Monthly Drop-in Urban Jazz Dance Class with Noelle Simone
Urban Jazz dance technique is a fusion of Jazz, Hip-hop, Horton*, Graham, Ballet, and Voguing. Originated in Chicago by Mr. Joel Hall, owner of the Joel Hall Dancers and Center, Urban Jazz focuses on isolations, rhythm, and soul — fused with the lively energy of the Chicago streets. All levels are welcome!
*Horton's dance technique emphasizes a whole body, anatomical approach to dance that includes flexibility, strength, coordination, and body and spatial awareness to enable unrestricted, dramatic freedom of expression.
This is one of multiple drop-in sessions. Join us for the full experience with additional sessions listed below or on this page.
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Noelle has been performing and teaching for over seventeen years. She received her dance training at the Joel Hall Dancers & Center, Northside Dance Theatre, and Gus Giordano Jazz Dance School in Chicago and has performed with Janet Jackson and Paula Abdul. After receiving her B.FA. in Theatre arts with a concentration in Theatre Management and a Minor in Educational Studies from the Theatre School at Depaul University, Noelle has gone on to work for youth advocate and arts prison reform orgs, such as, Storycatchers Theatre, and the Outside-In program at Depaul University. She has also gone on to teach theatre, dance, and youth-centered body positivity classes in juvenile detention centers across Chicago and Portland. One of her missions is reminding those at the top that arts education matters!
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