Christopher Yaeger | Dance

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Christopher Yaeger | Dance

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Christopher Yaeger has over 20 years of dance training and performance experience worldwide. He has taught thousands of people dances that are simple to perform and that provide a fun and successful experience with movement. In 2006, Christopher created Dance Hall Days, his own dance ensemble, which he directs. Dance Hall Days celebrates American social dances from ragtime to early rock and roll.

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Residencies

Ballroom Dance

Residencies can focus on a variety of styles and periods which may include American social dances, Latin, and standard social dances. Christopher creates activities that turn dance into a community happening and deepen connections to our rich American heritage.  Residencies can end with a community dance party.  Focus on a variety of styles and periods which may include:

- Social Dance Revival - Swing, Charleston, Tango and Waltz - Mad Hot Minnesota - Latin and standard social dances for kids

 

Dance Hall Days

Christopher teaches popular American dance styles from various moments in American history. Learn how to dance ragtime, swing and other popular fad dances of the 20th century.  This is recommended as a companion workshop to the Dance Hall Days performance.

 

Performances

Dance Hall Days

Costumed dancers from Dance Hall Days demonstrate ragtime, swing and popular fad dances of the 20th century. Performances can include a musical review of dances to live or recorded music.

Note: Performance price can vary depending on how many dancers are selected.

 

Performance + Workshop

Dance Hall Days

Costumed dancers from Dance Hall Days demonstrate ragtime, swing and popular fad dances of the 20th century. Performances can include a musical review of dances to live or recorded music, multimedia presentations, narration and audience participation.

Note: Performance price can vary depending on how many dancers are selected.

 

Workshops

American Social Dances

Christopher creates activities that turn dance into a community happening and deepen connections to our rich American heritage. Workshops focus on a variety of styles and periods which may include:

  • Social Dance Revival
  • Swing, Charleston
  • Tango and Waltz
  • Mad Hot Minnesota
  • Latin and standard social dances for kids
 

World Dance Journeys

Recognize and respect the importance of dance contributions from a variety of ethnic groups by learning both historical and contemporary dances. Improve group and partner cooperation skills and develop self-confidence. Choose from the following options or work with Christopher to plan an experience that suits your needs. — American Vernacular Dance and History through Dance — International Folkdance — Ethnic heritage and traditional dance — Seasonal Festivals — New year celebrations, Mardi Gras or world carnivals — Imagination Airlines — Experience world cultures

 

Professional Development

Folkdance as a Window to the World

Christopher introduces educators to the tools of movement and folk dance traditions of many cultures.