Twyla Tharp Choreographer Teaches Students in Master Dance Class
Manager and dancer from the renowned Twyla Tharp dance company, Alex Brady, led an exclusive dance lesson for Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) Dance students. These select students were granted a unique opportunity to be trained by an expert to help them improve their dance skills.
Brady, who was also with the Broadway show “Movin’ Out” and performed with the Joffrey Ballet, taught the students dance routines that would help build the quality of their performances for their future endeavors within the dancing field. With expectations of mirroring Brady’s success, the LIHSA students trained and exuded determination and talent for the elite dancer, who in return offered opinions, pointers and knowledge.
Alex Brady describes his personal affiliation with the Twyla Tharp dance company to be a great opportunity and wanted to reciprocate his learning to the LIHSA students. When he asked how many students want to be dancers, they all raised their hands. Brady described his class as “not only teaching the students how to dance, but why they are doing these moves.”
It is evident that LIHSA is adamant about providing their students with the necessary tools to succeed within their school, hobbies and careers in the future. Jared Stern of Levittown UFSD explains, “This school gives you world experience and the opportunity to see and learn what is out there.”
Long Island High School for the Arts strives to provide its students with innovative, real-life experiences to incorporate into the classroom. Nassau BOCES has partnered with the Tilles Center and Long Island University to make the Master Class with Mr. Brady possible, as well as several other activities in the future.