The Los Angeles dance scene during the summer time is like the mall during the days preceding Christmas.
Nearly every dance studio from Hollywood to the valley is inundated with visiting students who are ravenous to take class. While some travel across the country, others travel across the world. And why not? After all, Los Angeles is arguably THE dance mecca in the United States.
As a teacher, the visiting students are a fresh wave of new energy in class. I had an absolute blast the last few times I subbed at Edge Performing Arts Center.
And in addition to that, many of my college-aged friends are now free of school obligations and are able to join me in the studio. As I mentioned many times before in my previous posts, having my friends in class makes teaching all the more enjoyable.
Here is the most recent combo I taught at Edge. The footage we shot during class was a little shaky and off center, so I (along with Diana Schoenfield and Tess Hewlett) re-recorded it in a smaller studio:
Lately, I've been very drawn to The xx. Romy's (and Jamie's) voice is so beautifully haunting that I actually have physical reactions to her singing. My Haim streak a few months ago proved that it is not unusual for me to be obsessive about choreographing to a specific group.
So it might just happen again.
But while I mull over who to choreograph to next, enjoy the video! And while you're at it, check out my youtube channel at: www.youtube.com/user/karenschuang