"Creativity is intelligence having fun!" - Einstein

Learn from and train with lifelong dancer, drummer, performer arts educator  André Cole in multiple formats! Offering in-person and online training for all ages! André brings unique, uplifting and engaged energy with a versatile range of lessons from dance and fitness training, to media production in music and film.

Ready to move at your pace, André offers continually challenging, achievable and ridiculously fun lessons for beginners and more advanced performers alike. Students are sure to be energized and inspired to create and evolve over time, simultaneously building self-confidence & awareness.

André guides students towards liberating and elevating their creative minds, movement abilities, and musical interpretations to new levels of confidence and originality. Dance and music are abundant ways of expressing oneself while having a ton of fun and improving physiological and psychological wellness.
Students learn athletic and creative techniques for improvised movement, choreography, musicality, live theater and in-camera techniques, culture and self-development through the art of hip hop and other forms of dance.
  • Multi-sensory, interactive creativity for kids entering grades K-8th grades
  • Safe space for self-expression, confidence and creative development. 
  • Accessible for any and all levels guaranteed to develop creative, technical, athletic musical, emotional skills and more.

Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body. - Martha Graham

"Art encourages children to think, developing skills and confidence as they go."

 - MaryAnn F. Kohl & Barbara Zabarouwski

What is essential for children's healthy development in these strange, isolating quarantine times?

While there are several answers, creativity, movement and connection are among the most important. Learn fun and cool ways to dance, while socially interacting with kids their age and sharing original, creative ideas.

 

Students are taught various movement techniques as tools to express their movement and music in more intentional, articulate ways. Foundational technique creates freedom for freestyle, where they are applied, elaborated on and broken to create a unique form of expression that resonates with each student in a personal way.

Skills Trained and Explored

Physical: Student work on fun coordination activities, restrictive rules to help them navigate possibility within parameters

Musical: Movement storytelling, musical interpretation, athletic skill, mind-muscle connection and  concentration to execute/perform. 

Social: Dance is the greatest social tool to connect with others through common conversation of the music. 

ThoughtfulMovement in general boosts brain power, helps process intense or confusing thoughts. Learning to control the body and mind synchronistically. 

Emotional: 

Helping us process through feeling, thought, movement, sounds-all these emotions. Come out of it more clear minded and energized. Musical and physical sensibilities to our physical and emotional states. Acting or dancing them out a therapeutic process to release energy.

Spiritual:

Connecting with life and purpose beyond thought, but the abundant energy of the earth and universe. 

Teaching Approach: 

Dynamic & Personalized, lessons flow according to what the children connect with most, never forcing anything, yet encouraging everything! Through a spectrum of very simple to multi-syncopated rhythms challenging movements, students develop work-ethic, self-confidence, self-awareness, proprioception, athleticism and even socio-emotional skills.

Lessons are structured to go at the students pace, allowing them to learn something exciting and challenging enough to keep them practicing. They'll build upon new skills each lesson, develop their own dance moves and choreography, all while getting a great mental and physical workout.

André encourage students to explore limits and take chances by using the world around them to create stories, while developing kinesthetic and emotional awareness. The many benefits of moving our body to melodies and beats is an exceptional way to create physical and psychological relief and wellness longevity.

 

Imaginative, Thoughtful, Energetic, Professional

© 2021 Cole Dance