This vibrant dance style, a close relative to hip hop, was born out of the music revolution in Chicago during the post-disco era, giving birth to house music. If you enjoy the idea of grooving to an up tempo beat, then house dance is for you. The style is mostly known for its unique version of footwork. It is also heavily influenced by Jazz, Latin, African, Funk and Hip Hop styles. This class will be an all levels class in which we will break down fundamental grooves and footwork patterns so you can have more tools to express yourself to the music. We will also go over common variations to the fundamental moves and choreography. Sneakers are recommended.
Om Amalia Wiatr Lewis
Amalia Wiatr Lewis (Los Angeles, USA) is an interdisciplinary dance artist. Growing up studying and competing with Martial Arts, she was 19 when she began dancing. After beginning with release technique and other contemporary styles, she started studying house dance and other clubs styles in 2018. She has made several evening length dance works with Samuel Wentz, a former member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company. She has performed for national and international artists at galleries and museums, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, Crush Curatorial in New York, Kurimanzutto Gallery (ME), and the Bergen Kunsthall (NO). She has shown her own work in Philadelphia, Idaho, Oregon, and Karachi, Pakistan. She is currently an MFA student at the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art in Trondheim, Norway.