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Master Class & Workshops

Jazz Ain't Dead® Music & Dance Master Classes and Workshops

Jazz Ain't Dead® Choreographer, Candice Michelle Franklin (dressed in black t-shirt and jeans),
pictured with students in The Joffrey Ballet School Jazz and Contemporary Miami Summer Intensive held at the
Miami Dade College New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL.

During the Summer, Jazz Ain't Dead dancers teach for the Joffrey Ballet Jazz and Contemporary Summer Dance Intensive and, during the year, choreographer, Candice Michelle Franklin, is on faculty teaching advanced jazz to their elite dancers in the Jazz and Contemporary pre-professional trainee program.   Click here for testimonial letter from the Joffrey Ballet School Jazz and Contemporary Director about Miss Franklin's work as instructor and choreographer for this advanced level training program held in New York City.

For multidisciplinary programs, Jazz Ain't Dead can custom design a workshop for either your music or dance department or both!  Not only does Jazz Ain't Dead get invited to individually mount our repertory and teach skills in the art of traditional and contemporary jazz dance, jazz improvisation, and Nu Jazz music performance, but we can also combine both the arts of dance and music and create a seamless performance or show for your group, conservatory, school, or University. 

Master Class
Single day Master Classes onsight at your facility available on request.  For more information on availability, please contact us by 
clicking here.

Conservatory students from the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City learning "Souls of NoLA," a repertory piece from Jazz Ain't Dead choreographer, Candice Michelle Franklin.  Music recording used is Dizzy Gillespie's "Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac."  
This piece is also performed live by Jazz Ain't Dead® musicians and dancers. 

Conservatory Instruction/Choreography Testimonial
Testimonial from the Director of the Jazz and Contemporary Program
of the Joffrey Ballet School, New York City

May 23, 2012

Dear Candice,

I want to thank you for making my first year as program director of the Joffrey Jazz and Contemporary Program a huge success on many levels. The dancers are leaving this year with so much more than they came with. Their technique, artistry, and level of professionalism have risen to a mature level of achievement. Their joy of dance is evident in their every step, and I’m as happy as can be.

I look forward to working with you this summer. Thank you again for all you've done for the dancers in the J&C!

Best, Michael

Michael Blake, Director

Joffrey Ballet School Jazz & Contemporary Program