CLASS: WORLD FUSION
Movement inspired by a fusion of latin/ballroom, afro house, street and contemporary styles. We will focus on groove, rhythm training, connection of mind and body, as well as improving dynamic flow between these aspects. Also, finding strength as an individual dancer for use in partnering dance. A mix of technical exercises paired with unique fusion choreography ignite a fresh learning experiences for movers of all ages.
Link to class video: https://youtu.be/AfCwuJyaQTo
Lukas van der Fecht is a trained dancer, teacher, and designer from Wolfsberg, Austria. He began dancing at the age of 8 years old, training in Latin American and competing all over the world. In 2007 he felt like something was missing and decided to train more in urban and commercial styles. He formed a Dance Group and took part at the ESDU Austrian and World Dance Masters in 2008 after he graduated from Gymnasium.This was when he completely fell in love with the art of dance and decided he wanted to be a professional dancer and instructor. He had the honor of winning a scholarship for a month worth training at Brent Street Studios in Sydney, Australia and in the following year joined the FullTime Program for PerformingArts.He received training from Kelley Abbey, Matt Lee,
Cameron Mitchell, Jason Winters, Marko Panzic and began working in the industry already such as being a featured Dancer in music videos, television and live shows.
During 2009, Lukas had the opportunity to go to the US and train in New York and Los Angeles. He attended the Pulse on Tour Workshop in LA where he won the Protégé Scholarship Award and competed with his School at the World Championships of Performing Arts .Back in Sydney, Australia he graduated with a Certificate IV in Performing Arts and made his way back to Austria to serve in the Army for several Months. In 2011, Lukas moved toVienna to study Media,Film andTheatre,and started teaching his knowledge to various schools and studios in Austria. He soon had to pause his studies as he booked a Swing/Cover Robbie Gould in the Oberhausen Production of “Dirty Dancing - the Original live on Stage” made famous by Eleanor Bergstein, and thereby was working for Stage Entertainment Germany.
After finishing his contract in 2013, Lukas began working on various projects in the US. He had the privilege of working with acclaimed US choreographers Luam, Rhapsody James, Justin Conte, Jared Jenkins and Neil Schwartz and bond more with the industry. He now has build his own Business LVDFdesign, creating Fashion; Music and Movement for people all over the world. Lukas’ deep connection with movement and the art form has proved to be his way of life. He is grateful to challenge movers and continue this beautiful journey through dance.