As the Covid – 19 pandemic has forced us to stay indoors, it has also offered the prospect to indulge in unleashing and nurturing our creative sides. Dance is one such art that becomes even more exciting if you get the opportunity to learn from the professionals of the field from the comfort of your own home.
Passdoor is a new virtual platform in the theatre industry offering dance classes taught by renowned Broadway performers. The company, started in June 2020 is headquartered in New York, and works to bring artists of the highest calibre to teach diverse forms of dance through their online classes. Proffering live and intimate sessions, the seasoned instructors teach skills and techniques, offer guidance and interact with the students closely and directly in every class.
Catering to adults and children as young as two years old, the program includes basic to advanced level Ballet, Ballet Barre, Broadway Choreography and Styles, Tap Dance, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Jazz, Children’s Theatre Playhouse, Theatre Dance and Theatre Jazz taught by many acclaimed talents including Deidre Goodwin, a Broadway veteran seen in A Chorus Line, Chicago, and Nine, and James T. Lane whose credits include Kiss Me Kate, King Kong, Chicago, and A Chorus Line.
Director of Sales and Partnerships, Megan Sikora, also most notably known for playing Lila Dixon in ‘Holiday Inn’ (Chita Rivera Award) and Bambi Bernet in ‘Curtains’ asserts that the online platform is a great way for the Broadway performers who have been displaced due to the pandemic to share their expertise and connect with aspiring dancers across the globe. “Change happens through education. We can change the face of tomorrow’s Broadway by educating the youth of today. Our teachers know what it’s like to fight against all odds to make their dreams come true. They can inspire a new generation of artists and leaders.” she states.
You don’t have to be a professional dancer to benefit from the classes. They can be taken by a beginner, a pro, an aspiring artist or even a theatre lover to develop and hone their skills or even just to enjoy and learn a new dance form. Passdoor is currently offering 20% discount for all new students who enroll. Visit their website www.pass-door.com and Instagram @onpassdoor to check the schedule of the upcoming classes.