Magazine article Dance Teacher

Jason Parsons: Music for Improvisation

Magazine article Dance Teacher

Jason Parsons: Music for Improvisation

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Jason Parsons began his professional career dancing for artists like Diana King and Celine Dion, for Disney and in countless industrials, but he soon realized his real interest was in the world of concert dance. Since then, he's performed with companies like River North Dance Company and Mia Michaels' RAW, and he has choreographed for Houston's METdance, Rasta Thomas' Bad Boys of Dance and others around the world. Having turned his attention to improvisational studies, he's bringing those experiences to dancers around the country with NUVO Dance Convention.

Parsons generally begins his improvisation classes with a conversation to help students feel at ease in the space they're going to explore. "It's a new experience for some of the students, and I want to get them moving in ways they've never even considered before, but I want them to feel comfortable," he says. …

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