Nuvo Dance Convention!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a Fantastic and Rewarding weekend!!  I just got back to Fairbanks after driving over 700 miles to Anchorage and back to attend the Nuvo Dance Convention.  I was able to take teacher classes with Anthony Morigerato ( Outstanding tap dancer/teacher that has been on America’s got Talent, and SYTYCD as well as holding the Guinness Book of World Records for most tap sounds in a minute!!) where he explained and showed teaching techniques that really worked well with his students.  I’m looking forward to finding a place to hold my own tap classes again and incorporate what I learned from him.

Another teacher class that is changing the way I will be teaching class was with Kim Mcswain,  She has such a way with instructing youth and she was kind enough to let me and the other teachers attending her teacher workshop in on her secrets!!  I really hope I get the opportunity to work with her again in the future!

Other than taking Teacher Workshop classes I was also able to attend many choreography workshop classes as well. Classical Jazz with Ray Leeper, Modern Jazz with Will ?, Contemporary Classes with Stacey Tookey and Travis Wall, Jazz Funk with Kim Mcswain, Tap with Anthony Morigerato, and Hip Hop with Kenny Wormald.

This Dance Convention has inspired me so much!! Living in Fairbanks I know its not easy to obtain such high quality dance instruction from professionals unless your willing to travel to the lower 48.  I see how important it is for our young dancers to experience and benefit from these kind of workshops.  I plan on doing my best to work towards getting my dancers the chance to go to these amazing dance conventions!!

Members of the Dance REVolution Crew before the workshops started

Members of the Dance REVolution Crew before the workshops started

Such a wealth of knowledge on instructing the youth.  Thank you Kim Mcswain

Such a wealth of knowledge on instructing the youth. Thank you Kim Mcswain

All should youtube Anthony Morigerato!!  he is Tap!!!

All should youtube Anthony Morigerato!! he is Tap!!!

The Amazing Ray Leeper and I

The Amazing Ray Leeper and I

One of the best Contemporary choreographers and teachers there is.  Dance REVolution Crew with Stacey Tookey

One of the best Contemporary choreographers and teachers there is. Dance REVolution Crew with Stacey Tookey

The phenomenal Travis Wall!!

The phenomenal Travis Wall!!

Will had such a great energy!!  Loved his teaching style and choreography!

Will had such a great energy!! Loved his teaching style and choreography!

Dance REVolution Crew dancers with Kenny Wormald!!

Dance REVolution Crew dancers with Kenny Wormald!!

The energy and instruction from these teachers and choreographers was so inspiring!!

The energy and instruction from these teachers and choreographers was so inspiring!!

Radioactive Performed at the Tanana Valley State Fair

Dance REVolution Crew Performs Run This Town at the Fair

Classes Start This Week!!!

Reminder that Dance REVolution’s Jr. Hip Hop classes start this Wednesday from 4;30-5:30! Class is held at the Pioneer Park Dance Hall and the doors will be open by 4:15 for registration. Students should wear comfortable clothes, jeans are discouraged, clean non-marking shoes (socks are fine), and be ready to move around and have some fun! I have some great new choreography to teach and I am working on some performance opportunities for interested dancers. Looking forward to catching up with all the returning dancers and meeting new ones!! See you this Wednesday!
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