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It's not the same old song and dance.Basically stemming from the traditional forms of American music and dance-swing tunes & tap, hoedowns & clogging-the varied repertoire of Rhythm in Shoes (RIS), directed by choreographer Sharon Leahy and composer Rick Good, is at once original and recognizable. Since 1987, this critically acclaimed body of work has infused the spirit of traditional dance and music with a thoroughly modern sensibility.In pursuit of the company's mission of engaging the world in music and dance, this Dayton, Ohio, based group has toured in 47 states including Canada, Japan and Ireland.
Concert Performances: 60-120 minutes
Every Rhythm in Shoes performance is a seamless voyage of varied delights. Featuring both traditional and original dance and music, drawn from the uniquely American forms of swing songs and tap, old-time tunes and clogging, each show is laced throughout with wit and wisdom. Its performance art, both original and familiar, is a fresh fusion of music, dance and theater.
From the concert hall, to the cabaret, to the classroom, the creation of exciting and thought-provoking work is achieved by maintaining a strong company of musicians and dancers, and by collaborating with other, like-minded artists who are steeped in tradition and pushing their boundaries.
We believe participation in the arts stimulates the imagination, challenges the intellect, cultivates the appreciation of beauty and deepens the emotional nature of every individual. There are many programs offered. Dance for Beginners offers entry-level instruction to tap dance, clogging or swing dancing.Young at Heart is designed for family audiences and is for folks of all ages; from 2 to 92.
Symphony Pops features skillful orchestrations of RIS music and classical favorites, in collaboration with the local Philharmonic Orchestra.Rhythm Awakening is conducted with the intention of transmitting a sense of community, a heightened awareness of self within the group and a new language for communication. Using the most basic rhythms of a heartbeat and a handclap, to the overlaying of hands, feet and voices in polyrhythmic symphony.
Classical Tap explores classical rhythms and body weight carriage to a lifted center. Rhythm Tap focuses on clarity, precision and speed of steps. Dancers will learn to tap from the hips and ankles through a series of technical exercises. This class is taught to swing, blues and other forms of popular music.Clogging classes are offered at beginning and advanced levels. Dancers learn to drop their weight in order to clog in the traditional, flatfoot style.
Swing Dance covers basic rhythms and steps, as well as more complicated moves and turnouts. Master Classes are for dancers wanting to explore rhythmic expression at a deeper level. Can include live musical accompaniment. It is for 60-90 minutes.
This Education Guide can be used in conjunction with any of the RIS offerings when they visit your townTechnical RequirementsWhereas Rhythmic Awakening can be done on any surface, there are certain requirements of Classical Tap and Masters Classes. Classical music and port de bras are used to enhance the dancer 's presentation of steps. Masters Classes, on the other hand, require sprung, wooden flooring.
At home and on the road, RIS works closely with presenters to ensure a lasting impact on each community by offering performances, workshops and residency activities for individuals of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.You won't believe the shine on these shoes!