On November 2nd CCF Teaching Artist Adrienne Kraus Latanishen taught three hip-hop classes starting at Queen Anne’s County High School with Kristen Tyler’s dance students and then moved over to Centreville Middle School to teach Choir teacher Lucas O’ Farrell’s 6th and 7th graders beginning hip-hop technique.
When Adrienne and Peter arrived at QACHS the dance students were on top of everything, warmed-up and ready to go at 7:30am! Mrs. Tyler’s students were focused, hard-working and very attentive to Adrienne’s instruction. A lot of the students have taken class with Adrienne before at the Day of Dance events so they were very comfortable and familiar with Adrienne’s choreography.
At Centerville Middle School Mr. O’ Farrell’s 6th and 7th graders were all very energetic and enthusiastic about taking the hip-hop class. The students participated and moved with confidence and curiosity. It was a very enjoyable and fun experience in both classes. Mr. O’ Farrell was thoroughly happy with the free workshops. He was very encouraging about bringing Adrienne back to work with his students.
After three hip hop classes by 12:30 pm Peter and Adrienne moved on to Chesapeake College campus. Rob Thompson, Associate Professor of Theatre Chair of Arts and Humanities, brought his Introduction to Theater class into the Dance Studio to work with Peter and Adrienne on a movement/partnering class. It was a completely different experience for most of the students. There was a lot of playfulness and fun. The theater students really enjoyed the partnering work. Some of the students who were in the Carnival of Curiosities production in October were familiar with Adrienne.
It was a very productive and busy day for Adrienne and Peter!