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Thursday, April 18, 2019

HIP HOP DANCE CLASSES FOR TWEENS, TEENS & ALUMNI ~ May-June, 2019 in Cornelius!



Local Homeschool Graduate, Gabbi of Art-in-Motion, will be teaching Hip Hop Dance Classes in Cornelius!  Registration is open now!  Here is the link to website with all the details about the classes and how to register.

Ever wanted to learn how to dance?

Well today is your lucky day, because I am teaching a series of Hip Hop classes from complete beginner levels, if you've never taken a dance class before, to more advanced levels, if you'd like more of a challenge! No matter what level you are, I plan on building your skill up to being able freestyle to ANY song using popping and animation style moves.

What is popping and animation?

Well, if you've ever seen those videos on YouTube which get millions of views featuring a guy dancing like a robot with moves that seem almost unreal, then you've seen popping and animation at its finest, popping being those moves which appear as a sudden (yet subtle) burst of energy and the animation being all those trippy robot moves in between. 

Never taken a dance class before?

Perfect! My Fundamentals class is tailored for the complete beginner, teaching the basics of musicality and confidence and some fun footwork and basic dance moves which will make you look cool at any dance, club or social event. As you advance in your new found passion I will teach you more advanced moves which fall under the popping/animation style category such as waving, gliding, isolations and so much more!

Already have the musicality and confidence?

Then my Advanced Technique class is perfect for you! I'll be diving straight into the basics of popping, waving, animation, isolations and much more without having to go over basic rhythm. (Since you already have that 😊.)

In both classes I plan to build up your skill level to being able to freestyle to your favorite songs using moves of this amazing art form.

~These classes are taught once a week on Thursdays for 4 weeks at Dynamic Ballroom in Cornelius. 

~Every 4 weeks equals 1 session.  

~After each session we will break for 2 weeks and then everyone must register/pay for the next session.  

~Any returning students will receive a discount per session. This way you can try it for 4 weeks, and if you like it, you can sign up for the next session, or if you don't, then you’re not committed to a class you hate. (Because we've all been there.) 

~Keep in mind that the difficulty level of the moves I will be teaching is all dependent on how each class progresses. So, the more you progress in sessions for Fundamentals, the more you will learn more advanced moves. Same goes for Advanced Technique.

~I will only accept the first 10 students who sign up per session so grab a spot while you can! (With a Minimum number of students being 5.)

*Each student must have a completed registration form and signed waiver to participate in the classes. 

Class Dates: (Thursdays) May 16, 23, 30 & June 6, 2019
Time: 4:00-5:00 PM
Location: Dynamic Ballroom: 19625 Bethel Church Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031
Class Size: min 5 - max 10
Minimum Age: 10 years old
Session Fee: $55

Class Dates: (Thursdays) May 16, 23, 30 & June 6, 2019
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
Location: Dynamic Ballroom: 19625 Bethel Church Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031
Class Size: min 5 - max 10
Minimum Age: 10 years old
Session Fee: $55

Visit my website or facebook page for more information.
Questions can be sent to info@artinmotion-gabbi.com.


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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Our Winter Formal is this Saturday Feb. 2 ~ Get your tickets now and join us!


THSG Teen & Alumni
WINTER FORMAL 2019
Shadow Soiree
(A.K.A. The Groundhog's Ball)

The Homeschool Gossip is thrilled to be hosting our first Formal Dance!
Join your friends on February 2, 2019 (Groundhog's Day) 
for a magical evening of food, fun, dancing and games!

This is a "Creative Black Tie" event!
What does that mean? 
Think of creative black tie as trendy black tie, 
formal attire with a bit of whimsy, if you choose!

Such as for the gentlemen, a suit with a whimsical tie, socks or suspenders.  
For the ladies, a cocktail dress or formal gown 
with a whimsical hairpiece, scarf or gloves.
As with any dance, we ask that whatever you choose to wear be PG :-). 
If you have questions, please contact jbennetti.thsg@gmail.com. 

And for a bit of fun, our event is being held on Groundhog's Day!
Will the Groundhog see his Shadow? 
When you purchase your tickets make your prediction!
Those who predict correctly will receive a special prize!

Who: Teens 14 & Up and Alumni. (You are welcome to invite non-homeschooled guests.)
When: Saturday Feb. 2, 2019 ~ 7:00 - 11:00 PM
Where: Dynamic Ballroom19625 Bethel Church Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031
Cost: $40.00 per guest
Deadline to purchase tickets: Thursday Jan. 31, 2019



  • Tickets need to be purchased prior to the dance due to limited space.
  • Tickets will be emailed to you prior to the dance.
  • If you are unable to purchase tickets, then the event is sold out. 
  • Tickets are non-refundable, but you are able to give them to someone else, please contact jbennetti.thsg@gmail.com to change the name on the tickets.
  • The cost of tickets is to help offset the cost of renting the venue, music, equipment and food being provided by our volunteer hosts.
  • FAQ: Should the event have to be cancelled, you will receive a refund.


  • Teen & Alumni
    Winter Formal 2019
    Details, Rules & Guidelines


    We'll have magical evening of music and dancing, as well as a "game-bar" to order up some fun for those who may not want to dance. Photo booth and the Groundhog's Gallery of Games. Hor d'oeuvres, desserts and refreshments will be served as well.

    This is a "Drop-Off" Event
    • All attendees must check in on arrival. A chaperone will be outside checking people in.
    • Parents are welcome to gather outside. We know some people are traveling to the event, parents are welcome to gather outside the venue to visit, we just ask you do not block the parking area or the entrance to the dance.  There are many restaurants and coffee places nearby.  The venue is just not large enough to accommodate all the guests, their parents and siblings.  A map of nearby locations will be provided.
    • Attendance is conditional upon respectful behavior at the discretion of the hosts. Parents will be notified of any disruptive behavior. 
    • There are volunteer parents that will be running and chaperoning the dance.  We appreciate parents offering to chaperone, but we can not accept all of the offers. We simply do not have enough space to accommodate everyone. We do have some areas where we need help at the dance, please contact jbennetti.thsg@gmail.com to find out the details.
    Food
    • PLEASE DO NOT BRING OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS! Hor d'oeuvres, desserts and refreshments will be served. There are no outside food or drinks allowed in the facility to keep this is a Nut-Free allergen event. There will be Gluten Free and Vegetarian options.  If you have other allergen concerns, please contact jbennetti.thsg@gmail.com prior to January 28, 2019.
    Music
    • All of the music played at this event are clean radio edited versions of the Top 100 Hits.
    • We can take song requests prior to the dance, but do not guarantee they will be played. Music is purchased before the dance and is being provided by volunteers rather than a professional DJ. You may send your requests to jbennetti.thsg@gmail.com.


    Sunday, January 6, 2019

    GREAT WOLF LODGE 2019 HOMESCHOOL DISCOUNT CODES!




    Homeschool Spring Fling
    May 12-17, 2019 (weekdays)
    Standard Suite:  $109.99
    Kid-Themed Suite:  $159.99
    Premium Suite:  $209.99
    Booking Code:  1905FLING


    Homeschool Christmas Corral
    December 1-6, 2019 (weekdays)
    Standard Suite:  $109.99
    Kid-Themed Suite:  $159.99
    Premium Suite:  $209.99
    Booking Code:  1912CORRAL

    Valid:  Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights

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    Thank you Theresa Mintz, Guest Services Manager!

    Great Wolf Lodge Charlotte/Concord

    10175 Weddington Rd. Extn. NW | Concord, NC 28027

    Office: 704.549.8206 x 4940| Fax: 704-549-8207

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