Level: Advanced Beginner
Date: Saturday November 18
Instructor: Madina Agénor
Register online at Mindbody or in-person at Integrarte
This high-energy jazz class helps students learn how to connect movement into dynamic and fluid phrases, build the skills they need to properly execute leaps and turns, and take their performance quality to the next level. The class starts with a set warm-up and exercises that improve rhythm, coordination, musicality, and technique. Progressive phrases done across the floor are followed by a dynamic combination that incorporates elements of classical, modern, and contemporary jazz. Set to popular music ranging from pop, R&B, and folk, this class will move your body and soul in a fun and supportive environment!
Madina Agénor has extensive training in classical, modern, and contemporary jazz dance, which she has studied for the past 25 years at Joy of Motion Dance Center in Washington, DC, Brown University in Providence, Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway in New York City, and Jeannette Neill Dance Studio in Boston. She has also studied modern, ballet, hip hop, and West African dance. Madina’s performance and choreography experience includes Wellesley College Dancers, Wellesley College FreeStyle, Brown University’s Fusion Dance Company, New York City-based A.H. Dance Company, Tribe: The Dance Company, and Cambridge Dance Company. Madina has taught jazz classes and workshops to teens and adults at Brookline Academy of Dance and the Z Spot and as part of Rainbow Tribe’s dance workshop series. She credits master jazz teachers Helen Hayes, Sheila Barker, and Joyce King with helping her develop into the jazz dancer and teacher she is today. When she is not dancing, Madina is an Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she focuses on women’s and LGBTQ health.
Links to Madina’s dancing and choreography:
- Sue Casey Murray’s intermediate/advanced jazz class at Jeannette Neill Dance Studio (black pants and blue shirt, back row): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt18L4zc5gA.
- Untold Secrets, Brown University’s Fusion Dance Company: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoPym3S-aOU.
- A Suivre, A.H. Dance Company: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz7AgxKw7_Q.
- Berita, A.H. Dance Company: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA1ap3YvthE.
11/18; register online at Mindbody or in-person at Integrarte