Jazz (contemporary, lyrical, musical theatre, old-school, fosse): Michael
begins with a warm-up which incorporates stretches, strengthening and
technique. Michael approaches his jazz warm up with the philosophy
that it’s a place to work on technique and to open one’s mind to
continued learning. This is followed by across-the-floor progressions which
focus on stylization, technical execution, and creativity. A challenging
combination follows in the particular class style. Certain technical
specifics can be emphasized according to the studio’s needs (i.e.
pirouettes, leaps, fouettes, etc) …sometimes it is helpful for students to
hear a step explained from a different point of view.
Ballet: Michael's class is focused on correcting the issues and challenges
that he is seeing today in the dance world (i.e. – Body Alignment,
Pirouettes, Weight Change, etc.) They are complete classes consisting of
barre and center. Center work consist of pas de bourrées, waltz step
(pas de valse), promenades and pirouettes en dehors and en dedans,
along with other things that he sees fit to work on. Depending on age,
level and ability, classes generally 90 minutes.
Giving individual attention to each student is a goal in every class for
Michael. He strives to create a classroom environment that is open,
creative and inspiring, helping students to connect movement and music
with their full selves!
He is excited to pass on the knowledge he has learned. Michael’s
teaching experience ranges from convention rooms with hundreds of
students to small studios with less then ten, enabling him to conduct
classes in any setting.
Classes for beginner level to the professional dancer.
Classes to Choose from…
Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Fosse, & Lyrical
|MICHAEL IS BY FAR MY FAVORITE DANCE
TEACHER I HAVE HAD IN MY LIFE...& I'VE
BEEN DANCING FOR 20 YEARS.
Meredith Roll, AMDA Student
|FUN, MOTIVATIONAL, & INSPIRING
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