AOS Announces 2016 Summer Step Series
Art of Stepping is excited to announce the launch of our 2016 summer stepping and dance series in partnership with the Harlem Village Academy located at 74 West 124th Street in Manhattan in Manhattan. Our goal is to continue the excellent programming we provide throughout the summer in a fun an innovative way offering various classes for students. All participants will receive camp guidelines and materials which they will utilize throughout the summer.
In addition, we have invited some of the nations leading dance professionals throughout the country to partake in the summer of excitement and fun with one goal: GET ACTIVE. Classes will consist of the following:
Hip Hop: An art form that started as a cultural movement in the South Bronx, hip hop is now known for its lively and funky dance move to sick beats. It was form of dance that occurred organically with no formal training. Now we’re bringing this this street style dance to the classroom with its rich history and its awesome dance moves.
Stepping: An art form where your body is used to create sound, we see stepping take place all over the world. Using the body as an instrument to produce rhythms and sounds, stepping has historically been used as a form of communication and a stand in for the absence of drums. The Art of Stepping teaches this art form through the REMO system, which uses mathematical formulas to teach step. Campers will learn the basic code system to create original creativity.
We are excited to have the following staff working with us:
- Ashley Jenkins, Staff Coordinator, is from Manhattan but spent most of her time growing up in the Bronx where she is currently pursing her education at Monroe College. She has been dancing since the early age of 8 years old where she started in a kids group called the Untouchable Shorties. Thereafter she went on to tour dancing with many different recording artist having great opportunities dancing and meeting many stars. Now she still dances on her free time and teach whoever comes her way just for the fun for those of all age groups.
- Darrion Alford is born and raised in the pure South of Oxford, Mississippi. He started his love for stepping his freshman year of high school and his passion just grew from there. With creating 3 successful step teams as well as coaching more than 5 step teams to awards shows such as the Disney Step Classic, this is only the beginning. He puts 110% in all that he does and if you combine that with hard work and dedication with a love for teaching that makes me a wonderful Site Coordinator which is what makes him. Email: Darrion@ArtofStepping.com
Are you excited yet? Upon completion of the class, all participants will perform in a showcase to demonstrate what they have learned. Below is a list of classes and locations we will be teaching.