https://jeanappolonexpressions.org/south-african-street-dance The Dance Complex
536 Mass Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
This class, taught by Jean Appolon Expressions company dancer Buyile Narwele, incorporates movements complimenting the beats in the music and allowing the dancer’s body to have an experience each time with each beat, sound, and song.
Slow moves and repetitive structure will gradually build to exciting part of class. We will take care to regulate energy, preparing for a high, up tempo, and enjoyable scene for people of all kind.
The class will consist of movements from small to big, using quick steps and knee patterns to create a move that makes sense with beats and sometimes lyrics. Waist movements are always part of it, in connection with facial expressions and showing off how much fun one is having while dancing. We have moves that have to do with the upper body and many shoulders with quick movements, including head changes and directions to compliment the move and hand gestures to complete a whole step that may or may not normally be thought of as “dance,” but can be create a recognizable, normal human action.
The class has an easy-to-follow build-up created specifically to put an individual at ease and be comfortable with moving like a child, expressing themselves, and enjoying the music.