Beginner Jazz Warm-Up with Elise Melendez, Motivated Movers
Join Motivated Movers in a Beginner Jazz Warm-up designed for Adult Beginners dancing from the comfort of their home. This class is for those seeking energy, inner strength, intention, and dynamic movement. Consists of primarily follow-along movement, technical exercises, and always ends in a dance party. Register here!
All bodies and all beings are welcome to join. This class is designed for adult dancers who are:
- Returning to dance after many years
- Actors eager to get confident with dance
- Brand new to the theatre dance world
- Dancers seeking to learn new styles
- Ready to bring the moves to the next family wedding!
- Interested in trying something new
- Seeking a confident, joyful relationship with movement
Learn more about their daily, donation-based virtual classes offered: https://www.motivatedmoversnyc.com/embracing-movement-connection
As co-founder and executive director, Elise is committed to empowering artists to harness movement as a path for authentic storytelling while building pedagogically sound and effective technique. With a bachelor’s in American Dance Pedagogy from Oklahoma City University and a master’s in Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management from Columbia College Chicago, Elise has over a decade of experience in arts education and management, guiding artists from Chicago to New York and college to Broadway in embracing movement.
Beyond her work with Motivated Movers, Elise continues her commitment to the dance community as managing director of Denman Theatre & Dance Co, a New York based company dedicated to developing hybrid theatrical works using movement/dance as a primary storytelling device.
Meet Motivated Movers
Motivated Movers is the premiere program for professional and aspiring artists seeking beginner dance training. Our holistic approach creates a learning environment that celebrates growth and movement at every stage – making our classes unlike any others.
Our teaching artists are equipped with the pedagogical knowledge, ample field experience, and emotional intelligence needed to connect in a meaningful way with every individual. We meet you where you are at and work together to make lasting, impactful growth in your relationship with dance.
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