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    The Safiyyah Dance Company opened in Louisville, KY in 2012 and is coming up on its three year mark this October.  It was opened by Louisville choreographer, Safiyyah Rasool, who had been teaching in Louisville for about five years at the time.  Safiyyah has big plans for her studio and for the dance scene in Louisville and in the Midwest; this Midwest Mashup Workshop on Thursday, March 12th, is just one step.  Doors will open at 6p.m., and the event will run from 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.

    Safiyyah emphasizes the importance of instilling confidence and positivity in the lives of her students, including “producing amazing dancers.”  She describes her studio as nonjudgemental, allowing her students to feel comfortable even on their first day.  With that being said, Safiyyah is excited to open her doors to everyone of all ages to learn from four talented Midwest choreographers at this workshop.

    The feature choreographer will be Devin Solomon, an Indianapolis native, who is currently living in Los Angeles and following his dream of dance.  He has had considerable experience, such as with Ocean 11 Crew and World of Dance Mos Wanted Crew, and dances with a style “unique in his own way.”  The next choreographer is Robert White, a Columbus native, who demonstrates great passion with a smooth, yet “hard-hitting” style.  The last choreographer will be Jean Kelley, another Indianapolis native, with a lot of “spunk” and energy, who has taught workshops around Indianapolis.  Devin and Robert will be teaching two separate choreographies and Jean and Safiyyah will be collaborating on one piece.  The songs they choose will be a surprise, but the style will be hip-hop.  

    With the start of this workshop series, Safiyyah is hoping to put the Midwest on the map in regards to dance versus the popularly thought of West Coast, Houston, Atlanta, and East Coast.  This will be the first of many more Midwest Mashups to come.  Early bird tickets are $20 and are available at the link below.  Tickets at the door will be $30.  For more information on the Safiyyah Dance Company, follow the link below.

    Date: March 12th

    Time: 6p.m.-9:30p.m.

    Address: 8007 Vine Crest Ave. Suite 2 Louisville, KY 40222

    Early Bird Tickets:

    Safiyyah Dance Company:

    Photo Courtesy of Irena Tran and Safiyyah Dance Company Facebook Page

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    About Irena Tran

    I studied Art at UofL and now physical therapy at Bellarmine University. I love art, sports, and good food. I'm always looking for something new to try and new concepts to photograph!

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