Jazz 4 Kids


This class is taught by:

Christopher Caldwell

Ballroom, Latin, Modern/Contemp.,  Jazz, Hip Hop
Christopher Scott Caldwell has been commissioned as a professional dancer, choreographer, and educator at an international standard. He has toured as a protege to some of the worlds top choreographers including the panel from So You Think You Can Dance, such as Mia Michaels, Brian Friedman, Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo, Wade Robson, and Tyce Diorio.

Christopher was trained in classical ballet by former Bejart Ballet Lausanne principle dancer Shonach Mirk Robles, and was introduced to modern technique by Ailey graduate Donna Kojo, and renowned instructor Michael Foley (Cirque du Soleil), and studied composition from choreographers Larry Keigwin (Julliard School), and Bill T Jones (Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company). Christopher has choreographed alongside the Miami City Ballet in an off-Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet, under the direction of Kristen Coury, and has played lead roles in other off-Broadway shows including Godspell, Little Shop of Horrors, Footloose, and much more.

Currently the Artistic Director of Ovations Productions LLC, and on the guest Faculty for the Patel Conservatory of The Performing Arts , Chris is excited to be a part of Virtuous Productions, and combine his extensive modern dance background with ballroom technique to offer an incredible learning experience to his students. Christopher has studied with twelve-time undefeated US Rhythm Champion Bob Powers, and has appeared on Studio 10 TV, Fox News, and Daytime on NBC.

Natalie Watson

Modern/Contemp. & Jazz Instructor

Natalie Watson is originally from Dallas/Ft. Worth , TX. She started competitively dancing at the age of 10. She has 14+ years experience in various styles  such: ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, modern, jazz & tap. She started teaching by the age of 14 and has had the opportunity to perform with artists such as Destiney's Child, Kelly Clarkson, & Jessica Simpson.
Since moving to Florida she has been teaching at Virtuous Productions, was a part of the POP gold dancers and has Co. Directed an award winning dance team. She continues to further her career in dance, while sharing her passion and love for it with others.

Rachel Nickerson

Hip- Hop, Ballet, Dance Flex & Technique 4 Kids Instructor
 
Rachel is a former professional dancer/ cheerleader for the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars, and Arizona Cardinals. She graduated from the University of North Florida where she majored in Elementary Education, received her Bachelor’s degree, was a member of UNF’s Dance Team, and went on to be a cheerleader for the Barracuda’s Hockey Team. One of her proudest moments was being selected to perform at the USA Olympic Basketball Game VS Puerto Rico that was held in Jacksonville, FL. Rachel has taught various grades and subjects in elementary school, including dance and theatre for the past 5 years. She and a co-worker directed and created a dance program at her former school in Mesa, Arizona. Their dancers learned a variety of dance styles, performed for school events, off campus events, and attended dance conventions. She has lead Pro Cheer/ Dance clinics for ProTime Cheer and Dance, and is currently teaching dance at Virtuous Productions ! Rachel is very excited to be apart of the VP family.

Hayley Keith

Jazz 4 kids, Hip-Hop 4 kids & VIP Performance
Teacher
Hayley Keith is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. She started competitively dancing at the age of 12 and hasn’t stopped since! Hayley has 13+ years of experience in styles such as ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, modern, tap and jazz. Through high school, Hayley competitively performed on the varsity dance team years 2006-2010. She continued to take her passion to a collegiate level at Avila University, where she would compete in the UDA National Competition. Year after year, the Avila Glitter Girls took home 3rd place in both hip-hop & jazz, contemporary. From 2010-2013, Hayley remained a dedicated athlete and full time student, while maintaining a part time teaching job. From 2014-2015, Hayley took on an assistance director’s position at her home studio. Her competitive choreography received awards at nearly every regional competition in both hip-hop and lyrical. Although it was very sad to say goodbye to her dancers, Hayley moved to Florida in September, 2015 to start her video editing career with a local marketing agency, The Addiction Advisor. She now shares her passion for dance with the kiddos at Virtuous Productions, hoping to inspire, innovate, and motivate.

 

(Ages 7 & up) Pre-Register
 
This class is fun and energetic. Class begins with a warm-up that includes stretching and isolations. Students learn fundamental Jazz steps and basic movements combinations, focusing on technique coordination and rhythm.
 


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