JCE is thrilled that JCE Jazz Dance Project choreographer Teresa Perez Ceccon is teaching this benefit class! Te is a much loved and highly respected teacher of Simonson Technique, so now is your chance to take a wonderful class and support our dedication to jazz dance during this difficult time.
The choreography will fuse jazz technique, salsa, and cha cha cha footwork. All levels are welcome and no partnering.
The JCE Jazz Dance Project returned once again this October, as dancers and choreographers came together to showcase jazz dance in all its forms. The evening showcased both jazz dance’s classicism and malleability, as choreographers embodied jazz’s past while using its language to create styles all their own.
On October 12th, Melissa A. Kaplan, Interim Director of the Honors Program at Quinnipiac University, and 18 Honors Program students attended a jazz dance class and lecture taught by JCE Artistic Director Marian Hyun, who was assisted by Junior Board Member Nicole Padilla. The class was part of a mini course known as “A Signature Experience in Jazz Dance,” one of several Signature Experience courses offered by Quinnipiac University to its Honor Program students. The students were mostly beginners with only a few of them having previous dance experience.
Another wonderful evening of Jazz dance performances graced the stage at Peridance at the October performance of The JCE Jazz Dance Project. For this sold out evening, artistic directors Marian Hyun and Merete Muenter took a different approach with the production process, allowing alum choreographers the opportunity to debut premiere pieces.
Photo: Jan La Salle Jazz Choreography Enterprises hosted a performance of the JCE Jazz Dance Project at the Peridance Capezio Center on Saturday, October 26th. Following the performance there was a talk back moderated by junior board member Nicole Padilla. The talk...
On September 22nd Jazz Choreography Enterprises hosted an open rehearsal featuring choreographer Spencer Pond. Audience members were able to watch Pond rehearse his piece “Good Judys” and explain some of his thought process as a choreographer.
Sharlane Conner talks with JCE choreographers Jaime Shannon and Tony Fraser about their inspirations for their swing dance choreography.