The second half the June workshop focused on incorporating Acro movements into Contemporary style dance. The guest teacher, Ms. Michelle asked everyone to get started with some improvisation. She reminded everyone to keep moving, and no matter what, try not to be shy and just commit to whatever it is they were doing.
After a few minutes of improv, she pulled everyone back to attention while she started to teach a short routine.
Once everyone had learned the entire routine, everyone divided up in small groups to perform the number for everyone else. Ms. Michelle asked the dancers to improve as a group, working together for the first several bars before the choreography began.
Ms. Michelle offered some tips and then everyone did the piece again in 2 large groups.
She pulled out a small group of the dancers who she felt were not only doing the choreography well, but also really going for the improv. section and showing a great deal of intensity and expression.
All in all, there were SO many great things happening during this master class. Such great dancing, creative improvisation, unique choreography and such great insensity of emotions.
It was a wonderful class. Every single student seemed to learn so much and displayed such fine work.