Laura Osterhaus Rosenstone teaching Jazz Funk (This style is a fusion form that incorporates the fundamentals of authentic jazz and street/club styles, all serving the individual’s pursuit of finding groove in their relationship with the music.)
Dashawn Davis teaching Hip Hop/Street Jazz (This class will depict the attributes of street jazz combined with the rawness of Hip Hop. Giving you performance quality with an execution of high energy and the multiple elements of hip hop.)
Nate Odell teaching Tutting/Animation/Freestyle (This class will focus on the fundamentals of Tutting and Animation to offer space for dancers to explore their own freestyling.) +
Angelica Pole teaching VOP Jazz (VOP Jazz was created and founded by the pioneer of jazz, Frank Hatchett. Hatchett's signature style emphasizes individual flavor, funk, jazz technique, and performance. This is an all-inclusive leveled dance class full of high energy, strength-building, and soul!) and Majorette (Majorette is a high-step and energetic marching style well known in historically black colleges, universities, communities, or HBCUs. This style incorporates a variety of styles such as West African, jazz, hip-hop, and more. If you are interested in taking a non-gender bias, beginner-friendly class that is fresh, soulful, and a workout- majorette dance is for you!)
Jesmyda Viyano teaching AfroVibez (Afrobeats dance is a diverse and fascinating style originating predominantly from Sub-Saharan Africa. It evolved from traditional African dance styles following the creation of Afrobeat music. AfroVibez is an all-level, high-energy Afrobeat dance class focusing on community building, confidence, and freestyle.)
Allana Scudder teaching Contemporary Hip-Hop (This style combines strength and length within contemporary dance while adding stylistic and dynamic choices stemming from hip-hop fundamentals.)
Miranda Lawson teaching House (This class will focus on the foundations and basics of house dance. We will explore rhythm and musicality through variations of different steps and choreography.)
SHAKIA THE KEY COMPANY INTENSIVE
live in the workroom at 33 Hawley Street, Northampton MA
ONE WEEK INTENSIVE
MONDAY- FRIDAY, 5:00PM-8:15PM
SATURDAY AUG 6, SHOWING at 7 PM
Intensive Pricing: $100/week for 1 class $170/week for 2 classes $20 drop in
Show Pricing: $10 for festival participants/$15 public ($5 student and senior in need)
Shakia The Key is a newly established project-based dance company based in Western Massachusetts that focuses on street dance styles through performance and education. During this summer intensive, Shakia Barron will be joined by professional collaborators on her newest work, Genesis, for her project-based dance company Shakia The Key. This intensive offers an exciting opportunity to train with this collection of artists in one place, as Shakia and collaborators will teach various street dance styles from their unique approach and background.
Genesis is doubly significant–a dance work and a launching point. This project will serve as the beginning of Shakia The Key, a project-based dance company. After choreographing and directing 50+ dance works for various organizations and educational institutions, Shakia Barron is excited to create with a revolving group of professional dancers to further develop her work as it centers Hip-Hop and other street dance forms to build expansive knowledge, understanding, and love. Genesis will premiere in September 2022, platforming Barron’s artistic values of collaboration and community as a means to generate possibilities for embodied connection, between performers and audience members, investing in the generation of kinesthetic empathy. These classes are open to all levels.