Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10:15am – 11:45am
JUNE is all about Jazz! Join Project: Motion and guest teaching artist, Katie Bug, as we continue our month-long exploration of jazz dance styles.
Katie leads this tribal jazz class which combines the technique of traditional jazz with the various cultures and styles of tribal dancing. From belly dancing to African dance, we will use dancing as a way to explore the releasing of raw uninhibited energy from our core, and using movement as a form of storytelling, just like the ancients.
Dancing into existence, Katie Bug has been sharing her love of dance before she could walk. Beginning her dance training at age 2, Memphis, TN became her stomping grounds for spreading her passion for dance. She has studied and trained at The Dance Academy of Bartlett, Ballet Memphis, Columbia College Chicago, and as a dance major at The University of Alabama. She has studied ballet, modern, jazz, musical theater, pointe, tap, contemporary, hip hop, aerial arts, belly dancing, and ballroom. She has taught ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern, and tumbling at many studios in Tennessee, Alabama, and Virginia. She has performed in musicals, ballets, plays, fashion shows, and on a cruise ship. Katie loves fire dancing and has shared her passion of hula hooping and spinning fire on the streets of Virginia Beach, Colorado, Oregon, and California. Dancing is the core language of her heart, using dance as a way to flow through her fears, emotions, shadows, tears, and joys of life, without inhibition. If she's not prancing around, you can find her in a garden.