Wednesday, February 15, 2012

This Weekend: SYTYCD Alumn Courtney Galiano's BEAT Dance Workshop @ Airport Hyatt

Posted By on Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 11:26 AM

click to enlarge SYTYCD vet Courtney Galiano brings her BEAT to Orlando's airport
  • SYTYCD vet Courtney Galiano brings her BEAT to Orlando's airport
Attention addicts of competition dance and/or reality television! If your deepest fantasy is spending a sweaty weekend in an airport hotel with alumni of "So You Think You Can Dance," your ship has come in. Courtney Galiano, a SYTYCD "All Star" who appeared on the popular program in 2008 and 2010, will bring her BEAT dance workshop tour to the Orlando International Airport Hyatt Regency this weekend (Feb 18-19). Also along for the ride are fellow former SYTYCD contestants Stephen "Twitch" Boss, Alison Holker, Ade Obayomi, and William B. Wingfield, all of whom will participate in dance instruction and TV audition advice. The event isn't cheap (2 days for a teen or adult costs $220) and the website isn't easily navigable, so I've pasted the press release below. This post is for informational purposes, and does not constitute a review or endorsement; caveat emptor, your mileage may vary, etc etc. Who knows; if your entitled tween has always wanted to see Twitch twitch up-close enough to touch, perhaps this will get them off the iTouch long enough to burn some calories. ***

So You Think You Can Dance All-Star, Courtney Galiano launches dance convention /workshop; BEAT.

Courtney will be sharing her passion for dance and teaching signature moves with an amazing lineup of teachers from So You Think You Can Dance, Glee, LXD, High School Musical and other prominent tours.

Galiano, an alum of the SYTYCD All-Stars, Disney's Camp Rock 2, Shake It Up, and GLEE Live in 3D has designed this "Ultimate Dance Experience" to include two fun-filled, jam-packed days of jazz, contemporary, hip-hop classes and more; plus autograph signings with celebrity teachers, a Saturday-night party, and a complimentary Pilates or yoga class for parents. Also on hand at the conventions will be SYTYCD co-executive producer Jeff Thacker, who has seen every single dancer over the past 8 seasons go through their journey from beginning to end. He will take participants through the experience of an audition every step of the way, answering any questions students may have.

Dancers and studios are encouraged to visit www.thebeatdance.com to register for The BEAT tour: Orlando, FL (Feb 17-19) at the Hyatt Regency, Orlando International Airport, Ages 7 and up are welcome.

"Dance professionals who have inspired me are uniting with THE BEAT to work with dancers young and old who share our passion," says Galiano. "A weekend at THE BEAT will be filled with love and gratitude for dance. I grew up in a studio where my teachers made us feel like we were home; that's exactly what I want to create."

You can't BEAT this lineup of rock-star instructors:

-Stephen Twitch Boss - runner-up SYTYCD season 4, Step Up 3D, Stomp the Yard: Homecoming, LXD, SYTYCD All-Star season 7 and 8

-Allison Holker - SYTYCD season 2, SYTYCD All-Star seasons 7 and 8; High School Musical; upcoming feature film COBU 3D; performed with Rihanna

-Ade Obayomi - SYTYCD season 5, SYTYCD All-Star season 7 and 8, Alicia Keyes tour, danced for Beyonce and Rihanna

-William B. Wingfield - SYTYCD alum now heading up The M?t??fizik?l, a company focusing on sculpting intelligent and versatile artists (vs. just dancers) through a physical/spiritual approach.

Besides taking classes with these fantastic teachers, BEAT attendees get the chance to win an awesome array of prizes like partial scholarships to the "Hollywood Summer Tour" to participate in SYTYCD tapings, work on a professional set, dance in a music video and join a dance agency showcase.

Plus, every weekend at THE BEAT, faculty will select three students to receive a full scholarship to THE BEAT event of their choice for the following season and three runners-up will get a $100 scholarship to the BEAT event of their choice the following year. And more lucky attendees will win other great prizes and merchandise gift certificates.

Visit www.thebeatdance.com for complete details and follow Galiano and THE BEAT on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thebeatdance and Twitter @theBEATdance.

SATURDAY: 8:00 - 9:00 REGISTRATION WELCOME TO ALL – EVERYONE SENIOR ROOM 9:00 AM 9:15 - 9:30 WARM UP 9:30-9:45AM PARENT/TEACHER MEETING MINI/JR. ROOM 9:30 – 10:45 CLASS 11:00 –12:15 CLASS 12:30-1:30 LUNCH 1:30 – 2:45 CLASS 3:00 – 4:15 CLASS 4:30 FACULTY Q&A IN JUNIOR ROOM/PICTURES AND AUTOGRAPH TEEN/SR. ROOM 9:30 – 10:45 CLASS 11:00-12:15 CLASS 12:30 – 1:30 LUNCH 1:30-2:45 CLASS 3:00-4:15 CLASS 4:30 FACULTY Q&A IN JUNIOR ROOM/PICTURES AND AUTOGRAPH 7:30 - 9:30 BEAT SPECIAL EVENT TV AUDITION SEMINAR AND MOCK AUDITION WITH JEFF THACKER CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE SUNDAY: WARM UP 8:30-8:45 IN SENIOR ROOM MINI/JR. ROOM 8:45 – 10:00 CLASS 10:15 –11:30 CLASS 11:45-12:45 LUNCH 12:45 – 2:00 CLASS 2:15 – 3:30 CLASS 3:45 – 5:00 CLASS 5:30PM the BEAT FINALE and SCHOLARSHIP CEREMONY IN SENIOR ROOM TEEN/SR. ROOM 8:45 –10:00 CLASS 10:15 – 11:30 CLASS 11:45-12:45 LUNCH 12:45 – 2 :00 CLASS 2:15 – 3:30 CLASS 3:45-5:00 CLASS 5:30PM the BEAT FINALE and SCHOLARSHIP CEREMONY IN SENIOR ROOM *SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE *All PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A SIGNED WAIVER FORM, EITHER BY MAIL OR AT THE EVENT. PARTICIPANTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENTS WITHOUT A SIGNED PARTICIPATION WAIVER. *THE BEAT DANCE COMPANY, INC. IS IN NO WAY ASSOCIATED WITH SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. ALL INFORMATION RELAYED THROUGHOUT THIS SEMINAR ARE BASED ON JEFF THACKER’S OWN PERSONAL PREFERENCES AND EXPERIENCES WITHIN HIS PROFESSION.

Stephen Twitch Boss


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