Every wondered about expressing yourself in another way besides speaking? This class is designed for anyone who is curious about deepening their own exploration with nonverbal communication, sign language, and movement. Drawing on jazz, modern, hip hop, and African dance, this class will be an embodied experimental play space to learn more about how to communicate feelings, ideas, stories, and much more all with the body and nonverbal forms of communication, including sign language. Each class will be customized to the students for that night. This is a safe space to have FUN, to PLAY, and to EXPLORE! No dance/movement/sign language experience required.
Antoine Hunter is an African American Deaf and Hard of Hearing Choreographer, Dancer, Dance instructor, model, actor and poet. Hunter was born deaf and was raised Oakland, California and began dancing with Dawn James at Skyline High School. He is the Founder/Director of Urban Jazz Dance Company.
Antoine also has performed with Savage Jazz Dance Company, as a dance artist/performer/jazz instructor; he has also performed with Nuba Dance Theater, Sins Invalid, Sonic Dance Theater of Epiphany Productions, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, Alayo Dance Company, Cat Willis, Push Dance Company and Robert Moses’ Kin Dance Company, Sign Dance Collective AKA. Signdance Theatre International, Dance Captain for an Expedia.com commercial, choreographer for Amerikana The Musical, and many other professional dance endeavors
“Dancing has shown me that people can reach their dreams, even people with disabilities. Dancing is a way to express oneself, a way to communicate. As a person, who is deaf, I have found dance is a way to communicate with both hearing and the deaf world.” – Antoine Hunter
If you have questions about this class or questions for Antoine, please contact India Harville, BORP Fitness Coordinator at 510-849-4663 ext 1319