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Slam “Salim Gauwloos” career started when he began training in his native Belgium, at the Ballet of Flanders in Antwerp. At the age of seventeen, He auditioned in Belgium for a scholarship to a prestigious Dance School in New York City. Out of the 2,000 dancers that auditioned, he was one of the two dancers who were awarded the scholarship.
In 1990 he began his association with Madonna. He is most famous for his performances in The Blond Ambi...read more
A fusion of Ballet, Modern, and Jazz, Slam’s unique style explores a wide range of organic, often angular movements that are Graham inspired with a strong base in classical technique. His Contemporary class emphasizes artistry and musicality, while it challenges the dancer to move in new, unconventional ways.
Starting with a warm-up of Modern-influenced, Ballet-based exercises that focus on proper execution and alignment, the class evolves to the learning of Slam’s original choreography, broken down and demonstrated for clear understanding. Slam’s emphasis on proper use of breathing is another strong base in his class. Designed for intermediate students, an understanding of the classical vocabulary and previous experience with Jazz and/or Modern dance are helpful.