November 2014 – January 2015
with Bruce Tracy
Thursday, November 20th 6:00 to 7:15pm
$16 (or class card punch)
Bruce has been a popular hip hop teacher in the greater Portland area for more than 15 years. He is an artist in residence at Portland Arts and Technology High School. Bruce has trained and performed with many influential hip hop artists in Boston and New York City.
House/Hip Hop Master Class
with Brian Green a.k.a. “Footwork” from NYC
Monday, November 24th 6:30pm
$18 (in place of Elizabeth’s Int. Adult Hip Hop Class)
House: A dance that started in the late ’70s and recognized in the clubs in the early ’80s. Stemming from the influence of disco and funk eras. Called, Jacking in Chicago and Clubbing in NY. The term House became an umbrella term used to explain what the music was called, which now explains the dance. Jacking is part of the foundation of the ’80s dance movement in the House culture. But not too many people know how to JACK today. So, the label House has been born.
This class also gives you the history and names of the dances that started the House dance phenomenon that is growing slowly in America, but already running rapid in Europe and Asia. Moving into the 90s and Y2K, House dance has evolved from its basic steps of the ’80s.
Brian Green a.k.a. “Footwork” from NYC
Brian in his career has choreographed or danced with artists like Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefanie, Fergie, MYA, Foxy Brown, Missy Eliott, Salt-N-Pepa, Busta Rhymes, Barbara Tucker, EVE, Kraze, MAW (Masters at Work), and many more. In the last 10 years, his teaching has focused on the history of dances in the Funk, Hip-hop, and House culture, which he has spread through the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Africa. In these countries he has been a judge for countless dance contests, promoting the true art, culture, and essence of these dances. See full bio at the Broadway Dance Center website.
The studio will be closed for Thanksgiving Break, from Wednesday through Sunday,
November 26th through the 30th.
Family and friends are invited to the classes in the children/teen program on this last week of the session.
Saturday, December 20th, is the last day of the fall session. The Winter/Spring session starts back up on Monday, January 5th.
Monday, January 5th, is the first day of the Winter/Spring dance session.