1. When did you start dancing?
Well technically I took my first dance class at the age of 5 which was a creative movement class and I moved into sports after my class session ended. I didn't really start dancing until I was 11 when I moved to Texas. I joined a competitive community outreach dance program hosted at Westwood High School called the All-Stars Unlimited. It was a great program, lots of fun, and I didn't really learn any terminology during that time, but that's where the love of dance began.
2. What is your favorite thing to do in Austin?
I love paddle-boarding, yoga, exploring new venues with outdoor patios, hiking with my dog, and spending time with my family that lives in Round Rock.
Round Rock is my hometown.
4. Who is your inspiration?
I have multiple sources of inspiration, but my largest source is my faith, then it would be my family. I am ever so grateful for my professors from Texas Tech University who truly inspired a lot of self-reliance, humanity e...
Dance Austin Studio invited Yanis Marshall to teach Street Jazz and Heels Master Classes last night, and Austin dancers showcased their amazing talent and individuality through the bold and alluring choreography. Before Yanis arrived, the lobby and convention room at Red Oak Ballroom were bursting with energy. Dancers received mini DAS tote bags with some pamphlets about upcoming performance opportunities as well as this Saturday’s Free Day of Dance with Dance Austin Studio. Chi Chi Randolph, DAS Director, got onto the stage to get the crowd excited for his arrival. Dancers warmed themselves up to a dance playlist, setting the night’s tone.
Once Yanis got there, the warm-up began for Street Jazz as dancers focused in on their mind and body. The room swayed in unison as everyone tried picking up the steps, and observers were literally dancing in their seats with Britney Spears’ new single “Slumber Party” playing.
The New Year at Dance Austin Studio is bringing in lots of new adult dance classes with new instructors, styles, and levels!
This year, we're excited to bring more Guest Master Class instructors! We're kicking off the best year yet with our first guest, Yanis Marshallon January 5th, 2017 teaching both Street Jazz and Heels!
Our master classes are growing, and we're excited to grow artistically and athletically!
I've wanted to burst out and tell the world all about the new classes in 2017. Now that they're finally posted on our DAS website, I can tell everybody about it! Blabbing on our new DAS blog was my second thought to start sharing. The first was telling people on Facebook because well... it's the Social Media Age and all the rage. After creating a survey for our students to tell us what they wanted to see in 2017, we put together an incredible schedule with your response levels. Lyrical Hip Hop won the most popular vote!