Coach Betty invites her creative and innovative dance instructor, Kelvin Cooper, to share his story of the healing powers of dance. His unique class format includes games, group choreography, and solo performances of original choreography. On this podcast he discusses how he helps people find the dancer within by breaking down dance steps as pedestrian movements. Between his relaxing voice and his laid back nature, the space for self-expression through movement becomes natural and easy.
Listen to this 17 minute podcast, and you will know what I mean…
Kelvin grew up in the Bahamas, and started dancing in school, church and community performances. He then moved to New York City and received dance degrees from Rowan University and New York University. He is now full time faculty at Santa Rosa Junior College in Northern California where he teaches his unique brand of jazz, hip hop, and modern dance. He also spearheads a dance outreach class which brings the spirit of dance to the community through performances at schools and community centers in the area.
To learn more about Kelvin and the college, go to SantaRosa.edu.
How would your life be different if you expressed yourself through your body instead of with words?