FASI Street Dance Boot Camp: Hip Hop, Contemporary Dance & Choreography
Jul 9, 2012 to Jul 13, 2012, 9-3PM
This one-week intensive gives students a foundation in various styles of street dance including hip hop, house, bboying/bgirling, waacking and popping. Encouraging independence and freedom in movement, the workshop emphasizes the essential urban culture practice of freestyling, creating a visual representation of the beat with the body. Working collaboratively and independently, students will take with them the knowledge and experience of learning and creating choreography. Video footage, guest teachers and daily drills support the students in creating a final public performance to showcase their talent.
This workshop is designed and led by dance artist Vanessa Kimmons. Since graduating from York University's dance program, Kimmons has performed for many leading artists including Maxine Heppner, Keiko Kitano, Meagan O’Shea, Dave Wilson’s Parahumans Dance Theatre, IDAC and A-XIS Dance. She also holds a degree in education. With many years of experience teaching a wide range of levels and ages, she specializes in teaching methods that break down movement to their essentials, helping movers of all abilities to understand their own bodies and progress towards discovering a personal style of their own. Her teaching credits include Gotta Dance in Toronto and other groups and venues across Ontario, British Columbia, Hawaii, and the Philippines.
Fine Arts Summer Intensive (FASI) is a series of creative experiential workshops for high school and university students, emerging professionals and educators, offered by the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University. From two-day training sessions to three-week boot camps, FASI offers intensive experiences in dance, design, film, music, theatre and visual arts designed to whip you into creative shape!
FASI is supported by York University's Academic Innovation Fund.