The Alloy School
Saturday, May 15, 2021 | See Class Times Below!
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The spring session of The Alloy School starts Saturday, May 1st and runs through June 5th! We are thrilled to introduce three new classes and two new instructors to the program! Registration is currently available through KST’s signature Pay What Makes You Happy! pricing.
The Alloy School is a creative and noncompetitive community where professional dancers guide learning. We value the unique expression of students of every age and are excited to move! The Alloy School offers a variety of movement styles such as; West African, Vogue Styles, Capoeira, Creative Movement/Hip-Hop, Ballet and Jazz/Contemporary!
KST is delighted to be partnering with PearlArts to continue The Alloy School as a virtual learning platform via Zoom. Classes have been programmed by PearlArts with their expertise in dance forms and educational practices
Creative Movement / Hip-Hop (ages 3-6) 9:00am – 9:45am
Class will begin with a short visual meditation followed by movement games and prompts to inspire imagination. The second half will be a Hip-Hop class with instruction in Freeze, Crabwalk, and basic footwork, culminating in a freestyle. Instructed by Joy-Marie Thompson.
Ballet (ages 7-12) 9:00am – 9:55am
This class will put a fun spin on a traditional Ballet format. With a focus on posture and body alignment, exercises will be added to help strengthening and stretching. Center movement and small combinations will be added as the class progresses. Instructed by Chandler Bingham
Capoeira (all ages) 10:00am – 10:55am
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.
Jazz / Contemporary (ages 7-12) 10:00am – 10:55am
This class will focus on the fundamentals of Jazz and Contemporary dance technique, following upbeat rhythms and style while developing strength and flexibility. Fun combinations will be created by utilizing upper body movement, floor work, and turns. Instructed by Chandler Bingham.
Vogue Styles (all ages) 11:00am – 11:55am
Vogue Styles presents the fundamentals of vogue dancing and classic runway. Each class will incorporate contemporary movements, targeting core strength, grace, clean lines, balance, and control. Students will learn how to incorporate key hand and body movements with popping, dipping, and spinning. Instructed by Tinky.
West African (all ages) 11:00am – 12:00pm
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.
Photos by Kitoko Chargois