Modern for Preteens
Will explore the fundamentals to basic modern technique while introducing concepts such as: Increased awareness of rhythm and working within alternative time signatures, level-use, planes, shape, exploration of space, weight shift, counter-balance, fall and recovery, “groundedness,” and initiation of movement from breath; the integration of pedestrian movement and improvisation; the integration of floor work & across the floor progressions; development of a student’s own movement aesthetic and sensitivity to effort qualities and dynamics
Hip Hop - Don’t Watch Me Dance, FEEL Me Dance!
Focusing on how to ignite emotion and presence thru movement. How to teach our students to perform and take class with passion, focus, discipline and facial and physical body language that communicates non-verbally to their audience and class environment The root of this is authentic emotion speaking thru our movement. I will share exercises on facials, structure, lines, levels, rehearsal etiquette, etc. that will not only yield the best results but will give the most memorable journey to the final destination of performing! This will be a combination that has staging, musical roll offs and sound bites and will consist of Beginning to Advanced movement. that requires multiple emotions.
Technique & Choreography for Boys
Learn new and time tested techniques on how to teach boys. We will explore what to give boys in regards to movement and what not to give them. Discover what makes boys tick and how to get them to advance and be challenged. This class will introduce work for all levels of jazz, lyrical and contemporary.
Warm-up to include exercises that bring strength awareness to the entire body. This class combines elements of jazz, lyrical and modern techniques with strong athleticism, constructively focusing on the importance of thorough and connected transitions while moving generously through space. Combinations will be created for you to enliven your artistry, strengthen your ability to dance outside of your comfort zone, and explore what youʼre made of as a storyteller.
Lesson Planning for Dance in the K-12
Class will focus on the specific deconstruction of lesson planning for dance in the K-12 setting: Key concepts to be covered include:
Curriculum breakdown; unit planning (into lesson planning); deconstruction of lesson-plans: goal-setting, objectives, addressing state standards, developmental info, materials, preparation, warm-up, lesson introduction, exploration, development, creating, sharing, conclusion; integration of interdisciplinary connections; assessment methods; take-home examples of lesson-plans for elementary school, middle school and high-school dance education students; how to integrate K-12 lesson plans into studio curriculum
Partnering from A to Z
Learn exciting ways to incorporate a variety of non weight bearing and weight bearing lifts into your choreography. Taught by the internationally acclaimed Adagio Team D’Valda & Sirico, this class will show you the secrets to developing excellent partner work in your dancers.
Miller & Ben Tap
Tap was created as an extension of the improvisational Jazz Music, and as a substitute to percussions in the band’s rhythm section. Therefore tap dancers should consider themselves first as musicians and only second as dancers. Miller & Ben show in class the link between the two – Jazz and Tap – with exciting routines, sounds and humor. The idea is: ‘If you can walk – you can tap, as long as you keep time…’ The first part of their class will be devoted to exercises designed to acquaint the dancers with the vast ‘Tap Vocabulary’ while purifying the sound of the taps. A short combination will follow in the second part, using the various styles of tap, including their own unique ‘Middle Eastern’ style.
Afro Jazz Combinations
“Afro/Jazz” combinations include various across the floor and center combo’s that work into the floor in plie, incorporate leaps, turns, and floor work, while maintaining continuity with the release of the upper body.
Beginner Ballet for Pre-teens and Teens
How do you keep pre teens and teens in their Ballet classes? Ways to plan your Beginner Ballet classes to keep your students coming back. From Barre to Center work, exercises to get your students moving and learning in a fun and easy way. Ideas for pirouettes, center variations, leaps and across the floor combinations to help your dancers gain confidence and grace in an approachable way.
World Jazz Groove
Discover exciting movement from different cultures and world music to create exciting and different choreography for all levels. This world tour will include progressions, choreography and center work. Take your jazz work to a whole new level with the exploration of jazz work.
Bollywood Dance and Choreography
A master class specially formatted for Dance Teacher Web - for all those dance instructors who love Bollywood music and dance, but don’t know how to teach Bollywood dance. Choreographer ‘Reetu Patel’ will teach basic techniques of Bollywood dance, and work with the instructors in putting the basic techniques into choreography, using different rhythm and tempo. On completion of the master class each instructor will be able to teach their students the routine using the vocabulary put together by Reetu Patel, and have them perform at the year end recitals and various other events.
Are you looking to create a great jazz warm-up? In this class you will learn how to incorporate isolation work, body conditioning, stretching and strengthening exercises. Syllabi work from Steve’s level I and II will be presented. Class notes on all material will be given.