The day we met tap legend, Savion Glover

Inspirational. Incredible. Impeccable tap dancer.

On Sunday, 6th April 2014, Artistry Youth Dance attended a tap master class with the renowned tapper, Savion Glover. He taught us that it is not just counting ‘eight and one, two and three’, but starting from the beginning, in order to have structure and a clear mind. When watching Savion Glover tap, you saw the power, determination and precision of his technique, which communicate the message through the sound. It didn’t matter what steps you tapped, but the mattered was, the sound that came out. What he had originally displayed whilst tapping, was the particular nuance within the sound. As he demonstrated this, we watched, listened and counted in order to gauge our own attention on the different steps, but correct sound. The master class presented the opportunity to understand tap and what tapping really is about and how it has descended upon modern day. 

By Imani (Company Dancer)

Adam Parson Masterclass

Today we were delighted to welcome back Adam Parson from LA who taught the students an inspirational Jazz workshop. Adam is an international choreographer, teacher and dancer from LA and his classes are always incredibly inspiring!! Get in touch if you want to come to one of our next workshops! Read more about Adam at www.adamparson.com

 

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I Heart Ballet Black!

So the Artistry Youth Dance members went to see Ballet Black at the Bernie Grants Arts Centre. It gave the students a great opportunity to watch a professional company that represents and showcases Black and Asian ballet dancers. The pieces were beautiful and we were fortunate enough to have met the Company dancers after the show!