Workshops & Events
tap workshopS WITH heather Cornell
Sunday, November 24
For Intermediate/Advanced dancers
- 1:30-3:00 PM – Musical Tap Technique
Ms. Cornell has her own brand of technique, inspired by many of the masters that she studied with and honed for the last 35 years. Challenged by her mentor, the great bassist Ray Brown, she was encouraged to reintroduce the connection of tap dance to the musical world. Her technique classes are rooted in music and explore how the basics elements of tap dance connect to important musical concepts like pulse, groove and time. Come and explore in a new way!
- 3:15-4:45 PM – Improvisation/Musicality
Heather Cornell’s work is known worldwide as “visual music”. She has collaborated with some of the best musicians in world music and jazz internationally, challenging her own creative process to synthesize a tap style that IS music. In this class, Ms. Cornell will guide dancers through an exploration of improvisation and tap vocabulary as it relates to the physicality of music. Her teaching philosophy is one that challenges the student explore and mature their own artistic style. Through improv games and exercises, you’ll leave with some new inspiration on how to “play the music”.
Thursday, December 5 – 7:30-9:00PM
Originating in LA in the 1970s, waacking remains one of the most expressive and musically driven dance styles. Inspired by famous movie stars of the 1900s, explore foundations, drills and your individual style with guided freestyle exercises and concepts. Come join Ashley as we express, connect and move!
Open level with concepts suited to beginner and experienced dancers in the style, alike.