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  • Brian Jones, Dance Mechanics
    35 years as a performer competitor Dancesport teacher and choreographer With his experience in ballroom Latin American Jazz dance New Vogue ballet contemporary dance and theatre he has acquired a broad appreciation of dance in its many forms Based in Auckland Brian teaches through his business Dance Mechanics as well as working with other organisations such as DANZ Sport Waitakere in the education sector and most recently having worked as

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  • Brian Jones, Dance Mechanics
    has been developing dance for practical team building Recently working with Active Waitakere s Te Waka ki Mua Move It Waitakere programme teaching social dance along with Beatrice Brian is available for functions and can lead sessions in motivation and team building using dance as a tool He has vast experience in designing workshops and performance events In addition to all this he has choreographed and taught couples for their

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  • Brian Jones, Dance Mechanics
    for competition and Pro Am Professional partnering Amateur CLASSES PRIVATE GROUPS Learn with friends A series of classes can be organised to cater for your specific needs CLUBS ORGANISATIONS Tuition for dance clubs or other organisations can be arranged to develop technique learn something new or as part of a fun group activity SCHOOLS Brian is available to teach in schools in ballroom Latin American or Jazz styles Classes can

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  • Brian Jones, Dance Mechanics
    dance Brian s interest in the American style developed a number of years ago after meeting Wendy Johnson while Wendy was on holiday in New Zealand Following the launch of the Kiwi Classic Dance Competition in 2010 and the introduction of Pro Am professional with amateur events Brian approached DVIDA He is now able to provide support through workshops as well as resource material via DVD and manuals to teachers and students interested in learning this exciting style Historical Development in Brief Historically American style ballroom Smooth was developing on the west side of the Atlantic during the same period as English style ballroom Standard was developing near the east side of the Atlantic There was a lot of independent development within the styles as well as some cross fertilization Competition seems to have started to dominate the development of English style fairly early 1920s while American style was more rooted in social dancing as taught by the Arthur Murray studios and a desire to emulate the stage and screen dancing as epitomized in the Fred Astaire movies American Smooth Dances Waltz Foxtrot Tango Viennese Waltz American Rhythm Dances Rumba square Cha Cha Samba Bolero Mambo Merengue East Coast Swing

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  • Brian Jones, Galleries
    from Dancing With the Stars

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  • Brian Jones, Dance Mechanics
    readily and is very competent in managing groups of students and teaching dance to a class with a wide range of abilities and prior experience I have a high level of respect for Brian as a teacher of dance and have drawn on his expertise and knowledge extensively in the time he has worked with us The schedules he developed accommodated our needs very well and any difficulties were promptly resolved Brian showed flexibility in meeting our needs He has always been reliable arriving promptly to lessons He has a warm and friendly manner and relates well to all staff in the department Ms Monique Van Groenewoud Director of Health and Physical Education St Cuthbert s College I am very pleased to have the opportunity to write this letter of recommendation for Brian Jones Brian was contracted to teach the Jazz technique classes in the Bachelor of Dance Programme at the Auckland University of Technology for the first two semesters of the programme Brian is an unusually gifted jazz lecturer After 35 years of teaching in Paris Los Angeles and New York I must say that I have never met a jazz teacher with the in depth knowledge of jazz

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  • Brian Jones, Dance Mechanics
    from Dancing With the Stars Some articles and reviews on ballroom Latin American Dancesport Jazz and dance performance

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  • Brian Jones, Dance Mechanics
    from Dancing With the Stars

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