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ArVejon Jones

Afro Contemporary

san francisco

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Afro Contemporary

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Afro Contemporary will pull from dances of the African Diaspora including, but not limited to, dances from the Caribbean, Brazil, West Africa, and secular African American Dances, in combination with contemporary dance ideas from Lester Horton, Martha Graham, release Technique, and José Limón. Class will start by warming the body up slowly; welcoming the knees, hamstrings, and lower back into the space. Then we will proceed as if in any other Contemporary or Modern class. Combinations will be based in a modern dance language, but will incorporate Folkloric steps and social dances to encourage students to drop their weight and focus on musicality. This class will be a fun addition to your weekly dance schedule!

Afro Contemporary will pull from dances of the African Diaspora including, but not limited to, dances from the Caribbean, Brazil, West Africa, and secular African American Dances, in combination with contemporary dance ideas from Lester Horton, Martha Graham, release Technique, and José Limón. Class will start by warming the body up slowly; welcoming the knees, hamstrings, and lower back into the space. Then we will proceed as if in any other Contemporary or Modern class. Combinations will be based in a modern dance language, but will incorporate Folkloric steps and social dances to encourage students to drop their weight and focus on musicality. This class will be a fun addition to your weekly dance schedule!

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Tuesday

7:30p - 9:00p

All Levels

Tuesday

7:30p - 9:00p

All Levels

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About ArVejon Jones

ArVejon Jones is from Compton, CA. He attended San Francisco State University where he majored in Dance and minored in Japanese. ArVejon has studied rigorously in many dance forms including Tap, Hip Hop, West African, Ballet, Jazz, Haitian Folklore, some AfroCuban Folklore, AfroBrazilian Folklore, and various Contemporary dance techniques (Horton, Limon, Release, Graham). He has danced all over the US, Canada, and studied in Brazil. In the Bay Area, he has been a student apprentice with ODC Dance SF, and has worked professionally as a freelance artist with Copious Dance Theater, PUSH Dance, SOULSKIN Dance, and Sean Dorsey Dance, among others. He has been a featured Dancer in the San Francisco Dance Film Festival (2014) and has recently been Nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Performance- Ensemble” for his work in 2017. In Boston, he performed throughout the Northeast with Prometheus Dance and Jean Appolon Expressions in addition to being contracted for 2 years as a Lead Teaching Artist for the Boston Ballet’s “Education and Outreach Initiative.” Currently, he is finishing a 20 city tour with Sean Dorsey Dance.