The Alloy School
Saturday, March 6, 2021 | 9:00am – 12:15pm
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The Alloy School is a creative and noncompetitive community where professional dancers guide learning. The whole family can enjoy Alloy School’s diverse range of classes including West African, Latin Styles, Capoeira, Hip-Hop, Ballet/Jazz and Ballet dance styles.
KST is delighted to be partnering with PearlArts to relaunch The Alloy School as a virtual learning platform via Zoom until we are able to gather again safely in person. Classes have been programmed by PearlArts with their expertise in dance forms and educational practices.
The winter session begins Saturday, March 6 and runs through April 10. It is the first of an ongoing rotation of classes that will be offered in six week sessions. Registration is currently available through KST’s signature Pay What Makes You Happy! pricing program. Sign your child up for classes, or choose a family registration and make it an event for everyone!
Ballet / Jazz (ages 3-6) 9:00am – 9:55am
This class serves as a primer for our younger dancers interested in the classical forms. It includes a warm-up, basic ballet and jazz steps, center movement, simple choreography, and free dance time. Instructed by Joy-Marie Thompson.
Ballet (ages 7-12) 9:00am – 9:55am
This class teaches fundamentals of ballet, including terminology, technique, and placement. Classes cover movement combinations, center exercises and elements of floor work. Instructed by LaTrea Derome.
Hip-Hop (ages 7-12) 10:00am – 10:55am
Hip hop is a high-energy class that combines the styles of breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Instructed by LaTrea Derome.
Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art disguised as a dance and performed to musical instruments and traditional Brazilian songs. Training Capoeira helps to enrich cultural perspective, and illustrates the importance of music, art, and movement in history and in social change. Instructed by José Pérez IV.
Latin Styles (Family) 11:00am – 11:55am
This class samples Latin American and Caribbean dances, music, and culture! Open to all levels and ages, families can share in the joys of embodying energizing rhythmic patterns and expression in this high energy movement class! Instructed by Luciana Brussi.
West African (Family) 11:00am – 12:15pm
This class will guide you through the fundamentals of traditional West African dance, with an emphasis on drums and accompanying drum rhythms. Classes start with a warm-up, followed by a sequence of movements across the floor. Instructed by Chrisala Brown.
The Alloy School is made possible with support from The Grable Foundation and is relaunched in collaboration with PearlArts as part of the PearlArts @ KST Mutual-Aid Residency.