March 15, 2022 Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez

Class + Connect | OLD SKOOL DANCE HOUSE PARTY

Please join us this Spring for a series of 3 open adult class offerings (each offering will include 4 weekly classes) featuring 3 different Twin Cities teaching artists. Join for all 3 offerings or drop-in as your schedule allows. Each class will be followed by an optional time to connect with one another over coffee/tea provided by TU Dance — either socially distanced in our green room space or outside on the loading dock, weather permitting. We hope to create a space where people can explore movement and dance but also build community by staying to connect through conversation and reflection of their shared experience.

We goin’ back, waaaaayyy back in time to the days of house parties in the basement with blue and red lights on in the corner.  All boom boxes in full effect, all street dances come correct-It’s time to sweat!  Come shake your groove thang and enjoy setting your spirit free with your favorite Old (True) Skool Hip Hop & Street dance styles.  We’ll groove together and get our solo shine on in the Cipher! All dance lovers on deck!  Let’s get it!!

Saturdays, April 9, 16, 23 & 30 | 4-5:30 pm (CST)

Cost Options: $12 or $15 (sliding scale)(previously purchased class cards accepted)

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*Proof of vaccination or negative test within 72 hours + masks are required at the door for all in-person participants. Please read TU Dance Community Safety Statement.

*Pre-Registration is required as in-studio space is limited. Please complete the Pre-Registration Form here!

Aneka McMullen is a Dancer/Performer/Choreographer & Dance Educator who hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota and holds a BFA in Dance from The Ohio State University. Her extensive dance experience spans more than two decades and includes dynamic skills in performance, choreography and instruction in the genres of Hip Hop, West African, Modern, Afro Modern, Jazz, and Ballet.  

Aneka is a co- founder and artistic director of Epitome-No Question, an open Old Skool Hip Hop dance ensemble dedicated to celebrating the community conscious roots of Hip Hop culture, through dance theater. Epitome-No Question represents Old Skool Hip Hop because it reflects the West African roots of the genre.  Hip Hop with the “Hop” in it! 

She has recently completed five seasons with BLAQ, an Afro Modern observance based dance company in the twin cities, a teaching residence with the Ordway’s Dance to Learn program, and teaching dance at her alma mater North Community High School.  Previously, she also completed five seasons as a performer with the Minneapolis based Threads Dance Project, and has also performed with Women in Motion (Ananya Dance Theater)

Aneka has been blessed to slay & present her work on stages across MN, the U.S., and abroad.  Her work has been featured in the award winning Rooted:Hip Hop Choreographer’s Evening, Lori Carlos’s Late Nite Series,Choreographer’s Evening (Walker Art Center), Black Choreographer’s Evening (Intermedia Arts), B Girl Be, and most recently in Body Prayers 2021, Momentum New Dance Works 2020, and the 2018 16 Feet: Splashes of Dance Choreographer’s Evening.

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