** This is one of two workshops this day, see below for info about the Level Up! workshop.

Get low and fly high (safely) with Jesse Olson and Sarah Peller. The basics are surprisingly easy and you don’t need to be tiny or strong to fly or lift. It’s all about technique – and we are giving the secrets away. In 2.5 hrs we’ll teach several dips and lifts and cover the fundamentals of the body mechanics, how to stay safe, and engage with consent and care.

No partner necessary.

Some previous partner dance experience required.

Not a good class if you are dealing with any kind of injury or have back issues. Email jesseleeolson@gmail.com if you are unsure about attending.

When: Saturday February 8th, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Where: Sierra Dance Institute, 314 W Main, Grass Valley, CA

$35 Before Feb 7
$40 Feb 7 and after

OR – Save $10 by registering for BOTH Get Low and Fly High and Level Up!

We also don’t want to turn anyone away, so please contact us if you’d like to arrange a different exchange, such as a trade or partial trade. We’re open to talking about how to get you in the door! We want you to dance with us!

Contact jesseolson@gmail.com with any questions

About the instructors

Sarah Peller has been dancing since she was old enough to thrash around in her mom’s office, while listening to Michael Jackson on the record player. She really fell in love with dance about 10 years ago after discovering Nia and Conscious Dance in Port Townsend, finding that movement is a deep and powerful medicine for the soul. Then, she fell head over heels in love for Fusion Partner Dancing and she has not stopped organizing, teaching, rallying, recruiting, and dreaming up more ways to share her love for partner dance. She teaches, DJs and organizes events at venues mostly in the PNW. She dabbles in Modern, Contact Improv, Ecstatic Dance, Bachata, Salsa, Kizomba, Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Balboa, Tango, Hip Hop, and West Coast Swing.

Jesse Olson has been partner dancing for 18 years, starting with latin dances and has been in love with fusion dancing for the past 7 years after being introduced by Wren LaFeet. Teaching and organizing many events over the years, Jesse has been instrumental in getting fusion dances off the ground in Port Townsend and Sebastopol. Jesse is a Grass Valley resident now and is a regular dancer and teaching at Foothills Fusion in Grass Valley.