EveryBody Dances with Rennie Harris Puremovement American Street Dance Theater

4.28.24 | 11am–12:30pm
April 28, 2024 | 11am–12:30pm |
Dance Studio


The Dance Studio is located on the lower level of Yale Schwarzman Center, 168 Grove Street, New Haven, CT 06511. 

Doors open at 10:30am. 

Free and open to the public, ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

This week's class requires participants to wear sneakers. Due to the surface material of the dance floor, sneakers for class must be clean and for indoor use only. 

Registration opens Monday, April 22 at 10am EST. 


Dancer in backbend headstand on a blue backdrop.

Rennie Harris Puremovement American Street Dance Theater Hip Hop Across Pillow, Photo: Cherylynn Tsushima

EveryBody Dances @ Yale Schwarzman Center brings local and visiting dance artists to our Dance Studio to teach Sunday masterclasses in jazz, hip hop, salsa, modern, contemporary, precision dance and more! All community members are welcome.

This week's class will be led by Rennie Harris Puremovement American Street Dance Theater company members Rodney Hill and Marguerite Waller.  Company members are well versed in the vernacular of Hip Hop, popping, locking, stepping, breaking, house, and other styles that have emerged from the African American and Latino communities of inner-city America. These masterclasses include exercises to develop muscle strength, flexibility, and stamina. The basic movement and techniques are defined, practiced, and developed into combinations. Hip Hop styles are explored as sources for inspiration and vocabulary for choreography. The movement is technically tied to complex, often challenging, invigorating, and uplifting driving rhythms.


All dancers taking this class must wear sneakers—no shoes, socks, or jazz shoes. Please note that the Dance Studio does not allow for outdoor shoes; sneakers for class must be clean and for indoor use only. Dancers must also wear loose clothing. They should come with an open mind and positive energy and be prepared to dance.

This week's class with Rodney Hill and Maggie Waller will be taught at an advanced beginner level.

Jumping with joy.

Rodney Hill

Beding having fun.

Marguerite Waller 

READ Why Don't We Dance More, in The New York Times!