Archive for Jazz

Dance To Michael Jackson – Smooth Criminal Edition

 

We’ll be dancing to Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal in my Jazz Dance class on Wednesday, September 7th!

Smooth Criminal

 

What: Dancing to Michael Jackson

Date: Wednesday, September 7th

Time: 7:45pm-8:45pm

Place: Kanopy Dance Studio (341 State St – enter between The Gap & Ragstock)

Cost: $5.00

We will do a warm-up and stretch a bit, and then learn some iconic choreography to “Smooth Criminal”. No registration required. Just show up and dance!

Open to adults and teens who love to dance, love Michael Jackson, love “Smooth Criminal,” love to have fun, or any combination thereof.  No prior dance experience required.

Come dressed to move and no shoes worn off the street allowed on the dance floor (bring clean soled shoes or dance in your socks). There are changing rooms, restrooms and drinking fountains in the studio if you need them.

We will dance in Studio 2. Kanopy Dance has 3 studios and you may need to walk through someone else’s class to get to our class. Don’t worry about it – everyone is used to it. Just try not to be too disruptive. When you get to the top of the stairs, you will be in Studio 1. Remove your shoes and leave them on the shoe rack. Directly in front of you is a door into Studio 2. Pull the door knob (don’t turn it, just pull) and come inside. Make sure to close the door behind you! Walk across to the side of the room with chairs. We’ll start as soon as the class before us wraps up.

Dance Magic Dance! A Very Bowie Dance Class

We’ll be paying tribute to David Bowie in my Broadway Jazz Dance class on Wednesday, January 20th. Come dance a magic dance from Labyrinth with me!

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What: Dancing to David Bowie

Date: Wednesday, January 20th

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Place: Kanopy Dance Studio (341 State St – enter between The Gap & Ragstock)

Cost: $5.00

 

Open to adults and teens who love to dance, love David Bowie, love the film “Labyrinth,” love to have fun or any combination thereof.  No prior dance experience required. Come dressed to move and no shoes worn off the street allowed on the dance floor (bring clean soled shoes or dance in socks/barefoot).

We will do a warm up and stretch a bit, and then learn some choreography to “Magic Dance” from Labyrinth. No registration required. Just show up and dance!

Unlimited Dance Pass – December Only!

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Friends, it is December. You have exactly 1 month to actually do the New Year’s resolutions you’ve been procrastinating on since last January.

AHHHH! Panic!!!!

No, don’t panic. Start dancing now and finish the year on a high note!

Right now, you can purchase a December Unlimited Pass for $50.00. The pass entitles you to all of my Tuesday Ballet (7pm) and Wednesday Broadway Jazz (6pm) classes for the entire month!

Pick the “Unlimited December” from the Paypal drop-down menu:
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NOTE: Pass is valid December 1st – January 6th (no classes December 23rd).

Better Version of Me

Everybody Pliés

Everybody Pliés

by

Heidi Hakseth

 

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Ballet dancers plié an awful lot. plie

Jazz dancers plié in a way that’s really hot.fosse

Hip hop dancers especially need plié.Beat Freaks

Even Highland dancers plié in their own special way.highland

Modern dancers plié in a way that’s deep.Deep Plie

Irish dancers plié only just a peep.Riverdance

Plie when you’re young and hale.Kids ballet

Plié when you’re old to keep from getting frail.senior ballet

You guessed it, tap dancers need to plié too.bojangles portrait 2

Everybody pliés.Group plie

And so should you!

 

 

I’m Makin’ Fliers!

I made up this flier/flyer (how do you spell it?) for my jazz class. If you want to spread the word about how much fun we have in class, feel free to print it out and hang it up somewhere. 🙂

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Giving Up or Going Beyond?

There is a blog post by Shawn Renee Lent that I just really love. Are you a dancer that gave up? In an art form that seems more and more focused on competition success followed by commercial success, it would be easy to think any dancer that doesn’t follow that path has given up on his or her dream. But what if the dream simply changes?

Check out the original blog post here: http://shawnlent.com/?p=1478

Getting the Most out of Private Dance Lessons

“Heidi, can I pay you to give me private lessons?” I have been asked this more than once by students in my group classes, typically on a night when we’ve done some particularly tricky moves. The short answer is “sure.” But most of these students don’t really know what they’re asking.

Who Benefits from Private Lessons? Read more

Audition – Dancers for show in Oct-Nov

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I am choreographing a play! I’m pretty excited about it. I’ll be needing some dancers, so please consider auditioning. Click the link above to see the entire notice.

 

Discounts for my Students!

Years ago I signed up for the Discount Dance Supply teacher program. But since then, I’ve never given my teacher code to my students, and I’m supposed to. What?! I know! Apparently if you use my Teacher ID# at check-out, you’ll get a 10% discount the first time you use it and 5% every time after that.

I’ve always been happy with my online shopping with Discount Dance Supply. If you decide to give them a try, use my code and let me know if it works. 🙂

http://www.discountdance.com

Something Jazzy

This is my musical theater/jazz dance class.