CGD+T Classes and Workshops

Lift that Booty!

Amy Hall brings all the best 90s hip hop goodness to building those muscles and shaping that booty.

Babes&Bottles

Michelle Grasty-Colont’s signature workshops featuring groundbreaking female pop and hip-hop artists. She offers sassy moves with the perfect adult beverage combination.

Beer 'N Bhangra

Take a trip around the world to India and learn the most fun and upbeat dance out there.

PilaTeas

Sarah Bennett bridges her deep knowledge of Pilates with teas that nourish the body and soul.

2018 Upcoming Classes and Workshops in Asheville

 

4th Annual Galentine's Day Workshop

While Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love with your partner, Galentine’s Day is all about celebrating the lady-friends in your life. We take the time to toast each other, ourselves, and our bodies in this special workshop which only comes once a year!

You’ll pull a tarot card as you walk into the room, and then we’ll dive into deep stretching to get us into our bodies. Next, we’ll enjoy a chocolate+champagne conscious-eating ritual, followed by learning a sassy dance routine. We’ll close with gratitude for our bodies and each other.

Come be a part of this special workshop that will leave you feeling grounded, connected, and open-hearted!

Space is limited.

When: February 13th, 2018, 6-8pm
Where: Our Movement Studio, 606 New Leicester Hwy
Cost: Early-bird – $25 by Jan. 15th; $30 regular (includes champagne and chocolate!)

 

Beer 'N Bhangra at Ginger's Revenge!

We’re taking our next installment of Beer ‘N Bhangra to one of Asheville’s most original breweries: Ginger’s Revenge! Here, you can enjoy gluten-free ginger beers and craft beverages in an inviting space, with plenty of room for us to get our Bhangra on.

The event includes a lesson in the basics of Bhangra, the high energy, shake your shoulders harvest dance from Punjab, India, a simple take-home-choregraphed dance great for beginners and seasoned dancers alike, performances by Bindaas, and a dance party after the lesson.

Tickets are $20, and include lesson, performances, and a ginger beer of your choice! (Non-alcoholic options available too.)

Space is limited and BnB ALWAYS sells out early, so grab your spot ASAP. We can’t wait to dance with you again!

When: February 17th, 2018, 12:30-1:30pm
Where: Ginger’s Revenge, 829 Riverside Drive, Asheville
Cost: $20 (include beer or NA drink!)

Hip Hop Workshop: Pops, Locks, and Breaks!

Do you love the flow of Hip Hop but have struggled to get down the popping and locking that is part of the foundation of this dance form? You’re in luck, because it’s time to get down to muscle-popping business!

During this special workshop, Christine will teach you how to strengthen and release the different muscles in your arms, legs, and head to give that signature strong, robotic look. She also teach you how to move from the tightness of locking to the snakiness of body rolls, wowing anyone who watches you on the dance floor!

Suitable for beginning and more advanced dancers alike, this is a great workshop to learn how to isolate different body parts, tap your body into different levels of Hip Hop dance, and have a ton of fun with your practice.

When: Tuesday, March 13th, 6:30-8pm
Where: Colourfield, 54 Ravenscroft
Cost: $18

 

Cocktails&Cabaret

CGD&T introduces a new workshop for anyone who loves Broadway musicals! Get your fishnet stockings ready for some good ‘ole Bob Fosse moves added with some sexy sass and a splash of show tunes!

Taught by one of the Liquid Sirens dancers whose dream it was to be a performer on Broadway and who hails from New York – Karen Beijer. She can’t hold a tune but Broadway is in her blood.

Come learn authentic Jazzy Showgirlish choreo from some of the classic Broadway hits all the way up until the modern musicals of our times. On hand will also be some fun Foxy Roxy cocktails to enjoy as refreshments.

Limited space so reserve now!

When: March 24th, 2018, 1-3pm.
Where: Colourfield, 54 Ravenscroft
Cost: $25 (includes cocktail)

Beyonce-Inspired Modern Dance Performance Series

In this 11-week series, you will learn a choreographed piece (to a Beyonce song, y’all!) that will be performed in Christine Garvin Dance + Transform’s two-night run at Magnetic Field on June 15th and 16thModern dance has been an integral part of the arts since the turn of the century. Tapping into raw emotion and translating that into breathtaking movement, it is an art form that resonates with many dancers.
This performance class is open to any level of dancer and modern experience, but will move at a quick pace. You do not need any performing experience to be apart of this magic! We will start each class with a deep body stretch before hopping into choreography. Due to limited space, participation in the summer show is mandatory. You are responsible in purchasing your own reasonably-priced costume for the performance, which we will agree on as a team. Be ready to wow the crowd and yourself with our fierce, powerful performance!
Class limit of 10.
When: Tuesdays, 6pm-7pm
March 27th-June 12th (no class on May 1st)
Where: Colourfield, 54 Ravenscroft
Cost: $129 early-bird by Feb 15th; $140 regular; OR 3 installments of $49

**PERFORMANCE CLASS**: Female Pop Artists Badassery!

Here’s your chance to celebrate several of the greatest female pop and hip hop artists of the 20th and 21st century!

Get ready to move and groove to Aretha, Whitney, Janet, Madonna, Pink, and Lauryn Hill in this medley performance class that will be a part of our two-night run at Magnetic Field on June 15th and 16th. Dance forms in this class include jazz, modern, and Hip Hop. Multiple costumes/costume changes will be a part of the piece.

Previous dance experience and performance highly recommended.

Class limit of 10.

When: Mondays, April 2nd-June 11th, 6:30-7:30pm (11 weeks)
Where: Colourfield, 54 Ravenscroft Dr
Cost: $129 early bird until Feb. 15th; $140 regular; or 3 installments of $49

Babes&Bottles Presents: Janet Jacks-n-Cokes

No our workshop ain’t baby, it’s Janet…Miss Jackson if you’re nasty! Join us for a Janet Jackson-inspired workshop, fueled by some classic whiskey specialties!

Join us for a 2 hour dance workshop with Janet’s signature moves and songs, which means plenty of Control and fun! Take a couple of hours to get frisky with some fun choreography, plenty of drink breaks, cupcakes, and hanging with some amazing women.

Led by CGD+T instructor Michelle Grasty-Colont, who made her little sister dance to “Scream” in her living room on the regular as children, and made her sister be Michael, while Michelle got to be Janet.

Please pre-register as our Babes & Bottles workshops tend to sell-out!

CG D+T Presents Babes & Bottles is a bi-monthly workshop series that celebrates icons of hip-hop and pop. Every workshop is dedicated to honoring a performing artist, while also indulging in some adult beverages. The classes are designed to ignite inner-divas and for all-levels of dancers. By combining a love for dance with the joy of building community, Babes & Bottles aims to bring laughter, movement, and a lot of fun to your Saturday routine.

When: April 14th, 4:30-6:30pm
Where: Colourfield, 54 Ravenscroft Dr
Cost: $25, includes whiskey cocktails and cupcakes (gluten-free options provided)!

Spring Renewal | Pilates & Nature

Dare to invigorate your spirit and disconnect from your stresses as we enjoy an hour long hike, followed by half an hour of rejuvenating Pilates and stretching.

We’ll enjoy fresh pressed juice from Elements Real Food as we connect with one another and nature, reflect upon and explore the outdoors, and take in the fresh air after a long, cold winter. This hike and Pilates class is suitable for all levels and sure to make for an incredible afternoon!

When: Saturday, April 21st 1-3pm
Cost: $30 (includes fresh-pressed juice)

Babes&Bottles Presents: Madonna and Mojitos

Channel your inner Ray of Light with a Madonna-inspired workshop, fueled by some refreshing Mojitos! Join us for a 2 hour dance workshop with Madonna’s timeless moves and songs. Express Yourself by taking a couple of hours to get frisky with some fun choreography, plenty of drink breaks, cupcakes, and hanging with some amazing women.

Led by CGD+T instructor Michelle Grasty-Colont, who used to perform “Material Girl” at every family get together.
Please pre-register as our Babes & Bottles workshops tend to sell-out!

CG D+T Presents Babes & Bottles is a bi-monthly workshop series that celebrates icons of hip-hop and pop. Every workshop is dedicated to honoring a performing artist, while also indulging in some adult beverages. The classes are designed to ignite inner-divas and for all-levels of dancers. By combining a love for dance with the joy of building community, Babes & Bottles aims to bring laughter, movement, and a lot of fun to your Saturday routine.

When: June 9th, 2018, 4:30-6:30pm
Where: Colourfield, 54 Ravenscroft Dr
Cost: $25, includes mojitos and cupcakes (gluten free options provided)!

If you would like to purchase a class series with an installment plan, please click on your desired class below.


“We had an absolute blast!!! Can’t wait to practice our new routines!”

– Amy L., Wilmington, NC Bhangra/Bollywood workshop

“Thank you, Christine, for the fun, energetic, and amazing dance workshop! You left me wanting more!”

– Kate K., Charlotte Bhangra/Bollywood workshop

“Totally out of our element and loved it!!! Big thanx to all the Jazzy Showgirls and of course the very sexy Christine for being an awesome teacher and creating such a comfortable and welcoming energy for the group:) Yay! I am inspired:) Thanx ladies!!”

-Emma T., Berkeley, CA Jazzy Showgirl workshop

“We had such a great time getting our sexy on! So much love and gratitude to all the Jazzy Girls! So happy to have this as part of my memories of San Fran.”

– Angie L., Berkeley Jazzy Showgirl workshop

Workshop Offerings – Contact Us to Create the Right One For You!

 

Jazzy Showgirl Flash Mob Workshop

Perfect for a bachelorette weekend, team-building for women’s businesses, or to spice up your event, Jazzy Showgirl flash mob workshops are a fun way to learn some easy, sexy moves and wow the crowd at your event.

Intro to Bhangra Workshop

The Punjabi dance called “Bhangra” is a shake your shoulders, bounce your feet, and smile like crazy practice of gratitude for what we harvest in our lives. It’s also an incredibly spiritual, energetic, and joyous workout! Suitable for both women and men.

Jazzy Showgirl 101

Jazzy showgirl is a flirty, gently seductive dance that also includes building muscle strength and getting more comfortable in the beautiful body you live in. It combines jazz, hip hop, and burlesque for increased body awareness and a fun experience that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The workshop will include a powerful warm-up and abs workout, a breakdown of the basic moves of Jazzy Showgirl and what it means to tease with reserve, and a choreographed routine you can take home to that special someone (or just for yourself!).

Love Thyself Workshop

Here’s a treat for your body, mind, and soul. In this workshop, we’ll explore breath work, stretching that awakens your body and opens you up, and a short dance routine you can use anytime you want to feel stronger and sexier. This workshop will be a reminder that you are your own incredible goddess that will be with you throughout this life, and if you treat her well, she’ll treat you well back.

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