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Slam “Salim Gauwloos” career started when he began training in his native Belgium, at the Ballet of Flanders in Antwerp. At the age of seventeen, He auditioned in Belgium for a scholarship to a prestigious Dance School in New York City. Out of the 2,000 dancers that auditioned, he was one of the two dancers who were awarded the scholarship.
In 1990 he began his association with Madonna. He is most famous for his performances in The Blond Ambi...read more
A fusion of modern, jazz, and ballet, Slam’s unique style explores a wide range of organic, often angular movements and syncopated rhythms with a strong base in classical technique. His Contemporary Jazz class emphasizes artistry and musicality, while it challenges the dancer to move in new, unconventional ways.
Beginner with a warm-up of modern-influenced, ballet-based exercises that focus on proper execution and alignment, the class evolves to the learning of Slam’s original choreography, broken down and demonstrated for clear understanding. Designed for intermediate students, an understanding of the classical vocabulary and previous experience with jazz and/or modern dance are helpful.