Black Choreographers Festival WORKSHOPS

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Black Choreographers Festival WORKSHOPS

SAT OCT 16 | Times Vary
$10 (+$3 service fee) per workshop

Celebrate Black movement! The Black Choreographers Festival on October 15th & 16th brings together some of the strongest movement artists in the region to showcase new work, celebrate exceptional artistry and expand learning opportunities.

Evening Showcases on October 15th & 16th each begin at 7PM and include multiple performances as well as a post event talk back.
Workshops begin on Saturday October 16th at 9:30am and run through 3:45pm.

Satruday Workshop schedule. Individual Workshops are $10 (+ $3 service fee)

9:30AM -10:45AM

11AM - 12:15PM

Lunch Break: 12:15PM - 1PM

1PM - 2:15PM

2:30PM - 3:45PM

Workshop Info:

  • Afro-Contemporary: Instructor Angel Chinn

The class is a mash-up of contemporary dance & black culture, fusing African, hip-hop, and social dances with more traditional modern techniques. Dancers will be challenged technically and encouraged to explore their own authentic movement/groove, through moments of improvisation and freedom to play within choreography. 

  • Hip Hop: Instructor Chris Andrews
  • Jazz: Instructor Elena Euell

So excited to teach Jazz because it is my favorite genre!  I want to try and make sure I get to see the different personalities as well as skill levels of all of my students. When I teach I like to use music that inspires a mood or brings back a memory.  This encourages the class to use their imagination!  This includes the warm-up, across the floor exercises, and choreography.  This class is also going to bring the ones in the back to the front because that’s who I pay attention to the most!  Hidden gems are what make this experience all worth it.  If I can make an impact and bring someone’s confidence to the forefront then no one will ever forget this experience!

  • Liturgical Dance: Instructor Frances James

Liturgical dance focuses on deepening and focusing of the worship event; it is not ornamental or decorative. Dancers will learn the background of Liturgical dance while enhancing their technique in Ballet, Modern, Jazz and African dance. 

The class will consist of a warm-up and across-the-floor work that will end in a center combination composed of the skills taught in class. The goal is for dancers to be engaged and have a great time while praising the Lord.  This is an open-level class.

  • Contemporary/Modern: Instructor Ronnique Antoinette

Contemporary Modern is a highly physical class that utilizes floorwork, initiations & expansive movement to build strength & precision with flow & release.

  • Hip Hop: Instructor Seylse

The purpose of this class is to immerse students in hip hop through a challenging sequence of movements. Students will learn movement based in Hip Hop techniques. The class begins with a follow-along warm-up accompanied by learning a combination.

  • Umfundalai: Instructor Krystal Collins


Want to attend all workshops?

Purchase a  Workshop Pass: $40 (+$3 Service Fee)

Want to attend all workshops AND Saturday night performance?

Purchase a Workshop & In-Person Performance Pass: $45 (+$3 Service Fee)


Covid Safety Policy 

  • Vaccination Status: 
    • All audiences ages 12+  entering the theater space for performances, screenings, workshops or other theater-based gatherings are requested to be vaccinated against Covid-19. We ask that you bring a copy of your vaccination card or a photo of your card as proof of vaccination status.  If you have chosen to avoid vaccination due to religious or health exemption, please have proof of a negative Covid-19 test within 48 hours of entering the premises.
  • Masks: Please wear your mask during your visit unless you are actively consuming a beverage. Masks are required in all areas of the building, including the gallery and theater.
  • Food/Drink: A limited bar will be available for purchase and consumption prior to and during theater-based events. Outside food and drink is prohibited.
  • Spacing: This event will be at full capacity. We are a small venue and physical distancing will be very limited.  You will likely have fellow audience members sitting directly next to, in front of, and behind you, at a distance of less than 6 feet.

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