Jazz

Contact Carmen Denia (carmen.denia@u.yale-nus.edu.sg) for more information

Description

Jazz finds its roots in the early 20th century, when African-American, European and Caribbean art forms influenced popular music and ballet to create a unique fusion style. With the rise of musical theatre, jazz came to the Great White Way and became a staple for choreographers on and off Broadway such as Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, and Gene Kelly.

Each class is open to all levels and will include a barre warm-up, centre work stretching and isolations, and a short combination. For those new to dancing, Broadway Jazz is a fun way to start and we hope you'll join us!

Class Schedule

TBD

Instructor

Carmen Denia (Class of 2017) has had four years of contemporary dance training. She also studied traditional Filipino dance with the Bayanihan Dance Troupe and ballet at the Broadway Dance Center. Her favourite style of dance is waltzing with her dog to oldies hits.

Evannia C. Handoyo (Class of 2017) has had 6 weeks of ballet, jazz and tap training in the CAP21 Summer Professional Program, and 2 years involvement in a variety of sYNCD-choreographed dances. Her influences include Keone and Mari, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Donald O'Connor.

Carmen and Evannia are passionate about encouraging adult beginners in the performing arts and using the arts to tell stories, engage communities, and share joy. They organise old school social dance parties for their friends to be awkward and dream about writing Admissions the Musical for Broadway one day.

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