Drop in Dance Party!
In this "ongoing," drop in class, students will get moving to basic musical theatre style combination.
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Once per week
learners per class
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In this "ongoing," drop in class, students will get moving to a basic musical theatre style combination! Every class will begin with students introducing themselves with their name and their favorite musical or song, and then diving into a full physical warm up. This will include stretching and cardio. We will then move on to learning a beginner dance combination set to about 40 seconds of a musical theatre or pop song. Dance steps may include slides, kick ball changes, battements,...
Students will develop their knowledge of different types of dance steps used in traditional musical theater choreography, as well as how to piece together different portions of a combination. They will also develop their confidence in performing in front of others and using their body in a new athletic way. The final task of adding character or specific emotions to the dance helps them to give life to their movement and focus more on the storytelling than on getting every move perfect. They'll also have the opportunity to meet new students across the world every week. They might also learn a new song!
As a baby, preschool, and elementary theatre and music teacher, I have worked with students ages 5 months to 12 years in this format. I believe that moving our bodies is a great way to keep kids active and discover new ways to be creative, while challenging them to remember specific movements in a piece of music keeps their brains sharp. I'm so eager to bring this particular class option to students as it keeps us moving during these unusual times, and lets them develop a relationship with other students all over the world. This is a unique class in that students have the chance to perform Broadway style dance combinations from their living rooms!
There is no homework for this class, but I recommend you keep an eye on your subscription on weeks that you'll not be able to attend!
Students should be in a space where they have room to move (seated with headphones is not advisable for this class!). Students should also wear sensible footwear (no open toe shoes or heels). Barefoot or socked feet are welcome! Please also have water, juice, lemonade, or some type of liquid nearby to stay hydrated throughout class (soda would not be the best choice to stay hydrated!).
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1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Some shows/songs that we'll tackle in class might feature suggestive language and/or profanity. We will avoid these songs in class or use a clean version, but if students chose to listen to the soundtrack outside of class please be aware! Students should be in a space where they have room to move (seated with headphones is not advisable for this class!). Students should also wear sensible footwear (no open toe shoes or heels). Barefoot or socked feet are welcome! Please also have water, juice, lemonade, or some type of liquid nearby to stay hydrated throughout class (soda would not be the best choice to stay hydrated!).
Lauryn Morgan Thomas
Teaching Artist and Theater Maker
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
552 total reviews
260 completed classes
Hello! My name is Lauryn, and I can’t wait to learn with you! As a professional actor and musician, I believe we are the most well-rounded humans when we use the arts to learn more about communication, self-expression, and storytelling. I have had...