Polynesian dance encompasses Tahitian, Tongan, Samoan, Fijian, Maori (New Zealand) and Hawaiian styles. It began as an accompaniment to the oral storytelling traditions of those islands, conveying the literal meaning of a tale. Modern Polynesian dance still tells stories through movement, but those narratives can be a bit more abstract, allowing audiences to focus on the beauty of the dances themselves. This style focuses on the isolation of the hips and can be enjoyed by anyone who finds pleasure in percussion.
Bellydance is an expressive dance that emphasizes the isolation of body parts, such as hips, arms, hands, chest, etc. The origin is vastly argued but is most commonly referred to as the Middle East. It has evolved to take many different forms depending on the country and region, both in costume and dance style. It is a great way to keep your body flexible and in shape It is also a very empowering dance for women of all shapes and sizes.
Hip hop is an up beat, groovy style of dance. It allows dancers to add their own style and personality. It includes a wide range of style such as popping, locking, breaking etc. Hip hop is always a perfect way to let loose and try something different.
Rumba is a sensual latin style partner dance that uses hips as an accent. It is originally from Cuba and holds true to the flavor of latin music. Rumba is a partner style every pair should learn. No matter who your partner is Rumba can get you moving in ways you never knew you could. If the steps don't give you a sense of freedom the music will.
East Coast Swing -
East coast swing is a social partner dance under the umbrella of the swing genre. East Coast is danced to quick music and is most commonly known for it's 6-count tripple step. This style of swing can be adapted quickly and to many different styles of music. Its a staple style to know for anyone wanted to learn how to dance with a partner.
CanCan is lively, risque, physical demanding dance of French origin. It is well known for the high kicks, splits and cartwheels. It became popular in dance halls in the 1840's and with the development of the dance form, it changed from a provocative dance to a polished, technical, and respectable dance mainly dominated by women. This is a great style for anyone who wants a workout while dancing and wants to let loose a little.
Need a little extra something at your event? Not only do I instruct these classes I also perform each style. Themed parties or weddings are a great place to have a little entertainment. I can perform solo or I can choreograph a piece for your group! Couple dances, childrens talent shows, even 30 group member competitions, I've done it all.