Online Master Classes: Heels & Hip Hop

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Heels Class w/ Ryan Blackson

Thursday, July 9th
12:00 – 1:30 pm

AGES 12 & UP

Practice your jazz moves with the challenge of wearing heels! In this style of dance you must have a strong background in ballet and jazz to master the balance and grace of the heels style of dance. Stay on your toes while you learn the Cell Block Tango original choreography from the broadway show Chicago from NYC dancer Ryan Blakson. This Class is for Students Ages 12 & Up

Ryan Blackson graduated with a BFA in dance with a jazz concentration from Marymount Manhattan College. A native of Wilmington, Delaware and resident of NYC, Ryan trains in many genres of dance including; ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, musical theater, and modern. He has had the privilege of working and training with some of the best in the business. He recently worked on a Broadway musical workshop entitled, Revival, under the direction of Christopher d’Amboise. Ryan just completed a contract with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as a dancer, sailing through the Southern Caribbean. He has had the privilege of performing in a variety of shows around the nation including; A Chorus Line (Larry), Cats (Mr. Mistoffelees), La Cage Aux Folles (Cagelle), Chicago, Legally Blonde, Bye Bye Birdie, The Wizard of Oz, and many more. He has received numerous awards for his choreography at national dance competitions.


Hip Hop w/Kira Pigford

Friday, July 10th
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Vikira Pigford started her dance career at L&L Dance Productions in West Philadelphia studying Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Acrobat & Hip-Hop from ages 2 – 18. As a high school student at the Academy of Notre Dame, Vikira continued her dance education as a four-year member of the Dance Company. Vikira attended St. Joseph’s University and was a vital member of their competitive dance team from 2012 – 2016 which won several national titles. After graduating from St. Joseph’s University with a degree in Education, she began working for Universal Dance Association (UDA) traveling the country to teach dance camps and clinics to high school and college dance teams. Vikira’s most recent performance through the Bloc Agency in NY, landed her an appearance on Live with Kelly last November as a dancer for the JuJu on that Beat performance.