Jazz Funk 5-6wks series
New 6wks starts:
Sun. June, 23rd - Weekly Dropins welcome!
JAZZ FUNK 1:50pm-2:50pm 1 hr (OPEN LEVEL)
Thurs. June, 6th - Weekly Dropins welcome!
HEELS 7:05pm-8:35pm - 1.5hr (OPEN LEVEL)
JAZZ FUNK 8:35pm-9:35pm 1 hr (OPEN LEVEL)
Tue. June, 11th
JAZZ FUNK 7:05pm-8:05pm 1 hr (OPEN LEVEL)
HEELS 8:05pm-9:35pm - 1.5hr (OPEN LEVEL)
• Beginner to Int levels
• Jazz technique basics
• Floor work
Drop-ins for our current classes are $16 -$20
Preregister for 6wk series & save $10.
10-20 package drop in pass are available to be purchase at our studio
Please go to our Hip Hop page to register for Hip Hop classes or see our schedules.
About Kristen's class:
Jazz Funk, also called Street Jazz, borrows a lot of movement from other dance styles. From ballet-modern-hip hop- to lyrical, jazz funk incorporates little bits and pieces of other dance genres and wraps into a funky style that is both fun and expressive! This will be a progressive series that will advance over the course of the 6 week series. All levels will benefit from this class, but beginners are welcome and encouraged!
Kristen Grace's Bio:
Kristen has been the primary hip hop teacher at Studio West Dance Academy since it’s opening and has founded the performing group EDGE. Kristen is now the director of Studio West's newest addition, The Beat Box Hip Hop Dance Studio. Kristen got her start dancing competitively with H2Whoa, Gig Harbor High School’s hip hop dance team, and went on to lead her university team as captain and choreographer at PLU - staging various pieces for the student choreographed show each year. She has trained with DASH, Koncrete Studios, Velocity, and Westlake Dance Center along with many other master classes and workshops from Seattle, Tacoma, LA to New York. Kristen has over 10 years teaching experience in various schools and studios throughout the south sound.
She now dances with Olympia/Lacey based adult dance team Audacity Cru, and recently competed with them at the World of Dance Finals in Los Angeles, as well as World of Dance Seattle. Kristen is extremely passionate about bringing new life into the dance community and building dancers into movers who have the skills and confidence to pursue their artistry in whatever capacity they choose.
Isaiah Rashaad's Bio:
Isaiah has worked with the best in Asia including International Asian recording artist, JANE ZHANG on the "JANE'S SECRET" 2018 tour as a tour captain and background dancer.
He also currently works in Shanghai as a choreographer for UBISOFT JUST DANCE, NIKE, GH5 DANCE STUDIO, MILLENNIUM DANCE COMPLEX, and other various studios and companies.
Whether it is choreography designed for the classroom, theater, stage or live events, Isaiah has the ability to see abstract creative visions and execute them accordingly.
His knowledge of the stage, movement quality, story telling, emoting and connecting with music, has sparked the interest some of the most noted legends, choreographers and dancers in the Industry such as, Tina Landon, Tanisha Scott Kevin Maher, Jontè, Blake Mcgrath, and Luam to name a few.
As an entertainer he has an indescribable passion for the art of dance and performance. His versatility includes elements of Hip-hop, Jazz Funk, Contemporary, Modern, Broadway, Burlesque, and Heels Movement, which has been the success and drive of his career to date.
Being a choreographer in Asia has allowed him to choreograph popular artist's songs for JUST DANCE such as, Ariana Grande "Side to Side", Big Bang "Bang Bang Bang", Britney Spears "Slumber Party" and Shakira "Chantajé" to name a few. He was also the choreographer for one of the largest night clubs in Shanghai LINX ROYAL MEMBERS CLUB where he choreographed themed productions for the venue monthly.
In addition, he has also choreographed for major automobile brands such as Volvo and Skoda. He has taught numerous of workshops in Michigan, Seattle, Shanghai, Beijing and Bangkok. He's also traveled to LA, KOREA, THAILAND, PHILIPPINES and all over CHINA.
His experience of exploring different cultures and lifestyles have been the fuel and fusion of his creativity. His unique and creative way of educating others about the art of dance has impacted individuals both locally and internationally.
Trained in multiple styles of dance such as Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Jazz Funk, Hip Hop and Tap. Her preferred style to teach is Jazz, progressions & Heels. She graduated from Broadway Dance Center’s Professional Semester Program in New York City and The scholarship program at Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles California. After completing both dance programs, she acquired many Technical, Performance, and Professionalism skills that contribute to my success. Since then she have taught and set choreography at competition studios and high-schools in Maryland, New York, Los Angeles and now Seattle, Currently she teach at In Motion performing Arts Studio and Westlake Dance Center and Perform in many Burlesque and dance shows in the city. she also the Founding artistic director of Simone Pin productions, a women of color owned production company.
Belltown Dance Studio
2217 3rd. Ave. Suite 102
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: (206) 930-7246