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Workshops for EVERYONE!

If workshops are what you are looking for, Ooch may very well have one that suits your needs. In addition to offering yo-yo workshops he offers many dance workshops, too.

Workshops can be offered as one-time events or as multiple-week occurrences. One-time workshops run from 1-4 hours while multiple-week workshops usually run 1 hour each. Multiple-week workshops usually vary between 4 and 8 weeks. Customized programs are available.

Yo-yo workshops

The basic purpose of this program is to teach kids how to become proficient yo-yo players. Brett also focuses on the development of social assets such as goal setting, sharing knowledge with others, self-esteem and performance skills.

Each child can expect to walk away with (AT THE VERY LEAST) a basic knowledge of how to use and maintain a yo-yo, having learned about 6 tricks ranging from "Walk the Dog" and "Around the World" to "Atom Smasher" and "Brain Twister". Wow!

Each class is broken into three skill groups - beginner, intermediate and advanced. Each group has a "group leader". The "group leader" can be either a parent or volunteer. The role of the "group leader" is to keep their group focused on the assigned task until Brett gives them a new one. Additionally, they are responsible for removing string tangles and knots as well as changing the yo-yo string when necessary.

Suggested ages for this program: 7 and up

Suggested workshop time: 60 - 90 minutes

Body Percussion

Having gone through the audition process for the Broadway show STOMP, Brett has caught the STOMP "bug"! He shares a range of rhythms made by his hands and feet with his students, starting from easy exercises to advanced patterns. His students also learn the importance of working with each other AND listening to each other to create an environment of rhythm and fun! Each child leaves the step-dance workshop stomping and clapping their way to the day's next activity!

Suggested ages for this program: 7 and up

Suggested workshop time: 60 minutes

BAllroom shenanigans

Ballroom Shenanigans is a flexible workshop in that it can be a one-time thing or a multiple-session program.  Typically it's a one-time thing.  It runs for 90 minutes and I cover the basic rules of ballroom and three types of ballroom dances:  Foxtrot, Waltz and Swing.  It's a really fun time and NO stress.  This workshop is meant to be the class you take BEFORE you ever take a ballroom class.  Mistakes are expected and required.  Max number of participants depends on the size of the room.  I will take as many as you can get.  Couples are strongly encouraged.  IF someone comes alone, I cannot guarantee they will have a partner.

Ooch's Party-Dance . . . Party

If you're looking for an energetic & fun evening for the whole family, look no further. 

Seriously, is there such thing as a dance party that little kids, big kids, moms, dads and grandparents all enjoy? There is NOW! Ooch has CRACKED the code to fun for all ages and it's called "Ooch's Party-Dance . . . Party"!


What makes dance parties fun? Dancing! What do most people feel awkward about doing at dance parties? Dancing! How do we fix that? DANCING! . . . but Ooch-style. 


"Ooch's Party-Dance . . . Party" is an experience built for entire families to do TOGETHER at the same time.


Here's how it works -


Families come in as a group, find a place on the dance floor as a group and learn fun and easy dance steps . . . as a group. 


Ooch helps make dancing ENJOYABLE as he light-heartedly teaches basic dance party moves that EVERYONE can learn and then plugs the moves into popular party dances such as the Cupid Shuffle, Cha-Cha Slide, the Wobble and more! 

And DAD'S, even you'll have fun. That's an Ooch guarantee!


But don't worry about TOO MUCH togetherness, you won't be together the WHOLE time. 

At some point in the party Ooch will split up the adults and the kids and referee and EPIC FREEZE DANCE - Adults vs. Kids.


Do you need to be in shape to participate? Not really. Between each mini-lesson Ooch plays a fun or popular party song for you to grab some hydration (and your breath) or hop back on the dance floor and freestyle a bit!


By the end of the party you'll have learned some new dance moves but also have an awesome family memory to talk about for years to come.


"Ooch's Party-Dance . . . Party" can run between 60-90 mins and is good for family reunions, summer get-togethers, camps, libraries and school functions!

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