As we continue onto our next legendary dancer who has been a shaker and a mover in the industry we turn to our Mr. Michael. Mr. Michael Littlefield teaches one of our most popular contemporary classes at Dancer’s Gallery in Cooper City, Florida. We asked Mr. Michael who his person was and after a few seconds he said Mia Michaels! He then procedded to tell us a few fun facts about the well know dancer, choreographer, judge, author etc. Everyone knows Mia Michaels mostly from her time on SYTYCD.
Who was the first person you remember seeing dance and suddenly found yourself in a complete trance? If you are a dancer, regardless what style, We are sure you have that one person that comes to mind that helped you realize you wanted to move and do what they were doing. For the next couple of Blogs we will be asking our instructors, staff and students “who is your person”? “What is it that you love about him/her? As students of dance, it is necessary to pay homage and honor to those that came before us. As we stand on their shoulders and acknowledge the sacrifices and struggles they have possibly endured in order to pave the way. Dancer’s Gallery Dance Studio in Cooper City thanks the following legends for being an example and setting the bar.
Ms. Barbara’s Choice
Come by Dancer’s Gallery Dance studio in South West Broward and take a free trial dance class from one our experienced dance instructors who have been influenced by one of the many Iconic dancers we will be discussing during this series.
At Dancer’s Gallery our recital is the biggest even of the year for the school, like most dance schools. However, we can proudly say we vamp it up a bit! Of course, this adds more work for the owners and staff but the pay off is huge especially for the students to be a part of a production in which Dancer’s Gallery is becoming known locally of executing a bigger caliber of a “Recital” show. Read more “Recital-ing”
Hiplet is a new movement combining Ballet and Hip Hop. Although the movement is gaining popularity in the dance world especially in major metropolitan cities across the US. A large part of the dance community is not entirely convinced. We can’t help but to think about both sides of the argument of this uncommon union. Read more “HIPLET- YAY OR NAY?”
For those just starting out with their contemporary dance classes, you may have noticed that there are no established movement patterns or standardised movement trends! IT can be confusing as a beginner, especially if you are a kind of person who likes things to be organised, defined and tangible. It may seem haphazard to the untrained eye – but therein lies the beauty of contemporary dance.
If you are a beginner, even the most basic belly dancing steps can be a huge obstacle to learn. Looking at the perfect shimmies of advanced dancers or your instructors can make you feel even less confident in your own skills. Mastering a basic shimmy is a matter of confidence and practice. Although this is an activity that requires time, practice and patience, we have a few expert tips from our experienced instructors to you can do to improve your shimmy Read more “Quick tips for belly dancing: How to improve your shimmy”
Dancing has always held its place in the hearts of those who love the arts, and ballet has proven even more resilient, standing the test of time and changing cultures. This elegant dance form may seem relatively simple to an initial onlooker, but takes years of practice to master. Most ballet dancers spend hours each day with Ballet Dance Classes, striving to reach much-coveted levels of perfection. With its history of over 500 years, there is much more to this dance form than meets the naked eye. Read more “Ballet Dancing: Facts & Ideas”
“Art class makes me feel like I can get better and be good at anything” -Alexis Li 9 year-old, Summer Camp student
Summer Camp 2017 is underway at Dancer’s Gallery and word around the dance floor says that Ms. Elsa’s art classes are becoming a free-time favorite!
Although Dancer’s Gallery takes pride in grooming excellent dancers, we also make sure to offer our students various forms of expression when it comes to the arts.
People often admire accomplished dancers, because they “make it look too easy”. However, in reality being outstanding is far from easy, in fact it takes a willingness to push yourself even harder while everyone else takes breaks. You can get the best advice from the most advanced dancers but you won’t get far until you are willing to work hard and commit to excellence. Here’s a list of 15 things you must master if you truly want to take your art form to the next level! Read more “15 Things That Dancer’s Do Better At Life”
It is a well known fact that belly dancing has been around us for centuries and is one of the most popular dance forms in the middle east as well as in many corners of the world. Not many people know this, but Belly dancing was created by Egyptians many years ago and is known worldwide for its sensual styles. This dance style is also very beneficial for health and offers uncountable health benefits. Believe it or not, belly dancing is the best medium for burning calories and offers great body-mind-spirit integration. Read more “5 Reasons Every Woman Should Take Up Belly Dance Classes”