iDANCE MOUNT PLEASANT CLASS SCHEDULE
AFROBEATS with Isaac Gasangwa
Afrobeats leaves room for self-expression and enables each individual to follow his own ‘body language’. Every innovation and creation involve a thorough knowledge of technique which can then be ‘forgotten’ in order to allow spontaneous personal variations - Afrobeats is a the perfect example of this. The essence of real, traditional Afrobeats is indeed continual creation and solo improvisations are a big part of traditional Afrobeats, enabling each member of the community to express his own life story or feelings through movement. Everyone can dance to African music. The idea is to feel the music and express yourself. Let yourself go. It’s also an incredible and fun way to have a great body workout!
HIP HOP with Kevin Mand
Improve your coordination, build confidence, and get a get moving! This Hip Hop class begins with a warm-up, progresses on to skills development, then concludes with a simple yet challenging routine that will get you moving on the dance floor with ease by the end of the class. We will pay tribute to the freestyle, street, and party dances that were influenced by Hip Hop music introduced by DJ Kool Herc. From the 1970s to present, party dances are still the building blocks which choreography is based on, mixed the personal styles of current hip hop instructors.
MODERN with Carla Budd
Contemporary dance class combines concepts of modern dance with ballet and popular dance styles. This class is musically inspired as music selections span eras and styles. Each class begins with a warm-up, technique, across the floor combinations, and a routine. Focus on techniques to strengthen you to progress to the next level and develop contemporary movement, musicality, flexibility, floor work, and simple choreography.
BROADWAY JAZZ with Sophie Renee
Is your inner dancer just waiting to come out? Have you been described as having a “flair for the dramatics” ? Well, Broadway Jazz is the space for you!!! Join us – we will be having a blast in this class! From sexy, jazzy Chicago to high energy 60s style Hairspray to emotion-filled dances from The Greates
LYRICAL with Sophie Wensel
This class focuses on musicality, emotion, and fluidity of movement as characterized by lyrical phrasing of the music. In this class you will learn to fully express yourself and how to move in your own unique way. All Levels: No experience required. Beginner to Intermediate.
JAZZ FUNK with Annie Chen
Jazz Funk will have you sweating from beginning to end. The choreography is a fun mix of party grooves with a splash of Beyonce sexy. Come dance it out with me in a space where self-expression is encouraged, whatever that may be for you! All genders and levels welcome. Jazz Funk is a hybrid of hip hop and jazz techniques. Although jazz-funk borrows from hip hop dance, it is not considered a style of hip hop because the foundational movements are jazz. Choreography is usually performed to popular or hip hop music. The movements are usually sharp but can have a groovy flow should the music inspire.
CONTEMPORARY with Kassia Skolski
Contemporary dance class combines concepts of modern dance with ballet and popular dance styles. This class is musically inspired as music selections span eras and styles. Each class begins with a warm-up, technique, across the floor combinations, and a routine. Focus on techniques to strengthen you to progress to the next level and develop contemporary movement, musical.