Wednesdays 6:00-7:30PM June 27 through September 5
Thursdays 6:00-7:30PM August 9 through September 6
Starting September 12, Wednesdays 11:00AM-12:00PM
Starting September 13, Thursdays 11:30AM-12:30PM
Gwen was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana and for the last
ten years has realized her childhood dreams of being a dancer,
choreographer, and teacher here in NYC. Gwen received a BA in
Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. During her
time there, studied extensively under Jeannie Hill.
Gwen has had the great pleasure of performing on many different
platforms within the commercial dance and live stage genres. Gwen's
performance credits include: Good Morning America, Adidas, Alice
and Olivia, Harlem Globetrotters, Facebook, Thinx and many more.
Gwen also had the great pleasure of studying/performing with
Anthony Locascio’s Taplife company.
Gwen’s choreographic work has graced the stage of many reputable
venues in the city such as Alvin Ailey, Lincoln Center, Dixon Place,
Highline Ballroom, and other dance festivals in the tri-state area.
One of Gwen’s biggest passions is educating the future generation of
dancers and inspiring them as her teachers once did for her.
Currently, Gwen is newly on faculty as a tap instructor at Peridance
teaching open level tap to aspiring tap dancers. Gwen’s passion for
teaching grows deeper each day as she delves into an ever
broadening range of dance styles. She continues to develop her voice
as not only an educator, but as a performer and choreographer in the
city of dreams.
Class description: With Open Level class, her philosophy is that any
level of experience is welcome, and that students should have a
“come and get what you can” attitude . Each class/week is different.
Some weeks are more choreography based (spanning from Musical
Theatre to more Rhythm tap and everything in between). Some weeks
are used to work solely on technique, vocabulary, and improvisation.
Gwen tries to incorporate the styles she has in her tool belt as well as
incorporating the things she is currently inspired by. (Tap shoes are
recommended but not necessary for new comers).
||Week of: Aug 20, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018
6:00PM - 7:30PM