Afro-Contemporary (Open Level) with Julie Simon


Jun 10 2020


Eastern Time
10:00 pm - 11:15 pm





A 75 min high energy weekly class via zoom. This (int/adv) class is a joyous celebration that incorporates grounded and uninhibited African-influenced expression, the posture and playfulness of Brazilian dance, together with fluid and voluminous contemporary movement. It’s intense, it’s liberating, it’s joyful.

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Dance Artist Julie Simon, has been a professional dancer for 30 years performing in styles ranging from Brazilian, Caribbean and Latin Dances, to  and Afro-Contemporary Dance Styles.

She was based in Northern Ca. for 7 years, Africa for 4 months, Europe for 7 years training and performing internationally in 14 different countries before returning to her native Southern California. She began teaching in  2003 through the urging of her mentor Eneida Castro.

A few highlights include :

  • 2003-Present Teaching Artist.
  • 2006 Founded Tropicaleiza Dance Company – most recent showing was for TED Women Bold and Brilliant
  • 2010-Present Curator “World Dance Intensives” Featuring Master Instructors specializing in Afro Brazilian Dance, Afro Cuban Dance and West African Dance.
  • 2011 Speaker for UCR TedX event speaking on he Transformative Power of Dance.
  • 2012- 2018 Partnered with Room To Dance Studio and opened World To Dance Studio, now Infuse Dance Studio featuring classes from all over the globe for adults.
  • 2013 Creation of Muvuca Bateria, an all female 18 piece Brazilian inspired drum ensemble.
  • 2014-Present Choreographer in residence MSJC
  • 2016 Premier of Lover|Fighter|Mother|Queen a full length dinner show honoring the complex and vital art of the feminine
  • 2017- Present Faculty Instructor -International Dance Festival in Palm Springs
  • 2018 Launch of the JSMethod, an extensive dance training program. For a full description of JSMethod
  • 2019 Launch of Global Flow -Dance infused Power/Vinyasa Yoga.
  • 2020 Teaching Tour France, Belgium, Amsterdam.

Currently Julie teaches weekly classes now virtual, workshops and residencies, continues performing with both Tropicaleiza and Muvuca.

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