A successful choreographer demonstrates a keen passion and talent for dance partnered with persistence, determination and excellent teaching and leadership skills As a choreographer, you'll create and plan routines for performance, usually to music or to evoke an idea in the heads of the audience. You'll create dance routines to entertain at live shows, events or for TV and films. You're usually required to plan the whole performance, from teaching the steps to the dancers to working with costume designers and directors to achieve the desired outcome. You could choreograph stage, TV or film performances, music videos, and even fashion shows or corporate events. You might create your own dance pieces or interpret a director's instructions depending on the brief provided.
Mossa Dance Academy is an ambassador for dance and for New York – bridging any divides and differences to establish resonance for both practitioners and audiences through quality performances and engaging educational and outreach activities, thereby strengthening the appreciation and love of dance as an art form. Mossa Dance Academy internationally well-regarded professional dance company that is known for its unique.
Learning basic jazz dance steps are the first part of exploring jazz dance, an energetic and exciting display of physical prowess. Jazz dance itself is a combination of classical ballet moves mixed with steps from American popular culture, including African and Celtic dance influences. While it has become a fine art form, originally jazz dance was designed to entertain, and even the basic steps have a showy, extreme feel to them.
Learning Basic Jazz Dance StepsTeachers may have different opinions of what makes up the elementary curriculum for jazz dancers, but there are a few steps that are always part of the repertoire. These steps are basics for all jazz dancers, and they remain an important series of steps to continue working on to perfect your technique, even as you go on to learn new steps...
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Tap dance is a type of dance characterised by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. The sound is made by shoes that have a metal "tap" on the heel and toe. There are several major variations on tap dance including: flamenco, rhythm (jazz) tap, classical tap, Broadway tap, and post-modern tap. Broadway tap is rooted in English theatrical tradition and often focuses on formations, choreography and generally less complex rhythms; it is widely performed in musical theatre. Rhythm tap focuses on musicality, and practitioners consider themselves to be a part of the jazz tradition. Classical tap has a similarly long tradition which marries European "classical" music with American foot drumming with a wide variation in full-body expression. Post-modern or contemporary tap has emerged over the last three decades to incorporate abstract expression, thematic narrative and technology.
There are different brands of shoes which sometimes differ in the way they sound. Soft-shoe is a rhythm form of tap dancing that does not require special shoes, and though rhythm is generated by tapping of the feet, it also uses sliding of the feet (even sometimes using scattered sand on the stage to enhance the sound of sliding feet) more often than modern rhythm tap. It produced what is currently considered to be modern tap, but has since declined in popularity.....
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After years of being a guest choreographer, Michael Susten is thrilled to be a part of the MOBA family as a weekly teacher this fall!
Michael is a New York City based choreographer and dance educator. He holds a BFA in Jazz Dance Performance with a focus in choreography from the University of the Arts and was awarded the “Choreography Prize” upon graduation.
He is currently teaching at Broadway Dance Center, The Joffrey Ballet School and STEPS on Broadway. He as also had the privilege of being a guest teacher at Point Park University, The University of Pennsylvania, Dean College, Millenium Dance Complex as well as numerous Performing Arts High Schools.
As a choreographer, Michaels work has been showcased in the Philly Fringe Festival, The APAP Showcase, Pushing Progress Showcase, Koresh Artist Showcase and the Choreographers Canvas. His work has also been fortunate enough to be a finalist in the International Choreography Competition, Dance Underneath the Stars Choreography Festival and was the 2nd runner up at the Artist Simply Human Choreography Competition. He has been recognized by Dance Studio Magazine and Dance Teacher magazine and was featured in their story “An Eye for Professionalism.”
As a performer Michael was a dancer for Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida for five years and had the chance to perform in the Festival of the Lion King and Main Streets Welcome and Trolley show.
As a Director Michael has produced and directed over twenty dance concerts with Xhale Dance Company and Michael Susten & Company. Performing sold out concerts in Philadelphia and NYC. Debbie Allen said “Michael Susten creates beautiful and original work” and a review in NYCStuff said “Michael Susten is a choreographer who is unafraid to explore the dynamics of motion and emotion, his choreography is athletic with a balletic undertone.”
Michael has had the honor of working with so many talented dancers over the years, being a mentor to them and helping them achieve their goals. This summer the Michael Susten & Company workshop completed its 5th workshop, providing dancers with an experience to work with some of the best choreographers/educators in the business. This summer he had dancers attend the event from New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Ohio, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California & Canada.
His students have been accepted to top dance Universities around the country (Point Park, PACE, Oklahoma City, University of the Arts, Fordham, NYU & Boston Conservatory) and has students performing in dance companies, Broadway and theme parks around the world.
Michael is currently traveling around the country teaching, choreographing and adjudicating the next generation of dancers and hoping to instill a strong foundation of respect and love for dance.
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Mossa Dance Academy presents every year an amazing line up with dance legends, youtube stars and top international choreographers from Asia, Europe and the North America. All of them proved their skills in the past years and become the best and most qualified educators for choreography-oriented participants. Mossa Dance Academy workshops are ideal for dancers, teachers and choreographers with experience. The level of the classes is for intermediate, advanced and professional dancers. These students train hard to pursue their life long dreams of dancing professionally. With spacious studios featuring sprung dance floors, homework rooms, WIFI and areas for families to observe the classes in progress. The teaching staff have a personal and yet professional approach to dance instruction which provides students with a positive learning experience. Learn more about Moba Dance Academy and trainee programs here, Get social with us! Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mobadanceaca...
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In the heart of New York City, Mossa Dance Academy is home to the world's most talented young dancers. Moba Dance Academy is the world's leading dance intensive education. The highest standard of teaching and unique talents from around the world. Mossa Dance Academy presents every year an amazing line up with dance legends, youtube stars and top international choreographers from Asia, Europe and the North America.