Heels Dance is a dance form that emerged and evolved in the United States and Europe in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, named for one of its distinguishing features: the wearing of high-heeled shoes. Heels dance is a solo dance genre often featured in routines seen in pop and hip-hop music videos. It combines many different techniques of different dance genres including Latin, Jazz, Hip-Hop and more!

In this course, you will, first of all, learn how to walk on heels and secondly how to dance on heels through different movements and techniques. During the classes, you will learn how to be vulnerable and explore who you are as a woman, femme, person. This course is for all genders and this dance style is a form of art where you explore new sides of yourself!

In this beginner’s course, the main focus will be on the basic aspects such as walking, exercises to improve flexibility and strength, body isolations, improvisation as well as floorwork. We will start each class with a warm-up, followed by some walking exercises and exercises to improve your techniques and strength. Lastly, we will work on choreography on different types of music.

Schedule & enrolment

Teacher

Dawn Verkerk

Dawn has been dancing hip-hop for about 15 years. She started in hip-hop competitions where she won several titles with her team, including the well-known Kunstbende competition. She then took many hip-hop classes at Global Dance Centre in Amsterdam and performed at various festivals and events. After gaining a lot of teaching experience at local dance associations in Delft (SoSalsa & D.S.D.A. Dynamic), she is now also teaching at X.

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