OPEN CLASSES 2023
Open Classes are commencing in march and will run throughout the year!
All abilities and levels welcome
VENUE: 3Danks Studios, Waterloo
Please note that ticket sales for each class are all in one transaction, we ask that you select at check out which teacher and date you will be attending.
OPEN CONTEMPORARY / CONDITIONING
March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 24, May 1 and 8 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Evie is a contemporary dancer and choreographer with a wealth of experience on stage and screen. Her freelance performance work includes ongoing contracts with Opera Australia alongside music videos with notable Australian artists and film work as a choreographer and director. Her work now centres around education, with a Bachelor of Dance, certification in Pilates instruction and current pursuit of a Masters in Arts Education focussing on Higher Education and pre-professional training. Evie teaches at many Higher Education institutions across Sydney, including Brent St, Ev & Bow, and AMPA, working with pre-professional dancers on honing their contemporary technique and artistry. Contemporary classes with Evie focus on form and flow, with a strong connection between biomechanics for efficient movement and improved structures to support artistic explorations and identity. Foundations and technique will play an important role in developing unique dance languages and integrating new skills into individual bodies. Learners can expect their strength, endurance and off-centre movement to be challenged in an encouraging environment made to prepare artists for the industry ahead of them.
March 9, 23, 30 and April 6 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Jessica Hesketh began her professional training at Brent Street’s Talent Development High School (Sydney, Australia). Following her graduation in 2009 Jessica was the runner-up in the 2010 season of So You Think You Can Dance. She joined the Australian Dance Theatre in 2010, and has performed in the premieres of Worldhood, Proximity, Be Your Self, and Daniel Jaber’s Nought. She was also a part of the Australian tour of G and Proximity. As well as performing nationally, Jessica has toured internationally multiple times with the company, performing in France, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Luxembourg, Norway, and England with both Be Your Self and Proximity.
Also, Jessica has worked with numerous leading Australian choreographers including Marko Panzic and Stephen Tannos in the Dream Dance Company, Shaun Parker in his production of Trolley’s which was performed at the Sydney Street-Art Festival, and Amé Delves for fashion brand Balmain at Macau Fashion week. She was a part of Laser Vision Australia’s Star Dancer, which premiered in Dubai and is a permanent fixture at Dubai Festival City.
Currently, Jessica is a regular with Opera Australia, being part of the H.O.S.H season of Turandot, Aida, the national touring production of Faust and Lakmé, a world-wide opera collaboration that premiered in Muscat, Oman. Most recently, Jessica has been appointed the role of Full-Time Contemporary Dance Coordinator at Brent Street.
OPEN JFH (Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop)
March 10 and 17 | 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM | March 24 and 31 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Faith Ajaye is a passionate performer, dance teacher, and choreographer! She’s been dancing for 17 years, focusing primarily on the styles of hip hop, dancehall, and JFH (jazz funk hip hop). Faith has performed around America as well as all around Australia. She has had many opportunities in this industry, such as; TV commercials, music videos, corporate gigs, modeling, and tours. She’s been teaching for 5 years now at a large variety of dance studios, primary schools, and high schools. Faith loves to vibe with all her students, making it a fun and positive place for everyone to grow, learn and be the best versions of themselves.
Ausdance NSW is the key support & advocacy body, for the creation, presentation and practice of dance in NSW.
Ausdance NSW is part of the Ausdance National Network.
Ausdance acknowledges and respects the Traditional Custodians of the Lands on which we work and dance and pays respect to elders past, present and emerging.
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