Latin Jazz - Mondays 7:30 - 8:30 pm
This high energy latin jazz class introduces the foundations of latin/rhythm dances (rumba, cha cha, samba, etc.) while perfecting our jazz technique. Each class culminates in a dance sequence that will fuse the two worlds together to create dynamic and stimulating choreography.
More about Erika Alicia:
Erika Thompson was born and raised in Hamilton, NJ where she started dancing at the prestigious Princeton Ballet School.
She specializes in teaching contemporary, jazz, lyrical, latin/ballroom 101 and fusion, pole’ography, dance team, and conditioning.
Her professional career includes opening the stage for Colbie Caillat, Andy Grammar, The Cab, and Hinder; performing at large corporate events with clients including First Citizen’s Bank and Go Red Campaign; teaching at the famed Dance With Me Studios USA (Dancing With The Stars, Tony Dovolani and the Chmerkovskiy brother’s dance studio); being Most Valuable Dancer for the NASL Carolina Railhawks Dance Team; and being a company member of Blank Slate Modern Dance Company for one season.
She has studied at Complexions Contemporary Ballet Intensive in NYC; as well as trained with choreographers including Joey Dowling, Jason Parsons, and Nick Bass.
Erika is currently teaching workshops and master classes on the East Coast and is the Lead Teacher at Bella Ballerina in Greensboro, NC.