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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.

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EXPERIENCE NUMBER THREE: NOVEMBER 3rd.   Holiday Inspired Musical Theater with Christine Cornish Smith $40.00  https://squareup.com/store/essential-elements-dance-studio/item/november-christine-cornish-smith-holiday-inspired-musical-theater?t=modal-em   Christine Cornish Smith  is a New York City based actor, singer, and dancer. She was most recently seen in the original cast of  My Fair Lady  on Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater and is most well known for her portrayal of Bombalurina in the original Broadway cast revival of  CATS . For her work in  CATS , she was nominated for "Best Female Performance in a Broadway Musical" for the 2017 Chita Rivera Awards. A cum laude graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (BFA musical theater), she is a former principal dancer with the Dallas Metropolitan Ballet. Credits include: the original work of Agnes DeMille in  Oklahoma!  at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, original revival tour of  Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat  helmed by director/choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler, Laurey Williams in Susan Stroman’s  Oklahoma!  at the MUNY, Sheila Bryant in  A Chorus Line  at the Riverside Theater, and Mimi in  Guys and Dolls  at the Goodspeed Opera House. She has also performed as a principal vocalist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic the Phoenix Symphony, and the Niagra Symphony. She appeared in the 25th Anniversary Concert performance of  Crazy For You  at Lincoln Center, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, as well as performed “The Girl in the Yellow Dress” from Contact in an evening honoring Andre Bishop at the Lincoln Center Theater, also led by Stroman. Next up she will be covering Lois Lane in the brand new revival of Kiss Me Kate on Broadway! She has been featured on  Playbill.com ,  Broadway.com , Inside Dance Magazine, and BroadwayBox as one of "Incredible Debuts" of the 2016 Broadway season. @christinecornish  www.christinecornishsmith.com

EXPERIENCE NUMBER THREE: NOVEMBER 3rd.

Holiday Inspired Musical Theater with Christine Cornish Smith $40.00

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Christine Cornish Smith is a New York City based actor, singer, and dancer. She was most recently seen in the original cast of My Fair Lady on Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater and is most well known for her portrayal of Bombalurina in the original Broadway cast revival of CATS. For her work in CATS, she was nominated for "Best Female Performance in a Broadway Musical" for the 2017 Chita Rivera Awards. A cum laude graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (BFA musical theater), she is a former principal dancer with the Dallas Metropolitan Ballet. Credits include: the original work of Agnes DeMille in Oklahoma! at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, original revival tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat helmed by director/choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler, Laurey Williams in Susan Stroman’s Oklahoma! at the MUNY, Sheila Bryant in A Chorus Line at the Riverside Theater, and Mimi in Guys and Dolls at the Goodspeed Opera House. She has also performed as a principal vocalist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic the Phoenix Symphony, and the Niagra Symphony. She appeared in the 25th Anniversary Concert performance of Crazy For You at Lincoln Center, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, as well as performed “The Girl in the Yellow Dress” from Contact in an evening honoring Andre Bishop at the Lincoln Center Theater, also led by Stroman. Next up she will be covering Lois Lane in the brand new revival of Kiss Me Kate on Broadway! She has been featured on Playbill.com, Broadway.com, Inside Dance Magazine, and BroadwayBox as one of "Incredible Debuts" of the 2016 Broadway season. @christinecornish www.christinecornishsmith.com

EXPERIENCE NUMBER FOUR: DECEMBER 8th.   Matilda Workshop: Intermediate Dancers 9-12 years $25.00  https://squareup.com/store/essential-elements-dance-studio/item/matilda-workshop-with-becky-stout-dec-ember?t=modal-em

EXPERIENCE NUMBER FOUR: DECEMBER 8th.

Matilda Workshop: Intermediate Dancers 9-12 years $25.00

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EXPERIENCE NUMBER FOUR: December 8th.   Dance Precision, in the Style of The Rockettes: Dancers 12 plus. $30.00  https://squareup.com/store/essential-elements-dance-studio/item/precision-dance-with-becky-stout-december?t=modal-em

EXPERIENCE NUMBER FOUR: December 8th.

Dance Precision, in the Style of The Rockettes: Dancers 12 plus. $30.00

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October 13th: Experience Number Two

2:15-3:45pm  Pro Danceteam Experience: Int/Adv Dancers 12 yrs plus $30  https://squareup.com/store/essential-elements-dance-studio/item/pro-danceteam-experience-with-arielle-ortiz-latin-fusion-jazz?t=modal-em

2:15-3:45pm

Pro Danceteam Experience: Int/Adv Dancers 12 yrs plus $30

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Idea for Dancers 11-13 years old    Register for Both Experiences with Becky Stout and Save .   https://squareup.com/store/essential-elements-dance-studio/item/register-for-both-experiences-with-becky-stout-and-save?t=modal-em     Becky Elizabeth Stout  has over 20 years of well-balanced training including ballet, jazz, modern, tap, clogging, and Latin & Ballroom. She earned her degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Spanish and Dance at San Diego State University. Becky’s professional career began with Positive Energy Dance Company in San Diego, which gave her valuable training in Salsa and Argentine Tango, with a heavy emphasis on tricks and lifts. Becky’s extensive and varied experience includes performing in and choreographing professional musicals throughout the country, directing children’s musicals in Mexico (in Spanish,) studying Flamenco in Spain and teaching salsa to at-risk youth. Some of her favorite credits include  Follies  with the Broadway cast, working for Holland America Line as a Show Director, dancing on giant cake in the feature film  Ted 2 , performing across the country in over 20 musicals including  Cats  (Cassandra,)  All Shook Up  (Miss Sandra,)  Chicago (June,)  and   of course, dancing in that iconic line of Rockettes in the  Radio City Christmas Spectacular.  She worked for  Matilda  Broadway and touring companies as the Dance Demonstrator at auditions, and traveled as their Press Representative for the Dance Department. Becky is certified as a Ballroom and Latin instructor by Melanie LaPatin and currently teaches in NYC. As an experienced dance instructor she loves to share the joy that dance has brought to her with students of all ages. Proud AEA member.  www.beckystout.com

Idea for Dancers 11-13 years old

Register for Both Experiences with Becky Stout and Save .

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Becky Elizabeth Stout has over 20 years of well-balanced training including ballet, jazz, modern, tap, clogging, and Latin & Ballroom. She earned her degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Spanish and Dance at San Diego State University. Becky’s professional career began with Positive Energy Dance Company in San Diego, which gave her valuable training in Salsa and Argentine Tango, with a heavy emphasis on tricks and lifts. Becky’s extensive and varied experience includes performing in and choreographing professional musicals throughout the country, directing children’s musicals in Mexico (in Spanish,) studying Flamenco in Spain and teaching salsa to at-risk youth. Some of her favorite credits include Follies with the Broadway cast, working for Holland America Line as a Show Director, dancing on giant cake in the feature film Ted 2, performing across the country in over 20 musicals including Cats (Cassandra,) All Shook Up (Miss Sandra,) Chicago (June,) and of course, dancing in that iconic line of Rockettes in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. She worked for Matilda Broadway and touring companies as the Dance Demonstrator at auditions, and traveled as their Press Representative for the Dance Department. Becky is certified as a Ballroom and Latin instructor by Melanie LaPatin and currently teaches in NYC. As an experienced dance instructor she loves to share the joy that dance has brought to her with students of all ages. Proud AEA member. www.beckystout.com

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1-2:15pm.

Latin Fusion Jazz. Beg/Int Dancers 9-12 yrs $25

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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.