4 Fun and Easy Steps to Becoming a Better Dancer
What you'll learn
- Learn Dance
- Improve Dance Techniques
- Build Muscular Strength
- Increase Flexibility
- No Prior Dance Experience Needed
4 Fun and Easy Exercises to Become a Better Dancer
This course will introduce the student to the principles which form the foundation of Jazz and Theatre Dance in a energetic, fun and engaging way.
From Broadway to Paris, Michael has taught Jazz all over the world. From children to professional. Michael infuses joy and fun in all his classes. He breaks down all the exercises and explains the propose of why we are doing them. Every exercise is done to songs that will lift you up.
Build your confidence and sense of power in this captivating style of dance that will make you feel completely alive. We tell a story through the dance and learn to express our inner selves (our greatest selves) at the same time. Musical theatre, aka Broadway, simply could not exist without jazz.
Jazz dance combines techniques of classical ballet and modern dance with the current forms of popular dance. Jazz also has its own movement vocabulary ranging from the isolation of certain body parts to the movement of the entire body with the accents of musical rhythms. Jazz dance can take on many different characteristics and styles, including Street Jazz, Percussive, Broadway, Contemporary and Lyrical. Jazz classes can be patterned in any of these styles or a combination of them. Emphasis is on the importance of energy, rhythmical accuracy, and style.
Who this course is for:
- Beginner Dance Students
Michael Pereira returns to the United States after 7 years in Paris, France. While in Paris, he taught ballet, theatre dance, tap, and voice at Paris' largest and most well-known studio, Studio Harmonic. He also founded and directed France's first American musical theatre academy, The Broadway in Paris™ Academy. Most notably, he produced, directed, and choreographed the musical PIPPIN (in French) with its composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz.
Before moving to Paris, he was an adjunct professor in the musical theatre department of Marymount Manhattan College where he taught ballet, jazz, and tap. He taught master classes in jazz, ballet, and theater dance all over the United States and Europe.
As a performer, he toured internationally in Jerome Robbins' WEST SIDE STORY. He also performed in varies productions of CABARET, ANYTHING GOES, and A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Lastly, he assisted Tony Award Winner and dance legend Ann Reinking on her choreographic work for CHICAGO, APPLAUSE, and BYE BYE BIRDIE.