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Additional2021-03-13T04:32:57+00:00

Additional Classes

GDSC’s Additional program consists of the following disciplines (some may/may not be on the current schedule–this depends on the session):

Bollywood

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’

Instructed by our breakin’ expert, Walt Sullins, this class is offered to students ages 8+. 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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Performance Fundamentals

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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African

Our African classes offer the visitor and/or dedicated dancer/drummer an upbeat, unified and spiritual experience. Drummer and dancer develop an artistic relationship, communicating and expressing through movement and rhythm. Students will not only dance and/or drum, but also learn about African culture along the way.

Learn more about African dance here: Britannica’s “African dance” articles; and get to know your instructor, Fode Sylla, before class: Our Staff

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Spring

In addition to enrolling below, please feel free to review our complete online Spring schedule via Google Drive: Family Copy: Fall & Spring 20/21 Schedule.

Our Instructors

Brandi Nichols
Brandi Nichols
Nancy Scher
Nancy Scher
Walt Sullins
Walt Sullins
Fode Sylla
Fode Sylla

FAQs

What should I wear to Modern?2020-01-08T23:34:46+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:  Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply 

What should I wear to Partner Improv?2020-01-08T23:36:36+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:  Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply 

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?2019-04-10T16:35:29+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 an African dance class?2021-03-01T23:41:48+00:00

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

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