Class Information

Name: Lyrical / Hip Hop Combo Class: Level 2/3
Level: interm
Time: Tue 08:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Studio: A
Cost: $53.00
Description: This fast moving, high energy class will feature both Lyrical and Hip Hop styles of dance. Dancers will gain intermediate technique and ballet training as it pertains to lyrical dance, along with exploring lyrical movements and creativity. Hip Hop musicality and technique will be the focus in the other half of the class. Dancers will be encouraged to perform the choreography and add their own �street� style while focusing on dancing as a fluid group. Come in ready to work hard and get to a higher level of dance in this fun, challenging class where you get two experienced teachers for the price of one! Must also be enrolled in ballet.

Dance Type: Lyrical

Description: Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet and jazz dance styles. Lyrical Dance interprets the music accompaniment in an emotionally expressive way. Lyrical dance has recently grown in popularity. Lyrical dance first began as an expression of jazz music. However, lyrical dance currently combines and extends a plethora of traditional dance genres, resulting in lyrical ballet, lyrical jazz, modern lyrical, contemporary lyrical, lyrical hop. Dancers

Instructor: Thomas Nguyen

Thomas Tu Nguyen was born on May 14, 1992 and was raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota by both parents who immigrated from Vietnam to America. He began his dance journey in 2009 when he was 17 years old, auditioning for the Washington High School dance team. In 2010, Mr. Nguyen competed in his first World competition called, The Dance Worlds, and by 2014 he returned and won the Hip Hop Gold Championship. Coached by Angela Nieman, his team was the first all male dance team to bring home a gold medal and trophy for South Dakota.

Mr. Nguyen attended South Dakota State University and studied a French Language Major & a Dance Minor. In dance, he studied with Melissa Mork-Hauschild who guided him in Classical Jazz, Afro-Caribbean Jazz, Modern (Bartenieff & Laban Contexts) Tap, Ballet, Musical Theater, and Composition & Choreography. Today, Mr. Nguyen is a dancer for Sioux Falls LiRa Dance Theater Company, a Choreographer & Instructor at Expanding Harmony Dance Studio in Brookings, and Contemporary instructor at Balleraena Dance Studio.