The history of dancing in heels goes back to the early 20th century, However, the teaching of the art of Heels was popularized around the globe in the early 21st century by artists such as Aisha Francis, Danielle Polanco, and Yannis Marshall. Heels is a choreographed dance class for intermediate/advanced students utilizing any type of high-heeled shoes. This class combines styles of dance from jazz, street jazz, hip hop and commercial dance. In this class, you will begin with a warm up focusing on strengthening the ankles, glutes, hips and core finished with a short technique portion. This class heavily focused on grounding dancers, building strong fundamentals, drills and a deeper understanding of musicality, performance and quality of movement.
Heels required (We suggest bringing heels with strong ankle support)
Suggested Experience Needed:
1 year of experience or more
Heels Technique, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Jumps and Turns
6 months or more of Beg. Heels. 6-8 weeks of Heels Technique. Dancers should know basic knowledge of Heels terminology and techniques.
Meet JJ 'The Killah'
JJ Ghera is a non-binary native Bay Area dancer/performer and choreographer. They have trained all over the world from Los Angeles to New York to London, most notably at places such as Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio, Millennium Dance Complex, Studio 68, Pineapple Dance Studio, and most recently The Yanis Marshall Heels Intensive and Broadway Dance Center’s Training Program. Their training consists of various dance styles such as Hip-Hop, Jazz, Street Jazz, Contemporary, and Heels. JJ’s professional dance career has led him to work with Little Mix, Rebecca Ferguson, Aaron Carter, Xavier Toscano, Adobe, Google and many more. You can also find JJ performing in Drag at local venues in the Bay Area as Evvy Dense.