So for whatever reason.. Life distracted me and I didn’t get a chance to carry on sharing my experiences.. So I’m back to share all..
Last year i had an opportunity to intern for am American company called The Pulse on Tour where the best US choreographers such as Brian Friedman (the XFactor), Laurieanne Gibson (Lady GaGa, Katy Perry & Nicki Minaj’s choreographer), Gil Dulduhao (Janet Jackson). You can find out more about the company at http://www.thepulseontour.com
The Pulse is based in New York and tours America, presenting the event in different states nearly every week of the year.
I clocked that the Pulse on Tour where touring for the weekend in Atlanta February 8-9, 2014. Now to give you the low down..I had previously worked for the Pulse when they came over to London in 2013 and my dad lives in Atlanta and has done since I was 7 years old (I haven’t seen him since the summer of 2009). So, I thought long and hard to myself…and had a bit of a mad moment in emailing the Pulse team on the off chance they may need an extra helping hand for the Atlanta stint of their tour, with the intention to kill two birds in one stone- see my dad and dance my heart out in the US.
To my luck I had a great response from the Pulse, stating that they would be happy for me to help and that I would be able to take classes too. With the line up of choreographers consisting of the You Got Served’s choreographer, Dave Scott, Chris Judd, to the absolute dance god that is Brian Freidman. I just could not let an amazing opportunity drift past me and jumped for joy at the opportunity. I strongly believe in the saying ‘if you don’t ask you don’t get’.
So a month later I booked my flight and was ready to head to Atlanta. I had a warm welcome from my Dad and had the perfect weekend of dancing ahead of me.
The Pulse Atlanta was based in the Hyatt Regency Hotel and it was HUGE! After a small introduction and catch up with the team I was ready to go. The Morning started off with checking in dancers and dance schools followed by a brief introduction by the faculty of what to expect over the weekend.
My roles included stuffing feedback from the faculty to the dancers that had participated in their performance showcase the night before, answering questions behind the customer service desk and ensuring each class ran smoothly and kept to the time limits.
I jumped on the opportunity to go and take classes too so that morning I headed into Laurieanne’s class and LIVED. Laurieanne taught a piece by Alicia Keys and it was absolutely fantastic. The talent in the room was over whelming and when we split into groups and had the opportunity to witness others embracing the choreography it was utterly fascinating. The room was based around intermediates, advanced and pro dancers.
Just to summarise..GIL TAUGHT RHYTHM NATION and that is all you need to know 😁