An introduction to the theory of 19th and 20th century African and African American Dance used in social, economic apolitical context. From the Juba to the Jitterbug to Juke Joints the course cover the history of dance by masters including, Alvin Ailey and Pearl Primus.
Una introducción a la teoría del siglo 19 y 20 africanos y afroamericanos Danza utilizado en contexto apolítico social, económica. Desde el Juba a la Jitterbug al Juke Joints el curso cubre la historia de la danza por los maestros incluidos, Alvin Ailey y Pearl Primus.
Make your “first dance” a dance to remember. Whether you just want to look natural dancing the basics, or do a full-on “wow ’em” routine, I can help! You choose the song, I'll choreograph for your unique style: Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, Swing, Salsa, Bachata, Cha-Cha + more!
I recommend at least 2 classes. Most wedding couples use 2-6 classes to prepare for their first dance. On the 1st class I'll teach you the basic step of the dance style that best suits your song - plus a variation or two. After the first class, I'll know better how to choreograph to suit your style, interest and ability. On the 2nd class we'll work on an opening, a closing dip, and/or the full routine. How many classes depends on your ability, if you practice, and your vision for the dance.
A modern form of swing! Smooth, sleek and sophisticated, it's the “must know” dance if you love RnB, pop, soul, funk, or blues! Danced on a wide variety of music, this versatile dance can be slow, sexy or lyrical with lots of improvisation - or sharp and spectacular with dramatic spins & breaks.
What are your dance goals? To develop an amazing social skill? To express yourself dancing with a partner to a wide variety of music? To learn something new, be active, meet people, have fun, compete? I offer classes that are focused on fun, comfort, clear explanations, and solid technique. Shall we dance?
These fun and flirtatious Latin &Rhythm dance styles are popular all over the world! Enter any Salsa club and, in addition to Salsa music, you will hear many Bachatas, Merengues, and Cha-Chas. Learn the rhythm, dance hold, basic steps and turns of these dances - and be ready to hit the dance floor!
Ces danses latines sont populaires partout dans le monde! Entrez n'importe quel club de Salsa et vous entendrez la musique de Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, et Cha-Cha. Apprenez le rythme, comment tenir votre partenaire, et les pas fondamentaux pour tous ces styles – et soyez prêt pour les clubs!
There are as many reasons for learning to dance as there are dancers. Learn at your own pace, with your own goals in mind. Do you want to dance to meet more people, exercise, build confidence - or to one day perform? My classes are student-centered, taking into account your personal goals and particular learning style. Emphasis is on always on developing good, comfortable technique - and having FUN.
Students learn to discover movement through directed improvisation exercises. This allows the student to develop a dance style of their own as opposed to just copying a teacher. By the end of the sessions, students will have uncovered a new way to move their bodies that feels comfortable & familiar.
Jessica's approach to teaching varies from others as she wants to promote the development of new movement in each student as opposed to trying to get them to copy her movement. This allows the student to develop both physically and mentally as an artist.