Phil Wright, a Los Angeles-based dancer, choreographer and artistic director, came to Denver to host a hip-hop workshop for dance students at Noel Community Arts School (NCAS) on Dec. 13, 2016.
Last year, NCAS dance instructor Paige Farlow brought three students to Los Angeles to take classes in Hollywood at the International Dance Academy. During that time, Paige and her students were able to take classes from several world-renowned dancers and choreographers. One of those choreographers was Phil Wright.
Paige and her students were so inspired by Wright’s work that they invited him to Denver so that more students could experience his inspirational messages and love for dance.
He shared with students that he hoped that they were not only inspired by his dance, but also challenged to push themselves in all aspects of life. Watch his presentation online here. At the end of the hour-long workshop, Wright invited two NCAS students to perform the newly-taught dance with him as their peers cheered them on. Watch their performance online here.
“For me, it’s not about dance steps,” said Wright. “It’s for me to teach you about life lessons and to inspire you in ways to where, when you go off and do your own thing and even if you aren’t dancing anymore, you can remember this class and say, ‘You know what? I was inspired that day. That day changed my life.’”
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