“Do it Like a Dude” Knight with a Twist show 2012

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Upcoming performance!!

The Dance REVolution Crew is performing at the 53rd annual Cham Fashional.  This is a pretty big black tie event with tickets selling at $100 a piece so we wanted to do something really special.  “Walking on Air” choreographed by Kendell Macomber and Kadey Ambrose is a truly phenomenal dance number that fuses Hip hop with Ballet and Jazz.  As the theme of this years Cham is “Circus” our characters are tight rope walkers.  The Crew has been preparing for this for slightly over a month, and been overcoming obstacles the whole way.  We’re dancing with umbrellas as props, and we choreographed a lot of the dance before we recieved the umbrellas from, Baum’s, a dance store.  Turns out the umbrellas were crap!!  Many arrived broken or with missing chunks of fabric, while others broke shortly after inspection.  Baum’s refused to reimburse or send new umbrellas without more payment so in short.  DON’T ORDER FROM BAUM’S!!  They’ll rip you off!! The performers were starting to sweat and worry on how to deal with this issue, which after some brain-storming was solved with fabulous duct-tape!  Also the other obstacle was the fact that I was sewing the pants!!  Too busy to sew!!!  In the end I got them done, maybe not as well-made as they could have been, but they still look fabulous. (If I do say so myself!)

Shout out to all the performers: Carol, Chantel, Yolanda, Rebekah, Iris, Kadey, Jeni, Jasmine, and Jenna for putting so much time and effort into making this dance look and feel spectacular!!  You are all wonderful dancers and it has been my pleasure to work with you!!  Thanks so much!

Will be posting pictures shortly after Saturday!!!  So stay tuned!!

Springfest 2012, My Beginning Hip Hop Class at UAF. Excellent work dancers!!!

The Lazy Song performed by the Jr. Dance Revolution Crew for the Cham Fashionale 2011

A Night of World Dance Performance with Dance Revolution Crew performing “Closer” by Goapele

Cham Fashional Rehearsals for Dance Revolution Crew. Fun For Me

New Semester and Upcoming Performance

I know it has been awhile since my last post.  Sorry about that, life has just been a bit crazy lately.  This break I had the pleasure to work with Jeremy Knutsen and Jordan Julian in the middle schools of Fairbanks.  They are two wonderful hip-hop teachers and choreographers that came up from L.A to teach workshops at a local studio and teach dance at Tanana and Ryan Middle Schools. 

Jordan Julian, Kendell Macomber, Jeremy Knutsen (from L-R)

Working in the schools was fun and tiring!  Every class I did the sit-ups and push ups with them, so by the end of the two weeks I had done over 5,000 sit-ups.  Jeremy and jordan’s styles contrasted each other nicely, and I learned a lot from them. 

  Good luck Jordan with the ABDC tryouts, and hopefully we will see you back up here for Summer Fine Arts Camp.

On another important note, dance classes have started back up at the dance hall! 

Jr’s. Hip Hop class is Wednesday 4:30-5:30

Adults hip hop class is Thursday 7-8:00

 I encourage showing up at least ten minutes early!!!

In the Jr class we work on everything from breakdancing, tutting, waving, gliding, to popping, locking, choreography and much more!  My adult class is more choreography orientated.  We do work on specific techniques that apply to the choreography piece we’re doing.  There are many performance opportunities as well.

Speaking of performing, my adult group the Dance Revolution Crew will be performing this Sunday at the Night of World Dance fundraiser for the American Cancer Association.  We are performing a fantastic piece!!  The best yet!  I hope you are able to come out and support some fantastic local talent and its all for a really good cause.  Show is at the Civic Center in Pioneer Park at 1:00!