Discover and sharpen your comedy-dance skills in a workshop inspired by the comedy-dance game show Dancify That! We’ll play improv and movement games, develop over-the-top dance personas, and use viral videos to inspire short dance pieces. Great for dancers looking to develop their comedy chops, improvisers and actors who’d like to turn up their level of fearless physical play, and anyone interested in a damn good time.
Dancify was a fun and freeing way to get out of your head and into your body on stage.Mark S.
Workshop instructors created a friendly, welcoming environment in which students of all experience levels could feel comfortable being silly and creating gloriously ridiculous dances. I had a great time and highly recommend the class.Kerry E.
Sarah Petersiel is Dancify That’s Official Timekeeper/Grim Reaper. She’s also Co-Artistic Director of the physical comedy ensemble Under the Table, a Teaching Artist with the New Victory Theater, and a Hospital Clown with Healthy Humor. She’s taught physical comedy masterclasses to performers of all stripes.
Ben Weber is one half of the Dancify duo Chöd and 50% of the Dancify duo XIPIXIZ (zee PEEK sees). He’s also a Teaching Artist with the New Victory Theater, Brooklyn Arts Exchange and Brooklyn Arts Council, as well as the host of the podcast Cozy Zone with Ben Weber.
Dancify That has become the dance club’s main event. The students love working with Billy and the participation and audience grows every year. The format’s focus on play and good natured competition helps build community, and gives students an outlet to make bold choices in a safe space. The spirit of fun, and need to commit quickly and wholeheartedly can lead to daring performances by even the most self-conscious students. In addition, the student officers have learned a lot from the process of producing the show. I have seen the students’ confidence grow as both performers and producers by participating in Dancify That!
Associate Professor/Director of the Dance Program
Music, Multimedia, Theatre and Dance Department
Dancer, Dance Educator, Choreographer