LATINX HERITAGE MONTH: LATIN DANCE FUSION W/ SCD TEACHING ARTIST KATHLEEN M. CANDALES
Tues, Oct. 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2020 I 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. EST I Virtual Class
Kathleen Candales is the Artistic Director and Founder of Higher Ground Performing Arts Studio and Performing Company. At her studio, the art of dance, music and theater are instilled in both children and adults alike. She is a certified Florida Public School Teacher with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance Education from Florida International University. Kathleen has studied hip-hop, jazz, ballet, modern dance, flamenco, African and Caribbean dance, salsa, belly dance and choreography. Besides her extensive experience as a dance teacher, Kathleen, a mother of two, is a professional dancer, choreographer, actress and vocalist. Some highlights in her career include special appearances in such films and music videos as “The Crew,” “Random Hearts” with Harrison Ford, and “Music of the Heart” with Gloria Estefan and ‘N Sync. She has also graced the stage in such theatre productions as “Mame,” “The Fantastiks” and “Sweet Charity.” This is her second season as a Sarasota Contemporary Dance Teaching Artist.
LATINX HERITAGE MONTH: LATIN MIX DANCE MASTER CLASS W/ SCD GUEST TEACHING ARTIST, NATASHA BARRERA
Fri, Oct 23, 2020 I 7:15 p.m. EST I Virtual Masterclass
Natasha Barrera is a professional dancer and performer. Most prominently trained as an internationally ranked ballroom competitor. She has traveled the world to train with the best educators in the field of ballroom dance and to compete at an International Level. Natasha was born and raised in Florida. She was raised by a very prominent ballroom dance family and was exposed to many forms of dance and performance at an early age. Her training consists of ballet, musical theater, jazz and Pilates. Traveling the world, has exposed her to different Latin styles such as the different varieties of salsa, swing, bachata, tango, hustle, merengue, kizomba, and zouk! Natasha has a passion for sharing her craft with students of all ages and abilities. She a is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish.