Summer Dance Workshops

Summer Workshops Series featuring Tino Valles

The Dance Center of San Antonio is excited to welcome Tino Valles and his Series of Summer Workshops! Tino will be teaching workshops in Irish Dance, Hip-hop, Jazz Dance, Folkoriko and Vumba. Please read below for a full description of classes or register below!


Hip-Hop Workshops:

Offered June 25 to June 29,  July 16 to July 20,  July 23 to July 27,  July 30 to August 3,  &  August 6 to August 10

Intended for ages 10-16


We come off pointe and leap gracefully into the world of Hip Hop dance.  Popular and current music bring a new energy while the dancer experiments with a wider variety of body sharp movements, and electrifying rhythm. Kids will learn how to become fierce and powerful during the their funky moves while experiencing the world of hip hop.  


Irish Dance workshop:

Offered June 18 - June 22,  June 25 -June 29  & July 16-July 20

Ages 10-16


Traditional Irish solo stepdances fall into two broad categories based on the shoes worn:  hard shoe (or heavy shoe) and soft shoe (or light shoe) dances . There are four soft shoe  dance  styles: the reel, slip jig, light jig and single jig (also referred to as hop jig).  Tino, will concentrate on the  Treble reel  hard shoe style. This style of dance is done in hard shoes.  Michael Flatley “ The King of Irish dancing “ broke the mould of traditional Irish dancing by incorporating upper body movement and creating edgy rhythm patterns that departed from the traditional. We will be  entering into the world of art with this innovative new art form where modern Irish portrays the fluid movement of dance.  

Summer Folklorico Dance workshop:

Offered July 30 - August 3  &  August 6 - August 10

Intended for ages 10-16


Folklorico Clásico is a beautiful form of art dance style that allows the dancer to use classical ballet arm movements, high kicks , and quick paddle turns.  Beginning students develop coordination, balance and weight shifting while learning body awareness. Girls and boys are taught the basics of body awareness, alignment, and posture. Students are taught the fundamentals of classic ballet stretches and the waltz, along with basic folklórico footwork that serve as a foundation for advancement into other classes. Students are expected to know the difference between right and left, and how to properly use the 5 basic steps in Folklorico dance.  Intermediate and Advanced students build strength, stamina, balance, posture, grace and discipline. All students are introduced to different regions, costuming and music in traditional Mexican Folklorico dance; while more advanced students learn more intricate technique and choreography. 


Summer Jazz Workshop:

Offered June 18 to June 22

Intended for ages 6-12


Jazz has become one of the most popular dance styles in recent years, mainly due to its popularity on television shows, movies, music videos, and commercials. People enjoy watching jazz dancers, as the dancing is fun and super energetic. Jazz dancing is a form of dance that showcases a dancer's individual style, originality and flexibility.  Every jazz dancer interprets and executes moves and steps in their own way.  This type of dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy jazz hands, sassy walks , fancy footwork, big leaps, and quick turns. Jumps are very important in jazz. Some of the most popular jumps includes a  calypso jump, Axels, barrel turns, Russian leaps, shooting stars, back jete leaps, spring backs and many more!! 


Summer Vumba Workshops:

Offered July 23 - July 27

Intended for ages 6-9


Vumba like Zumba” classes with Tino Valles  feature kid-Friendly routines based on original ZUMBA movements and TINO’S international style dance moves. We break down the steps, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure. Helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children lives by making fitness fun. Vumba classes are designed to combine movement, music, community for a healthy lifestyle for children. These fitness classes are rocking, high-energy packed with all the music kids love, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia, salsa, merengue, tribal, punta, lambada, bachata , electro and more. Vumba like Zumba inspire kids to express themselves through movement and play while effectively improving their overall health and well-being. Kids love it because it’s on the cutting edge and fun. Parents love it because of the effects it has on kids: increasing focus, building self-confidence, boosting metabolism, creating  nutritional awareness and enhancing coordination.