Education

Dance Now! has a long standing commitment to Arts Education reaching over 15,000 children in the past 15 years through a variety of programs including Dance In Public Schools program and educational performances at the Little Haiti Cultural Center as part of the Cultural Passport program. The Dance NOW!/ Little Haiti summer dance intensive offers classes in classical and Folkloric dance; 75% of the students receive scholarship. Dance NOW!'s apprenticeship program provides mentoring and performance opportunities for highly talented youth; former apprentices often have pursued their dance education at prestigious institutions such as the AILEY/Fordham program, New World School of the Arts, SUNY Purchase and the the Boston Conservatory. Former apprentices are now working professionally with organizations such as Nai Ni Chen, Jennifer Muller/the Works, Dallas Black Dance Theater, Ballet Hispanico 2, Buglisi Dance, Holland America Cruise Lines and some return to Miami dance with the company.

Classes

Adult professional classes resume September 11, 2017.

 

Monday 9:30 - 11:00 Modern

Wednesday 9:30 - 11:00 Ballet

Friday 9:30 - 11:00 Jazz

 

First class is $20 which includes registration. Additional classes are $10 each, cash or check only.

 

Classes and times are subject to company rehearsal and performance schedule. Please call 305-975-8489 or email info@dancenowmiami.org 24 hours prior to class to confirm.

Outreach

Dance Now!’s Educational Outreach has reached over 5,000 students since its inception, combining several elements to create the most enriching experience for each venue. The program is aligned with the State of Florida Sunshine State Standards and FCAT preparedness.

 

The Performance Experience

 

DNE presents a lecture demonstration on the development of Contemporary Western dance from Ballet to the MTV generation, including the differences and the similarities between Ballet, Modern and Jazz dance. This presentation is followed by a presentation of repertory dances and a question and answer session where the students apply their new knowledge and talk to the dancers about professional life.

 

The Classroom Experience

 

Master Classes are offered in Modern, Modern Jazz, Ballet, as well as Yoga and Pilates. This aspect of the program encourages self-discipline and self-motivation, challenging the students to assimilate new material and information quickly. The Yoga and Pilates classes help the participants to develop body-mind-breath connections, very important elements in performance preparation, injury rehabilitation, and stress relief.

 

The Creative Experience

 

Improvisation, exploration and composition workshops: Through structured improvisation and compositions classes, DNE’s directors present basic choreographic tools, and teach form and structure in dance, guiding the students in the exploration and creation of their own work.

 

Creation of new work: DNE directors create new choreographic work on the students to be performed in the school’s repertory, and to be used for auditions. Combined with the technique classes, the creation of new work allows the students to learn new movement styles and then apply these styles in a choreography, creating a more valuable experience.

 

For detailed information, contact DNE at info@dancenowmiami.org

World Dance Summer Intensive

The Dance NOW! Miami World Dance Sumer Intensive is designed for dancers ages 12-18 with an intermediate to advanced level of dance training. Students will work closely with professional instructors to build technique and foster their talent, maximizing their full potential as dancers. Students will study a range of styles from Ballet and Modern Jazz to West African and Haitian Folklore, and the Intensive culminates with an informal performance in the Little Haiti Cultural Complex.

 

For 2017 dates, fees and information contact: info@dancenowmiami.org or call 305.975.8489. Or visit our Facebook page.