An instructional video that guides you step-by-step through the fundamentals of flexibility. It's chaptered in such a way that there is benefit for the ballet or jazz dancer, the gymnast, the martial artist or the contortionist. Regardless of your chosen discipline, Craig Hempsted's "Reach" video will help you achieve your flexibility goals. Craig Hempsted has trained with Cirque du Soleil, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and Les Ballets Jazz du Montreal. After embarking upon a career which took him to many international destinations, he was imported to Las Vegas to become the principal choreographer for Dick Foster Productions. For the Fosters, he choreographed "Imagine" at the Luxor, "Spellbound" at Harrah's, "Eclipse" in Johannesburg, South Africa and "Mystique" in Auckland, New Zealand. Craig is a resident guest artist/choreographer for Stages Performing Arts School in Victoria, BC and for Harbour Dance Centre in Vancouver, BC. Craig is a highly sought after instructor and adjudicator for many of the national competitions including Dance Educators of America and Dance Masters of America.
Craig Hempsted instructs the following:
Jazz: Our Jazz is mostly commercial style. Classes includes warm-up exercises, isolations, steps and choreography. Recorded popular music is used. Mix of Lyrical, pop, and New York Style depending on the teacher.
Level 1: Intermediate. For dancers with anywhere from one to four years experience who enjoy a slower-paced class with less complex dance steps.
Drop-in option for the workshop
Cabaret Jazz Workshop Fri July 7-28
Cabaret Jazz with Craig Hempsted. In this class, we will explore and celebrate the beauty of the female form through dance. The choreography will be technically informed, saucy and often peppered with humour. All levels of ability welcome!
Song: From Smokey Joe's Cafe: I'm A Woman
Fridays 6:45-8:15PM July 7-28, 4 weeks for $72 if register by June 30, $76 afterwards.