The Forces of Nature Dance Theatre classes will be a fusion of traditional , Neo African and contemporary forms. Dance and rhythms are centered in the choreographic language of the African Diaspora. This series will be taught by select members of the professional company using live and/or recorded music, under the artistic direction of Abdel R. Salaam.
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Street and Social Dance
This is a choreography class fusing House club dance, African and Contemporary moves, focusing on rhythms and the connections between the movement and cultures. In this class you will start with warming up and stretching, followed by drills of isolations in the shoulders, hips, and knees. After warming up, you will learn a routine up to a minute long. After rehearsing the combination throughout class you’ll be able to show your classmates your moves by performing the routine in smaller groups!
Afrobeats Dance NYC brings you the hottest and newest Afrobeats dance classes! Our teachers are from all over the world and have performed and choreographed for your favorite Afrobeats artists like Flavour, Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage, P Square, Timaya and so many more. Each class covers history and technique, and culminates with fun choreography leaving you confident to jump on any dance floor when your favorite Afrobeats song comes on!
Afro Fusion House with Kim Holmes
Afro-Fusion House is a mix of traditional African, Salsa, Merengue, Samba, and Rumba dances, mixed with the contemporary styles of House and Hip-Hop. Different musical rhythms and vocabulary will inspire your body to move fluidly and energetically, and you’ll explore cultures through dance – from the Old Malian empire to the Southern Hemisphere. You’ll learn footwork and choreographed sequences, for a learning experience that will be soul-freeing, fun-filled, and energy-building.
Learn the smooth, sexy, and soulful art of Chicago Style Steppin’. Originating in Chicago, Steppin’ has its roots in Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, and the Bop, and is a sophisticated social partner dance usually done to R&B, Soul, Neo-Soul, Jazz, and Funk music. It grew in popularity in the ‘90s with the release of R. Kelly’s song, “Step In the Name of Love,” and with classic songs like, “Be Thankful for What You Got” by William DeVaughn in the ‘70s. Beginning students will learn fundamentals like the basic “8-count” and simple turns, and intermediate and advanced students will learn to enhance their technique, style, and turns before moving on to more complex combinations.
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