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Guest Teachers

Alan Onickel
Dance Training: Jazz and Tap- Phil Black and Eddie Wright Jr., Ballet-Margaret Craske and Diana Byer

Performance/Company Affiliations: Sophisticated Ladies, The Tap Dance Kid, A Chorus Line, West side Story, Lady Be Good, My One and Only, Singin' In the Rain, Crazy Rhythm Productions, Various industrials and Commercials

Choreographic Experience: Alive With Style (Crowne Casino-Australia, Playboy Casino-Atlantic City, Rainbow Room-New York City), Concert and Television Shows-Tokyo and Nagoya Japan, Anything Goes and Singin' In the Rain-Honolulu, George M, Connecticut Yankee in King Aurthur's Court and Kiss Me Kate-SSMT New York, Various concert pieces here in the USA as well as throughout the world.

Teaching Experience: Steps on Broadway, BDC, Alvin Ailey, School of Ballet and Theatre Dance, Phil Black Dance Studio, NYCDA, DMA, DEA, NADAA, ISTD, CSTD, Many dance festivals throughout the world.

Class Description: My goal is to prepare students to audition comfortably and to become soloists. All classes are physically and mentally demanding. Students will be exposed to many styles. Some Jazz styles we play with are Charleston, Swing, Latin, Funk, 60's, Blues, Jack Cole inspired "Straight" Jazz, Western, and sometimes "Propography". In Tap, sometimes we work "Down" close to the floor, "Up" or as some folks say "Broadway" style, and sometimes even Latin inspired. Students should expect to be challenged and when necessary they'll even be corrected.