African Dance (Grades K-12)
Celebrate cultures of Africa with this lively residency. A professional dancer takes the children on a cultural journey using traditional instruments, songs and movements from various countries of Africa. The workshops will conclude with a final performance featuring all of the dances taught.
Modern, Jazz, Tap Dance (Grades K-12)
A professional dancer teaches the fundamentals of modern, jazz and tap dance techniques. Children will learn the basic elements of dance, explore movement on many different levels and engage the use of energy in movement. Using traditional and contemporary music, children will execute the dance techniques and culminate the workshop in a final performance.
Capoeira (Grades 3-12)
Celebrates cultures of Brazil with this lively residency that combines elements of martial arts, sports and music that dates back to the sixteenth century. Created in Brazil by African slaves, Capoeira uses quick acrobatic movements that blend martial arts and dance.
Latin Dance (Grades K-12)
Celebrate the cultures of South America, Central American and the Caribbean with dance workshops in Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Tango, Cumbia, Cha-Cha and Mambo among others. Taught by a professional dancer/choreographer it actively engages students and cultivates interest in the field of folkloric partner dance styles currently popular on network television and ballrooms across the country. The classes create an atmosphere of health and wellness by challenging the physical stamina of each participant in a fun and communal way, while teaching the historical elements behind each dance!