MT Broadway Style Dance with Bryanna
For the Musical Theatre performer who wants to enhance their technique and be a versatile dancer. In this class we will cover the basics in Jazz, Ballet and a few other styles. The first portion of class will be dedicated to proper warm-ups, stretching and technique for the dancer. This knowledge can be applied and used beyond the classroom. The second half of class will be filled with fun combos to help the student learn and interpret choreography. Each week we learn a combo from a new Broadway musical! Students will have a hand in choosing the next week's musical!
Tap Techniques/Combos with Bryanna
BRYANNA NAVARRO grew up in San Diego and moved to New York City to pursue her dreams as a professional performer. She studied at American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Manhattan for two years, then moved to Los Angeles to complete her Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts. Her favorite college credits include Evita and Ghost:The Musical. Bryanna has been teaching Tap since she was in high school, where she was the Founder and President of the Aspire Tap Club. Her dream is to start a business using Tap dance as a form of therapy and hopes to call it “Metal To The Wood”.
This class will be devoted to warming-up the feet and body properly for a tap dancer. We will work on stretching, strengthening and integrating proper technique as well as learning correct vocabulary. Each class will have warmups and combinations to practice at home. Be prepared to move your feet!
All levels welcome. Tap shoes are highly encouraged but not required!
Dance: LAB with Tyler and Nicole
Dance: LAB will be the Academy’s forever-evolving movement space.
This is your opportunity to be the versatile dancer we know you have the strength to be.
When you come into this dance class you won't quite know what to expect, so release any expectations or nerves and commit to giving full out energy no matter what is thrown at you -- THAT is how a dance call in the industry works! You get the project title, some guidelines, and maybe a synopsis of the show. You won’t know the style until you are already learning the first 8 count.
Different styles each week - all levels welcome!
We will begin with a heat building warm up and work on various styles of choreography. Ages 11+.
All levels are welcome — there will be opportunities for questions and clarification. No one will be left behind!
NICOLE DEROUX is a professional dancer, currently touring with the HAMILTON Philip Company. This is her national tour debut, and she debuts with the company in the ensemble as the bullet.
She focuses on commercial musical theatre, street styles, stilettos and contemporary. She is an alumni of Broadway Dance Center’s professional semester, concentrating in street styles and theatre.
Nicole graduated from Drexel University in 2018 with a Bachelors of Science in marketing and a minor in retail merchandising. Over the four years she was a dance scholarship student training in ballet and modern. Nicole was also a featured dancer/model in a national ad campaign for Drexel University, “Ambition Can’t Wait”.
TYLER MCKENZIE (performer, director, choreographer, and educator) was last seen in the Broadway production of Hamilton. He is a Long Island native with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Western Carolina University, where he studied with three-time Tony Award nominee Terrence Mann, former WCU Phillips Distinguished Professor of Musical Theatre, and Charlotte d’Amboise, Mann’s wife and a two-time Tony nominee.
He has since performed regionally and in the Broadway & National Tour productions of Mamma Mia, Matilda, and Hamilton. In 2019, Tyler received the Western Carolina University Young Alumni Award celebrating his level of distinction in his field of work, his commitment to the service of others, and his potential for future leadership/distinction. He also recently received honorary acknowledgement and membership from the National Society of Leadership and Success. Tyler has a major passion for education and has worked with young artists all over the country and online. He is on the current teaching faculty for Bold Dance Project and The Broadway Collective.