Magazine article Dance Teacher

Lisa's Dance Spot's MJ-Inspired Numbers

Magazine article Dance Teacher

Lisa's Dance Spot's MJ-Inspired Numbers

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SONG: "Can You Feel It" by The Jacksons


LEVEL: All dancers

COSTUME: Black attire with white gloves


The full cast opened the show with Jackson's signature headbob moves.

SONG: "Ease On Down the Road" from The Wiz

GENRE: Musical theater

LEVEL: Beginner/intermediate

COSTUME: Yellow halter dresses fringed with silver sequins and a silver headband

PROPS: Silver canes

CHOREOGRAPHY: Two dancers spun onto the stage, as if just out of Dorothy's house. More dancers boogied onstage tapping their canes and swishing their hips. The dancers formed a pyramid at the end to bounce the piece to a Broadway finish.

SONG: "I'll Be There" by Jackson 5

GENRE: Ballet

LEVEL: Pre-ballet

COSTUME: Pink and black leotard and tutu with a feather headpiece

CHOREOGRAPHY: The precious ballet babies showed off their port de bras, chassés and tendus for an adoring audience.

SONG: "Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson

GENRE: Ballet

LEVEL: Intermediate/teen

COSTUME: White and silver flowing dresses with white headscarves

PROPS: Silver mirror

CHOREOGRAPHY: Dancers decorated their own mirrors and used them in the port de bras of this more classical ballet piece.

SONG: "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" by Michael Jackson

GENRE: Jazz/hip hop

LEVEL: Intermediate/advanced

COSTUME: Black leotards, silver shorts and silver twine laced up one leg

CHOREOGRAPHY: The Dancing Divas mixed in classic moves like the lawnmower and railroad arms into this toe-tapping rhythm. …

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