10 years ago, Chicago Dance Supply launched Chicago Dance Gazette, a monthly printed publication for dancers by dancers to inspire, inform and educate. It was distributed to local dance studios and to customers on our mailing list. The Gazette moved from print to digital format and eventually morphed into a monthly e-blast with links to [...]
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Unleash Your Inner Fierce
By Dria Fair
As you enter the dance studio on 5965 North Clark Street, you are greeted by soulful lyrics and the funky, upbeat tempo of House music. If you are familiar with the dance style of Joel Hall, you would know that House music is a heavy influence on his jazz technique, and that he regularly teaches his classes with it. When you glance into the front studio, you see the dancers maneuvering difficult battement and allegro combinations opposed to pencil turns and hippy jazz movement.
**Purchase Joel Hall children or adult class attire at Chicago Dance Supply (must include top, bottom and shoes) and receive 15% off your purchase!! Joel Hall Dancers and Center Children’s Class Attire BOYS: White T-shirts, black tights or jazz pants, white socks and ballet, jazz, or tap shoes appropriate to class. GIRLS: Black leotard; tan, pink [...]
Children, as early as six months old, can greatly benefit from participating in a dance class. There are many parent and baby dance classes in the Chicagoland area and it is a wonderful way to enhance your little dancer’s locomotor skills, flexibility, strength, and musicality.
Your best advice for high school seniors who are interested in dance: Consider ALL your options. I grew up in a relatively small community, and the ballet studios there had some odd notions about what it took to be a “successful” dancer.