Grow Your Technique with the Industries’ Top Educators and Performers. We encourage a Cooperative Learning Environment with All Area Dancers. Everyone is welcome!!!
THIS FALL…..SIXTH SEASON…SIX EXPERIENCES!!!!!!
Jazz and Industry Insider Discussion with EEDS Staff Alum, Brandon Girouard. Pro Danceteam Workshop with Celtics Dancer, Arielle Ortiz. Holiday Inspired Musical Theater with Seasoned Broadway Performer, Christine Cornish Smith. Matila Workshop and Precision Dance Experience (in the style of the Rockets) with returning EEDS Favorite, Becky Stout.
Our Contemporary and Hip Hop Classes will wrap up the Essential Fall Masterclass Series in January 2019. Special Guest Artists will be announced soon.
Join us for one, two or ALL of these AMAZING Experiences.
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Brandon Girouard kicked off our series on september 29th.
October 13th: Experience Number Two
Latin Fusion Jazz. Beg/Int Dancers 9-12 yrs $25
Arielle Alyssa Ortiz, a Latina New York native, was born in The Bronx. She started gymnastics training at the age of 7, where she competed in many state and regional competitions for 11 years. She began her dance training at the age of 14 at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts. Her love for dance led her to pursue a Bachelors Degree of Fine Arts at Long Island University. She was a member of the Westchester Knicks dance team for the 2014-2015 season and had the honor to perform at the Barclays Center for the All-star D-League basketball game. Also a singer, Arielle was given the opportunity to sing the National Anthem for the Westchester Knicks games. She acted in a short film titled “Chase” where she played the role of Leticia, the daughter of a latin drug lord. She was also the lead actress in Luis Cooper’s music video “Bumpy Ride.” Throughout all of this, Arielle was a Brooklyn Cyclones Beach Bum Dancer for 5 summers from 2012-2016 and was the Beach Bum Dance Coach/ Captain for the 2015/2016 season. She was also on the Brooklyn Bolts Football Cheerleading Team for the 2015 season. She was then selected to be a part of the NBA Boston Celtics Dance Team for the 2016-2018 season. On the team for two years, she has now decided she would love to continue pursuing her dreams out west. She hopes to move to California by the end of the year.