Current Master Classes
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Past Master Classes
Hip Hop Intensive
with phil wright and stay tuned for special guest announcements
June 25-28 - 9am-5pm
Supplemental cost $120 - Pairs with the Full Day or Afternoon Session (full day suggested!)
From street styles to choreography, this workshop will give dancers exposure to all aspects of hip hop dance and culture. Popping, locking, b-boying, and house are just a few styles that will be highlighted during the week of classes. Dancers will showcase several works to show in the Thursday evening performance.
Phil Wright is a Choreographer and dancer from Florida. He was born in Miami and at the age of nine he began to dance. As his passion grew he began to dance and choreograph professionally in Miami. With hopes of pursuing his dreams at a higher level, Phil moved to California. He now is currently active as a professional dancer and choreographer. Phil has danced for artists including Will Smith, Chayanne, Nicki Minaj, and Pitbull. He also is a teacher for Millennium Dance Complex, Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio, IDA Dance Academy, and Abby Lee Dance Studio. He travels as much as he can teaching new students in new areas spreading his knowledge and love of dance.
with Jessica Richens, Jose Soto, Richard Elszy
and stay tuned for special guest announcements
July 16-19 - 9am-5pm
Supplemental cost $120- Pairs with the Full Day or Afternoon Session (full day suggested!)
Explore, express, and be inspired. Develop technique and expand artistry. Take classes in improvisation, modern, ballet, and contemporary while keeping a journal documenting your growth. Dancers will showcase several works to show in the Thursday evening performance.
Jessica Richens began her dance training at age three in Southern California. Her main dance focus is jazz, jazz-funk, ballet, and contemporary. She is now recognized for her professional strengths and her ability to demonstrate technique and movement with beauty. She just completed her 77th tour show for “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 11’s Top 10 as their 2nd runner up for the renowned SYTYCD TV show. She also just recently performed in two episodes of the “Ellen” show. In addition, Jessica toured with “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” in the principal role as “Clara”.
Jose Soto is an Arizona-based dancer, choreographer and instructor who uses movement as a way to express and inspire artistry and connection in the world around him. He is fluent in the creation, expression, and instruction of a variety of dance disciplines, each of which he uses as a platform to encourage and inspire students of all ages and levels. "Dance should be an expression of who you are in that moment. It's not about if someone is better than you. It's not about if you look cool. It's about letting go, being authentic in that moment, and sharing your heart through your movement. It needs to be real - otherwise, why do it? So don't think - just feel."
Richard Elszy is currently the director of technique at the National Award Winning dance studio, Adage Dance Center. His choreography has won several FDC titles and recently won the Star Award at the 2014 Industry Dance Awards in Hollywood. Former students of Richards have gone on to perform with professional modern/contemporary companies, collegiate dance programs and have danced and choreographed for artists including Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus. His work can be seen at several collegiate dance programs, companies and dance studios throughout the United States and Canada He combines his extensive understanding of technique with an innovative choreographic style to create a unique class and coaching experience for dancers of all levels across America and abroad.