Level: All levels Instructor:Aysha Upchurch Informally titled “Groovology,” this class will focus on the groove and bounce so important to Hip Hop and Street Dance. From a basic two step to new party/social dances, play with and understand musicality, groundedness, and improvisation -- essential ingredients to Hip Hop dance's swag (in its Africanist aesthetic lineage). We will travel from funk to R&B, old school to new school Hip Hop, and other styles of popular music to develop and push our musical ear and body so they can embrace groove confidently. Each class include a conditioning warm-up, spotlight on a groove, and short combinations to sharpen sequencing/choreography skills. (Please note that commercial choreography is not a central component of class, though short routines will help students gain building blocks to help them pick up sequences and define their own style.) Day/Time: T, 7-8pm ET What you’ll need: A minimum cleared space of 3’x3’ of hard flooring. Suggested attire: Something comfortable to move in, e.g. dance/yoga/workout wear. Bare feet or sneakers recommended.... Read more about Hip Hop
Level: All levels Instructor:Lonnie Stanton Accompanist: Akili Jamal Haynes A conditioning class with a Yoga base that will focus on a new area of the anatomy each week and build to a short yogic sequence. The sequence will connect like a concise dance phrase based on the weekly theme with each class ending in a movement sentence that includes toning options and stretching. Day/Time: W, 7:30-8:30pm ET What you’ll need: A minimum cleared space of 3’x3’ of flooring. A yoga or exercise mat, towel, or carpet is recommended for comfort. Suggested attire: Something comfortable to move in, e.g. dance/yoga/workout wear. Bare feet recommended.
Level: II Instructor:Sunanda Narayanan For students who have taken Bharatanatyam I or have other previous experience with the form. Bharatanatyam II will build on the intricate pure dance movements that demand coordination and that combine footwork, hand gestures, eye, and neck movements. Each class will include a warm up and dance movements that will lead to learning short dance pieces for small spaces. Day/Time: T, 6-7pm ET What you’ll need: A minimum cleared space of 3’x3' of hard flooring. Suggested attire: Something comfortable to move in, e.g. dance/yoga/workout wear, e.g. leggings, long t-shirts or tunics. Bare feet recommended.
Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA, 02138
Tap dancer and choreographer Ayodele Casel will discuss her new project Diary of a Tap Dancer, a theatrical work positioning tap dance as the driving force of the narrative. This project aims to create a fuller and more accurate picture of the legacy of the art form by centering the voices of its unmarried women within a...Read more about An Evening with Ayodele Casel
Madboots Dance was founded as a queer, contemporary dance company in New York City. Today, its founders use dance to engage in conversations about male identity, queerness, male intimacy and relationships.