Broadway Dance Center of New York City is the epicenter of elite dance training; six of their veteran dance staff are visiting Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) Alexandria studio at 5775 Barclay Drive to teach master dance classes in jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, rhythm tap, ballet, and Broadway tap on Sat., Sept. 21, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 22 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. For registration and class fees, go to www.metrpolitanarts.org.
Instead of parents traveling to New York City for the specialized and reputable dance training, MSA is giving intermediate and advanced dance students the opportunity to learn from notable dance instructors who are currently training professional dancers, and exposing those students to different styles/teachers in a more intimate setting, without the travel hassle and extra costs.
ABOUT MASTER CLASS INSTRUCTORS:
Master class instructors from Broadway Dance Center include: Sheila Barker, teaching jazz, a choreographer and performer for the past 12 years in such places as Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Europe and across the U.S; Chio, a native of Japan, studied at world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and will be teaching hip-hop; Ginger Cox will teach contemporary dance, faculty member at Broadway Dance Center and Pace University in New York City; Jose de la Cuesta is a well-known director/choreographer, working with: A Chorus Line, Sugar Babies, West Side Story, and 42nd Street, and teaching Broadway jazz; Dylan Smith also teaches contemporary dance and performed with The Japan and North American tours of 42nd St. and JUBILEE!; and Nicholas Young will instruct rhythm tap, hailing from New York, he’s a dancer, musician and choreographer, most recently a cast member of the Off Broadway sensation STOMP. In addition to Broadway Dance Center instructors, Dustin Layton will teach ballet, as he was a performer of the Boston Ballet and joined the Broadway Company of Phantom of the Opera.
METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (MSA):
Lorton, Va.-based, Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) is the first Washington, D.C. area, private, secondary performing arts school, founded in 2013 by Melissa Dobbs. The MSA performing arts studios in Alexandria and Lorton, Va. have taught dance, music and theater to more than 10,000 students since 2001. Noted for its world-class instructors, MSA offers high quality performing arts training in a ground breaking, holistic learning environment that cultivates creativity, builds community and empowers students. The organization was featured in Dance Teacher magazine, FOX 5 Morning News, WUSA9, Northern Virginia Magazine, Washington Business Journal and Washington Families magazine. Many students from MSA studios go on to perform in prestigious arenas including Broadway, National Tours, The Julliard School, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Washington Ballet, The American Academy of Ballet, Universal Ballet Academy, The Kirov Ballet, The Hartt School, Marymount University (New York), Ford’s Theater and Mark Morris Dance Company. MSA offers a performing arts school, two performing arts studios, a youth tap ensemble, a youth ballet, a jazz company, community theatre program, as well as MetroClub and MetroRide, as part of their arts-focused, after-school program. Call 703.339.0444 or visitwww.metropolitanarts.org, Facebook or Twitter.