master classes

intensives & TEam WEEKS


Current Master Classes

 

struther white
contemporary master class
July 17, 3:30-5pm

$35 Early Bird Pricing
$40 at the door

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Struther White began his professional dance career in Los Angeles after graduating high school in 2011. He is currently represented by Go2Talent agency. Recent credits include Purity Ring Tour and Music Videos, The Weekend Music Video, Joy Commercial, Staples commercial, Vivienne Westwood magazine promotional, Audi TT in Beijing, China, performances with Eden Xo, Jack Black, and several LA contemporary companies. This is his first year on Royal Flux.

 

$40 Early Bird Pricing
$45 at the door

jessica richens
contemporary master class
Aug 5, 3:30-5pm

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Jessica Richens began her dance training at age three in Southern California. Her main dance focus is in contemporary, jazz, jazz-funk, and ballet. She is now recognized for her professional strengths and her ability to demonstrate technique and movement with beauty. As season 11’s 2nd runner up on the renowned FOX show, “So You Think You Can Dance”, she and 13 others were selected for a 77-city, nationwide tour. She also has appeared on SYTYCD’s Season 12 as an All-Star, in the top 10 episode.

She has performed and appeared on two episodes of the ìThe Ellen DeGeneres Show” and guest performed on Season 20 Dancing with the Stars. She has appeared as a guest judge for the Miss Teen California Pageant and the LA KISS Girls. In addition, Jessica toured with ìRadio City Christmas Spectacular in the principal role as ìClara” on their 80 show run. Jessica was also the runner up for the Music Center’s Spotlight Competition.

She has appeared in several commercials and music videos for artists such as Matt Cardle and upcoming artist, Julius. She is now an assistant for the traveling group, KBM Talent, touring the United States, Canada, and also Mexico. Jessica has been the senior assistant for conventions such as ìVIP Dance Events and ìRADIX. Jessica continues to model for dance and clothing companies such as Ktrina Wear. Jessica’s powerful drive, enchanting performance, and technical components have earned her numerous dance titles, awards, championship wins, and notoriety in the dance and media industry.

 

Hannah Douglass
Jazz funk master class
Aug 7, 3:30-5pm

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$35 Early Bird Pricing
$40 at the door

Hannah Douglass has been working professionally in the Los Angeles dance community for over ten years. She has appeared live and on television with artists such as Beyonce, Jay-Z, Britney Spears, Big Sean, The Weeknd, Snoop Dogg, Future, Aloe Blacc and many more. Her notable television credits include Glee, 90210, the Super Bowl, Dancing with the Stars, My Crazy-Ex Girlfriend, The Late Late show with James Corden, and multiple major award show performances including the Grammys and the Oscars. Hannah can also be seen dancing in the feature films Lalaland, Valley Girl, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Footloose, Iron Man2, Dance Flick, and Bedtime Stories. Her commercial and industrial credits include Nike, Hurley, Pepsi Max, Fruit of the Loom, Apple Ipad, Chevrolet, and Guitar Hero. Her career thus far has allowed her to travel around the world doing what she loves, and to work with some of the most inspiring people in the entertainment industry. For the past five years she has toured the world with Beyonce on her three major tours “The Mrs. Carter Show”,  the “On the Run” tour with Jay-Z and Beyoncé, and the “Formation World Tour”. Hannah is thrilled to be able to pass on the wisdom and knowledge she has gained from her many years as a professional in both the commercial and the touring world of dance.


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Past Master Classes

Tricia Miranda

Tricia Miranda

Peter Chu

Peter Chu

Richard Elszy

Richard Elszy

Alvin Ailey Company

Alvin Ailey Company

Kenzie Crosley

Kenzie Crosley

Jaci Royal

Jaci Royal

Peter Cheng

Peter Cheng

Derek Mitchell

Derek Mitchell

Dave Scott

Dave Scott

JoJo Gomez

JoJo Gomez

Easton Payne

Easton Payne

Misty Rasconsmith

Misty Rasconsmith

Sabrina Phillip

Sabrina Phillip

Samantha Pulsifer

Samantha Pulsifer

Roger Van derPoel

Roger Van derPoel

Josie Walsh

Josie Walsh

Alexis Gilbert

Alexis Gilbert

Teddy Forance

Teddy Forance

Galen Hooks

Galen Hooks

Lil Buck

Lil Buck

Jessica Lee Keller

Jessica Lee Keller

Nika Kljun

Nika Kljun

Jose Soto

Jose Soto

Hubbard Dance

Hubbard Dance


Special Intensives

Summer 2019

 

contemporary intensive

July 15-18

TEam Weeks

June 17-20

June 24-27

August 5-8


Contemporary Intensive

with Chaz buzan, talia favia, Richard Elszy, and struther white.

July 15-18 - 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.

 
 
Chaz Buznan

Chaz Buznan

Chaz Buzan grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona where he trained at Arizona Angels Dance Studio. He began his dance education just 7 years ago, studying primarily in Jazz before finding his true passion for contemporary style and movement. Chaz’s early contemporary training came from his time with Dana Metz and Natasha Louis at Initial Existence.
 
Chaz has performed at various competitions and other special events over the years including The PULSE On Tour where he began assisting Mia Michaels, Brian Friedman, and other members of the faculty. His performance credits include Cirque du Soleil’s Believe, Florence + the Machine’s MTV VMA performance, Britney Spears’ Hold It Against Me Music Video, Demi Lovato on Dancing with the Stars, and he recently was a principal dancer in the television pilot for Grace choreographed by Mia Michaels.

 
Talia Favia

Talia Favia

Talia Favia is a Los Angeles based Choreographer, Dancer, and Artist. She has taught and choreographed all over the world, including the United States, Czech Republic, Poland, and Russia just to name a few.  Favia began Dancing at Dance Connection Too in Scottsdale, AZ and went to New School for The Arts and Academics, majoring in Dance for high school.  Her sister, Christina Nelson, was influential in her early formal dance training. Favia is the youngest of 4 children. 

You can find Favia's enticing Choreography on "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Dancing With The Stars" along with over 8 Million views for her DanceOn video "Let It Go” (a break up story). Favia is the founder and director of her Los Angeles based contemporary dance company, "The Difference Between." Talia and "The Difference" had their first show, "The Difference Between Sinking & Drowning" in Phoenix, AZ and performed to a sold out audience in 2013. In 2014, she brought the show to Los Angeles, CA and was fortunate enough to perform for another sold out audience. Talia's dream to keep her company going is becoming reality. She received the title of “Choreographer of the Year” at the 2014 Capezio Ace Awards and conceived a new show "The Difference Between Actions & Words" which was a quoted to be "A spiritual and self reflecting experience for the audience." This piece of art premiered in Long Beach, CA to yet another full house. From working with artists such as RAIGN, Alex Marshal, and Madonnas back up vocalist Kiley Dean under her belt, Favia's true passion and calling is teaching. Talia's choreography has been described as challenging from the inside out. Her passion and love for teaching is indescribable when you see her in a room and watch her spread her knowledge to the next generation.

 
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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.

 
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Struther White began his professional dance career in Los Angeles after graduating high school in 2011. He is currently represented by Go2Talent agency. Recent credits include Purity Ring Tour and Music Videos, The Weekend Music Video, Joy Commercial, Staples commercial, Vivienne Westwood magazine promotional, Audi TT in Beijing, China, performances with Eden Xo, Jack Black, and several LA contemporary companies. This is his first year on Royal Flux.


TEAM WEEKS

INTENSIVE WEEKS FOR ACCELERATED DANCERS

These weeks are focused on dancers that are a part of our performance Companies, training in our STEP accelerated levels, or are visiting us from other studios/program and looking to further your dance goals. These will include special classes with visiting Artists In Residence, plus we will book optional Master Classes during TEAM weeks week (at an additional cost) to inspire and push your dancer. Training will focus on Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Performance, Improv, Conditioning, plus look for Public Speaking and Audition workshops.

June 17- JunE 20

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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.     

Phil Wright is a world renound teacher and choreographer. He created and founded The Parent JamTM. He travels the world and brings families and students together to provide encouragement and positivity in each dance studio he instructs in. Phil prides himself on his ability to motivate and inspire others through dance and public speaking.

In the industry, Phil has worked with some of today’s top artist including Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, Will Smith, Chayanne, MC HAMMER and G Eazy. Currently Phil is a faculty member for NUVO dance convention.

June 24-27

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A native Texan, Misty RasconSmith has been professionally working in the dance industry for more than 14 years. She has had the opportunity to work various areas of this competitive industry including music videos, commercials, television/ live performances, and print.  She has worked with numerous recording artists such as Natasha Beddingfield, Janelle  Monae, Vanessa Hudgens, Kirk Franklin, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Britney Spears, Snoop Dogg, and Daniel Powter just to name a few. You may have seen her in national commercials for Sunkist, Pepsi, Nike and Sears.  Her extensive dance training, including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, salsa, hip hop, and more, has enabled her to balance commercial work with  concert work (European tour with Instincts Live Media Dance). She currently dances and choreographs for Word In Motion Dance Company, featured on ABC Family's One-Cubed USA and JCTV. Her ability to instruct all levels and numerous genres of  dance has enabled her to instruct for the following: Edge Performing Arts Center, Debbie Reynold’s, Word In Motion’s Urban Dance Festival, Cross Connection, Groove Street, Project Dance New York, and various intensives and master classes across the United States.  She currently teaches for Dance Revolution, a well respected faith based dance convention, as well as directs Conekt-LA Art Center and co-directs the Word In Motion Discipleship Program. Misty is an innovator in all ways and has created her very own style “Tribal Funk”. She has developed something that many describe as a movement that impacts people through dance, music, and clothing.  (For more information regarding Tribal Funk please visit www.tribalfunkdance.com).  Her various styles of choreography and classes have been described as challenging, yet inspirational. After years of experience and much personal growth, Misty has discovered the meaning and purpose of her dancing and choreography and is devoted to challenging and encouraging others to do the same in both life and dance.  She claims both her husband, Joseph, and son, Tymin, have taught her the importance of giving and building up one another in all areas whenever possible. “Always invest and be great at what you do, never forgetting the greatest investment will be in the people you encounter.”

 

August 5-8

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Jessica Richens began her dance training at age three in Southern California. Her main dance focus is in contemporary, jazz, jazz-funk, and ballet. She is now recognized for her professional strengths and her ability to demonstrate technique and movement with beauty. As season 11’s 2nd runner up on the renowned FOX show, “So You Think You Can Dance”, she and 13 others were selected for a 77-city, nationwide tour. She also has appeared on SYTYCD’s Season 12 as an All-Star, in the top 10 episode.

She has performed and appeared on two episodes of the ìThe Ellen DeGeneres Show” and guest performed on Season 20 Dancing with the Stars. She has appeared as a guest judge for the Miss Teen California Pageant and the LA KISS Girls. In addition, Jessica toured with ìRadio City Christmas Spectacular in the principal role as ìClara” on their 80 show run. Jessica was also the runner up for the Music Center’s Spotlight Competition.

She has appeared in several commercials and music videos for artists such as Matt Cardle and upcoming artist, Julius. She is now an assistant for the traveling group, KBM Talent, touring the United States, Canada, and also Mexico. Jessica has been the senior assistant for conventions such as ìVIP Dance Events and ìRADIX. Jessica continues to model for dance and clothing companies such as Ktrina Wear. Jessica’s powerful drive, enchanting performance, and technical components have earned her numerous dance titles, awards, championship wins, and notoriety in the dance and media industry.

Hannah-Douglass-website.jpg

Hannah Douglass has been working professionally in the Los Angeles dance community for over ten years. She has appeared live and on television with artists such as Beyonce, Jay-Z, Britney Spears, Big Sean, The Weeknd, Snoop Dogg, Future, Aloe Blacc and many more. Her notable television credits include Glee, 90210, the Super Bowl, Dancing with the Stars, My Crazy-Ex Girlfriend, The Late Late show with James Corden, and multiple major award show performances including the Grammys and the Oscars. Hannah can also be seen dancing in the feature films Lalaland, Valley Girl, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Footloose, Iron Man2, Dance Flick, and Bedtime Stories. Her commercial and industrial credits include Nike, Hurley, Pepsi Max, Fruit of the Loom, Apple Ipad, Chevrolet, and Guitar Hero. Her career thus far has allowed her to travel around the world doing what she loves, and to work with some of the most inspiring people in the entertainment industry. For the past five years she has toured the world with Beyonce on her three major tours “The Mrs. Carter Show”,  the “On the Run” tour with Jay-Z and Beyoncé, and the “Formation World Tour”. Hannah is thrilled to be able to pass on the wisdom and knowledge she has gained from her many years as a professional in both the commercial and the touring world of dance.