VIRTUAL BLOCK PARTY
B. MOORE DANCE IS Celebrating its 2nd Anniversary! JOIN the FUN!!! Come and participate in our Virtual Block Party, July 11th (SAT) 9:00 AM-8:30 PM. We are beyond thrilled to continue along this journey in the Arts!

This one day event will feature master classes, interactive activities, tutorials, raffles, live streaming and a live auction for all to enjoy! Please feel free to JOIN  the company and our Special Guest Artists, via Zoom, Instagram & Facebook Live in this unique opportunity! From the comfort of your home and personal space, come and be immersed in this Diverse Communal Art Forum!  Yes, these are indeed unprecedented times with many challenges to peace & social justice, BUT here at B. MOORE DANCE, we aim to Groove you, Inspire you & Move you to the Enchanted Rhythm of our collective heartbeat & Dance! Dance! Dance!

 Let’s get together! Tell a friend to bring a friend! We look forward to seeing you all “VIRTUALLY.”

DONATION BASED

YOUR REGISTRATION & PARTICIPATION:  Our first Annual Virtual Block Party is an opportunity to SUPPORT our truly magnificent B. MOORE DANCERS and advance the many community focused initiatives of our Company.

All participants will need to register in order to participate. Please select the classes/activities that you would like to attend and make a contribution of any amount.

If you cannot possibly be available that day, but would like to show your support, please consider making a donation and Paying it forward to someone who would benefit from our Virtual Block Party Event!

We greatly appreciate your contribution and thank you in advance for your generosity. On behalf of B. MOORE DANCE, we  look forward to seeing, connecting and working with you soon! -Bridget L. Moore

*At the completion of registration, you will receive an email confirmation with login details.

TAY DIGGS

SHAPE & TONE

Tay Diggs:
9:00-10:15 AM CST (Zoom)

 

Shape and Tone Barre is a compressed, hybrid, workout class combining Ballet basics with elements of Pilates, Yoga, and strength training. This group fitness class is open to all levels and taught by company member, Tay Diggs.

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BALLET BARRE

India Bradley (New York City Ballet)
9:15-10:30 AM CST (Zoom)

 

Get ready for an Advanced Ballet barre with fun combinations made to strengthen and lengthen your body! Bring ballet flats, socks, pointe shoes, your bare feet, or whatever you feel most comfortable in to tackle the ballet technique!

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MASON MANNING

IMPROV/PHRASE WORK

Mason Manning ( Richard Siegal, Ballet of Difference, Munich, Germany)
10:15-11:30 AM  CST (Zoom)

 

This class will use improvisational techniques and strategies to begin to bring dancers into a deeper awareness of the body and its capabilities for movement. Participants will use ballet vocabulary as structure for movement sequencing, but will begin to allow the forms to evolve and shift based on ideas explored throughout the class.

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PAPARAZZI PARTY

Sparkle by Phaedra:

Facebook & Instagram Live

10:15-11:30 AM CST

 

Feed your $5 habit with Phaedra Long, entrepreneur, musician and lover of all things beautiful. This Paparazzi party will be filled with $5 fabulous and fashionable accessories that won’t break the bank. Find that perfect pop of color, fall in love with a new statement piece, or step out of your comfort zone and try one of the hottest trends of the season-the choice is yours.

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AFRO STREET JAZZ

Coral Dolphin

10:30-11:45 AM CST (Zoom)

Afro Street Jazz:

 

In this safe space, participants will be directed to expand beyond the creative and physical boundaries. Through exploration, dancers will find new ways of moving that is comfortable within their body, while investigating foreign territory/movement. This class will encourage attendees to travel through and not around those grey areas. Be ready to let go and have fun, while playing around with inspired Afro beat movement, contemporary and street jazz. (All levels are welcomed.)

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GRAHAM TECHNIQUE

Charlotte Landreau (Strasbourg, France)

11:30-12:45 PM CST

 

Join Charlotte Landreau,  Principal dancer with the critically acclaimed and historical, Martha Graham Dance Company. Come to this amazing class of progressions and learn about the Graham technique and  how to sharpen your technical skills.

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XAVIER SANTAFIELD & INDIA MAYNOR

CARDIO HIP-HOP

Xavier Santafield & India Maynor: 

11:45-1:00 PM CST (Zoom)

 

Get your life in this dance fitness class, taught by company members, Xavier Santafield and India Maynor. This fun and exhilarating class alternates between hip-hop, cardio, strength, and stretch sessions, all danced to hip hop classics.

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AFRICAN DANCE

Bandan Koro: Instagram Live
12:45-2:00 PM CST

 

Join the fun in this African Dance class, led by Bandan Koro. This exciting journey through African Drum and Dance includes:  warm-up, an explanation of the history of rhythms/dance, and demonstrations of the movements. The class concludes with a community circle, also known as ” Bantaba.” Let’s Dance! Bandan Koro classes are HOT! (Open to all levels)

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JAZZ

Natalie Newman & Kayleigh Eidson:
12:45-2:00 PM CST (Zoom)

 

This Jazz class taught by company members, Kayleigh Eidson and Natalie Newman, will start with a warm up, centered around isolations, dynamics and conditioning. It will end with an upbeat and classically influenced, jazz combination. Get ready to dance full out in this stylized class.  – Jazz

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THEATRE/DANCE

Heather Harris:

1:00-2:15 PM CST (Zoom)

 

Participants will go through the fundamentals of acting as it relates to dance,  stage presence, the concept of “seeing seeing”, the art of storytelling, and living in the moment while performing. During this class we will discuss any and all barriers that may hinder a dancer from performing to their full capacity. Through exploration, dancers will be able to examine their artistry to become better performers. 

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BLOCK PARTY MASTER CLASS

Bridget L .Moore, Artistic Director
2:15-3:45 PM CST (Zoom)

 

This Master Class taught by Artistic Director, Bridget L. Moore, blends Contemporary and Modern Dance aesthetics. Participants will be taken through a variety of dance forms, exploring movement qualities that shift through space, while using systematic breathing practices. (Open to all levels)

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CONTEMPORARY

Juel D. Lane:
3:45-5:00 PM CST (Zoom)

 

This high energy dance class taught by Choreographer, Juel D. Lane, encourages everyone to strengthen their creative voice with the use of movement in the comfort of your home or personal space. Participants will move through various movement sequences that are fun and explores the intersections of space, time, energy, and how it might be used in getting your creative energy going.

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STAGE MAKEUP TUTORIAL

Caeli Blake: Instagram Live

4:00-5:00 PM CST

 

GRWM Stage Edition! Get your brushes and colors to follow Caeli Blake in this makeup tutorial. She will guide you through the steps to quickly slay your  makeup for the stage, demonstrating the key essentials and tips to a flawless face beat.

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MUSICAL THEATRE

Dwayne Cook & Brittney Myers

4:00-5:15 PM CST (Zoom)

 

Lace up your best DANCIN SHOES and GET ALL YOUR FRIENDS to come and learn some Classic Musical Theatre moves from the big Broadway musical, “HAIRSPRAY.”  It’s going to be a funky, good time with company members, Dwayne Cook and Brittney Myers. You don’t want to miss it, so RUN AND TELL THAT!

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MASKS & FASHION

Raffle & Auction (Facebook & Instagram Live)

5:00-6:00 PM CST

 

Fierce, Fun, Masked and Fashion. Come all to enjoy this excitement and stay safe with our Uncharted Territory Masks. We will auction away original masks, created by our incredible, costume designer, Fernando Hernandez. You can also purchase a $10 raffle ticket to enter into a drawing and win your very own mask. See the link below to purchase your ticket.

Purchase $10 Raffle TicketRegister here

HORTON-BASED MODERN

Antuan Byers

5:00-6:15 PM CST (Zoom)

 

Join this Horton-Based Modern class with Guest artist, Antuan Byers. This Modern class will be rooted in the Lester Horton dance technique. With a fresh, contemporary approach, the class will consist of a thorough warm-up, exercises to stretch and strengthen different areas of the body, and a dance combination that can be modified for any space.

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BALLET BARRE

Amber Merrick

5:15-6:30 PM CST (Zoom)

 

“Not only do black girls do ballet, they also can and do have polished technique. Join me as we get back to the basics to refresh and refine ballet fundamentals for a solid technical foundation, and let’s have some fun doing it!”

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B. MOORE DANCE

OPEN MIC/TALK BACK

B. MOORE DANCE (Dancers)

6:15-7:45 PM  CST (Zoom)

 

Bring your POETRY, your MUSIC, your VOICE to our Open Mic forum.  Share your voice of creativity in this safe space, allowing 5 minutes for those that would like to participate. In addition, join the conversation and hang out with the company of B. MOORE DANCE in an open dialogue regarding today’s social climate.

 

* If you would like to present an art form during the OPEN MIC session, please indicate it in the comment box at registration.

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CONTEMPORARY

Chad Vaught

 

6:30-7:45 PM  CST (Zoom)

 

This Contemporary based class will be taught by Guest artist, Chad Vaught. This class will bring awareness to the body, and focuses on specific movement in the comfort of your own space. Participants will move through an energetic warm up, advance to phrase work, focusing on the various  points of energy and initiations, ending with a cool down to release any tension in the body to lengthen our muscles. (Open to all levels)

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LIVE STREAM

BOUND II

Choreography by Bridget L. Moore

Seoul, South Korea

8:00-8:30 PM  CST

 

As a visiting Professor of Dance at Sungkyunkwan University, Bridget L. Moore explores the bounderies and limitations of the human condition through Cultural differences and similarities. DO NOT MISS this Live Stream viewing of Moore’s outstanding work entitled: “BOUND II,” which premiered at the 2017, International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference in Dallas, Texas!  (More info and details TBA).

Photo: Sharen Bradford.

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LET'S DANCE!!!

The Mission of B. MOORE DANCE is to empower and transcend generations through the art of dance by cultivating the arts through leadership, education and performances.