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Musical Theatre with Kasia Gneiser

25th February| 13:00-14:00 | BEG/GEN

Threading with Dominic Simpson

25th February| 15:00-16:00 | ALL

Biography

Kasia Gneiser is so excited to offer her first Pop-Up class at Danceworks! She holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre with Dance Emphasis from Boston Conservatory at Berklee and a M.A. in Creative Producing from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She has trained in Fosse technique in Chicago, IL with original Fosse dancer, Jane Lanier, and has taught musical theatre dance classes at Boston Conservatory and Interlochen Arts Academy. Over the past seven years she has performed, directed, choreographed, produced, and taught across the United States. She has experience in teaching musical theatre dance to students ages 5-28 at varying abilities and levels of professional work history. “My classes generate a further sharing of the love of storytelling through text, song, and dance.”  Favorite credits include Cassie Ferguson in A Chorus Line, Charity in Anything Goes, Shirley Markowitz in The Producers, The Chaplain in Mother Courage And Her Children, and Catesby in Richard III. @kasiagneiser

Biography

Dom Simpson is a hip hop freestyle dancer actively working in the commercial and theatre sectors of the industry, working with artists such as: Ellie Goulding, Calvin Harris, Bbyno$, Mavric Sabre, Sinead Harnett, Joy Crookes and big brands such as Ellesse, Barclays, Churches Shoes & more. He’s practiced hip hop freestyle and street styles for around 8 years, competing, battling and working professionally within the dance industry. Dom has a curiosity for finding new movement within the hip hop style, inspiring him to further his practice, knowledge and improvement. His style is influenced by techniques like threading, popping, tutting, tracing and much more.

Threading is the art of creating a loop or hole with your body & moving through it with different body parts. This threading class will be focused on the basics and fundamentals of threading.  We will be  looking at the technique, the theory behind it & seeing what techniques/styles  can be associated with it.   Mixed into this class will be a blend of threading, tutting and tracing, and how these techniques can help you thread in more diverse ways.