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Stacey Printz

Contemporary Jazz

san francisco

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Int/Adv Contemporary Jazz

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A unique genre-blending class that combines contemporary dance with elements of jazz and hip-hop.

A unique genre-blending class that combines contemporary dance with elements of jazz and hip-hop.

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Wednesday

4:30p - 6:00p

Intermediate / Advanced

Wednesday

4:30p - 6:00p

Intermediate / Advanced

*Please confirm schedules with studio

About Stacey Printz

Stacey Printz, artistic director of the Printz Dance Project (PDP) and Bay Area based choreographer, dancer and educator, received her sociology and dance degrees from UC Irvine. In addition to teaching at Alonzo King’s Lines Dance Center, she has been on staff at St. Mary’s College, Sonoma State University and RoCo and has taught classes and workshops for Universities and studios across the U.S. (including classes in New York, Memphis, Los Angeles, Utah, Kentucky, Idaho, Colorado and more). Internationally she has taught in Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Russia, Lithuania, Ireland and Italy. Her most recent show, Hover Space, premiered to high praise, packed houses and reviewers saying, “With a talented cast, unique concept and inventive movement, Hover Space is a slam dunk.” And “the 'hovering' second stage was brilliant”. Her company has performed in San Francisco for 10 years, and has toured across the nation and internationally in Russia, Lithuania, and Ireland. Printz also collaborates on multi-genre, full evening performing arts pieces including Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s internationally recognized works, Scourge and The Breaks. She recently choreographed Bamuthi’s latest highly acclaimed piece, “Red, Black & Green: A Blues”, which premiered at YBCA and is currently touring the country. Printz’s contemporary jazz technique mixes physically charged, fresh modern dance elements of jazz and hip-hop allowing students the opportunity to bridge the gap between dance genres. It is a place where students with diverse training backgrounds can mingle and broaden their dance aesthetic. Her classes explore a blended style of dance focusing on musicality, syncopation, detailed gesture, floor work and athleticism. She is known for her upbeat attitude and inviting classroom energy and encourages dancers to enjoy and celebrate their dance practice and development. In describing her aesthetic, San Francisco critics have said, “Printz’s movement vocabulary in itself is a very interesting fusion of styles—modern, hip hop and contemporary jazz. Hip hop and jazz are not easy genres to incorporate into rigorous artistic work...Printz is able to combine the three by focusing on the technical challenges of modern dance, the lyrical expression of jazz and the staccato attack of hip hop. Having a foot in several worlds has given Printz access to a creative freedom that informs the choreography for her own company (and classes) and is strongly seen in her own dancing.”