Heels 2


This class is taught by:

CJ Damaso

CJ is one of the most captivating female dancers to hit the Vancouver dance scene. Since dancing at the the age of 3, in genres of ballet, jazz, lyrical, she was always that dancer that stood out and showed great potential. Hip Hop became her forte and first love around her junior high years, and has escalated since. Originally from Edmonton, AB, she began teaching, training more, and creating more. She was one of the most elite dancers in 3rd Street Beat, an all hip hop dance company. This granted her many scholarships and awards at competitions. Also bringing her opportunities to take part in the Grey Cup, Muchmusic, and open up at club events for such artists as Chris Brown, Lloyd, and Rihanna. In 2007, she made the move to the big city of Vancouver, and has been blessed with experiences since.
These include KTL dance company and 247 company; performing in local choreography showcases like The Main Event and Urban Alchemy; opportunities to train and perform in Seattle, WA, San Francisco, CA, and Beijing, China in 2010; Additionally being able teach at Harbour Dance Center, Studio 604, and Danzmode Productions.
In 2010, she created a female dance project "Cassie Jackson," where they competed and were finalists in Artists Emerge 2010&2011, a national hip hop competition in Edmonton, AB, and performed a production piece she directed, at World of Dance Vancouver 2013. And in 2014, she performed in a piece choreographed by Jose "Hollywood" Ramos.
CJ has innovated into a style of hip hop that best suits her. Definitely making a name for herself in the city. Most may describe it as street jazz, or jazz funk, or commercial choreography. But all will say its full out! Despite the dispute of "real hip hop," she believes in the new innovations of the genre. She also believes in staying inspired. "My biggest inspirations besides the top choreographers of today, and the youtube stars, would be the stars I get to dance with everyday- my friends. They are the biggest influence to the dancer I am today." CJ encourages uniqueness, being able to step out of your box, and living/dancing to your fullest. She hopes to not only teach movement, but the purpose of it, and inspiration behind it. CJ continues to "step out of her box" training under top choreographers in the city. Her love for dance and performing is evident throughout her everyday life- work, studio, or stage. She is proud to represent for Vancity dancers, all female dancers, and being the best dancer you can be.

Lauren Maynard

Lauren has spent her lifetime pursuing her passion and love for dance, and is well versed in a wide variety of genres such as ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, hip hop, street jazz, musical theatre, and cabaret. She has trained and performed internationally, sharing her dance enthusiasm and expertise. She is now currently immersed in Vancouver’s own commercial dance industry, working in film, television, stage, and music. She has worked on such films as FOX’s ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ and Warner Brother’s ‘Sucker Punch’; in music videos for Michael Buble, Elise Estrada, and Lazeevil; and was a feature dancer in Whistler for the 2010 Olympic concerts opening for Usher, One Republic, Estelle, Fiest, and many more. In addition to all her performance credits, Lauren is an experienced teacher and esteemed choreographer. Her teaching is energetic and her choreography is cutting edge. Lauren is always excited about any time she gets in the studio, and is committed to bringing that passion to all of her classes.  
Heels is an awesome mixture of urban hip-hop and commercial-style street jazz. The choreography is sexy and Beyoncé-like. Sneakers or heels for footwear. Open to all genders.
 
Level 2 is Advanced.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Sep 26 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Wed Sep 27 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Lauren Maynard
  • Tue Oct 03 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Wed Oct 04 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Lauren Maynard
  • Tue Oct 10 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Wed Oct 11 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Lauren Maynard
  • Tue Oct 17 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Wed Oct 18 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Lauren Maynard
  • Tue Oct 24 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Wed Oct 25 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Lauren Maynard
  • Tue Oct 31 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Wed Nov 01 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Lauren Maynard
  • Tue Nov 07 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Wed Nov 08 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Lauren Maynard
  • Tue Nov 14 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Wed Nov 15 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Lauren Maynard
  • Tue Nov 21 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Wed Nov 22 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Lauren Maynard
  • Tue Nov 28 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Wed Nov 29 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Lauren Maynard


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