Bend Dance Workshop

UPDATE: This upcoming dance season’s BDW will take place Sept. 20 & 21, 2019 (NOT 6 & 7). Thank you for your patience as we iron out details. Feel free to review last season’s event: 

Join us at Gotta Dance Studio & Company March 1 & 2, 2019 for a weekend workshop offering classes in disco, hip hop, jazz technique, jazz funk, Latin jazz, musical theatre, tap and burlesque (adults 21+). BDW will also provide the opportunity to audition for select scholarships. For those who register before February 1, classes are $20 per hour; $140 for the eight-class series. For those who register after January 31, classes are $25 per hour; $170 for the eight-class series. Burlesque, excluded from “series,” is a flat rate of $45 (3-hour experience, wine included). Payments will be automatically processed the first of February for those who registered without payment in January. Registrations after January 31 will need to account for payment the day of online enrollment. Classes are non-refundable after January 31. See weekend schedule and teacher bios below.


Schedule for Friday, March 1, 2019

Burlesque with Tony (Adults 21+): 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Schedule for Saturday, March 2, 2019


Group Warm-Up: 9:45-10:00 a.m.


Tap with JT: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Jazz Technique with Tony: 11:00-12:00 p.m.

Lunch Break: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Latin Jazz with Tony: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Musical Theatre with JT: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Afternoon Break: 3:00-3:30 p.m.


Jazz Technique with Tony: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Tap with J.T.: 11:00-12:00 p.m.

Lunch Break: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Musical Theatre with JT: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Latin Jazz with Tony: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Afternoon Break: 3:00-3:30 p.m.


Jazz Funk with Ali: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Hip Hop with Ali: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Eve Break: 5:30-6:00 p.m.

Disco with Tony: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Mock Audition with JT: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Goodbyes: 8:00-8:30 p.m.


Meet the Instructors!

JT Horenstein studied Opera and Theatre at Northwestern University, now lives in New York City and works on both coasts.

Currently serves as… Creative Director and Choreographer for Madison Square Gardens, Knicks City Dancers, Bryant Park, NYC, and RG Live Events, LA.

Career highlights… Creating and choreographing segments for Dancing With The Stars, The Sing Off, America’s Best Dance Crew, Academy Awards, Concerts, tours and videos for Ricky Martin, Liza Minnelli, Bette Midler, Garth Brooks, Brian Setzer Orchestra, My Chemical Romance.

Creative Direction… for Nike, Reebok, Nissan, Hyundai, Upfront Summit, Samsung, CES-Vegas and New York City Fashion weeks.

Performed on… Broadway, 1st National and European Tours (Grease, Tommy, La Cage Aux Folles, White Christmas), Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center, NYC (Cavalaria/ Pagliaci).


JT can be seen… on film in Fame, Rent, The Muppets, Stuart Little, The Flintstones, Jackass 2, and on TV on The Nanny, Suddenly Susan with Tony Bennett, and Mad TV. Currently on faculty at Broadway Dance Center, JT teaches theatre dance and acting through choreography around the globe.

JT’s Mission: “Get that DRAMA in your DANCE!”

Tony Guerrero is a Texas A&M graduate who has spent sixteen years in the NYC entertainment industry.

Currently serves as… Class creator and faculty member of Broadway Dance Center, Applause NY, Peridance and guest co-choreographer for the NY Knicks City Dancers and Brooklynettes.

Toured with… The US/Canada tour of Saturday Night Fever as the Latin Feature (plus a run on the Las Vegas Strip), and toured the world three times with West Side Story (Bernardo).


In New York… After his NYC debut in Rock Stars NYC (Off-Bwy), Tony celebrates twelve seasons as a dancer/actor/stunt performer with the NY Metropolitan Opera, where he was last seen as the lead dancer in Cavelleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (presented Live in HD in movie theatres worldwide).

On Stage… Tony’s other favorite theatre credits include Man of La Mancha, Urban Cowboy, Guys and Dolls, Evita, Tommy, La Cage and Copacabana.

Recording Artists/Music Videos… Pitbull, The Lonely Island (featuring Nicki Minaj), Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Lisa.

Favorite TV/Film… Orange is the New Black (Ahmed), SNL, Younger, Person of Interest, The Wolf of Wall Street, Blindspot, The Get Down and HBO’s The Normal Heart.

Ali Fox, choreographer, teacher and dancer, studied jazz, tap, ballet, modern, lyrical, theater and hip hop for 10 years before joining Dance Vision Performing Company in 2005. While continuing her dance training, Ali found a passion for choreography and began teaching at just 16 years old. She went on to work for Disney Radio as their head choreographer for their Portland, OR talents.

Currently, Ali is the Co-Director at Dance Vision in Portland, OR, teaching a variety of dance classes to all ages, while also choreographing for high school dance teams all over the Pacific Northwest. Her award-winning choreography has gained recognition for its captivating musicality and she enjoys fusing different styles to remain versatile. She choreographed for Columbia Sportswear’s Winter Fashion and can be seen in Con Bro Chill music video “What I Like.”


She has been awarded scholarships with Millennium Dance Complex, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Pulse Protégé and most recently Monster’s of Hip Hop LA Finale.