The mission of DA Dance is to combine
high level choreography with familiar imagery, theatrical
storytelling, and well known music, in order to create performances
that are stimulating, engaging, and accessible to both novice
and experienced arts audiences.
Thought-provoking pieces that invite the audience in.
Engaging dance workshops that foster growth and development.
Quality equestrian instruction and training for all skill levels.
The founder and guiding spirit
of DA Dance is Denise Armstead, premier dancer with Zenon Dance
from 1982-2003. Her approach to dance threads a storyline of
human emotions and experiences through jazzy, rhythmic
complexity mixed with contemporary nuances, creating
multi-layered works of art with a theatrical edge that draws
from a large palette of styles, including hip-hop, jazz,
lyrical and post-modern movements.
Denise also has an extensive background as qualified horse-riding instructor. Her skills go beyond as an educator, and focus on intuitive communications. She has an acutely trained eye and is a highly skilled coach in the equestrian world as well as in the field of dance. Her intuitive abilities are able to resonate and connect immediately to the student and the horse whether she is working with a beginner or an advanced rider. She cultivates the specific needs for each person.
Her hunter/jumper and dressage training ranges from locally accomplished equestrian trainers. She also does coaching/choreography for the Minnesota Vaulting team.
March 15th, 22nd, 28th, 6-8PM; St. Paul Yoga Studio
May 18th 6-10pm
Grain Belt Bottling House
79 13th Ave NE. Mpls Suite 209
Unlimited Bliss flows from Denise's perspective on collaborative choreography. This new work expands her view on the place of the camera in dance. The focus on insight and evolving awareness bring out the sensual intimacy of life's rhythms. The experience and vitality of the dancers allow a nuanced exploration of our rhythms and connections.
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