PTP Interview Series: Robyn Harris
DJD’s PTP program is an eight-month training experience. The PTP is dedicated to the development of skilled and knowledgeable jazz dance artists. The program runs Monday to Friday, September to May, with three to four hours of training each day. Participants study Jazz, Tap, Jazz Improvisation, West African, Swing, Latin, Core Strength, Jump Rhythm Jazz Style, DJD Repertoire, Jazz History and Jazz Music Appreciation.
1. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE PTP?
This will be my 3rd season in the Professional Training Program.
2. WHAT HAS THIS YEAR BEEN LIKE BEING BACK IN THE STUDIO? HOW HAS MOVEMENT HELPED YOU THROUGH?
Being back in the studio has been so healing for me. There is nothing like connecting with people’s energies in a shared space! Movement has been vital to my wellbeing in this time of uncertainty. I am so grateful to be coming to a program I love every day!
3. HOW HAS YOUR PROGRAM EXPERIENCE BEEN SO FAR AND WHAT HAS CHANGED IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO JAZZ DANCE?
My experience has been nothing short of magic – each year has offered me something different and unique, and I continue to learn and grow with each class. Through jazz, I have been able to find my own voice and power in the realm of dance, and gain a deeper understanding of the roots and history of jazz.