3 Ways to Party: A Hip Hop and House Dance Experience with angelina ponzio labate

Vermont Dance Alliance, in partnership with the Pride Center of Vermont, presents:
3 Ways to Party: A Hip Hop and House Dance Experience with angelina ponzio labate

3 Ways to Party: A Hip Hop and House Dance Experience will cover 3 different approaches. Through Hip Hop Party Dances, House Dance and Freestyle Sessions - together we will take a journey with: building technique; embracing community despite the current barriers to our social / emotional connections; really LISTENing and clearly expressing with our bodies the rhythms and musical stories that we hear; cypher and freestyle culture and tools; and history, context and stories including snippets of interviews with Innovators and Legends within the respective cultures of Hip Hop and House Dance.

The most benefit will be gained from signing up for all 3 classes. Drop - ins are also welcome.
Class 1 Fri Oct 2: Let's Get It IN! Hip Hop Party Dances
Class 2 Fri Oct 9: Welcome To The Club / House Dancers Unite
Class 3 Fri Oct 16: Party Time - A Structured Freestyle Session

Who's It For? All Levels, Ages, Identities and Abilities Welcomed - from novice to experienced - who wants to learn more about these two respective dance styles or deepen their current practice, and be able to dance when the music comes on. My goal is that we will all come away with joy, a deeper sense of community, and a lot of information in our toolboxes to help us discover and/or elevate our own dance. I hope that this may be a space for you to not just survive, but THRIVE.

ANGELINA is an east coast born, west coast fed italian american teaching and performing artist and activist, choreographer, poet, storyteller and documentarian (http://snowflake.productions).
angelina studies afro and latin diasporic traditions, with her primary focus in hip hop and house dances. she is a grateful guest and student of these cultures. angelina has lived and worked in many cities across the U.S. and abroad. she holds a degree of life; a bachelor of arts from the world arts and cultures dance program with a minor in visual and performing arts education from ucla; and an associate of arts with a certificate in african heritage dance from city college of san francisco. on her own growth journey, she continues to train under some of the best culture bearers of hip hop and house danc. angelina LOVES teaching youth and adults. she is always working to build classroom spaces rooted in community with emphasis on history, technique, growth, respect, expression, healing, inclusivity, equity, empowerment, bravery and JOY! in addition to teaching, angelina creates and performs her own works which have been shown from Los Angeles to the Bay Area including at the Bioneers Conference, Theater Azul, D.I.R.T. Festival, Dance Mission Theater, Restore Westwood and Electric Lodge. she also collaborates with other artists, and researches and documents hip hop and house dance. angelina has danced with: a. spearman and co, byb bibene (kiandanda dance theater), cunamacue, funk4soul, heartecaste music, intersectionz educational artz, kaimera productions, rennie harris (undergrad), spaghetto productions and willy souly (souly dance arts - undergrad). angelina is grateful to her community, teachers, families, spirits and ancestors.
If you need special accommodations, please note VDA will need at least two weeks notice before the class start date. We will do our best to accommodate all needs.

How to Register: Click on “Get More Info” to register for this class, or any class in our fall Resilient Dancing Series! If you need assistance filling out the form, please call 410-458-3672.

Payment: VDA member and Non-VDA member pricing is listed in the registration form. To make your payment please visit vermontdance.org/support, or use our paypal address as listed on the form.

If you are planning to call in as a group, with two or more people sharing one screen, email us to set up a scaled payment to fit your specific needs.

If money is a barrier for you, please email a scholarship request letter detailing your interest, class dates, and amount of support needed.


Thanks to our Scholarship Fund sponsors: Rabble-Rouser Chocolate & Craft Co. (lead sponsor) Northfield Savings Bank, Vermont Federal Credit Union, and City Market Onion River Co-op (participating sponsors) for helping us to provide access to all.

We are pleased to announce that this project is supported in part by the Vermont Humanities Council. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed do not necessarily represent those of Vermont Humanities Council.

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Published August 2, 2020