The LA Dance Intensive with Heart Dancer is a concentrated dose of dance in the energetic city of Los Angeles. In this intensive, you will get to train intimately with Heart Dancer (Abagail Fritz). October 22 - 26th, 2020.
Attend Heart Dancer's weekly classes.
Train in multiple morning workshops for intensive participants only.
Attend some of Heart Dancers favorite LA dance classes in various LA studios.
Get extensive training with Abagail and meet some of her master drum and dance teachers, based in LA.
You will practice a range of African and street dance styles that may include:
West African djembe
The intensive includes lodging in a Venice Beach penthouse, transportation to/from all classes, and two meals a day.
This intensive welcomes all levels of dance experience, however some dance experience (at least 1- 2 years) is recommended. If you have questions or concerns, email Heart Dancer HERE to answer any specific questions you may have.
SPACE IS LIMITED! There are just 8 - 10 spaces available that include the lodging package. This is based on a first come first serve basis, so once you have made your initial deposit, you will be confirmed. Should we fill all the spaces, or if you would like to attend the dance portion of the intensive only (no lodging, meals, etc), you are still welcome to attend our class schedule. Email HERE for inquiries on workshop day rates.
O V E R V I E W
L O D G I N G & R O O M S
You will be staying in a penthouse condo located at the Marina Del Rey/Venice Beach border, just 1/2 block to the beach, and two blocks from Venice Pier, Washington Square, and the start of the famous Venice Beach Boardwalk. Close walking distance to all kinds of attractions: yoga studios, restaurants, coffee shops, shopping, and more! This 2-story luxury-condo sleeps up to 11 guests, with 2 king beds, 3 twin bunks, 1 double bed, and a pull out futon. 3 bedrooms with 3 full spa-inspired bathrooms. 'Club Room' with pool table, foosball & darts, a hot tub on the huge rooftop deck plus a BBQ grill and fire pit table for 10. Exceptional location for relaxing and exploring between classes.
- 3 full spa-inspired bathrooms.
- 'Club Room' with pool table, foosball & darts.
- HOT TUB on the rooftop deck.
- BBQ grill on the rooftop.
- 3 flat-screens.
- An indoor fireplace attached to master bedroom and loft.
- Large outdoor dining table seating10, with outdoor gas fire pit in the center.
- Full gourmet kitchen with two ovens, gigantic fridge, coffee maker, blender, and full equipped with dishes, utensils and cookware.
- Washer/dryer in unit.
- 2 great patios with seating and tables.
TWO PEOPLE, SHARED ROOM
The Master suite has Cal king bed, private terrace, master shower and jacuzzi tub, TV and fire place. This is a shared room so you will share it with another guest, or better yet, sign up with a friend!
TWO PEOPLE, SHARED ROOM
The King suite has a Cal king bed, private attached bathroom with large standing shower. This is a shared room for two people. You will share it with one other guest, or better yet, sign up with a friend!
FOUR PEOPLE, SHARED ROOM
The Bunk Room has 4 custom designed, extra long bunk beds, with large flat screen TV and additional seating. This room will be shared with 4 people, sign up with your friends if you want to share share a room! It has a detached bathroom with standing shower.
R A T E S
- Dance intensive with Master Suite option, Price per person: $1250
- Dance intensive with King Suite option, Price per person: $1025
- Dance intensive with Bunk Room option, Price per person: $850
E A R L Y - B I R D D I S C O U N T S:
- 15% off is registered / deposit paid by May 1st, 2020.
- 10% discount if registered / deposit paid by June 1st, 2020.
R A T E S I N C L U D E :
- 7 dance classes with Heart Dancer and some of her favorite LA based teachers.
- 2 meals a day: light breakfast, lunch, tea/coffee throughout the day. With
access to fully equipped kitchen.
- Lodging for 5 days/4 nights in penthouse near Venice Beach & Marina Del Rey.
- One West African drum class with master drummer (drums provided).
- Transportation to/from airport (LAX), and transportation to all scheduled classes.
R A T E S D O N O T I N C L U D E :
- Airfare to LAX
- Any additional classes outside the 7 scheduled in the intensive.
- Dinner (you will have option to pick something up or cook at the penthouse).
- Social outings, shopping, personal trips, excursions during your personal time.
- Transportation other than that scheduled for classes, air port pick up and drop off.
- Any specialty drinks/foods outside the menu provided (such as gluten free items, beer, wine, etc).
Airport pickup/drop off is arranged for flights in and out of LAX airport ONLY.
If you fly into other Los Angeles airports other than LAX, you will need to make your own arrangements for pickup/drop off.
All arriving pickups will be made on Thursday February 27th, before 4pm (so you have enough time before your first class).
All departing drop offs will be made on Tuesday March 3rd, before 9pm.
PLEASE NOTE: the intensive ends Tuesday at 11am checkout. If your flight leaves later in the day, you will be responsible to entertain yourself until your departure. All drop offs will be made from the penthouse, so arrangements will be made from that address on that date to take you to LAX airport.
If you have any special needs for your airport transportation, please communicate with your host in advance. Thank you!
- Tentative Schedule -
*Dependent on availability of teacher at time of intensive.
Participants arrive anytime before 4:30pm PST, picked up LAX airport.
Light meal will be served
Afternoon, free time
Afro Fusion Dance w/ Heart Dancer 7-8:15pm
Am light breakfast provided 7-9AM
AM African and Afro Fusion dance workshop with heart dancer 10-11:30am
Lunch provided 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Afternoon, free time
4:45pm prepare to depart for drum and dance class
Master drum class 6-7:15pm *
West African traditional dance class with master teacher 7:15-9pm *
Light breakfast 7-9am
10:30-12noon Afrobeats class with local teacher *
Free time 1:30 - 2:30
3:30-5pm Afternoon Sabar dance class with Heart Dancer
AM light breakfast 7-9am
Early afternoon class location/time TBD*
Evening class - location/time TBD*
Evening free time.
Light breakfast 7-9AM
Checkout of penthouse by 11am
Drop off's to LAX arranged accordingly.