WHERE Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Brooklyn, NY 11217
WHEN Saturday, February 14, 4-5:30pm
PRICE $20/couple or $15/single
INSTRUCTORS Andre Degas, Cindy Dowden
ABOUT THE CLASS
Kick off your Valentine’s Day with a high energy Salsa class in the New York On 2 style! Move and groove to the rhythms of this passionate Latin music and dance. Class will include stretching, body isolation, and styling techniques and will focus on footwork and basic partner work skills. A great opportunity to learn or refine your social dance skills in a fun, friendly, and exciting environment!
Suggested Attire: Comfortable clothing in which you can easily move. Character shoes, ballroom dance shoes, jazz shoes or thin socks. No street shoes, heels, pumps.
ABOUT ANDRE DEGAS
Andre has danced with the Mambo King Eddy Torres. He performed with Carlos Koenig Latin dance ensemble in many venues and NY night clubs. He was one of the original members of Casa De La Salsa, that group performed in Salsa Congresses in NY and Puerto Rico. He choreographed a Latin jazz medley for his own group Otra Oportunidad. Andre had the privilege to study Afro Cuban with Master Choreographer Pupi (Felix Insua). He performed with his group in the traditional Afro Cuban dances. In jazz Andre Performed with Pepsi Bethel (Authentic jazz Company) and more recently with Sue Samuels (Broadway Dance Center).
ABOUT CINDY DOWDEN
Cindy started dancing as a teenager taking Ballet, Jazz, African and Tap. She performed at the legendary Cotton Club and the Beacon Theatre on numerous occasions. She created her own unique style of dancing infused with elements of African and Jazz, the disciplines she studied as a teen. Cindy’s journey began with the ‘Razz M Tazz Dance Company’, where she learned salsa dancing on the ballroom count. She then studied with the Salsa King and Queen of New York, Eddie and Maria Torres, learning the popular New York On2 dance count, which is the style of dance that Cindy teaches in her workshop. She also studied jazz with Sue Samuels and performed in the Broadway Dance Center’s Tribute to Frank Hatchett. Cindy began performing Salsa in 2002 in Congresses around the world and she is currently performing with the professional dance groups of Dulce Bembe and Mambo Bravo. With several years of performance experience under her belt, Cindy started teaching in 2007 and currently hosts dance workshops, classes and privates in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and Long Island.
More Information & Reservation:
mmdg.org or http://bit.ly/VDAYatMARKMORRIS