Dance and Theater Companies
Westchester Dance Artists is a place where dancers do not compete against each other in competitions. We are interested in giving our performers multiple opportunities to perform. Sometimes we dance in large theaters, sometimes in small venues, sometimes at community events, and even in the streets!
We would rather our families support the training of the dancer instead of the large competition companies. This also always our students to have a childhood that includes going on family vacations and to events with their peers who do not dance.
SO FUNKY TRAINING
This company is full of fun and vibrant performers who support
each other as a dance team. Our companies meet in addition to normal class times, and give students a unique opportunity to learn challenging choreography from top-quality choreographers; vocals from top vocalists; and acting from extraordinary coaches.
Dance Artists is a company open to advanced teens dancers. Choreography ranges in all styles of dance, and is taught by Wadi Jones, Debralyn Press, Albert Guerzon, Gianna Bartolini, and Guest Choreographers.. Emphasis is placed on the dancer being part of the creative process. Class meets twice a week and company members are required to take minimum of 4 additional classes. Classes may include: 2 technique classes (ballet, modern, jazz, lyrical); 1 turns and jumps, and one class of their choice.
JR. DANCE ARTISTS
Jr. Dance Artists is a company open to intermediate pre-teen and teens. Choreography ranges in all styles of dance, and is taught by Wadi Jones, Jimmy Tate, Lea Ono, Debralyn Press, Albert Guerzon, Gianna Bartolini, and Guest Choreographers.. Emphasis is placed on the dancer being part of the creative process. Class meets twice a week and company members are required to take minimum of 2 additional technique classes.
So Funky is our most advanced urban choreography company. This company is under the direction of Shar Adrias. Dancers invited into these group must be high school age and advanced hip hop dancers with a minimum four to five years of experience. So Funky meets weekly, and these dancers must be available for additional rehearsals. They compete and perform in many venues, and will also have the opportunity to teach class.
A unique company for the extremely advanced breaker, animator, etc. An invitation requires at least 4 years of prior training.
Hollow Back performs throughout Westchester on stage, street, local events and battles. This company is led by Wadi Jones and incorporates popping, locking, waving, breaking, gliding, hip hop, and stunts.