Street and Social Dance
AFRODANCE by Nado
This energetic class takes you on a journey across Africa on the dance floors. Let Nado introduce you to the most popular Afro club music hits and dances from the Ivory Coast, Congo, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Angola. Come experience this lively blend of beats alongside traditional and contemporary movement.
BMore Afro House with Sanchel Brown
Students will explore an hour of high energy movement rooted in the vernacular of Baltimore Club dancing. In the 1980’s, Baltimore Club dancing was derived from the direct influence of the music genre of Baltimore house music, a blend of Hip Hop and Chopped Staccato House Music. Each class will fuse the movement language of footwork, vibrations throughout the body and polymovement conversation between the upper and lower extremities of the body that synchronize with many traditional West African dance forms.
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.
back to top