House - Beginning Level with Angelina Ponzio Labate

House - Beginning Level with Angelina Ponzio Labate
Ongoing - Saturdays, Sep 12, 12:00-1:00 PM

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In this class we will have fun, sweat, enjoy the music, learn and grow. We will work on steps, rhythms, technique, timing, connection to the music, choreography, freestyle, cypher and social/club dance skills and dig into culture and history. For those that are not familiar, House dance is a social dance born in the late 70's / early 80's in underground house music clubs of Chicago and NYC.

OUTFIT: Anything you can move easily in and makes you feel good. Please wear supportive shoes if you have them - slidey soles are a plus. If dancing on carpet you could try removing your shoes and wearing thick socks. Please let me know if you are signing up a young one so I can make sure the music is appropriate for them. See you in Zoomlandia <3

Angelina is an east coast born, west coast fed Italian American teaching and performing artist and activist, choreographer, poet, storyteller and documentarian (
Angelina studies Afro and Latin diasporic traditions, with her primary focus in hip hop and house dances. She is a grateful guest and student of these cultures.
Angelina has lived and worked in many cities across the U.S. and abroad. She holds a degree of life; a Bachelor of Arts from the world arts and cultures dance program with a minor in visual and performing arts education from UCLA; and an Associate of Arts with a certificate in African heritage dance from City College of San Francisco. On her own growth journey, she continues to train under some of the best culture bearers of hip hop and house dance.
Angelina LOVES teaching youth and adults. she is always working to build classroom spaces rooted in community with emphasis on history, technique, growth, respect, expression, healing, inclusivity, equity, empowerment, bravery and JOY! In addition to teaching, Angelina creates and performs her own works which have been shown from Los Angeles to the Bay Area including at the Bioneers Conference, Theater Azul, D.I.R.T. Festival, Dance Mission Theater, Restore Westwood and Electric Lodge. She also collaborates with other artists, and researches and documents hip hop and house dance. Angelina has danced with: A. Spearman and Co, Byb Bibene (Kiandanda Dance Theater), Cunamacue, Funk4soul, Heartecaste Music, Intersectionz Educational Artz, Kaimera Productions, Rennie Harris (undergrad), Spaghetto Productions and Willy Souly (Souly Dance Arts - undergrad).

Angelina is grateful to her community, teachers, families, spirits and ancestors.