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Additional Class Schedule

GDSC’s Additional program consists of the following classes:

Bollywood

Class Day/Time TBD

Bollywood dance fuses classical and traditional Indian dances with western genres like jazz, hip hop and modern dance. By itself, Bollywood is the American “Hollywood” of India. Add the word “dance” and you enter America in the 1940’s where movies were about singing and dancing–similar to what is currently taking place in India now. Enter into one of GDSC’s Bollywood classes and you’ll learn hand technique, posture and poses, along with facial gestures–very common and crucial within Bollywood performance.

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Breakin’

Spring

Monday, 8:15-9:15 p.m.

Instructed by our breakin’ expert, Walt Sullins, this class is offered to beginning/intermediate students who are 12 and up. The hour will be dedicated to the fundamentals of breakdancing mixed with the structure to improve freestyle skills. With a warm-up to start, students will be prepared for an open-floor instruction on top rock, get-downs and floor work in general. Class will finish with a freestyle session that embodies the culture of breakin’/freestyle where students show-off the skills they learned in a circle of peers cheering them on.

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Modern

Class Day/Time TBD

Modern (Ages 11-13) incorporates the basics of a modern dance vocabulary, drawing inspiration from modern dance pioneer Martha Graham all the way to Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin, the creator of Gaga modern dance. Get ready to contract.

Modern Technique & Floorwork is a gooey technique class that teaches how to release into the floor. Improve your floorwork skills while strengthening your upper body and core. This class will incorporate choreography and floorwork tricks.

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Parent-Child Music & Movement

Class Day/Time TBD

This class is a parent/child music and movement class for ages newborn to four.  In Ms. April’s Learning Groove classes, you will learn or experience the following: rhythm, pitch and melody, language skills, motor coordination, pre-school readiness, creative expression, imagination, cultural awareness and interpersonal skills. Prepare to bond with your child and make new friends! To register for this class, please contact Ms. April directly. You can find her information on her website.

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Partner Improvisation

Class Day/Time TBD

Partner Improvisation is a class that provides the skills to be a great partner in the styles of contemporary, lyrical and modern. We will focus on small, subtle communications via touch with your partner, as well as larger weight-sharing moves and lifts.

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Performance Fundamentals

Spring

Tuesday, 6:15-7:15 p.m.

Dance is much more than “doing the steps.” Technique is important, but like every art form, dance is about connecting to your audience and telling a story. As dancers, we use our body to convey something–hopefully to entertain, to move, to touch and maybe even inspire. Acting is the bridge between the dance and the audience. Through the use of dance improvisation, theater games and confidence-building exercises, this class is designed to take you to the next level of performance and artistry.

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West African

Class Day/Time TBD

West African offers the visitor and/or dedicated dancer a tribal and spiritual feel. Music and dance are inseparable, especially when live drumming is involved. Drummer and dancer develop an artistic relationship, communicating and expressing through movement and rhythm. In the GDSC classroom, you will not only learn about West African movement, but also about West African culture, as the specific dances are meant for particular rituals and/or traditions. If you would like to register for this class, please contact Anna Witham at kitchenessays@gmail.com.

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Register

Spring

Our Instructors

Brandi Nichols
Brandi Nichols
Bollywood, West African
Caty Raupp
Caty Raupp
Modern, Partner Improvisation
Nancy Scher
Nancy Scher
Performance Fundamentals
Walt Sullins
Walt Sullins
Breakin’

FAQs

What should I wear to Modern?2018-08-02T02:30:58+00:00

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; tan foot undies/sole shields and/or bare feet–please see instructor for specifics; tan convertible dance tights (if performance requires it; please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What should I wear to Partner Improv?2018-08-02T02:29:06+00:00

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; tan foot undies/sole shields and/or bare feet–please see instructor for specifics; tan convertible dance tights (if performance requires it; please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What should I wear to Performance Fundamentals?2018-08-19T17:40:55+00:00

Attire that is breathable and comfortable to dance in, i.e., any type of athletic gear; bare feet

What should I wear to Bollywood?2018-02-19T19:59:51+00:00

Attire that is breathable and comfortable to dance in, i.e., any type of athletic gear; bear feet

What should I wear to West African?2018-02-19T19:58:01+00:00

Attire that is breathable and comfortable to dance in, i.e., any type of athletic gear; bear feet

To confirm the above information, you may also contact the instructor, Anna Witham, at kitchenessays@gmail.com.

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