As a teacher, Brandon has taught across the country in major cities such as NYC, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. Brandon has been on faculty with Visceral Dance Center in Chicago, IL and Inspire School of Dance in Naperville, IL but is a regular guest teacher at Hubbard Street Dance Center, Millennium Dance Complex LV, and METdance Center. Currently working as a guest teacher for a variety workshops and intensives across North America, Brandon's class revolves around movement quality and a positive learning environment.
As a teacher, I’m always trying to find more ways to help students discover who they are as dancers and artists, but I find that I rarely get the opportunity to dig into their potential as a dancer in a normal class setting.
I’ve developed this PrePro/PreCollege One-Day Contemporary Dance Experience to allow dancers the opportunity to greater understand themselves as movers and artist. With a class size limited to 15 dancers, I’m able to get to know each artist on a more personal level and not only understand their goals but help them turn their dance dreams into a tangible reality.
10-12PM | Contemporary Class
12-1PM | Artist Development
1-1:30PM | Lunch
1:30-3PM | Collaboration
3-4:30PM | Contemporary Skills
4:30-4:45 | Wrap Up
Throughout the day, we will work on a variety of contemporary dance techniques including floor work, partnering and fundamentals of release technique. I’ll help dancers understand these ideas and how they relate to musicality, timing, and moving through space efficiently.
Collaboration and improvisation are two necessary skill to have in the contemporary dance field today. Through a variety of tasks and games, dancers will learn how to be an asset to any contemporary choreographer.
In the artist development portion of the day, I will dive into what kind of dancer each student wants to become and facilitate conversation around how they can be more active participants in a creative setting. How can we market ourselves better in and out of the studio? What does applying and dancing in college look like? After college? How can we connect our passion of dance to a fulfilling life/career in the arts?
My goal for this workshop is to provide tools and skill these dancers can take and utilize as they continue their dance education and careers.