Leslie Scott has traveled the globe doing what she loves best. Teaching. It is not about fame, status or YouTube hits, but a true love of dance is what makes Leslie one of a kind. Leslie is a teacher to her core and her classes reflect that. Your dancers will walk away with new confidence in the way they dance and more importantly in themselves.
H3: Holistic Hip-Hop
Dance for the Mind, Body and SOUL!
Open your Mind, embrace your Spirit Swag and your Body will follow!
As dancers we will see stunning results by working on the Mind/Spirit connection to our movement. If we are thinking insecure, self-defeating thoughts or comparing our bodies and movement to those around us, our success rate to retain choreography or even learn the specific skill being taught will decrease. Finding appreciation for our body’s abilities and acceptance of ourselves in each dance class creates space for Holistic growth. This class will teach purposeful tools to break down those mental and emotional barriers so dance can be a vehicle to build our self-esteem, rather than a weapon to tear it down.
Each H3 class utilizes the concept of “Message Movement”. The music and movement choices will be empowering and developmentally appropriate for the age group taught. We will train in diverse use of levels, body dynamics and the musicality required for the genre of Hip-Hop.
The H3 experience is the positive influence Hip-Hop was meant to be!!
Let Music Be Your GPS
This class will address a very specific and crucial skill: MUSICALITY! Learning the lyrics, the instruments (piano, bass, sneer, etc.) AND all in the correct rhythms and syncopation’s is our goal! ! These three abilities will nurture a musical ear that will make your dance go from average to Brilliant! ! Nothing is more frustrating than learning a combination that looks one way when you do it slow with the teacher and then a completely different routine when the music comes on.
As a dancer our music is our GPS! Let’s me help you become an amazing Musical Map Reader!!
The difference between dancing to impress or dancing to inspire starts with your Spirit Swag!! We don’t want our audience to watch us dance, but to FEEL us dance!! The root of this is authentic emotion speaking through your movement. I will address how to create camaraderie among your dance company that people can feel on stage, combat competition among your peers, taking care of yourself outside the classroom and how to use opportunities to perform as a lesson in accountability, community and the rewards of a strong team work ethic! I will share exercises on facials, structure, lines, levels, rehearsal etiquette, etc. that will not only yield the best results but will give the most memorable journey to the final destination of performing!!
For a great sample of Leslie’s teaching, check out this video done by Dance Texas!