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Toronto, Ontario 416-368-1990 Toll-free North America 15 Richmond ST E, Toronto, Ontario M5C1N2
FREE Vernacular Jazz Dance Classes
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
Date: October 15, 2018 to October 15, 2018
Where: Sony Centre For The Performing Arts, 1 Front St E,, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5E 1B2
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Concerts & Music
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Vernacular Jazz is a collection of dances created in the African-American communities during the late 1800's through mid 1900's, to jazz and swing music.  From the Charleston to the shimmy, to Snake Hips, to the Suzy Q, we'll dance to some snazzy rhythms while learning the moves and grooves of original jazz dancing, and the tricks that bring this dance to life. © photo Alvin Collantes • No previous experience required.• Please wear comfortable clothing. • Washrooms are available for changing.• Bring your own water bottle.  Class capacity is 50 participants. 25 spots are being reserved for drop-in participants. Please arrive early to sign-in. Late comers will not be allowed entrance.About the Instructor - Natasha PowellNatasha Powell is the founding artistic director of Holla Jazz. She has made numerous appearances on film, television and stage, including the: HBO Series The L Word; Nickelodeon movie Spectacular!; and feature film Centre Stage 2. She was the co-director of Catalyst Dance Company and is the co-creator of the acclaimed dance-theatre project, Gimme One Riddim: A Tribute to Ska. After a New York residency period researching vernacular jazz, Natasha created Holla Jazz, where all jazz dances, hip hop, and house intersect to reinvigorate the idea of freedom and expressing one's own identity through the spirit of jazz.  Class Location & Arrival Information Location: The Sony Centre For The Performing Arts - Rehearsal Hall Entrance: Yonge Street Entrance (located along Yonge Street on the west side of the building halfway between Front St. and Esplanade - SEE PHOTO BELOW). Doors will open at 5:30PM Community Class Liability Waiver. As a participant, you only need to complete and return this form once.  After that, you are eligible to participate in all community classes.  Copies of this form are available upon arrival at each class.  Alternatively, you may print and complete this form in advance and bring it with you to your first class. Community Class Rules