Movement Classes


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Thursday, June 7

9:00am - 10:00am
Movement Class: Yoga
The Music Center | Rehearsal Room 3 | Fourth Floor
Taught be Andrea Lodico Welshons, GALLIM

Kickstart the Conference with a dynamic and energizing hatha vinyasa class. Uncover grounding and a sense of ease and leave class feeling vibrant, strong, and ready for the days ahead. All levels welcome.



Friday, June 8

9:00am - 10:00am
Movement Class: Tap Dance
USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance | Topaz Dance Studio 106 | First Floor
Taught by Chloe Arnold, Syncopated Ladies

Jump start your Friday morning with a power hour of tap dance! Join Chloe Arnold, Artistic Director and Founder of the Syncopated Ladies, for an energetic and exciting open level class. No tap shoes? No problem! A pair of hard-soled shoes or sneakers will work. Please, no socks or bare feet. All levels welcome.


2:00pm – 3:00pm
Movement Class: Hip-hop Social Party Dances
USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance | Topaz Dance Studio 106 | First Floor
Taught by Jackie “Miss Funk” Lopez, Versa-Style Dance Company

Participants will learn hip-hop social party dances from the early 90’s to the modern era, to be compiled into an exciting hip-hop dance social experience. Come get down, learn the foundations and add flavor to your freestyle! All levels welcome; as long as you are open to get your DANCE ON!


3:30pm – 4:30pm
Movement Class: The Movement in the Music | Jazz Dance
USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance | Ruby Dance Studio 104 | First Floor
Taught by Pat Taylor, JazzAntiqua Dance Ensemble

Join choreographer Pat Taylor and members of JazzAntiqua Dance Ensemble in an exploration of their signature movement style and interplay with jazz music.



Saturday, June 9

10:30am – 12:00pm
Movement Class: Street Dance Activism
The Colburn School | Grand Building | Dance Studio B
Taught by Shamell Bell, Choreographer and Organizer, Black Lives Matter Los Angeles

Through this workshop we will demonstrate the possibility for street dance activism to disrupt social, economic, and historical paradigms and present street dance as an alternative strategy for radical social change. Dancers will learn basic hip-hop/street dance moves, but will also engage in team-building activities as they break into dance battle/community organizing groups to close out the workshop in joy, love, and unity.