Today was the last day of NYC Dance Week so I attended Soca Dance with La Shaun Prescott at the Mark Morris Dance Center. My cousin is a teacher at Elle in Trinidad, so attending the class was a form of support for the company.
About Soca Dance Class
Soca dance is a fun dance workout accompanied by Soca music. The class starts with a short warm-up, basic moves traditionally done to Soca music (wining and other body isolations) and end with a short sequence of choreography. Previous dance experience not required. Jazz sneakers recommended. Open to participants at all fitness and dance levels.
Elle NYTT is a dance company founded in 2007 by La Shaun Prescott. After touring with Machel Montano (the top Soca Artist in the world) from 2007 – 2012, La Shaun expanded her dance company to NYC, teaching Soca Dance classes weekly at the Mark Morris Dance Center.
The Soca Dance Class Experience
This class was much like the Soca AFRO-bics class I took a couple weeks ago. It included body toning, cardio and a choreographed routine to Destra Garcia’s “Mash it Up”. LaShaun’s instructions were easy for non-dancers to learn. It was LaShaun’s last time teaching in New York, but Candace Thompson will be the instructor starting in July. I hope to attend another class in the future.