As a professional Latin dancer, certified life coach, and yoga instructor, Sarah Haykel is an advocate for personal growth and transformation through dance and body movement.  Latin dancing, both partner and free form, support her students and clients in greater Body Centered Awareness. According to Sarah, “A person empowered is a person connected to their body.”

Sarah received a BFA in Painting from SUNY Fredonia and is a Professional Certified Life Coach through Coaching for Transformation; an ICF accredited training program, and a certified yoga instructor through Francois Raoult’s Essential Yoga Teacher Training Program.

Training, dancing and traveling throughout the world for over a decade, Sarah specializes in the Latin dances of the Caribbean, Freestyle Hip-Hop, Breakdance, and Movement Improvisation she refers to as Sacred Movement.

Most recently, Sarah and her twin sister Laura Haykel were chosen as one of 12 distinguished speakers for the Tedx Buffalo Women event held on Thursday, December 5th 2013.

Art Forms:
Dance,Ensemble

Programs

Journey into the History of Latin Dance

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Learn about the magical, amazing co-creation of Latin dance through the Diaspora. Transport yourself to the Caribbean and South America for a day, to learn about the various dances that were created when these two cultures came together.

Students learn the basic steps of several Latin dances with history included about the music and where these dances came from. We will discuss the timing of the dances within the rhythm of the music while practicing the basic steps. Students are also introduced to the language of Latin dancing through the body, the face and the music. Experience how the dancers and musicians are having a conversation with each other and everything around them through these amazing art forms.
Grade Level:
Kindergarten-12
Audience Limit:
300
Performance cost (single):
$530.00
Workshop cost (back to back):
$265.00
Performance cost (back to back):
$645.00

Move Your Groove

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Students gain opportunities to deepen their connection to themselves, others and the world around them through movement and other body- and mind-centered techniques like visualization, setting intentions, mindfulness exercises, non-violent communication processes and meditation.

The main goal of this workshop is to support the authentic, empowered expression of the students in every aspect of their lives. When a space of safety is created in the room, students are empowered to lead, and to express their unique creativity through body movement.

Pricing for single workshops vary: $196 for up to 20 children, $265 for more then 20 children. 
Grade Level:
6-8
Audience Limit:
30
Workshop cost (back to back):
$196.00

Salsa for Life: Healthy Relationships Through Latin Dance

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Sarah Haykel provides a salsa dance workshop integrating character education into an exciting dance lesson. The artist imparts her infectious enthusiasm for dance while correlating it to life skills. As she points out, dance teaches us self-awareness, social skills, confidence, leadership and cooperation - all while toning muscles and having tons of fun!

Also available as a full-day program consisting of a performance followed by 2-3 master classes ($690).

This program can be tailored to suit an adult audience and is available as a professional development workshop.

Pricing for single workshops vary: $196 for up to 20 children, $265 for more then 20 children. 
Grade Level:
Kindergarten-12
Audience Limit:
30
Workshop cost (back to back):
$196.00

Dancing for Health and Wellness

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Raise heart rates and spirits at the same time! The artist combines hip-hop, breakdance and salsa moves in short, energetic routines set to fun, funky music. Students will learn a brief history of the various forms of dance and cultures that bred hip-hop, breakdance and salsa, all while learning fitness, toning muscles and having tons of fun!

This program can be tailored to suit an adult audience and is available as a professional development workshop.

Pricing for single workshops vary: $196 for up to 20 children, $265 for more then 20 children. 
Grade Level:
Kindergarten-12
Audience Limit:
30
Workshop cost (back to back):
$196.00