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    Grant Chang


    Advanced Beginner Level
    Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Intermediate Level
    Saturdays, 2:00pm - 3:30pm


    A faculty member of Peridance for over nine years, Grant Chang has studied dance intensively over many years in NYC. His theatre credits include the role of Ito and the dance captain in a production of Mame with Sandy Duncan at the Barrington Stage Co.. He has appeared in 2G's Concerts of Excellence at the New York State Theater and at Lincoln Center, and in Rockwell Productions' The King and I. He was a principal salsa dancer in Bacardi's World Passion commercial, and a principal ballroom dancer in Luxe Soap International commercial starring Rachel Weisz. Grant can be seen in the films FEEL, Off Jackson Avenue, The Cut Runs Deep and the festival indie shorts IF and Smoke and Mirrors. Television credits: All My Children, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Guiding Light, Law and Order Criminal Intent, the Philanthropist and a guest star appearance on Law and Order.

    Class Description

    Grant Chang has developed his own special style from years of dance training. The warm-up concentrates on stretch and reinforcing all muscle groups through a series of repetitive movements based on traditional techniques from jazz, incorporating ballet and some modern. Exercises include isolations, plies, jazz adagio, and abdominal and arm strengthening. Following is always an across the floor exercise to develop turns. Combinations are repeated throughout the week to give students the opportunity more than one time to master it. He alternates from lyrical to jazz funk so students can develop and adapt to a variety of different styles. There's a great emphasis on technique but, most importantly, there is a greater emphasis on expressing individuality by letting go and dancing with a real honest and truthful emotional awareness. It is never about being the best but just doing your personal best. Above all it's just plain fun and a great workout!

                    Week of: Aug 14, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017
    Times Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
    2:00PM - 3:30PM             Inter Jazz
    6:30PM - 8:00PM       Adv-Beg