Skill Level: Advanced Beginners/Intermediate
Based on the Lester Horton technique and modeled after the style of Alvin Ailey, jazz blues is a fun, vigorous, funky, energetic and contagious form of interpret dance. You will take part on a journey of self discovery, engagement and exploration. Class will be using a unique and creative process of dancing to choreographed warm-ups and combinations that culminate to more elaborate movement patterns and sequences.
We will travel through space and dance to combinations incorporating a blend of lyrical, adagio and allegro movement and music. Jazz Blues brings together creative music from various genres, including, jazz, blues, soul, gospel, techno and rhythm and blues. Class will place an emphasis on body alignment and placement, technique, focus, musicality, spatial awareness and a marriage between jazz styles fused with ballet and modern techniques and vocabulary.
Jazz Fusion Workout
Skill Level: All levels welcomed
Looking for a new challenge? This class brings together the fusion of creative movements and rhythms choreographed to the music of world beats from various genres. Class will explore multiple rhythm patterns and movement phrases, students will learn and develop the proper techniques for building healthy, strong and flexible muscles. We will learn basic body alignment and placement beginning with simple to more complex warm-ups and body isolations.
The class will also explore an array of styles and dance forms that will represent many cultural genres of movement, including: Jazz, Modern, Salsa and Latin, Samba, Hip hop, African, Haitian and free form. Roger’s supportive environment encourages timid students while challenging those who are already kinesthetically oriented. I forgot to mention, it’s a whole lot of fun.