Welcome to STEEZY Studio! An online resource created for you to grow, develop, and explore as a dancer.
Whether you’re too busy to get to a physical studio, want to supplement your training with at-home lessons, or just want to try out a more customized way of learning, our online dance classes are the perfect way to meet any and all of these needs.
But perhaps the actual logistics of how to use STEEZY Studio is still a bit confusing, or you’re looking for ways to make your experience the most beneficial it could be. Since we’re all about helping you become a better dancer, it only makes sense to help you become better acquainted with the ins and outs of STEEZY Studio.
Keep reading for a detailed guide on how to use STEEZY Studio, and to get ideas on how to customize your dance training for you.
How Do I Use STEEZY Studio?
Create A Free Account With STEEZY Studio
When you first land on the website, we recommend you scroll through the site and read what it’s all about.
You can even watch videos of recent classes, read student testimonials, and get excited about all the choreographers that we’re providing classes from.
And when you’re ready to start movin’, click on the yellow “Create A Free Account” button OR the “Start Dancing Now” button.
It’ll take you to this page:
where you can… like it says, create a FREE account with us!
Navigate The STEEZY Studio Dashboard
Once you sign up, you’ll be taken to your dashboard, where you’ll see a BUFFET OF DANCE VIDEOS!! DANCE VIDEOS FOR DAYS!!!!
Watch any or all of ’em – all our choreographers are quite amazing 😉
If you want to learn these pieces, you can take:
- Free classes
- Yep, it’s real life. There are a few classes you can learn, at no cost, just for signing up!
- You can also learn the FIRST section of every. single. one. of these classes for FREE!
- Subscribe for unlimited access to all classes
- Subscribe for a monthly membership with STEEZY Studio for only $19.95.
- You can take any / all of our classes, anytime.
Want a more structured way to train? See: STEEZY Studio’s 12 Week Dance Training Intensive
- We add a new class every week from top choreographers that you love!
- Subscription plan:
- Once you subscribe, you are on an auto-renewal system each month
- You can cancel your subscription anytime
- We do not offer classes a la carte anymore
- Think of the system like a Netflix subscription model!
How To Take A STEEZY Studio Class
So! You decided on the first (of hopefully many) classes you’ll be taking. Free or subscribed, the process will be the same for class-taking.
Taking a STEEZY Studio class is very easy and intuitive, and not so different from an class you’d take in real life.
You will first meet the choreographer via a short video message from them (like any other irl class), and start learning! (Like any other irl class.)
Choreographers usually teach in sections, so we divided our lessons accordingly.
You will be learning the moves of a few 8-counts, and piecing them together in slow, medium, and tempo speeds.
How To Use STEEZY Studio: Buttons To Utilize
“15 Second Rewind” & 15 “Second Fast-Forward”
Missed something? Need to catch a detail? Was the class moving too fast?
No worries, just hit the 15-second rewind button, and it’ll zoom you back to where you need to be.
And if you wanna skip ahead, the fast-forward button comes in handy, too.
“Switch To Back View”
Some pictures are better observed from the front, some from the back.
A lot of students like to learn from the back-view, since it’s takes less brain power to mirror-image it in your head, and is more representative of a physical in-person class.
But the same way that the choreographer will turn around and show the class specific details that you can’t catch from the back, you can switch that view for yourself using this button, seamlessly – meaning it won’t disrupt the timing of the class.
How To Use STEEZY Studio: What To Do For Each Class
After you learn the piece, go over the notes that the choreographer emphasized and make sure you’re executing as “clean”ly as you can.
- Scrutinize your angles and pictures with a mirror, then practice doing the piece without a mirror and mimicking the same feeling that your muscles; even without a mirror you’ll know how you’re looking, through muscle memory
- It’s important to drill the piece after you’ve spent some time cleaning, in order for the right moves to get ingrained
More Tips: How To Be A Cleaner Dancer
Polish Your Performance
This is the fun part! Add some more feeling, more soul, more facials, and more YOU in your execution.
- Try listening to the song, any part of it (even the parts that are not used in the piece) and freestyle to it
- This will help you put into action how you interpret the song
- When you perform the piece, get the choreographer’s vision across with the moves, but with the interpretation from your freestyle
See Article: How To Develop Your Unique Style As A Dancer
Record And Share
Did you know? All STEEZY Studio members are a part of a secret (shhh~) Facebook group where we share our pieces, ask for advice, talk about our communities, and just get to know each other!
But perhaps the most important function of the group is that it allows us to update each other on our progress. It’s this cute cyber-community where you can get critiques, encouragement, and recognition for the work you’re putting in as a dancer through STEEZY Studio and beyond.
We recommend recording footage of you doing the piece you learned (smart phone camera quality is totally A-OK) and sharing it with the group.
Not only is the act of sharing in itself admirable, it forces you out of your comfort zone because now you’re performing for a group of other people – people who care and will hold you accountable for your growth.
Perfect Your Performance
After receiving notes from a number of our very involved STEEZY Studio members, apply those to your execution and performance. Record the video again, so that you can see how you’ve improved since the last recording.
You may never be completely satisfied with how you did in a particular class, but if you can be proud of it, move on to the next class and repeat this process.
Which Classes Should You Take?
There are SO many classes from SO many dope choreographers.. Where do you even start?
We like to stress that smart training trumps over-training any day.
So instead of diving headfirst into a pile of dope classes, we recommend you strategize your class-taking schedule to best fit your training goals.
Genres / Styles
Watch each video and take note of the level, style, techniques, etc. of the piece.
And make a list of the areas you want to improve in. Do you want to be more swaggy? Hard-hitting? Cleaner isos? More bad-ass performance factor?
Again, you can utilize our 12-week STEEZY Studio Training Intensive to design your class schedule according to your needs.
Unconditional, International Support
As mentioned earlier, STEEZY Studio members’ active Facebook group is always talking, sharing, and encouraging each other.
You’ll meet a community of international dancers who have the same mission as you – to become better dancers.
With all the different backgrounds, experiences, stories, and personalities, it’s a fun way to get to know fellow dancers and share the journey together.
On top of that, the faithful STEEZY Squad is here to message 24/7 (and we respond to every single one!)
In all, WELCOME!!! We’re so excited to have you join STEEZY Studio’s community, and we can’t wait to grow with ya.
Get Started Today! Sign Up For A Free Account With STEEZY Studio