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October 26, 2022 6:00–8:00 pm
Rubenstein Arts Center 124
Dance & Movement

Heels and Feels

Taught by Ife Presswood
Ife Presswood Heels Dancer

About the Workshop

Heels is a mixed level class that is designed to explore self through Heels choreography. This class will cover Heel’s fundamentals and technique in addition to choreography. Heels are encouraged but not required, knee pads are recommended.

 

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 Presswood, Duke MFA in Dance student and instructor for "Ballet for All Bodies."

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 of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Fayetteville State University. She is a graduate of Duke’s MFA 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 Dance Studio 124 at the Rubenstein Arts Center.

Address:
Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC, 27705.

Can I take a bus to the Rubenstein Arts Center?

Yes! The Rubenstein Arts Center is located between East and West 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 undergraduates, graduates, and professionals (including health professionals), 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 Duke Arts Create workshops go live on Friday morning 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 and waitlist registers. 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).