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ContempoCaribe 'Dance Caribe' Residency at Oberlin College

This Year's Dance Winter Term at Oberlin will feature Caribbean/Soca­ Dance, Dance Conditioning and ContempoCaribe/Modern with Candace Thompson.

Dance Caribe with Candace
January 14-27, 2017 (no class: 1/16, MLK Day and 1/22)

About our guest artist:
Candace Thompson, a Trinidad and Tobago native, is a dancer, choreographer and certified fitness professional specializing in personal training and group fitness, in addition to being the Artistic Director of ContempoCaribe and Founding Executive Director of Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE. Her dance training is extensive, beginning in Trinidad and Tobago where she received instruction in modern dance and ballet at La Danse Caraibe under Heather Henderson-Gordon. She is a graduate of Adelphi University's BFA in Dance, receiving the Ruth St. Denis Award for excellence from the dance department, and has gone on to work in various dance styles including Afro-Caribbean, Classical Modern, Modern/Contemporary, Contemporary Floor Technique, Jazz, Soca and West African.

About the Intensive:
Dance Caribe with Candace
January 14-27, 2017 (no class: 1/16, MLK Day and 1/22)

Morning Session: 10-12pm
The morning session will give all students (from novice to advanced) a chance to experience Dance Conditioning and Soca Dance technique from a seasoned professional and native practitioner. Soca dance is a fun dance workout accompanied by Soca music. The class will start with a short warm up with basic moves traditionally done to Soca music (wining and other body isolations), proceeds to fun high energy dance moves across the floor, and ends with a short sequence of choreography.

Afternoon Session: 1:30-4:30pm
The afternoon session is for all dancers who consider themselves to be at an intermediate level - in ANY form of dance. This session will introduce dancers to her unique ContempoCaribe style as Ms. Thompson sets a repertory piece on the group.

Students can take morning only for half credit or both morning and afternoon for full credit.

Fee: $50