Upcoming Master Classes

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4
with Jenefer Miller

3:00pm - 4:30pm Master Class for Intermediate & Advanced Dancers
4:30pm - 5:30pm Improvisation Workshop

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11
with Christopher Broughton

4:00pm - 5:30pm Intermediate/Advanced

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12
with Christopher Broughton

11:00am - 12:30pm Intermediate

All classes will be take place at The Dance Connection, 1672 S Lilley Rd, Canton, MI 48188 (view map).

Pricing

One Class: $30
Two Classes: $50
Three Classes: $75
Four Classes: $80

$5 more if you pay at the door - register early!

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Jenefer Miller

Jenefer is a native of Michigan and has studied dance and acting all across the country.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in the Performing Arts from Oakland University and a MAEd from the University of Phoenix.  While attending OU, her choreography was faculty selected to be presented at Cornell University for the American College Dance Festival.  She has appeared on stage with Tap 24.7, Scuff'd Up, Especially Tap Chicago, the Detroit Tap Festival, and Oakland Dance Theatre.  Jen has studied with and performed in shows alongside legends such as Jason Samuels Smith, Ben Vereen, Sarah Reich, Savion Glover, Dianne Walker, Barbara Duffy, Robert Reed, Debbie Allen, the Nicholas Brothers, Harold "Stumpy" Cromer, and Heather Cornell.  Jenefer has danced, taught, or choreographed for prestigious tap organizations such as the Detroit Tap Festival honoring the legendary Nicholas Brothers, the Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Motor City Tap Fest, and the St. Louis Tap Festival.

Fondly referred to as JMill, she also has a passion for musical theatre and serves as the director and choreographer for Kyrene Community Theatre where she has directed over 30 shows. "During the day", she is a full time middle school theatre teacher and also coaches and judges speech and forensics events for middle and high schools and runs an improv troupe.  She is the founder and producer of Just West of Broadway, a theatre convention designed for dancers, actors, and singers ages 14 and up. The weekend intensive consists of classes in acting, on-camera acting, dance for musical theatre, improv, voice-over, tap, and more. She is the co-founder and co-director of Tap 24.7, a professional tap company in Phoenix. For the past few years, she and tap partner Suzy Guarino have been co-producing, writing, and directing full length tap dance shows hosting tap dancers from all over the world. Teaching tap is her passion and you can find her at Dance Studio 111 and Take Five Dance, where she is currently on faculty in Phoenix. Come join Tap 24.7 and friends in Phoenix for our first mini-tap fest and full length tap show In the Pocket, May 23-25, 2014! Visit her website at www.jmillproductions.com.

Follow her on Twitter: @JMillP.

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Christopher Broughton

Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Christopher Broughton began dancing at the age of 11 and has never looked back. Under the instruction of Paul and Arlene Kennedy at Universal Dance, he soon became a member of The Kennedy Tap Company and danced with many world renowned tap dancers including The Nicholas Brothers, Savion Glover, Michelle Dorramce, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Jason Samuel Smith and Derick Grant to name a few. He won the national NAACP ACT-SO Competition at the age of 16 and won again 2 years later. Broughton's dancing has taken him all over the world touring in shows and teaching at tap festivals, including Brazil, Taiwan, Vienna , New York, Finland, Hamburg and Switzerland to name a few.

In 2007, tragedy struck Broughton's life and he spent over a year recovering from three gunshot wounds to his left leg.  Since his triumphant return, he is at the peak of his artistry and has shared the stage with such greats as Diana Ross, R&B singer Mya Harrison, Harold Cromer and Jared Grimes. Within the past two years, Broughton has honored some of the greats such as Mary Tyler Moore and Merriem Neilson with the professional dancers society, the Nicholas brothers at the Los Angeles tap festival and Hudson theater in New York City, Duke Ellington in the Cotton Club Parade in New York City and Ivery wheeler with his signature "Can Dance". Broughton earned himself an assistant choreography spot with Wayne Bascomb's "Legend of the Chocolate Nutcracker." Christopher also danced for the official promotional events for  the movie "Happy Feet."

Broughton has just returned from Europe as a featured dancer with MAGIC OF THE DANCE and Rasta Thomas' TAP STARS. Currently Broughton choreography, courage and charisma are in high demand as he continues to travel worldwide both as a soloist and with Jason Samuels Smith's A.C.G.I. and Rasta Thomas' Tap Stars.

 

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