Class Information

Name: Solo/Duet Competition Rehearsals (Rachel)
Level:
Time: Sun 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm
Studio: A
Cost: $60.00
Description:

This is for any dancer who has a piece for a competition or senior solo. The piece must be done by September 1 and rehearsals will begin September 8. You will need to be present on Sundays and pay the monthly fee of $60 to be coached and trained by two teachers in studio a and b. 

Dance Type: Contemporary

Description: Contemporary dance is an expressive communicator of the mind, body and spirit through movement. Contemporary dance founders originally composed dances to express the spirit, soul, and heart of social problems associated with the condition of the human spirit. In contrast, today's Contemparary dance has more sophisticated techniques and technologies applied to express a broader variety of social issues. Each style goes in unique directions and is usually a radical and interesting presentation. The essence of Contemporary dance is to look forward, not backward. Ballet and Contemporary are sometimes fused together, enriching both forms; however, neither is loses its identity in the process. Structured, technical exercises condition the body for strength, coordination and flexibility. Physical activities develop the dancer

Instructor: McKenzie Kock

McKenzie Kock was born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where she attended Balleraena Dance Studio for 15 years and was a member of the Balleraena Dance Company for 3 years. During her time at Balleraena, she traveled to New York under a dance scholarship and has studied under well known artists such as Eric John Campros, Tracie Stanfield, Dana Alexa, Matt Steffanina and more. During her years at Lincoln High School, she participated in the LHS dance team and competitive/sideline cheer team. After graduating from Lincoln in 2015, she began school at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and graduated in May of 2019 with a BA in exercise science and a minor in dance. During her time in Mankato, she cheered for the MSU football and basketball sideline cheer teams, serving as captain her senior year. She also taught ballet, pre-pointe, and competition dance at Spotlight Dance Company. She has been a member of the LiRa Dance Theater Company since 2015 which was the first professional dance company in Sioux Falls. McKenzie stays busy with participating in Dancing With the Sioux Falls Stars, working at Move Boutique, choreographing, teaching, and stage managing.