Course Description: This course is for dancers at any skill level who, like Marie (Our Dance Instructor), love Broadway musicals, featuring only Broadway show tunes from beginning to end. After a short warm up, students will learn choreography using a Broadway musical soundtrack. Marie will also share the history of the musical, the composer, the artists, including production anecdotes. Part of the experience of being in a musical is to sing, and so students will also be encouraged to learn some lyrics and sing their hearts out! If you love Broadway musicals this is the class for you!
About the Instructor: Marie (she/her) is a professional dancer, signer and dance teacher with 40 years experience, performing in more than 3000 shows over 4 continents. She studied in Montreal, New York and Paris, and holds a diploma from the Canadian Dance Teachers Association with a Highly Commended mention. “My greatest happiness and my highest achievement in life is the ability to stir in my students the joy of dance that animates my life. Whether it is Waltz, Cha Cha, Broadway or Tap, there is no more euphoric experience than moving your body through space to great music. I believe that everyone can enjoy dancing and have their life enhanced through dance. In my classes, I aim to inspire joy, teach technique and introduce choreography in the context of laughter and fun. While I guide and correct, I don’t make my students feel self-conscious or criticized. Dance and music have been my life’s work and my enduring passion. Nothing brings me more satisfaction than sharing that passion with my students. For that reason, at the end of every class I say, from the bottom of my heart: ‘Thank you for dancing with me.'”
Required Materials: Comfortable Shoes!
Required Knowledge: None!