Archive | June, 2012

Ladies Student Group Auditions this SUNDAY + 8 Week LS Series starts TONIGHT!

20 Jun


Hello friends! 

It’s about that time! A new Ladies Styling 8 week series starts tonight AND… as requested I’ll be training a Ladies Styling Student Group this summer!

Auditions will be held this Sunday at Chevy Chase Ballrom (5207 Wisconsin Ave NW, WDC) from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.  The cost of the audition will be $12 to cover studio fees and instruction time. Please contact Natalie (email included below) to signup for the audition. 

For the first hour we will have a normal class set-up (similar to a ladies styling workshop) where we will warm up, run basic salsa drills and learn a short choreography. For the last segment of the audition you will be asked to perform a demo of the choreography (in groups of 2 to 3) and freestyle to the music.

Description of the Ladies Student Team:

I am putting together a team of 8 to 10 ladies to participate in a summer ladies styling team. The purpose of the team is to help you learn and strengthen your styling moves, give you the opportunity to shine in front of an audience and, most importantly, have fun!  We will be learning a choreography and I plan to find a social or other similar event where we can perform for an audience. This performance will most likely take place at the end of July or early August.  I am looking for students that are excited to learn choreography and have an interest in improving and performing. I am envisioning a team made up of mixed levels who have a passion for dance and want to express that on stage… plus… it’s fun to bond with a group of ladies 🙂

Student Team Information and Prerequisites:

All of the ladies on the team must participate in the 8 week Summer Intensive Ladies Styling Series Intermediate Class from June 20th through mid August.  If you feel that you could strengthen some of your core styling moves, I would highly encourage you to also take the Beginner class from 8-9 pm.

All of the ladies on the team must attend at least 4 two-hour Sunday rehearsals. Tentative dates are July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22 and possibly Saturday, July 28 for 1 to 2 hours.  Specific times will be coordinated among the group.  Please allow flexibility on the weekends for the month of July – as we will be preparing for a performance hopefully at the end of July.  The rehearsals will tentatively be held at Chevy Chase Ballroom on 5207 Wisconsin Ave (another studio about 1.5 miles away is also being considered).

To cover the studio space and extra instruction time I will be charging $150 for the student team (this breaks down to about $15 per hourly session).

*There may be an additional, minimal cost for matching accessories for when we perform. This will be decided collectively by the team.

If you are interested and would like to audition please email Natalie Chwalisz at

*Please include the following information in your email:

Subject: [Full Name] Ladies Styling Student Group 

1.  Name, phone number, email

2. Are you available to practice on Sundays for the month of July at either of the times below?

a.  2pm – 4pm

b.  4pm – 6pm

3.  Why do you want to participate in the student team and what do you hope to get out of this student team experience? Is performing a must for you, or are you interested solely for the learning experience?

4.  Are you currently registerd for the 8 week Ladies Styling intensive series starting, June 20th?

Thanks so much! I can’t wait to get started!!

– Luz