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Musical Theatre DANCE Master Class

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Musical Theatre DANCE Master Class


Come take this opportunity to work on technique and telling a story through performance with Broadway Choreographer DAVID MARQUEZ.

For ages 14-19

Saturday, March 22, 2014                  

2 hours

What to expect:
Class will begin with a 25 minute warm-up designed to build your foundation and get you on your feet while warming up your body. Next, we will do some progressions across the floor starting with basic movement and then building up to more complicated movement, practice turns, and eventually jumps. From there, we begin working on a dance combination created by David that is rooted in Musical Theatre. This combination may have elements from ballet, jazz, folk, commercial movement or a variety of backgrounds but will be motivated by character and tell some sort of a story. We will then break into groups and work on the routine until the end of class focusing on technique and performance.

What to wear:
Dancers are asked to wear form fitting black dance clothes keeping away from logos and writing. Girls who have character shoes should bring them. Boys should have dance shoes. No sneakers or street shoes please.


Lower Carriage House Dance/Yoga Studio
Wainwright House
260 Stuyvesant Ave.
Rye, NY 10580



David Marquez is currently directing and choreographing a new Off-Broadway musical entitled Folk City. Broadway choreography credits include: The Adventures of Tom SawyerThe Gershwin's Fascinating Rhythm (AriZoni Award! Best Choreography in a Musical); Stanley Circle in the Square (Dance Consultant); The 1997 Easter Bonnet Competition; and The 1994 Gypsy of the Year Contest (Absolut® Theatre Award "Best of Show”). He was the original choreographer for the pre-Broadway productions of In the Heights, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and The Billy Joel Project. Regional direction and choreography credits include: A Chorus Line, Lyric Theater of Oklahoma City; Glimpses of the Moon, MetroStage; Seussical, Weston Playhouse; Ticket To Ride: The Ultimate Beatles Experience, Shubert Theater, New Haven, CT; and choreography for The Long Wharf Theatre, Hartford Stage, Sharon Stage, The Chicago Goodman Theater, Jacob's Pillow, and the MeadowBrook Theater Company (Best Choreography in a Musical nomination for Godspell).

Television credits include PBS Great Performance's My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies at Carnegie Hall, starring Julie Andrews; the 2006 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show starring Justin Timberlake at the Kodak Theater and several episodes of One Life to Live and All My Children. Other directing and choreography credits include: Andy Prescott: About Face; Dance With Me: An Evening of Original Musical Theater Choreography; Eleanor Rigby Is Waiting, (reading); and The Great White Way (conceived, choreographed and directed). 

Performing credits include: Kiss of the Spider Woman, Broadway; Jesus Christ Superstar, National Tour; and West Side Story, St. Louis Muny. David can be seen in music videos for Orfeh (Or-N-More) and C&C Music Factory including the 1990's hit "Gonna Make You Sweat" ("Everybody Dance Now"). Film credits include El Cantante with Jennifer Lopez and as himself in the documentary Every Little Step.

*David was on faculty at Broadway Dance Center teaching Musical Theatre Dance for several years.