Emily Webb Workshop Weekend, Nov 23-24, 2019

 Join us for a very special weekend workshop for the Seattle Dance Community!

 Please Welcome Much-Loved Bay Area Dancer & Instructor
Emily Webb
To Seattle, for a Fabulous 
"Tango & Fusion" Workshop & Dance Weekend!

Nov 23-24, 2019 (Sat-Sun)

In 1996 Emily began her love affair with partner dance.  Through the years she has studied Tango, Swing, Salsa, Blues, & Fusion dance with some of the top instructors in the world.  Today Tango and Fusion remain Emily's greatest dance loves. 


Thousands of students across the US & Canada have benefited from Emily's dynamic and interactive teaching style. Her adaptability to student needs, knowledge of body mechanics, and specialized drills create high impact learning for students of all levels. Through her years of teaching experience Emily has learned to make even the most complex movements simple and build them from the ground up.  This means you will not only look good while you dance, but feel great to your partners too!  


Emily has completed multiple teachers trainings in and out of dance, is a certified instructor of Krav Maga (martial art) and has a BS in Equine Science with a specialty in teaching. She has been seen teaching at nationally recognized events such as the Portland Alt Tango Festival, Denver Fusion Exchange , Las Vegas Fusion Exchange, Atomic Fusion Festival, Massive Blues Recess, Seattle Fusion Festival, Mission Fusion Extravaganza, DJX Fusion Weekend, The Fusion Project and more, so be sure to catch her while she is here in Seattle!

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For class Descriptions, Locations, Registration, Pricing, Videos, and more, be sure to scroll down to the sections below this one


Two fabulous 2-Hour Sessions on Sat & Sun (from 10am-12:00pm, and 1:45-3:45pm) at China Harbor (doors open at 9:45am)

LEVEL:  "Non-Novice" -- meaning it's geared toward people who may not have ever done tango or fusion before, but who are not absolute beginning social partner dancers (that's because the classes will likely move a little faster than at a beginning level).  You do not need to have any tango or fusion experience to join! 

Saturday, Nov 23rd

     THEME: "Building from the Ground Up

SESSION 1:  "Exploring New Connections and Steps"   (LEVEL: Non-Novice)

A)   10-11:00am: "Ochos Inside Out - A Twist on Turns"  Who says turning should all be on one foot?  In this class we will play with the idea of spit weight and sensuous turns.  However, these turns won’t happen without some good technique. Get a better understanding of weight shifts and everything that can happen in between and create a whole new line of movement and turns.

B)   11-12:00pm:   "Leg Wraps and Hook Ups" -- a class of leg connection and hip freedom.  It's time to loosen your hips as we work on some fun (and juicy) leg wraps and leg hooks borrowed from Tango.  Leg action is a great way to add a new level to your Blues & Fusion and up the quality of your connection with your partner.  Get ready to wrap, hook and swing your legs into action.

---  LUNCH  (12:00 - 1:45pm)  ---  

SESSION 2:  "Unleashing Your Dance Powers!"    (LEVEL: Non-Novice)

A)   1:45-2:45pm   "The Science of Counterbalance" Creating opportunities for counterbalancing can be among the most collaborative ways of dancing there is -- and the moves are so much fun!   Whether you lead or follow, there is an art to sharing weight and counter balancing your partner.  This class will focus on the skills that will make all your counter balance moves feel great (and maybe even spin).  If you have never done counter balanced moves before this will be a great foundation that will set you up for a lifetime of solid counter balance bliss.

B)   2:45-3:45pm   "All Axis Power and Rotational Momentum"  Fire your partner dance and connection into a new dimension of fun! We are going to delve deep into technique centered around axis control. Then it's time to fly into single and shared axis turns, and off axis hang time (and maybe even spin time). Increase your fun factor exponentially with balance, awareness, and stability in your dance. 

Sunday, Nov 24th


THEME: "Striking out in New Directions"

SESSION 3:  "Travels & Turns -- a Recipe for Fun!"   (LEVEL: Non-Novice)

A)   10-11:00am   “Walking Imagination”  Have you ever felt limited by the basic 4 directions of walking (forward, back and to the side)? Imagine a world where you can walk in any direction and your partner can walk in any other--at the same time!  Open up your directional creativity with some simple Tango Sacadas (displacement of a leg or foot by the partner’s leg or foot) and change your outlook on walking forever!

B)   11-12:00pm   “Precision Turns”  Refine your connection skills and create unlimited variations on your average turns.  We will be working with timing, reversals, single axis turns, split weight turns and bounces to provide you with endless ideas on how to make the simplest turns feel like dancing art.

   --- LUNCH  (12:00 - 1:45pm) --- 

SESSION 4:  "Unleashing Your Fusion Dance Powers!"  (LEVEL: All Levels)

A)   1:45-2:45pm   “Tango Moves for the Fusion World”  Take a dive into Tango and come out with a new Fusion.  We will make the fundamental secrets of Tango structure and technique easy and fun so you can bust open your Fusion creativity box. Once we get down the basics we will work with the Tango spiral, split weight and the followers axis to give you concrete cool moves and listening skills to spice up your Fusion world.

B)   2:45-3:45pm   “Micro Feet and Musical Magic”  Bust out of your standard rhythms and express the full potential of what a song is offering through your feet.  After exploring a plethora of new rhythms we are going to apply this new musicality to micro footwork with variations of the box step, staggered steps, hits, and pauses. Learn to lead and follow the fastest of footwork and the funnest of rhythms.  Magically, even the simplest of moves will feel special and your musicality will leave your partners wanting more! 

**Please note: Emily will also be available for private lessons over the weekend (please see definitions section below)


  • SAT & SUN - ALL WORKSHOPS:  China Harbor, 2040 Westlake Ave N., Seattle, WA  


    There is plenty of free parking in the lot just outside the front door.  China Harbor is an active restaurant and bar.  

Registration opens 15 minutes before class. Come early to sign in, change shoes, stretch, warm up, etc.

BY DATES (or first 24 registrants)
SINGLE SESSION  (2-Hrs) (Sat or Sun, Morning or Afternoon) 
DAY PASS  (Both 2-Hr Sessions, Sat or Sun)
FULL WEEKEND  (All four 2-Hr Sessions, Sat & Sun)
VERY EARLY BIRD PRICE* (for all-day or weekend passes only):       *FOR FIRST 10 LEAD'S & 10 FOL'S TO SIGN UP   [SOLD OUT] 

EARLY BIRD PRICE* (for all-day or weekend passes only):  *FOR SECOND 10 LEAD'S & 10 FOL'S TO SIGN UP

REGULAR BIRD PRICE*: (After first 20 leads & 20 follows register, or until Nov 21st, whichever comes first) 

AT THE DOOR PRICE: (From Nov 22nd to the day of the event)

HI-FI FUSION, OM-FUSION, & REGULAR STUDENT PRICING:     (Hi-Fi Fusion participants must have attended Hi-Fidelity Fusion in Seattle Oct 11-13 (using a partial or all-weekend pass); Regular students Must Be Under Age 25, with Student ID.  See Definitions Section Below)  

 (Each session is comprised of 2 classes. Since the classes build on each other, you would need to take the 1st class to participate in the 2nd. If you can only make the first class of the session, this is the option for you) 

$25 (save $10)

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$20 (for 2-hr session) (save $15)

$20 for 1st class of any session (on space available basis only.  Pay in cash or check at the door only)

$45 (save $25)
        [ONLY 10 AVAILABLE]

(save $20)
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$55 (save $15)

 $60 (save $10)

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$75 (save $65)
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$90 (save $50)

$95 (save $45)

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Payment can be made online using a credit card or PayPal, or at the door in person by cash or check 15 minutes before the class (please see full details on the PAYMENT page)

Pre-registration is highly encouraged to maintain lead/follow balance.  

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"Single Session" = A single session consists of two 1-hour classes, and the 15 minute guided practice immediately following the second class  [Total: 2.25 hours]

"Day Pass" = A day pass includes both morning AND afternoon sessions (4 classes) on EITHER Sat OR Sun, and the 15 minute guided practice immediately following each session.  Each session is 2.25 hours [Total: 4.5 hours]

"Full Weekend" = A full weekend pass includes both morning AND afternoon session on BOTH Sat AND Sun (8 classes), and the 15 minute guided practice immediately following each session on both Sat & Sun.  Each session is 2.25 hours [Total: 9 hours]


Private Lessons with Emily

Emily will be available for private lessons all day Friday, and on Sat or Sun when she's not at the workshops or dances. The charge for private lessons is $80/hr if you are registered for any part of the Workshop Weekend, or $95/hr if you are not.  Please contact arilevitt@rolluptherug.com to set up lesson times. Lessons will be held at a private residence/studio in the Eastlake area of Seattle (just off I-5 & 520), unless other arrangements are made with Emily.



Students must be under age 25 and must present student ID at check in/registration prior to class