Students who register for the Stomp Master Class at the 2013 CYT Expo will jump in with both feet (literally).
Attendees will learn how to use their hands, feet, and body to make music. The class will offer original choreography, as well as a dash of older Stomp tricks. It will also incorporate the history of the artform.
Former STOMP performer and CYT alum, Michael Oakley, is the instructor. According to Oakley, Stomp combines several noises that alone might sound loud or obnoxious, but when they’re all put together, “they create something complex and really entertaining!”
“Going through a master class like this breaks the mold of the everyday time step or box square,” said Oakley. “After working through how to use your body as an instrument, you will approach dance from a different perspective. I promise this class will help with your roll offs.”
The class will leave CYTers with a new excitement for rhythm, an appreciation for working with a team, and a new confidence in what they can do after CYT.
Oakley will also be sharing his story about how he went from a CYT Kid to a Stomp performer. Here’s a sneak peek: At 19, he flew across the country, auditioned for an internationally known show, and was cast in it- all because someone believed in him.
“The world is ours after CYT. All we need to do is be bold and take it. I can’t wait to see which CYT kid becomes the next world changer and how they do it. CYT alumni are known for changing the world both big and small. If my students are willing to listen, I’ll tell them a story about how they can do it.”
This is a high-energy, fast-paced, explosion of rhythm and body percussion class, and it is not-to-be missed. Register for the Master Class, here.