Gaga 4 Gaga Dance Workshop at Joy of Motion/Atlas
July 24, 2010 1 Comment
Joy of Motion hosted a Gaga 4 Gaga dance workshop at their studio in the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street last night from 7pm-9pm. About 40 girls and one lucky guy filled the studio to learn choreography to a medley of Lady Gaga songs.
Quynn Johnson skipped over warmup and jumped into choreography right away. And good thing she did! Almost the entire two hours was needed to teach four short combos to some of Gaga’s greatest hits – Telephone, Alejandro, Papparazzi and LoveGame.
She didn’t change lines at all which I was surprised about, but another workshop attendee said that Quynn told dancers who got their early to claim their spots since the space was likely to fill up.
By the time she finished teaching the entire dance, several girls were already sitting out and a little more than half of the students ended up doing the final combination. We only had about 10 minutes left at that point so we only got to perform a couple times. I think Quynn lifted a lot of spirits though when she provided masks for us to dance with. I didn’t get a chance to tape the combination, but they mentioned that videos will be posted to the Joy of Motion YouTube page.
If you’re Gaga 4 Gaga, I’ll leave you with one of my favorite videos – LoveGame. At the 0:54 second mark, you’ll see Ian McKenzie who previously choreographed for the company I danced with in Boston and whose classes at Jeanette Neil’s were always dope. Another fun fact, he used to dance with Static Noyze – who was just on the latest season of America’s Best Dance Crew. Now he dances for the haus of Gaga. Dreams do come true! Enjoy.