By Olivia Henry
The Beyoncé Dance Workshop is just as the name suggests: a class that teaches Beyoncé Knowles’ signature dance routines to some of her most popular songs.
For those of you who don’t know who Beyoncé is; First of all, where have you been?! And second, I’m sorry for the outburst. But Beyoncé is a fantastic entertainer. Over her career she has become a symbol for confidence, sass and power. Her high energy dance routines have become iconic and many have tried to imitate her style. I myself have spent many nights shaking my behind to her songs, wishing I knew how to dance like her.
In comes Bey Dance.
The Bey Dance Workshop is run by the Melbourne and Adelaide based B Dance. Their official website states, “At B Dance we solemnly swear to welcome EVERYONE to our classes and unleash the dance diva/Bollywood star within, regardless of age, gender or physical ability. You will find no snooty dance divas, only awesome, joy filled, dance-floor divas, at B Dance.”
When I entered, I was unsure of whether or not this oath would be upheld. Previous dance classes I attended left me feeling silly and self-conscious. Fortunately, instructor Lizzie Cahalan set the tone of the workshop from the very beginning. Her enthusiasm combined with her talent and down-to-earth attitude made for an enjoyable class. We learnt Beyoncé’s signature power stance, booty shake and even great moves to some of her most popular songs, including Run The World (Girls), Crazy In Love, 7/11 and Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It).
While it’s not an intense cardio workout, it is definitely recommended to wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water. Expect to sweat!
Overall, the Bey Dance Workshop is a great day or night out. It provides a sense of community as people of all walks of life come together to twerk it, work it and shake it to unleash their inner Beyoncé. If you are a Beyoncé fan, or just looking for a bit of fun, definitely check it out.
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