Danielle Polanco is known to be one of the most versatile
performers of her time. Born and raised in the Bronx, New
York of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent, dance was
an integral part of her life. Her development in dance
began at the age of 4 and continues to this day. While
receiving the disciplined art form of Ballet, Modern and
Jazz at Middle School 180 in the Bronx, Danielle acquired
dance training at Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club in Salsa, Hip
Hop, Jazz, Cha Cha, West African and Samba becoming an
elite member of KCompany and coming to the realization
the drive and passion she possessed to learn the true
essence of all styles. Yearning for more intense training to
get on a more advanced level , Danielle commuted to
Manhattan for two consecutive summers attending Ballet
Hispanico learning dance stylings in Ballet, Pointe, Horton,
Flamenco, and Mexican Folk Dance. That prepared her for
high school where she trained at the prestigious and one
of the most elite schools of dance, Alvin Ailey. While at
Ailey from 1999-2003, Danielle received aggressive dance
training in Ballet, Graham, Horton, Jazz, West African,
Pointe, Limon, Dunham and in her senior year Popping.
Outside of school, Danielle took additional classes in
African at Larocque Bey and Hip-Hop, Street Jazz and
House at Broadway Dance Center.
In 2003 at the age of 17, Danielle booked her first
professional job with Beyonce but that wouldn’t be her
last. Danielle is best known for being the leading lady in
Omarion’s video ‘Touch’ and in 2008 for portraying the
role of Missy Serrano in the hit movie ‘Step Up 2 The
Streets’. Polanco has an impressive resume; she has
choreographed for Beyonce, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez,
Usher, Chris Brown, Eve and Estelle. She has also appeared
as a dancer in over 20 music videos with top artists such
as Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Janet, Usher, Jennifer Lopez, Chris
Brown, Neyo, LL Cool J, Nelly, Amerie and Kat Deluna.
Wanting a change from the music industry, she got the
opportunity from Writer/Director Arthur Laurents to
perform in the smash hit revival of ‘West Side Story’ on
Broadway, in which she played the role of Consuela.
Getting to sing, dance and act in one of the best musicals
of all tine was definitely a highlight of her career.
Aside from her professional career, Danielle is known to
be one of the top Underground female dancers of this era.
In 2003 she was introduced to the underground Ballroom
scene where she started voguing and the underground
hip-hop and house scene. Since then she’s been the top
female voguer of her time inspiring a whole new
generation, especially females, to move with more
femininity. She now teaches the true art of vogue and
other styles all over the world.
Danielle always knew she had a gift but if it wasn’t for
family support , the brilliant guidance from her teachers in
school, to her friends in the clubs, she would not have
found the uncompromising secret of her talent and artistic
Femmology is a style Danielle created from drilling and
women how to be feminine with correct alignment and
technique while having personality and style, all in heels!
By coaching stars like Beyonce and JLo, she realized
women weren't receiving the knowledge they needed to
work alongside stars like these. If one can't pose, one can't
walk, and if one can't walk, how can you dance? This class
helps you understand those little details that are non
existent in most of today's classes. Any level dancer will find this
class beneficial whether you're a beginner or
have experience but just need a brush up on
The class begins with a light warm up before we put on our
heels and start drilling poses you would see on a red carpet like
Bevals, T Stances
and more. Once everyone knows correct alignment in their
stance, we then upgrade it to a proper walk, then some
quick drills across the floor, finishing with combination.
This class is ideal for the
female dancer wanting to know what it takes to keep up
with leading acts like Beyonce, Janet, Jennifer Lopez or to
be a leading lady along side Usher or Chris Brown!
Your heels should provide ankle support and not be over 4
inches high unless they are sensible platforms. Most
you should be able to feel the floor and be comfortable.
If you feel you are not yet ready for heels
you may still participate without them!
Learn how to pump in heels feeling sexy, classy and
confident all while maintaining a proper line!
There are different styles of vogue...Vogueing the Old
Way, the New Way, and Vogue Femme! All
created in the ballroom scene and have similar elements but can
be executed differently.
Vogue Femme has 5 elements:
catwalk, duckwalk, spin, dips, and hand performance with an
added element of floor performance. Created mainly by Femme
Queens, the style is extra feminine but is also very active with
different body levels.
There will be a light warmup to prepare for the element of
catwalk and then progressing to movement across the floor
and/or a combination. This class will help prepare you for the
ballroom scene and help with all you dancing in general. Aside
from learning the elements, it's all about bringing out your
personality while you vogue-- let go and have lots of fun!
||Week of: Aug 14, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017
|Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
9:00PM - 10:30PM