Breakdown and Floorwork
Basic positions / Under arm spiral / Foot fall
Shoulder roll / Pike variations / 2nd position tilt
Forward shoulder roll / Breast jump / Hinge
Cut-Fall / Barrel / Helicopter
Traveling rond de jambe / Trip / Arabesque to roll
Check it out / Breakdown / With music / Performance
Calen and Chris guide you through their
innovative âFloorworkâ helping give the Intermediate/Advanced dancer
another level of spatial awareness.
They break down more basic body positions and inform you how to support
yourself through the use of your technical training. Then they demonstrate
some of their signature steps and variations to add to your vocabulary as
a dancer. This all concludes with a step by step break down of two
contemporary combinations one lyrical jazz and a modern piece, that
illustrate methods to help create seamless transitions on and off the
Calen Kurka has taught across Canada, the US and Japan. Currently teaching
at Broadway Dance Center, he also teaches for several leading conventions
touring the US.
Recognized across the nation for his outstanding and unique choreography,
he is the founder, artistic director, and choreographer of âpushing
progress,â a contemporary performing and educational workshop company.
Performing credits include Tokyo Disney, numerous TV commercials, and Jeff
Amsdenâs âA Few Good Men Dancinâ.â
Chris is steadily establishing himself as one of the most sought after
instructors of his time. Teaching throughout the US and abroad he has had
the opportunity to inspire many of the worlds best aspiring professionals.
He has appeared on television in âSex and the Cityâ and âSaturday Night
Live.â He has also performed with recording artists Mary J. Blige, Mya,