The delicious Deborah Lohse & I have created a dance happening for ANYONE that dares to perform in New York City. The Shakedown Dance Collective is an inclusive, project-based dance group designed to gift literally anyone with professional performance opportunities.

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(project based)

How Much?
$10 - $15 cash per class

(suggested donation)

The 1st hour is a cheeky, low pressure, dance class. ANYONE can have fun, dance their butts off & go home if they choose. The 2nd hour we rehearse for an upcoming performance. All ages, sizes & experience levels are dared to dance. To learn more, email info@jamiebenson.comLIKE us on Facebook, & SUBSCRIBE to our Youtube channel.


What if I Have NO Dance Experience?
No need, you're perfect. Challenge yourself, be adventurous.

What if I Have Too Much Dance Experience?
No such thing. We'll give you a way to shine.

Do I Have to Perform?
If you want to. You could just take class- open to your whims.

What Styles of Dance?
We focus on popular styles (jazz, funk, ballet, modern) but challenge participants to learn any & all styles.

Do I Wear Special Shoes?
Any shoes, or lack there of, is totally fine- dancer's choice.


  • received a residency from Joyce Theater & funding from the Brooklyn Arts Council