Class Information

Name: July 17, Alana Donato Youth Team
Level: interm
Time: Wed 12:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Studio: A
Cost: $0.00
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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: Alana Donato

Alana Donato received her BFA in Dance and a BA in Journalism Mass Media from Rutgers University. While at Rutgers she was a member of the nationally ranked dance team. Alana can currently be seen as a featured dancer in the hit tv series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, a featured disco dancer in HBO’s The Deuce, and a shimmier in the Amazon series Z the Beginning of Everything. She was also a featured ballroom dancer in Steven Spielberg’s “The Post”. Alana was also a company member of SynthesisDANCE under the direction of Tracie Stanfield. Those performances have included APAP at The Jazz Room in Lincoln Center, The Booking Dance Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, YCF at Symphony Space and The International Dance Festival at the The Ailey Citigroup Theater. Alana also performed with Gallim Dance at New York City’s Grand Central Station to launch LaCoste’s LaMachine. When she is not dancing, she loves to share her passion for dance with her students at Artists in Motion in NJ.