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Our adult class offerings for ages 18+ will get you up and moving to the beat in no time!
CLASS RATES$20 for single drop-in class
$90 for 5-class card
$170 for 10-class card
JUST ANNOUNCED: Summer Workshops with Sekou McMiller!
AFRO-LATIN JAZZ FUSION
with Sekou McMiller
At the forefront of a new movement in the Latin dance world, Sekou’s unique and exciting style of Afro-Latin Jazz Fusion introduces Latin rhythms and techniques deeply rooted in the Caribbean (salsa/mambo, cha-cha-cha, rumba) while blending with urban dance, modern, jazz, and contemporary styles.
Structurally derived from traditional ballet/jazz classes and Pilates practices, Sekou’s warm-up guides students through breathing and fluid movement exercises that strengthen technique, musicality, and flexibility, while breaking down the intricacies of Latin dance rhythms and movements, and emphasizing attitude. The across-the-floor combinations get dancers moving with turns and jumps using authentic Latin moves and promoting spatial awareness, power, and presence. Class choreography includes movements fused with mainstream styles from urban to contemporary dance. Always explosive and theatrical in nature, these smooth combinations are a marriage of rhythm and technique! All levels welcome.
1 hr 15 min class
Class rate: $20
Wednesday, August 16th at 7:15 pm
Wednesday, August 23rd at 7:15 pm
Native Chicagoan now residing in New York City, Sekou is at the forefront of a new movement in the Latin dance world. Sekou’s unique style of Latin dance rich with Afro-Carribean essence and laced with techniques from many genres of dance combined with his explosive energy on and off stage, has earned Sekou’s dancing and instructing broad recognition worldwide. Sekou made his NYC Off-Broadway debut and International Tour with Celia the Musical. He is the founder and artist director of SMc Dance Co, an internationally recognized Contemporary Afro-Latin Dance Company.
Sekou has performed and choreographed for top Latin artists such as Gilberto Santa Rosa, Willie Colon, Cheo Feliciano, Johnny Pacheco, Tito Rojas, Tito Nieves, PitBull and pop icon MADONNA. Sekou has also worked with the Radio City Rockettes and has over 14 years of instructing and performing at Latin Dance conventions all over North and South America, Europe and Asia. Also he has conducted Master Classes in New York, Chicago, LA, Seoul, Tokyo, San Diego, Seattle, Beijing, Singapore, Mumbai, Miami, Shanghai, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Boston, Manchester, Warsaw, Mexico City, Puerto Rico, Rome, Paris, Brussels and many other international hubs of dance.