You will learn to explore physical, mental, and emotional connection to yourself and others through movement and sound.
Seraphina is hands down the most approachable, fun, quirky and cool dance instructor I’ve ever witnessed. As someone who has been around this scene for the past 10 years, I can confidently say that this is not your cookie cutter approach to teaching social dance. Her positivity is infectious and ability to convey expertise is top notch. Learning a new skill has never been more fun.
Seraphina grew up dancing in The Vanaver Caravan International Dance Institute and currently teaches partner dancing in group classes, private lessons, and workshops. Her dance experience has its base in Modern but includes everything from West African Dance, Appalachian Clogging and performing her own choreography at Yale’s National Bellydancing Conference. Passionate about cross-cultural performing arts work, Seraphina has partnered with the United Nations and The Friendship Ambassadors Foundation to exchange arts and conversation through conferences for hundreds of international delegates. And in Israel, she taught dance to Israeli and Palestinian teenagers to facilitate peace between borders.
Seraphina is currently employed by LEAP (Learning Through an Extended Arts Program) and teaches dance and drama to public schools in NYC. In the evenings, you can find her dancing Bachata with Sensual Movement and Bachata Rosa. She also volunteers to teach social dancing workshops to families and teens for The Allstars Project.
Most recently, Seraphina cofounded Swing Sundays, a biweekly event in Brooklyn that creates community through live music and dance.
On Swing Sundays
I have never seen a dance class as engaged and happy as this class. Seraphina’s true skill is teaching her students to find joy in the connection dance can offer, and it works! And Katie’s music is hands down the best swing jam around.