NextStage Classes and Workshops



Recreate the moves and sounds from the girl groups and solo female singers of the Top of the Chart Hit’s of the 50’s and 60’s. This class will put the “show” in your choir with great choral sound, “choral-ography” and FUN!   Build skills throughout the Show Choir With Pop 1-2 series. (Includes Saturday May 11 final rehearsal/showcase.)


Thursdays March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9,11

1:30 - 3:00 pm

Soquel Congregational Church Parish Hall

Instructor: Suzanne Duval

Cost: $136.00 ($122 Early Bird price ends March 7)


Bio: Suzanne Duval, MFA, has over 20 years experience teaching voice in Santa Cruz. She has performed with Santa Cruz and Bay Area choirs, with Cabrillo Stage, Opera San Jose, and many other diverse musical ensembles. Her passion is using movement, imagery, and full body engagement to enhance healthy singing technique.


Each dance class will consist of a full-body warm-up, general dance technique instruction and an originally choreographed routine that we will build onto gradually throughout the Motown 1-2 series. All set to a fun and lively playlist of the Motown classics!

Previous dance experience is not necessary but greatly appreciated. Wear comfortable clothing and soft-soled closed-toed shoes, preferably dance sneakers, tennis shoes or jazz shoes. Bring your refillable water bottle. Most importantly, bring your zest for life to share as we explore our love of the amazing artform of dance! (Includes Saturday May 11 final showcase.)


Mondays April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29,
May 6,11

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Synergy Dance Fitness Tai Chi
9055 Soquel Drive, Aptos

Instructor: Jill Steel

Cost: $108.00 ($98 Early Bird price ends March 18)

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Bio: Jill is a California native with extensive training in Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Ballroom and Latin Dance. An 8- year member of San Fransisco 49er's Goldrush Cheerleaders, she also served as line captain and choreographed for the team. During her time with Goldrush she performed in England, Japan and at four NFL Superbowls. Other noteworthy credits include 5 years as lead Instructor for United Spirit.