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ELIZABETH HIGGINS

Three-hour Nikolais technique and repertory master class featuring live accompaniment with Elizabeth Higgins.

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Date: November 23, 2019
Time: 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Joy of Motion Bethesda
Price: $35 general, $30 student/senior

Elizabeth Higgins is an Assistant Professor of Dance/Outreach and Events Specialist at Howard Community College in Columbia, MD. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Performance and Choreography from Florida State University as a University Fellow, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Rutgers University as a Garden State Scholar. Her choreographic works have been presented throughout the US and in South America, including venues such as Joyce SoHo, Dance Theater Workshop (New York Live Arts) and the Cunningham Studio. She was presented by Dance Now/Downtown Arts Festival for five seasons, was a recipient of the New Moves NY State Choreography Competition and the Turner Choreography Award. She served on the faculty at Marymount Manhattan College as an Assistant Professor of Dance Composition and has taught at several studios and institutions including Manhattanville College, Columbia University, Florida State University, Peridance and the Spence School. She was a teaching artist for the New York City Ballet Education Program for six years, doing outreach in the public school system of New York City and the surrounding communities. As a dancer she performed and toured nationally and internationally with Murray Louis and Nikolais Dance, Dance Compass, the Brian Brooks Moving Company, Soundance Repertory Company, Mark Jarecke Dance and The Don Redlich Dance Company. Sarasota Contemporary Dance has commissioned three of her works, and she was featured as guest choreographer by the Steffi Nossen School of Dance for their 75th Anniversary Concert at SUNY Purchase.

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BOB BOROSS

Broadway Jazz Master Class

Date: December 11
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Joy of Motion Friendship Heights
Price: $19 general | $14 student/senior/military

Broadway Tap Master Class

Date: December 11
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: Joy of Motion Friendship Heights
Price: $19 general | $14 student/senior/military

 

Bob Boross is known internationally for his artistic excellence in jazz, tap, and musical theatre dance. Bob’s career began as a musical theatre performer in productions of West Side Story, Godspell, Zorba, and The Pirates of Penzance (Pirate King). He made his Broadway debut in the 1981 revival of Can-Can, choreographed by Roland Petit. Since then he has choreographed equity and non-equity productions of Annie Get Your Gun, Guys and Dolls, Victor/Victoria, Blood Brothers, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Bob has also been invited to teach and choreograph by jazz dance companies in Sweden, Russia, France, England, Finland, Italy, and Mexico. Most recently his work has been seen on multiple occasions in the NY Jazz Choreography Project and the Choreographer’s Canvas (NYC). In Los Angeles Bob has presented his work at Jazz Dance LA at the Japanese-American Theatre, Spectrum Dance in LA at the Ivar Theatre in Hollywood, and at the Gypsy Dance Awards show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. His evening length dance theatre piece Empty Sky…The Rising, set to twelve songs by Bruce Springsteen, debuted in 2005 at the Two River Theatre in NJ.

Bob’s dance approach is mainly influenced by the jazz dance pioneer Matt Mattox and his freestyle jazz dance method. Over the years Bob’s students have enjoyed great success – dancing on Broadway, in films, music videos, ballet companies, in Las Vegas, on the Academy Awards, and as finalists in the shows So You Think You Can Dance and Step Up and Dance (Bravo network).

Bob holds the M.A. in Individualized Study (Jazz Dance) from the Gallatin School of New York University. He has held professorships at Illinois State University, Western Kentucky University, and the University of California, Irvine, where he was appointed head of jazz dance. At Stephens College in Missouri, Bob served as Associate Professor and Chairperson of the dance department. Bob is also known as an author on jazz dance, and his writings have been published in Dance Chronicle, Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher, and Dancer. Since 2003 he has been an invited member of the Advisory Board of Dance Teacher magazine.

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CANDACE SCARBOROUGH

Two-hour Gaga Master Class

Date: December 28, 2019
Time: 3:00PM-5:00PM
Location: Joy of Motion Friendship Heights
Price: $35 general

Developed by Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin, Gaga is a movement language intended to help practitioners raise physical awareness by focusing on (or in Gaga terms, “listening” to) the rhythm of their bodies, letting them direct their movement and the pleasure that movement brings. This two-hour master class will include technique and repertory.

Candace Scarborough is a freelance performer, choreographer, and certified Gaga teacher based in the Baltimore area. She received a B.A. in Dance from the University of Maryland, College Park.  She has worked with various choreographers in the U.S. including Helen Simoneau Danse, maree remalia-merrygogo and Ashley Thorndike-Youssef. Candace is currently dancing for PearsonWidrig DanceTheater and Kendra Portier. After becoming certified as a Gaga teacher in 2017, she has taught in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas, as well as in Toronto, Atlanta, London, and Manchester. Her choreography has been presented in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.

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