Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2016’

Assaad Yacoub

Assaad Yacoub graduated the New York Film Academy with a BFA (Bachelors of Fine Arts) in Filmmaking in August 2013. His thesis short film “Cherry Pop” has been accepted into thirteen film festivals including the prestigious Palm Springs International Shorfest, the number one short film festival in north America. “Cherry Pop” has also won 8 awards most recently the judges …

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Natasha Rooney

Nationality: British Height: 5’ 4” Hair Colour: auburn Eye Colour: Brown Dance Styles: Hip Hop, commercial, tap dance & jazz

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History of Contemporary Dance

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Contemporary dance is a popular form of dance which developed during the middle portion of the twentieth century and has since grown to become one of the dominating performance genres for formally trained dancers throughout the world, with particularly strong popularity in the U.S. and western Europe. Although originally informed by and borrowing from classical, modern, and jazz styles, it …

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The Benefits of Dance for Kids

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If you have kids, you may be wondering what is the best way to channel their seemingly boundless energy. While traditional team sports are a good way to get your kids physically active, they may not be right for younger children. Dance classes are a great alternative to team sports. Participating in dance classes can be beneficial for kids of all …

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Better balance, improved mood

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Many studies have found that dancing can improve balance, even in frail elderly people. Some have shown improvements in gait, walking speed, and reaction time, as well as cognitive and fine motor performance. Dance studies have included jazz, ballroom, tango, folk, and a series of slow, low-impact dance movements—though any kind of dancing would likely be beneficial. Interestingly, according to …

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Donya Dowlatshahi

Nationality: French/Iranian Height: 5′ 7″ Hair Colour:  Brown Eye Colour: Brown Background: Sharmila’s Dance Academy Dance Styles:  Street  Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Hip hop

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5 Things to Consider Before Trying Pointe in Ballet

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Dancing “en pointe,” or on pointe, is a major goal in a ballerina’s dance life. Dancing on pointe, or your toes, requires tremendous strength of the legs and feet. Many ballet teachers have strict requirements for starting pointe work. How do you know when you’re ready for pointe shoes? Following are 5 requirements that must be met before considering starting …

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Hamza El B

Nationality: Moroccan Height: 5’ 8” Hair Colour: Black Eye Colour: Brown Background: Sharmila’s Dance Dance Styles:Breakdance, Hiphop, Popping, House and Acrobats.  

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