonce hits past and present, from “Bootylicious” to “Who Run the World (Girls)” After warming up, you’ll also learn a few longer combinations, including a modified version of Beyonce’s stage performance to “Grown Woman.”
Don’t worry if you’re rusty on your body rolls and booty popping — we’ll break down the more complex choreography so that everyone can master it. Sharice “let me show you my twerk face” Sloan-El will also give a mini “twerktorial” so everyone can practice gluteal gyrations that would make Beyonce proud. Big booty or small, male or female, she’ll show you how to jiggle whatever junk you’ve got in your trunk.
Ages 13 and up. Space is limited to make sure everyone has room to dance. So, if you’re ready to get crazy and a little naughty, get your tickets now because this workshop just might sell out!
UPDATE Nov. 3: Tickets sold out more than a week early, so we added a second section of the workshop later that same date at 6:30 p.m. at our Midtown location, so you can dance and then go have a night out in Center City if you want. Hurry and get your tickets, they’re going fast!
The Bootylicious Beyonce Workshop
- Saturday, Nov. 14
- 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at our South Philly hub (1170 S. Broad St.) SOLD OUT!!
- 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at our Midtown studio (1301 Locust St., 2nd Floor)
- $25. But a limited number of discounted early-bird tickets are available through Nov. 6. The $5 savings will automatically be applied at checkout. Members get an additional $5 off, no coupon code required as long as you log into your account prior to checking out online. Due to the extended preparation required for workshops, non-members may not apply gift certificates toward workshops.
- Wear comfortable workout attire and athletic shoes or dance sneakers. Bonus points if you come dressed in a leotard with high boots or other Beyonce-inspired blingy outfit.
- Bring water.
And just for fun, here’s one of our favorite Beyonce videos (well, one of our favorites that was not too explicit to post!) — Single Ladies! And yes, of course, you will be dancing to this one, too!