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    An in-studio intensive day of three two hour classes; a collection of different genres and artists.
    Peridance will open up its extra large theater space (3072 square feet).

    Choose to take 1, 2, or all 3 workshops. (2 hour workshops)

    $25/single workshop

    $45/2 workshop package
    (when purchasing this option be sure to register for each workshop individually)

    $65/3 workshop package
    (when purchasing this option be sure to register for each workshop individually)


    Theater Jazz with Josh Assor

    Level: Advanced
    Time: 10 am - 12 pm
    Price: $25

    Josh's class draws influences from many different styles and genres of dance. This class will train dancers to develop versatility, control, story-telling and athleticism. Class will begin with a thorough technique-based warm up working towards gaining strength, flexibility and core connection. Dancers will then learn a combination where they can perfect their sense of musicality, artistry and personal style. Students will be challenged in a welcoming and positive environment preparing each individual dancer for a career in the dance and theater industry.

    Bio: Josh Assor is a New York based choreographer and performer. Throughout Josh's career, he has worked some of the most respected jobs in the industry including Broadway, national tours, national commercials, film and television. He has performed in major venues across the world including United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe.

    Some of his recent choreographic work includes New York Fashion Week, Audi Ottawa, a commercial for Modos Furniture, Mary Poppins at Arrow Rocks Lyceum Theater and the world premiere of Medicine the Musical, which ran in New York City, Off-Broadway. He was the associate choreographer for the Saturday Night Fever National Tour as well as Kiss me Kate at the Summer Theater of New Canaan. This summer Josh will be returning to the Lyceum Theater to choreograph their season opening, Cinderella.

    As a performer, some of his favorite credits include Disney's first National Tour of Newsies (asst. Dance Captain), Neleus in Mary Poppins on Broadway and the first National Tour, Baby John in West Side Story (Stratford Festival), Wizard Of Oz National Tour (Troika), and dancing on NBC's Saturday Night Live with Jimmy Fallon. Josh has been featured in Dance Spirit Magazine, Dance Canada Quarterly, Industry Dance Magazine and Dance Plug Los Angeles. He has taught at Edge Performing Arts Center and is currently on faculty at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City where he has been a guest choreographer for many of their events.

    Street Jazz with Keenan Cooks

    Level: Advanced
    Time: 12:45 - 2:45 pm
    Price: $25

    As a lover of the art of performing, Keenan Cooks' class focuses on enhancing performance quality and dancing beyond the classroom. In each class he pushes students to not only let go and be vulnerable, but to find ways the movement and music relate to situations in their everyday life.Class will start with a warm-up that includes cardio, as well as basic Hip-Hop grooves that can be found throughout Keenan's choreography. While learning the choreography in class, you will be pushed to incorporate individuality, acting, precision, and musicality. Keenan's classes are HIGH ENERGY so be ready to sweat!

    Bio: Keenan Cooks was born and raised in Boston , MA and began dancing at the age of 14. Just two years later, he became a member of Boston based Nia Dance Troupe where he first began his professional training. In 2008, Keenan moved to New York City to pursue dance professionally. Since coming to New York City he has had the honor of working with amazing choreographers such as Rhapsody James, Laurie Ann Gibson, Luam, and Danielle Flora. He has had the privilege of working with a diverse list of artist such as Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Flo-Rida, iHeartMemphis, Vietnamese pop-star Vy Phuong, and 3x Grammy winning Colombian artist Fonseca. You may have seen him dancing on America's Got Talent, Today Show, Good Morning America, MTV Music Video Awards, Man in the Mirror (International Tour) and a preview for the Soul Train Awards in the heart of Time Square. As an up-and- coming choreographer, Keenan has had the privilege to choreograph a BET commercial, and was the Movement Coach/Choreographer for Universal Australia artist Moxiie. Most recently Keenan choreographed Gap's new commercial for their latest ballet flat, and is the chore- ographer for rapper Cardi B's "Underestimated Tour". Keenan has also had the opportunity to teach internationally in Germany, Paris, Argentina and South Afri-ca. And was also recruited as choreographer for MTV pilot "Behind The Brand: Choreographer in Charge". In 2014, Keenan began dancing for Latin superstar Prince Royce on his "Soy El Mismo" World Tour, where he has danced in sold out arena's in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Chile and more. Through his work with Prince Royce, Keenan has had the opportunity to also dance for Reggaeton artist Wisin and Daddy Yankee. In 2014, he was apart of the Monster's Of Hip-Hop show "Madness and Mayhem" directed by Nappytabs. You can catch Keenan on Spike TV's new series "Lip Sync Battle" dancing for John Legend, Queen Latifah, Salt n' Pepa, and Taraji P. Henson.

    Heels Expression with Emma Rosa

    Level: Open
    Time: 3:30 - 5:30 pm
    Price: $25

    Come take Heels Expression with Emma Rosa! It will start with a brief warm up out of your heels to get you moving, followed by some exercises in your heels to get you into these sensual grooves & practicing your technique. You will then put those exercises to practice when you're feeling yourself in some sultry choreography! Emma focuses the class on understanding your body, highlighting your personal strengths, & feeling unafraid to express yourself (even in front of the camera!) All genders welcomed, with or without shoes. Come with an open spirit & leave feeling more appreciation for who YOU are!

    Bio: Emma Rosa, Cuban New Jersey native, is a professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher in various styles ranging from heels and hip hop to contemporary and tap. Emma was recently a featured dancer on Tayla Parx's international We Need to Talk Tour under the creative direction of Shirlene Quigley. She has also performed with American music artists including Trey Songz, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Todrick Hall, and VH1 Love & Hip Hop's Mariah Lynn as well as Latin artists El Alfa, Sech, and Chimbala among others.

    Emma was also a featured tap dancer in the Public Hotel's sold out Carmen: To Havana and Back and is a member of Theresa Stone's contemporary fusion company AbstraKT BEINGS, Shirlene Quigley's heels crew Queendom, Maurice Chestnut's tap company Dance Therapy, and Dolores Sanchez's DOLO Project.

    Currently, Emma is on faculty at Brickhouse and SassClass and has guest taught at Peridance Center and Ailey Extension. She is also a movement coach for emerging artists including Mia Gladstone, Remi Lewis, Imani Rey, and more.

    She continues to share her passion for dance with those around her through performance, choreography, and teaching.



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