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NYC’s BROADWAY DANCER CENTER’s ELITE COMES TO METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS
NYC’s BROADWAY DANCER CENTER’s ELITE COMES TO METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS

Broadway Dance Center of New York City is the epicenter of elite dance training; some of their veteran dance staff are visiting Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) along with international dance teachers from New Zealand, Japan and Brazil. Classes are taught at the MSA Alexandria studio at 5775 Barclay Drive, and include master dance classes in street jazz, Broadway jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, rhythm tap, ballet, and Broadway tap on Sat., Sept. 20, from 3:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 21 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. For registration and class fees, go to www.metrpolitanarts.org.

“We’re honored to have such well-trained instructors from all over the world visit our studio, each with their own dance expertise, they share their skill and experience with our students from a real-world perspective,” said Melissa Dobbs, president of Metropolitan School of the Arts in Lorton and Alexandria, Va.

Instead of parents traveling to New York City for the specialized and reputable dance training, MSA is giving intermediate and advanced dance students the opportunity to learn from notable dance instructors who are currently training professional dancers, and exposing those students to different styles/teachers in a more intimate setting, without the travel hassle and extra costs.

ABOUT MASTER CLASS INSTRUCTORS:
Master class instructors from Broadway Dance Center include: Malcolm Burns, native New Zealander, now at the Richmond Ballet teaches ballet,  a choreographer and performer for the past 25 years; Chio, a native of Japan, studied at world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and will be teaching street jazz; Ginger Cox will teach contemporary dance, faculty member at Broadway Dance Center and Pace University in New York City; Jose de la Cuesta is a well-known director/choreographer, working with: A Chorus Line, Sugar Babies, West Side Story, and 42nd Street, and teaching Broadway tap; Dylan Smith also teaches jazz and  performed with The Japan and North American tours of 42nd St. and JUBILEE!; and  Charles Renato will instruct rhythm tap, hailing from Sao Paulo, Brazil, he’s a veteran tap dancer, he was chosen to teach at the LA Tap Festival and was nominated for best choreographer of Desterro Festival in Brazil, and cast member of ‘Sinatra Blue Eyes’.  Lastly, Aurelia Michael will teach hip-hop. A native New Yorker, she’s been a member of Culture Shock Dance Troupe DC and performed for with the world-renowned Cirque de Soleil.

ABOUT METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (MSA):
Lorton, Va.-based, Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) is the first Washington, D.C. area, private, secondary performing arts school, founded in 2013 by Melissa Dobbs. The MSA performing arts studios in Alexandria and Lorton, Va. have taught dance, music and theater to more than 10,000 students since 2001. Noted for its world-class instructors, MSA offers high quality performing arts training in a ground breaking, holistic learning environment that cultivates creativity, builds community and empowers students. The organization was featured in Dance Teacher magazine, FOX 5 Morning News, WUSA9, Northern Virginia Magazine, Washington Business Journal and Washington Families magazine. Many students from MSA studios go on to perform in prestigious arenas including Broadway, National Tours, The Julliard School, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Washington Ballet, The American Academy of Ballet, Universal Ballet Academy, The Kirov Ballet, The Hartt School, Marymount University (New York), Ford’s Theater and Mark Morris Dance Company. MSA offers a performing arts school, two performing arts studios, a youth tap ensemble, a youth ballet, a jazz company, community theatre program, as well as MetroClub and MetroRide, as part of their arts-focused, after-school program. Call 703.339.0444 or visit www.metropolitanarts.org, Facebook or Twitter.

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