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Past Master Classes
with Richard Elszy and GUEST ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING SOON
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.
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.
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- JunE20
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.
Matthew Fata Matthew Fata’s adventurous spirit and commitment to his artistry sets him apart from many dancers in the industry today. He performed Michelle Obamas 100th Anniversary of Burbank performance, , Jaci Royal’s stage show “The Grid”, Talia Favia’s stage show “The Difference Between Sinking & Drowning”, assistant for Sonya Tayeh on So You Think You Can Dance, The Industry Dance Awards in Los Angeles, the APAP Showcase at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, working with AMDA the College and Conservatory of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, EDGE Performing Arts Center showcase, The Capezio A.C.E. Awards, performing at the World Choreography Awards in Los Angeles, assisting Jaci Royal on the “MOVE Live Tour” by Julianne & Derek Hough, etc.He tours, teaches, and choreographs for Muse Dance Company as well as many studios throughout Canada and the United States. He is also a company member of MusEffect, Royal Flux and a faculty member at Millennium Dance Complex Orange County. Matthew looks forward to all the wonderful adventures and experiences that lie ahead and is ready to conquer them with boundless energy and a determination for excellence.
Guest Artist Announcements Coming Soon!
Michelle Elkin Michelle Elkin most recently choreographed a promo for the TV Land show Younger, as well as a piece for the NSO Pops Opening at Kennedy Center. She is currently in pre production for a new production of the musical Children Of Eden. She has also created musical numbers featuring Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, and special guest Joshua Henry for the National Symphony Orchestra at Kennedy Center, the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and the Houston Symphony at Jones Hall.
Michelle’s choreography has also be seen in such projects as the feature films Wild Hogs, and What Just Happened, as well as Emmy award winning television shows, Boston Legal, Weeds, Lifetime’s reality show Your Mama Don’t Dance, Warren The Ape on MTV, Marvin on Nickelodeon, as well as the tap sequences in ABC Family's Bunheads.
Michelle made her professional debut at the age of 8 in the movie musical Annie. Since then, she continued to work in numerous film, television, commercial, and theater projects as a dancer and assistant choreographer such as Bunheads, Boston Legal, Joan Of Arcadia, Boston Public, Ally McBeal, Charmed, American Idol, the tv series Fame LA, 3rd Rock from the Sun, That 70’s Show, Tracey Takes On, The Country Bears, Batman and Robin, Austin Powers I-III, A Time For Dancing, and Elizabethtown. She was the Associate Choreographer for the films, Semi-Pro, Tropic Thunder, 10 Things I Hate About You, Cinderelmo, Looney Tunes: Back In Action, 13 Going on 30, Starsky and Hutch, TV series Viva Laughlin, Dancing With The Stars, the musical Sister Act at Pasadena Playhouse, as well as the 58th Emmy Awards with Conan O’ Brien, the 63rd Emmy Awards with Jane Lynch and 81st Academy Awards with Hugh Jackman.
Michelle was also the Associate Choreographer of the Broadway show Wonderland at the Marriott Marquis Theater. She is the current Faculty Member at The Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles and AMDA LA.