Virtual Online Workshop
April 26th, 2020
Ages 12 and Under
12:00-1:00- Jazz Cardio- Alex Frohlinger
1:15-2:15- Street Jazz- George Absi
2:30-3:30- Theatre Jazz- Josh Assor
**Central Time Zone
Ages 13 and Over
1:15-2:15- Jazz Cardio- Alex Frohlinger
2:30-3:30- Street Jazz- George Absi
3:45-4:45- Theatre Jazz- Josh Assor
**Central Time Zone
All Dancers Around The World Are Welcome!
During these difficult unprecedented times, Centre Stage Dance Challenge is hoping the Dance Community will be able to reconnect with each other (virtually) and get our sweat on with some amazing artists. As we all face the unknown together, CSDC wants to not only give back to the dancers, but also help out the many artists whom can no longer do what they love to do with the new restrictions from the CDC pertaining to COVID-19. With that in mind, we are asking for a $25.00 registration fee to be paid for three incredible hours of dancing.
To save your spot, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the dancer's name and level they will be attending.
Once payment has been received you will get the detailed links and passwords to join the virtual classes. Payment information will be given out once initial e-mail has been received. Register early to avoid disappointment!
Our Amazing Faculty
Josh Assor: Theatre Jazz
Josh is a New York City based choreographer, performer and educator. His work has spanned across every area of the entertainment industry including Broadway, National Tours, fashion, film, and television. He has worked in major venues worldwide including United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe
Choreographic credits include New York Fashion Week, Audi, Celebrity Cruise Lines, Modos Furniture as well as regional productions of Mary Poppins, Cinderella, Will Rogers Follies, Newsies and the world premiere of Medicine the Musical, which ran in New York City, Off-Broadway. He was the associate choreographer for the Saturday Night Fever National Tour as well as the Canadian Premier of Newsies at Drayton Entrainment. This fall he will be choreographing The Sound Of Music which will play both the Royal MTC as well as The Citadel Theater.
As a performer, favorite credits include Neleus in Disney’s Mary Poppins on Broadway as well as the 1st National Tour, Disney’s Newsies 1st National Tour (asst. Dance Captain), Baby John in West Side Story at the Stratford Festival, Wizard Of Oz National Tour. He has appeared on NBC's Saturday Night Live with Jimmy Fallon as well as ABC’s The Chew. Josh has been featured in Dance Spirit Magazine, Dance Canada Quarterly, Industry Dance Magazine and Dance Plug Los Angeles. He has taught at Edge Performing Arts Center and is currently on faculty at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City where he has been a guest choreographer for many of their events.
George Absi: Street Jazz
Pursuant to his long time love for the arts, George has been a professional dancer and choreographer for over 15 years. He has been training in all genres of dance - Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap and Contemporary. He was born and raised in Ottawa, ON where he did most of his training which includes A.D.A.P.T and R.A.D.
He first landed a job working for Carnival Cruise Lines. shortly after that he danced for International Artist PSY, Deborah Cox, Kreesha Turner, Fefe Dobson, Aleesia and Classified, to name a few. George performed and appeared on several television shows and commercials; he appeared on Once Upon A Time, Handmaid’s Tale, Shitt’s Creek, Breakfast Television, “Threads" a short film as a news anchor, and just recently appeared on PBS Kids, Let’s Go Luna as “Hakim” a principal role. He appeared on Cineplex commercials and Tim Horton’s Web Commercials. He also performed in a world wide TV broadcast for The 2015 Pan Am Opening Ceremonies with Cirque Du Soleil and The 2015 Pan Am Closing Ceremonies both for 50,000 plus audience.
George is currently the Artistic Director and Choreographer of T.D.C Entertainment catering to main event functions and corporate events such as Illuminute, The Luminato Festival, The Teddy Bear and The Bell Celebrity Gala. In late 2016 George made his debut in the theatre with the musical Beauty And The Beast, in Halifax, NS. Soon after, George traveled to Kamloops, BC and Aquarius Theatre in Hamilton, ON to perform a role in Mamma Mia, where he also acted as Dance Captain and Assistant Choreographer. He also played the role of Jimmy and ensemble with the musical Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, Sleeping Beauty The Panto, the role of Buttons in the musical Newsies. This year he will play the role of one of the angels and dance captain for the regional premiere of the musical Kinky Boots with Drayton Entertainment.
You can catch George teaching drop in classes at various dance studios in the downtown Toronto area. George believes that with hard work and determination you can conquer anything in life.
Alex Frohlinger: Jazz Cardio
Alexandra Frohlinger is a New York based singer, actor, dancer and teaching artist. She has performed, adjudicated and taught all over North America, Japan and the UAE. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada, "Alex" trained at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet school (studying all styles of dance) before obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, in Musical Theater, from The Boston Conservatory.
Most recently, Alex was seen in the First National Tour of “Hello, Dolly!” starting Betty Buckley. She played (“the first singing”) Anybodys on the First National Tour of “West Side Story” (which toured the USA, Canada and inaugurated the Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan). She appeared on Broadway in the original cast of “Soul Doctor” the musical. Alex also toured the USA and Canada in the cast of the First National Tour of “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella." Alex was also a top ten finalist on the first season of CBC's "Triple Sensation." Off-Broadway, She played the role of Sadie in The National Yiddish Theater’s production of “Amerike: The Golden Land”, which was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. Regionally, Alex has performed at Rainbow Stage, The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Arena Stage in Washington, DC and at The Sacramento Music Circus, in California.
She has taught tap, jazz and ballet in the New York area, and has taught musical theater master classes for countless performing arts schools all over. She has been judging dance competitions around the world for the better part of a decade.
Above all, Alex hopes to emphasize and spread the importance of integrity, storytelling, teamwork and a joy for dance. www.alexandrafrohlinger.com insta: @alexfrohlinger