One of the objectives of the high school dance program is to expose the students to a variety of styles of dance, especially in this international context. To this end, St. John’s occasionally invites guest instructors to the school to teach a masterclass in a particular style.
Last month, St. John’s hosted TLove Ruffjam, a professional dancer who has worked with artists like Michael Jackson and Britney Spears. He taught the students various elements of street dance. St. John’s also invited Frankie d’Andrea, a professional dancer who has been in modern companies all over the world. She taught the students the basic steps of latin dances. Next month, Capoeira!
By Jen Neal, HS Dance teacher