The Pulse Dance Experience: Orlando

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This past weekend, a few of our dancers were given the opportunity to attend The PULSE Dance Experience in Orlando, Florida. The PULSE and Camp PULSE is an exciting weekend workshop for dancers ages 7+ featuring the top choreographers and instructors in the dance industry today. The workshop consisted of an amazing faculty lineup including Ian Eastwood, Kevin Frey, Rosero McCoy, Lane Napper, Nancy O’Meara, and Katy Tate. Not only did they teach amazing choreography, their classes focused on several aspects of dance and performance. 

 After a warm-up led by the Pulse Elites, Nancy went back to the basics and led an hour and fifteen minutes worth of various challenging across-the-floor jazz combos ...and this floor was at least 200ft long. It allowed everyone to focus on technique and work on stamina. 

After a warm-up led by the Pulse Elites, Nancy went back to the basics and led an hour and fifteen minutes worth of various challenging across-the-floor jazz combos ...and this floor was at least 200ft long. It allowed everyone to focus on technique and work on stamina. 

 Kevin, a member of the Haus if Gaga, brought us to another level of jazz funk. His choreography to  Disco  by Tove Lo was sassy, sharp, and sexy. His combo had us “sweating in our holiday velour” on a sultry disco dance floor.

Kevin, a member of the Haus if Gaga, brought us to another level of jazz funk. His choreography to Disco by Tove Lo was sassy, sharp, and sexy. His combo had us “sweating in our holiday velour” on a sultry disco dance floor.

 Ian took us back to 2003 with an OG hip-hop vibe to Missy Elliott and Timbaland’s  Let It Bump . He has a very interesting and unique teaching style. He pays attention to every beat and bass of a song and turns into a beatboxer, mimicking the music almost identically when teaching. No wonder his musicality is INSANE. Learning to listen and focus on musicality is something you’ll always leave with after taking his class.

Ian took us back to 2003 with an OG hip-hop vibe to Missy Elliott and Timbaland’s Let It Bump. He has a very interesting and unique teaching style. He pays attention to every beat and bass of a song and turns into a beatboxer, mimicking the music almost identically when teaching. No wonder his musicality is INSANE. Learning to listen and focus on musicality is something you’ll always leave with after taking his class.

 After taking Lane’s musical theater class, you’d think that every student in the room were from the Broadway cast of  Dreamgirls . He was understandably precise and particular when teaching. The choreography was exciting, energetic, and flashy. His class allowed us to channel our inner showman ready to take the stage. 

After taking Lane’s musical theater class, you’d think that every student in the room were from the Broadway cast of Dreamgirls. He was understandably precise and particular when teaching. The choreography was exciting, energetic, and flashy. His class allowed us to channel our inner showman ready to take the stage. 

 Walking into Rosero’s class was like walking into an OT Genasis and 2 Chainz music video. His combo to  Thick  pulled out every ounce of rawness, attitude, and hype that one could possibly have. His class transformed a hotel ballroom into a nightclub where everyone just went OFF. #FaceOnBeat #HairOnFleek

Walking into Rosero’s class was like walking into an OT Genasis and 2 Chainz music video. His combo to Thick pulled out every ounce of rawness, attitude, and hype that one could possibly have. His class transformed a hotel ballroom into a nightclub where everyone just went OFF. #FaceOnBeat #HairOnFleek

 Unfortunately due to our travel plans, we were unable to take class from Katy Tate, but we've heard from many of our Dancefx Athens and Dancefx Atlanta students that her class and combo was beautiful. We'll stick around next time, Katy!

Unfortunately due to our travel plans, we were unable to take class from Katy Tate, but we've heard from many of our Dancefx Athens and Dancefx Atlanta students that her class and combo was beautiful. We'll stick around next time, Katy!

The energy level and intensity that everyone brought to class and to the stage was inspiring. Congratulations to all the students who danced their hearts out and won scholarships! 

Not only did we get to take class from this talented faculty, we were able to have an intimate discussion over lunch with fellow dance teachers, studio owners, and the faculty themselves. We shared our experiences, teaching techniques, frustrations, solutions, inspirations, and more with one another. We even got our very own Bridget to perform her Russian ballet instructor impression for everyone ;) We’ve learned a great deal of valuable information and techniques that we can bring into our upcoming classes.

We would like to thank The Pulse Dance Experience for the opportunity, the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace for the fabulous R&R, and everyone who made the weekend a success. We definitely encourage anyone who’s interested in improving their skill to attend this workshop. Click here for this weekend’s highlights!

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