Come and join Luckie in the coolest dance class you will ever take.....
EVERY WEDNESDAY in NoHo Arts District at Evolution Studios - grab a few friends for this fully interactive, high energy house party! Its all about letting loose and feeling the groove of the 90s deep down in your bones!
Class opens with a15 minute 'watch and repeat' style warm up aimed at improving flexibility, relieving stress through breathing techniques, and maximizing range of motion. We'll pick up the pace with a nonstop mix of Hip Hop movements that not only improves cardio stamina and calorie burn, but strategically targets and tones ALL major muscle groups. http://thatsluckie.com/
Some of his Industry credits....
Luckie was featured as a choreographer and onscreen dance partner for Oxygen’s hit show Dance Your A** Off where he landed a spot in the finale. His choreography/staging for the off -Broadway remake of the 1975 choreo-poem “For Colored Girls”, received two nominations from the NAACP Theatre Awards. He then had the pleasure of creative directing and choreographing promotional spot dates and television performances for Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday album including the Femme Fatale Tour, Rockin’ Dick Clark New Years Eve, and Good Morning America.
Well…..Well…..Well…..Here we are again! In my last installment I took you on a trip from the beginning of my career until my unleashing in Hollywood. Let’s just get right to it….shall we????
Hmmm……where do I begin? Well, honestly I never really considered myself a dancer! I was born with unbridled energy, rhythm and passion in Brooklyn, New York to a very loving Family in very close quarters and not much income. What we lacked in finances was filled with support, encouragement, hope, dreams and discipline.
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Last week my friend, Mr. Dolce, who is a language arts teacher at Van Buren Middle School in Albuquerque, NM told me about a list he had found on the web that some of his students were discussing in a round table type format. He read the list, called 16 Harsh Truths that Make Us Stronger, to me over the phone and I immediately knew I wanted to see it for myself. The original list was written by Marc and Angel (of Marc and Angel Hack Life). As a ballet teacher I felt inspired by their list to write 15 truths about being a professional dancer. Some are adapted from Marc and Angel's list and some come from my own experiences. If you haven't looked at Marc and Angel's site, I highly recommend it. They have many inspiring posts.
Paul Becker is best known as a protégé to the genius Kenny Ortega but he has evolved far beyond his dance roots to become one of the world’s busiest and best choreographer/directors; frequently appearing as a Judge on hit television shows like So You Think You Can Dance (CAN).
October 13, 2013 at The Broad Stage, Lillian Barbeito, co-artistic director of the successful LA-based contemporary dance company BODYTRAFFIC, had her final on-stage performance.
Gratefully, she was able to make this decision on her own accord, and with optimism and grace, after a 22-year long performing career.
The half-day gathering titled “Conversations Inside and Outside the Box: Expanding the Presence of Dance in LA” was held as a dance community forum on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Wilshire Boulevard headquarters of the LA County Arts Commission (LACAC). This call together is a continuation of public meetings that began with the LA Dance Summit in June at the JACCC and the annual Western Arts Alliance conference held here in late August. I had to be there to share it with you.
The 3rd annual World Dance Awards for choreography will be held at the Belasco Theatre on Sunday, October 13 at 7pm. NoHoArtsDistrict.com is a proud co-sponsor of the event. I was delighted to have been able to speak with Allen Walls and Carey Ysais, the co-producers and co-founders of the WDA, in this special interview. Both men have extensive resumes from their many years of working on stage and screen. Below we learn about their recent projects, the makings of the World Dance Awards, and their mission to serve and preserve the dance community. This comical exchange happened under the trees at Priscilla’s Coffee in Toluca Lake, nodding once more to the amazing city we live in and the wonderful people who live in it.
Well, you’ve seen him on this season of So You Think You Can Dance, rise to the top 4 – the first tapper to get this far in the competition to date! Aaron Turner is as warm and charming in person as he is on stage. I’ve had the pleasure of having Aaron as a body work client this season, and he so graciously accepted to share his experiences with us in this interview.
I’m inspired to call out to our community to encourage and insist that we get more involved in the organizations that are out there to support the few, the mighty, the dancers! As a young dancer, I wish I had known more about the resources out there that are advocating for every aspect of our field. As a body worker for performing artists, I am so thankful for these fellow practitioners and their research and clinical studies. As a dance advocate, I am amazed at how dedicated teachers can be to their students in spreading the love and art of dance. This bug of inspiration bit me at a local conference I attended two weeks ago.
Ever think about touring the world by performing aboard a cruise ship? With ever-changing destinations and audience members, life on the water has its ebbs and flows. My colleague Marcus Jackson was gracious enough to give me an interview from the docks of St. Thomas before he shoved off for another week on the water. Here he gives us the inside scoop on what his experience has been like. Is the stage at sea for you too?
The 2013 Dancers Forum, “The Evolving World of Dance: Stepping Into Hope and Change,” was held on Thursday, July 25 at The Actors Center on Wilshire Boulevard. Thanks to an email blast through the Dance Resource Center (DRC) I was alerted just a few days prior to the event. I cleared my calendar, hungry to hear what the Industry’s top professionals would share. What’s key for the working dancers in the industry? Would there be hope or hype? Should we be welcoming change or waiting for chance?
Pushing the limits and getting through hours of rehearsals leaves us all tired and sore! But day-in and day-out soreness can make getting into the studio or onto the stage something that we dread rather than look forward to! Here are some ways to recuperate faster, and take care of those aching dance bodies:
It’s hot in the studio and now it’s hot outside! All of Southern California is in sandals for the summer, but for us dancers, this may actually be a short cut we wind up paying for! What you may not know is that any foot wear that doesn’t secure to your feet with laces or adjustable straps, need to be held on your feet with extra muscle tension in your toes, arches, shins, and calves.
The first L.A. Dance Summit was held in downtown’s Little Tokyo on Saturday June 8, 2013. In the few weeks leading up to the event I couldn’t help but excitedly wonder who from the dance community would show up, what of the many issues surrounding making dance in LA they would tackle, and would our community finally be presented with the answers and resources that have been in such short supply.