Ghetto Classics Dance

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In 2019 one of the new programmes that we have introduced is DANCE. The Ghetto Classics Dance program is structured to equip its students with technical and artistic abilities that meet international dance standards. By doing this, the dancers will be a priceless addition to the Kenyan dance scene and the dance industry worldwide. We care to assist them in becoming ambassadors for the arts and to share the power of performing arts with the community.

 

Other immediate objectives include:

Improving Classroom Performance – Dance requires discipline and focus, which translates to an improved academic performance.

Improving Self-Esteem – by gaining a better understanding of their body and how it moves, dance students have improved levels of self-confidence.

Health and well-being – dance improves balance, coordination and posture, with focus on strength and flexibility. A crucial part of dance is musicality – the ability to understand, count and express music through movement.

Improving Socialization – classroom etiquette helps improve communication and social skills in interacting with other dancers. Students learn how to work together as a team, cooperate and trust in one another.

Meet some of our members HERE.  Classes are taught in:

  • Classical Ballet (according to the Vaganova Methodology)
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Hip Hop
  • African Dance

The Dance teachers are:

Joanna Priwieziencew

Alumni of the State Ballet School in Warsaw and has performed with dance companies and theatres in Spain, Italy, Germany, New York, California, Egypt, Ireland. She teaches regular workshops and master classes in New York City, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Berlin, Israel.

Co-creator of several productions, among others: concerts at the Solidarity of Arts Festival at the European Solidarity Center Organizer, first full-length ballet performance by Nairobi Philharmonic Orchestra.

Raymond Ochieng

Kenyan dancer, choreographer and teacher. He performed in productions in Kenya, Tanzania, Norway, Holland, the UK and Israel. Laureate of dance competitions in hip hop, contemporary and street dance in Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda. Choreographer for Dance Centre Kenya.

Martha Aluoch

Pedagogue of traditional African dance, dancer and violinist. Born and raised in Korogocho, she has been working with Ghetto Classics since 2015 as a violin teacher, and in August 2018 she started teaching in the dance programme.

 

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