Day of Dance
February 3, 2024
Dorothea Laub Dance Place
2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106
Registration is now open!
Creative Percussion (Noa) - Open level - Dive into the rhythm-packed world of body percussion, junkyard item orchestration, and dynamic bucket drumming with movement in this unique class! Explore individual and group elements, honing skills in timing, synchronization, and the interplay of music theory with movement. Don't forget your hard-soled shoes for an immersive rhythmic experience! No musical or percussive experience is necessary.
Open Tap (Noa) - We'll work on developing existing skills, adapted to the participants' level. We'll touch base with musicality, counting, staying in the pocket, and understanding rhythm better within tap dance. Finally, we'll dance a cool combo to some funky tunes and work on our performance, precision, and style.
Ballet Folklorico (Alex) - Open level - Embark on a cultural journey with Alex as he teaches the vibrant "Calabaceado" dance style from Baja California, set to the lively beats of Norteño music. Master energetic steps, jumps, and kicks, immersing yourself in the spirited essence of this unique Mexican art form. Open level. Closed-toe shoes are recommended, preferably sneakers. Participants may use their Folklorico shoes/boots.
Beginner Tap (Mikah) - Discover the joy of tap dance, whether you're a beginner or refining your foundational steps. Join this class to learn the building blocks of tap, refine rhythm, enhance coordination, and unite your feet, arms, and body seamlessly to the music. Enjoy a fun and welcoming environment suitable for all. Closed-toe shoes are recommended - preferably sneakers/boots. Participants may use their tap dance shoes.
Int/Adv Tap (Dylan) - Immerse yourself in rhythmic tap dance with our intermediate/advanced class, where precision meets creativity. Led by Dylan, this dynamic class emphasizes choreography, challenging dancers to master intricate footwork while expressing individual style. Elevate your skills as you explore diverse rhythmic patterns and syncopated sequences. Tap shoes are required.
Int/Adv Tap (Dani) - Perfect your musicality, choreography pickup, and personal style in this class. Engage in enjoyable yet challenging exercises and combinations that not only refine your skills but also foster a sense of community through rhythm. Join us for a class that harmoniously blends skill development and a supportive dance community. Tap shoes are required.
Int/Adv Tap (Carina) - Join Carina's tap class, featuring live musical accompaniment. Dive into exercises and combinations designed to elevate your musicality and enhance your rhythmic expression. This class is a unique opportunity to sync your steps with live music and take your tap skills to the next level. Tap shoes are required.
Tap Improv (Dylan) - Dive into the art of rhythmic expression with Dylan's open-level tap improvisation class. The class welcomes dancers of all levels, offering a dynamic blend of precision, personal style, and a supportive community. Join us in exploring the joy of improvisation, mastering musicality, and connecting with fellow tap enthusiasts.
Musical Theatre (Dani) - Open level - Step into the enchanting world of musical theatre in our open-level class, where Jazz technique merges with stylization and expression. Elevate your dance education amidst a vibrant and inclusive environment that celebrates the joy of movement and the artistry of musical theatre. Jazz shoes are recommended, socks and bare feet are ok too.
Contemporary (Mikah) - Open level - Dive into a warm-up, center technique, choreography, and elements of structured improvisation. A class that advances through movement innovation and exploration, drawing from various dance forms. This class challenges participants to explore their quality of movement, musicality, and performance. No special shoes are required.
Yoga (Tara) - Open level - This vinyasa yoga class will allow each individual to explore the strength of their body, challenge their mind, encourage their breath, and build a community of togetherness. Tara's goal is to share flows that uplift, ground, and ultimately balance the body and mind. Bare feet or socks required. Yoga mat required.
Jam and Showcase - Cap off this exhilarating Day of Dance with our electrifying all-styles Jam Session and Showcase!
Jam: Join members of DrumatiX and fellow dance enthusiasts in an inclusive and dynamic atmosphere where diverse dance styles converge. Unleash your creativity, freestyle with abandon, and celebrate the universal language of movement, making this jam session the perfect finale to a day filled with inspiration and skill-building.
Showcase: Participants have the chance to craft and present their unique dance pieces, spanning a kaleidoscope of styles. Whether you're showcasing your own creation or enjoying the diverse performances, this will be a celebration of individual artistry and collective passion, making it a memorable and inspiring culmination of our Day of Dance! All dance styles welcome! Solos-duos-trios up to 2 minutes, groups of 4 or more up to 3 minutes.
Noa Barankin, Founder, Artistic Director, and Choreographer of DrumatiX, is a performing artist with extensive experience in touring with drumming and tap dance companies in Israel and New England, in theatre direction and choreography, and instruction in private studios and schools. Most recently Noa held the position of Adjunct Professor of Tap at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Noa has achieved national accolades and critical reviews for her work. She brings a wealth of expertise, combining her musical and dance education and training with her professional experience in the arts.