JUly 9th - Jazz-funk is one of the youngest and commercially successful dance styles worldwide. It was born in LA and became a dominant style of dance for show-business. Now this style is used in most choreography performances, video clips, and live shows of pop-stars of the world such as Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, and Lady Gaga. Dancers interested in this style will utilize technical jazz elements integrated with different hip hop stylings. Dancers will also learn the importance of entertainment value, and how to perform at a strong and professional level. This class is recommended for levels 3 and 4.
July 16th - Musical theatre dancing is less of a particular style, and more of a description of dancing that is rooted in the diverse history of Broadway musicals. Relying heavily on a knowledge of ballet, tap, and jazz, musical theater dancers are, first and foremost, actors and place a high focus on musical interpretation. Dancers interested in this style will learn not only jazz/ballet based choreography, but how to bring a story to life through their movement and acting. This class will also be learning the history behind the shows they are performing, such as Mean Girls the Musical, Aladdin on Broadway, and A Chorus Line to name a few. This class is recommended for levels 2/3 and 4.
July 16th - Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Dancers will learn - creative freedom, awareness of gravity, imagery, intricate gestures, complex vs. simple movements, strength throughout movement, and most importantly how to push outside of their boundaries. This class is recommended for levels 3 and 4.