Janet Jackson Dance Workshop at Joy of Motion/Atlas

Quynn Johnson taught a Janet Jackson dance workshop at Joy of Motion/Atlas last Friday, October 1st. Even though it was a Friday night, there were still plenty of dancers in attendance. About 30 people of all ages and experience levels came to learn choreography from some of Janet’s most popular videos including Together Again, If and Pleasure Principle.

Just like the Lady Gaga dance workshop Quynn taught back in July, there was a lot of choreography to take in. Most people were both mentally and physically drained by the end of the workshop, but everyone seemed to have a great time. Unlike last time, she did a short warm up to other Janet Jackson songs and had us switch lines a few times so everyone could have a chance up front. She also split us up into two groups so we had more room to “perform” at the end.

I would have personally liked to have learned choreography from Janet Jackson’s Nasty Boys, Rhythm Nation and All For You, but maybe next time? And perhaps Quynn will take my suggestion to teach a pop dance workshop based on Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears videos?! What can I say? I’m a teenie bopper at heart.

If you’re interested in seeing what choreography we learned at the Janet Jackson dance workshop, watch the videos below. I’ve given the times so you can identify which parts we did.

Together Again (0:40-1:12)

If (3:36-3:58)

Pleasure Principle (3:14-3:30 and 2:41-2:48)


About Cecile
Cecile Oreste is an arts marketing and public relations professional living in Los Angeles. Follow her on Twitter @cecileoreste.

One Response to Janet Jackson Dance Workshop at Joy of Motion/Atlas

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