Maria Torres

Maria Torres

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Maria Torres is an acclaimed choreographer and director with extensive experience in theater, film, and television, with a background in performance.

As a performer, Maria graced both the Broadway stage and the silver screen, in such distinguished projects as the film Dance with Me starring Vanessa Williams, the hit six-time Tony nominated Broadway musical Swing!, Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth at the Public ...read more

Class Descriptions

Latin Jazz

is an exciting dance style taught by Maria Torres with her unique flavor of technical Jazz skills and Ballet, while fusing the afro-Caribbean dance styles of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic among others.

Class begins with basic isolations intermixed with Cuban/Latin motions set in a traditional Jazz/Ballet structure, that works on student’s coordination, strength and flexibility. At this level students dance skills are assessed and challenged by incorporating authentic Latin dance movements with jumps and turns across the floor.

Dance combinations will strengthen dancers awareness of musicality, space, timing and precision, giving the freedom to execute flawless performances on or off stage. Proper dance attire is recommended along with jazz or character shoes.

Hustle

Hustle is one of the last partner dances created in the US; a style that swept the nation after the debut of the movie Saturday Night Fever and quickly became one the most popular dances of that time! Re-discover one of the most popular social dances born from New York's own Latin community with Professional Choreographer Maria Torres (Dance with Me Film; SYTYCD; Swing on Broadway).

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