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Ian Klein is a New York City based dancer and choreographer. His training includes everything from Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Break dancing, various styles of Ballroom and various Modern techniques. He has taught classes throughout the country in various styles of dance demonstrating his passion for the art of movement. Ian believes that the numerous styles of dance should be used like paints on a palette and dips into each of them while creating to ensure that the...read more
Ian’s classes ask students of all dance backgrounds to use what they know and are comfortable with to absorb different and new techniques while blending style and performance. Class will aim to help students find their individual voice in movement while building on their technical foundation. Class begins with a jazz/ballet based warm up that encourages students to be present while working through a series of exercises. The across the floor and class combinations feature Ian’s belief that the numerous styles of dance should be used like paints on a palette, and he will dip into each of them while creating to ensure that the outcome is covered in hints of classical technique to street edginess with brush strokes of whatever style the choreography calls for. Versatility is preached throughout class and students are asked to take risks while exploring movement and style that may be new to them.