ADTC dance camps & classes are for dancers of ALL levels! In addition to core classes in jazz, hip hop & contemporary, we offer elective classes in ballet, tap, world dance, Bwy, lyrical, acro & technique.
Alli Gallant began Irish Step dancing at the age of four years old. She continued training in Irish dance throughout her childhood while adding other genres to her repertoire, including jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, contemporary, and musical theater.
Eileen began her dance training at multiple schools throughout Virginia, and after graduating high school, she attended Joffrey Ballet School in New York City as a jazz and contemporary trainee. Eileen lives in NYC where she just completed the Broadway Dance Center Professional Semester. She is now teaching at several Tri-State dance studios & is delving into the world of professional performance.
Gina Daugherty is a professional dancer and choreographer in New York City. She has taught ballet, musical theatre, jazz, contemporary and lyrical for the past 8 years in Minnesota, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Long Island.
Leila Mahadin was born and raised in New York City where she began dance training at the age of 5. She has trained in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip hop and contemporary at a variety of schools and performed professionally in various venues including as a dancer for the NBA NJ Nets. She has trained with the Boston Ballet, Ballet Hispanico & Broadway Dance Center.
Michaela is currently on faculty at Broadway Dance Center as a ballet and jazz teacher in the Children and Teen Program, as well as various studios in the tri-state area. She dances with contemporary company solWEST Dance Collaborative and performs along the east coast with the LMproject under the direction of Alisa Claire.
Kellie Johnston has over 30 years of extensive dance training in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and hip hop. She has taught in private studios all over California for the past 14 years and has directed and produced many shows, and led many competitive teams to victory.
Ching Ching earned her B.F.A. in Dance Performance with a minor in Psychology & Social Behavior and Education. She is currently a member of the Portland-based contemporary ballet company, Northwest Dance Project and admits she would be happiest if she could live in the dance room.
Charly is also the Associate Artistic Director of NAGANUMA Dance. She is simultaneously working on her own projects in collaboration with music and film artists. Her choreography has been featured in opera productions, culture competitions, and TV productions in Germany, and at The Cunningham Studio, Judson Memorial Church, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Interborough Repertory Theater, and at many other location in New York. Charly has taught ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, contemporary and theatre dance in Munich and at various locations in New York and New Jersey.
Anthony Languren is a contemporary dancer, and choreographer based out of Los Angeles. He previously trained at Mount San Antonio College, under Amy Bates-Nakamura, Mike Esperanza, Will Johnston, Michelle Shear, and Lee Martino.
Learn this 2 min 30 sec + Int/Adv Contemporary dance routine to "Work Song" by Hozier. This Contemporary dance routine includes a full walk-through of the dance steps by the choreographer so you can learn the entire piece!
Learn this 2 min 30 sec + Int/Adv contemporary dance routine to "Sound of Silence" by Nouela. This contemporary dance routine includes a full walk-through of the dance steps by the choreographer so you can learn the entire piece!
Learn this 3 min + Int/Adv contemporary dance routine to "Yours" by Ella Henderson. This contemporary dance routine includes a full walk-through of the dance steps by the choreographer so you can learn the entire piece!
There are two types of stepdance defined by the type of shoes worn. Reels (4/4 time), light and single jigs (6/8 time,) and slip jigs (9/8 time) are considered to be the lightest and most graceful of the dances. Soft dance shoes,, similar to ballet slippers known as ghillies are worn. Hard shoes have wooden soles and make sounds similar to tap shoes. Hard sole dances include: Hornpipes (2/4 or 4/4 time) and the treble jig (slow 6/8 time). Most competitive stepdances are solo dances, though many stepdancers also perform and compete in traditional set and group figure dances called céilí which are most commonly danced socially at festivals, but competitive céilís are more precise.
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Jojo , the freestyle queen , is from Virginia. When I think of house dance the first name that pops up in my mind is Jojo . I just love how she started her career and all the social things she is doing now. She started her career late at the age of 22. She got in limelight for her ballroom and house dance. Here are some of her most famous works and tutorials that I think will blow your mind and also will be of great help in learning house dancing :
Elevate your skills: for hip-hop dance classes at your fingertips, paid subscription sites like Steezy or Dance Tutorials TV provide a catalogue of recorded sessions that include breakdowns of individual steps, choreo to classic Lauryn Hill, and so much more.
While we're counting down to that, there's time to perfect some break moves. Bonita Saldaña, aka Bgirl Bonita, starts beginners with the toprock before getting into the floor-work that's typical of breaking, like the spin down, six-step and baby freeze. It's fun for kids to do too!
Dancer and choreographer Auti Kamal, aka Miss Auti, introduces newbies to ballet through basic moves, including foot positions, pliés, jumps and turns (complete with a separate instructional on how to properly spot so you don't get dizzy). Her dance tutorials are a beginner's dream: with her positive energy and an approach that's easy to follow and well-paced, her years of experience teaching people of all ages really shines through.
If you're unfamiliar with jazz dance, think about the moves featured in many Broadway musicals, particularly the hip rolls and jazz hands popularized by famed choreographer Bob Fosse. This style of movement is rooted in Black American social dances, the artistic expression of enslaved people, and vaudeville. It was later influenced by ballet, so you'll often find both styles taught by the same instructors or company. Miss Auti offers a great beginner jazz class, but if you'd like to start with Broadway-style instruction, try the 48-minute step-by-step beginner tutorial for Chicago's All That Jazz number.
A type of jazz social dance, swing definitely deserves its own category given its many different variations and styles, such as the Lindy hop, East Coast swing and Charleston, to name a select few. There's nothing quite like watching this fast-paced partnered dance in action. Swing dancing is typically done with a partner, but if you're dancing solo, you can still try out the footwork and brush up on your technique with iLindy's basic tutorials.
The Bachata Dance Academy also offers tutorials on bachata, a style of Latin American dance originating from the Dominican Republic. Get started by learning bachata footwork here or if you have a dance partner ready to go, these beginner tutorials make for a fun activity.
Dancehall is a style of both music and dance originating from Jamaica which is energetic, freeing and upbeat. Need some inspiration? Check out this compilation of dancehall moves to get you motivated, before diving into a tutorial by Jenny JC, a Toronto dancer who has been featured in Rihanna and Sean Paul music videos, among others. She'll show you how to tick tock your hips, wine and go through a beginner dancehall routine.
Elevate your skills: check out Joy of Dance Centre, based in Toronto, which offers virtual Irish step-dance classes taught by Mark B, who finished in the Top 20 at the World Irish Dancing Championship.
When you take a modern dance class, the technique you learn will vary upon the preference of the teacher. Since it is such an emotion-driven genre of dance, students are able to learn great variations of the craft by studying under different instructors. However, there are some movements and choreography that are uniform in studios, and these modern steps can easily be mastered.
It sounds simple enough, but a flat back executed properly takes a distinct amount of discipline and flexibility. After you have bent over, keeping your spine as straight as possible, raise your arms into high fifth with the palms facing inward. Raise the torso back up, simultaneously with the arms as a single fluid movement. This step is a wonderful exhibition of grace and bodily control, almost derived from its ancestor ballet.
A common rule is that all modern dance steps are essentially the derivative of something else. Be it classical ballet or a tree outside your window on an exceptionally windy day, modern dancers find choreography sources in every single movement they witness in life, and the ability to do so is stunning. 2b1af7f3a8