Session: Spring 2021
Chapter:  Lafayette
Location:  CYT Lafayette Hub
Time:  4:30pm - 6:30pm
Day:  Tuesday
Starts:  03/02
Ages:  8-12
Tuition:  $195.00

Class Description

The fundamentals of jazz dance are found in many other styles including musical theater dance, making this class necessary for any aspiring dancer or actor. Jazz dance often utilizes modern music and features syncopated movements, energetic choreography, and complex patterns. In addition, most musicals feature a dance ensemble that is tasked with telling part of the story through dance. This class teaches students choreography and dance elements that can be found in popular musical numbers and will prepare students who are interested in being cast as a dancer in a show.
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Michael Ivan Carrier

Michael Ivan Carrier: Michael Ivan Carrier was born and raised here in Lafayette, Louisiana. He grew up competing in gymnastics, his first creative outlet, for eight years and eventually went on to win a Gold medal at the Junior Olympics. In high school, he found his love for acting while competing in Speech and Debate. Senior year he earned the title of National Champion in Duo Interpretation. Michael Ivan has a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern State University with double concentrations in Musical Theatre and Dance. He has since traveled the world singing and dancing on Norwegian Cruise Lines and is now a professional actor, based out of NYC (pre-COVID). A few of his favorite credits include: Paul, A Chorus line, (Cortland Repertory, Sierra Repertory, & Palace Theatre), Ambrose Kemper, Hello Dolly, (Maine State Music Theatre), and seen most recently as Storyteller/Daniel understudy on the 1st National Broadway Tour of Once on this Island."Remember, if you can't love yourself, how in the world you gonna love anybody else? Can I get an Amen up in here?"- Rupaul Charles

Location Notes:

Pull around to the back of the building and enter at the door nearest the handicapped parking. 

Class Location:

1319 West Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503