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Bob Boross is known internationally for his artistic excellence in jazz, tap, and musical theatre dance. Bob's theatre jazz dance teaching is influenced by his training with jazz dance pioneers Matt Mattox and Michael Owens, while his tap dance technique draws from a mix of a light, off of the heels Broadway style with an enhanced syncopation. His classes impart a high level of technique, sensitivity to musicality and nuance, theatre dance style, and encouragement of persona...read more
Class includes traditional exercises of pliés, tendu, dégagé, etc, but executed often in a demi-plié level with both parallel and turned out leg positions. Also included are intricate isolation exercises for head, shoulders, ribs, and hips. Floor stretching is included, and the class concludes with a combination drawn from a range of musical influences - theatre jazz, lyrical, blues, swing, new age, rock, etc.
Bob’s tap dance classes range from Basic to Intermediate levels. Within all levels, Bob’s tap dance technique draws from a mix of a light, off of the heels Broadway style with an enhanced syncopation. He stresses a relaxed execution in footwork, and precise way of striking the floor with the tap. His classes impart a high level of technique, sensitivity to musicality and nuance, full body tap dance style, and encouragement of personal expression and performance qualities.