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"He who sees the teaching, sees me" buddha

Jazz • Dance History • Critical Analysis

Closed Classes 

Joffrey Ballet School

Year-Round Jazz & Contemporary Trainees

Jazz

Closed Classes 

The Ailey School

Junior Division Trainees

JAZZ • AFRO-JAZZ • CONTEMPORARY • FUSION • IMPROVISATION 

MY GENERAL APPROACH

I enjoy collaborating with poetic dancers of all backgrounds and encouraging whomever to be their honest selves ... to bring into the room everything they have ever learned.  To use it as a means of surrender.  I too bring all of my training into a room and use, interchangeably, techniques in Ballet, Jazz, African, Samba, Modern, Hip-Hop, Improv and more.  I have had the pleasure of collaborating with profession & pre-professional, old & young, male & female, rich & poor, trained & untrained, the happy & the sad.  I love people regardless.

JAZZ • AFRO-JAZZ

"Jazz is a celebration of music!" ... so says Sheila Barker, an infamous professor of Jazz for over 30 years.  Lauren's jazz class is based on the teachings of Ms. Barker and include high technical warm-up, across the floor and dynamic choreography.  Strong lines, connectivity and challenging rhythms is the name of the game in Barker and Cox's classes. 

CONTEMPORARY

Pulling from her extensive dance background, Lauren Cox has developed a class that utilizes elements of improvisation, contemporary jazz, modern, ballet, world dances, pilates, yoga and sociology in order to spark change within her students and herself.  With guided exercises and accumulative choreography, dancers learn to translate into movement images, technique and feeling.  Overall, this class helps improve performance quality, movement intention and invention, self-trust, stress, strength, release, empathy, community and a greater understanding of how dance can transform.  

FUSION

Pulling from her extensive dance background, Lauren Cox has developed a fusion class that can utilize elements of Hip Hop, Improvisation, Contemporary Jazz, Modern, Ballet, World Dances, Pilates, Yoga and Sociology in order to spark change within her students and herself.  She pulls from Modern methodology and freedoms to create a class unique to each group of dancers.

IMPROVISATION

Pulling from her extensive dance background, Lauren Cox has developed an improv class that engages all levels.  She uses activities that encourage each dancer to be present, paint pictures and draw from imagination, experience and authentic movement.  

PRIVATE LESSONS & CHOREOGRAPHY

What would you like to strengthen?  These lessons are based off of your needs and wants.  Whether you are a professional or beginner, Lauren can offer technical and non-technical exercises to help you strength, release and perform to the best of your ability.

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