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March 29, 2022 6:00–8:00 pm
Arts Annex
Dance & Movement

Hip-Hop Vibez

Partnership with Duke Arts Create & DuWell

Taught by Ife Presswood
Ife Presswood Heels Dancer

About the Workshop

Join current MFA dance candidate Ife Presswood for this workshop-style hip-hop dance class.  Participants will learn bold and fiery choreography and be provided with a space to be confident, get a good workout, and have fun! Issa vibe!

Open to all skill levels. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers and bring water.

DISCLAIMER: This program involves physical exertion and movement through and across space, so before beginning ensure you have adequate clear, safe space free of obstacles to move and are wearing appropriate footwear for the floor surface. If more than one person will be participating, ensure adequate space to avoid contact with other participants. It is your responsibility to use personal judgment concerning the degree of your participation in the activities, and to determine that you are in proper physical condition to participate in such activities.

About the Instructor

Ife Michelle is a native of Charlotte, NC whose dance training started at age 7 at the North Carolina Performing Arts Academy and continued through college in the dance programs at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Fayetteville State University. She is currently a student in Duke’s MFA dance program.

Ife has danced with multiple companies including KOFFEE Modern Dance Company, DialeKt Pre-Professional Dance Company, SHAE Movement African Arts and 4Thirty-Two Hip-Hop Company, where she also served as a choreographer. She currently runs her own dance company, Ife Michelle Dance, which aims to expand the representation of body types and identities in the professional dance world.

About the Location

This workshop will meet in the Duke Arts Annex: get directions.

Address: 404 Gattis St, Durham, NC 27701

Can I take a bus there?

Yes! The Arts Annex is located by East Campus, off of bus routes (C1, C2 & CSW) that run along Campus Drive.

About Duke Arts Create

Duke Arts Create is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help all Duke students, including graduate and professional students (including Duke Health), as well as Duke faculty and staff develop a variety of creative skills in the visual arts, dance and movement, creative writing and more. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most workshops are held in the Duke Arts Annex, the Rubenstein Arts Center or the Duke Arts Office 2101 and are typically held weeknights from 6-8 p.m.

Registration for the following week’s workshops go live on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot. Didn’t get a spot? No problem! We always reserve space for walk-ins. Email DukeCreate@duke.edu if you have any questions. Sign up for the monthly newsletter here, which includes the full list of classes offered during the following month.

Duke Arts Create is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts).