Saturday, December 30, 2017

Pro DANZ® Group




Candice Michelle Franklin
CEO & Head Choreographer of The Pro DANZ® Group


Dance Artist
*Choreographer
Creative Director
Producer
Dance Coach
**Teaching Artist

Master Teacher in Jazz Dance Arts
Traditional Jazz Technique Trainer
Beginning to Professional


*Specializing in choreography for live music concerts, musicals, music videos, stage shows, concert dance, festivals, dance conventions, dance camps, master classes, education workshops, high school dance programs, collegiate dance programs, film, television, web shows

**Teaching Artist of Open Level Creative Movement in Jazz Studies accompanied by live Contemporary and Traditional Jazz Music




Dance Choreography Specialties:
Commercial Jazz, Contemporary Concert Jazz, Afro-Fusion Jazz, Musical Theatre Jazz,
Industrial Technique Jazz, Latin Jazz, Urban Contemporary Jazz, Retro Jazz Soul

 
Music Styles:
Neo-Soul, R&B, Hip Hop, Acid Jazz, House, Funk, Blues, Samba, Afro Cuban Jazz, Bossa Nova, Salsa, Cha Cha,
Boogie Woogie, Swing, Jazz Standards, Contemporary Jazz, Bollywood, Bollywood Hip Hop Fusion

 
Dance Casting:
Live Stage Shows, Music Videos, Back-up Dancers, Theatrical Production, Industrials, Special Events

 
Professional Dancers-for-Hire:
Commercial Pop/Hip Hop Dancers Choreographed for
Recording Artists, Music Videos, Industry Events, Special Events, & Fashion Shows
 
Other Custom Choreography Services:
Custom Choreography Packages for Wedding First Dance, Wedding Court/Sweet 16 Routines, Quincinera,
Father/Daughter Dance, Office Party Routine/Funny Video, Milestone Birthday (I Still Got It! Routine)


 
***Wedding Dancers-for-Hire*** 
Express your love on your wedding day in a super special way
with a professionally danced “LOVE” duet!
 

***Hire professional dancers to perform to your favorite love song at your ceremony or reception. 
“LOVE DUETS” are Candice’s specialty!  Whether it’s a sexy, current R&B tune, a romantic old-school Soul song, a flirtatious, yet gritty Blues, or an elegant Jazz classic a la Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, let Candice create a dance just for you.  Dances can be performed to live or recorded music.  Rates start at $500.  Custom choreographed performances start at $600. 
Call for details.

(212) 426-1305
 
 




Hire Professional
LIVE MUSIC & DANCE ENTERTAINMENT
Hire JAZZ AIN’T DEAD® for your next special event!  Jazz Ain’t Dead® consists of a Live BAND and DJ performed with Live DANCERS in a high-energy floor show.  Sets are 15 minute, 30 minute, 45 minute, 60 minute, and 75 minutes.  Entertainment can be planned up to three hours with band and dancers, and up to four hours with floor shows spread throughout the evening.  Music styles include Funk and R&B, Funk Jazz Fusion, Jazz Standards, 20’s, 40’s, House, Acid Jazz, and Top 40 requests.  Rates start at $2500.  Call for additional information on rates and set descriptions.

Miss Candice Michelle Franklin is the Choreographer and the Artistic Producing Director of 
JAZZ AIN’T DEAD®.





 
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Dance Industrial Professionals, Inc.
(212) 426-1305
Candice Michelle Franklin is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Candice Michelle Franklin –Choreographer, Dance Artist, Master Teacher in Jazz Dance Studies

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Candice Michelle Franklin
Creator of JAZZ AIN'T DEAD® Live Music and Dance Production
Master Teacher Photo
Dance Artist/Choreographer/Master Instructor in Jazz Dance Studies:
 

Traditional Jazz Technique, Contemporary Jazz Soul, Lyrical, Theater Jazz, Afro-Fusion Jazz,
Latin Jazz Styles, Commercial Jazz, Street Jazz for Young Dancers, Studies in Jazz Rhythms for Dancers,
Concert Jazz & Repertory from Jazz Ain't Dead®


Biography
Originally from St. Louis, MO, born and bred into Jazz dance and influenced greatly by the Jazz music scene, Candice Michelle Franklin is a New York based professional dancer, choreographer, and producer who has been seen in numerous film, TV shows, music videos, industrials, and, of course, on the live stage performing in plays and dance companies.  She has a B.A. in Fine Arts majoring in Dance on four-year scholarship, studied on scholarship at Steps on Broadway, trained in St. Louis at Missouri Concert Ballet, and, upon invitation to New York, received her conservatory training at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center.  She owns Dance Industrial Professionals, Inc./The Pro DANZ Group in which she oversees the dance and creative direction of several performance groups, recording artists, industrials, and stage shows.  Her work has been performed in a host of New York venues including Jacob Javitz Convention Center, The Syracuse OnCenter, Capitale, Odeum Expo Center, Broad Street Ballroom, The Kumble Theater, Symphony Space, Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAM Cafe, Webster Hall, The SPACE at Westbury/Westbury Theater, Stage 48, the Oheka Castle, The Theater of Riverside Church, The Sage Theater, American Theater of Actors, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, and Joyce SoHo, as well as numerous casinos on the east coast such as Turning Stone, the Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, Trump Taj Mahal, Tropicana, Borgata, and Caesar’s. 

Most recently, her choreography work has been seen in the WEBBY-nominated music video for the rock band Black Taxi called “Shoeshine,” in the holiday stage play, "Coming Home to Christmas," and in the gospel stage play, Blest Be the Tide, performed at Aaron Davis Hall in New York City.  In addition, she is Head Choreographer for CEG Productions LLC, is choreographer for the 80′s Girl Group, Buffalo Stance, and serves as choreographer for a number of recording artists including Natiah, internationally celebrated Bollywood Hip hop artist, SHAKTI, the rapper BRASCO, and Grammy award winning recording artist, Macy Gray. 


Currently, she performs with the legendary master jazz pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs II's New Vintage, works as an Advanced Jazz instructor and adjudicator for The Joffrey Ballet School in the Jazz and Contemporary department for their summer intensive and elite professional bound trainee programs, instructs in Joffrey's Master Teacher National tour, and works as the producer and choreographer for Jazz Ain’t Dead®, a live band and dance production group performing at Jazz Festivals and Jazz concert series' such as Jazzmobile, the Harlem Shrines, and the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival.  Miss Franklin is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and a founding member of the not-for-profit 501(c)3 dance advocacy foundation, iDANZ®, Inc.






Candice Michelle Franklin
Master Teacher in Jazz and Jazz Dance Studies

Master Class List

Dance Conservatories/Colleges/Academies
Joffrey Ballet School                                                             
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago                                             
Vancouver School of Arts and Academics                               
Pro Arte Centre/Pro Merita Academy      
Mauro Youth Ballet                             

Andanza Contemporary Dance
Pacific Northwest Ballet                                                         

IABD/Dallas Black Dance Theatre                                          
Boston Ballet                                                                   
University of Hartford/The Hart School
Colorado Ballet                          
East Coast Ballet                                                             
Detroit Music Hall Center for Performing Arts                        
University of Utah/Marriott Center for Dance                         
IABD/Joy for Motion Dance Center                                        
Bravo Dance Center                                                               
Maria Verdeja School of the Arts                                            
Freddy Jet Art House and Dance Conservatory                     
The Ballet School of Stamford                                                 
Walnut Hill School for the Arts                                             
NOCCA -New Orleans Center for Creative Arts                      
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts    
Young Dance Academy                                                            
Joffrey Ballet School/Miami -New World School of the Arts     
University of Kansas Department of Dance                             
Uptown Dance Academy                                                          
Ballet Hispanico                                                                        
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Wycoff School of Dance                                                           
Cycely Tyson High School of the Performing Arts                   
Next Step Dance Studio                                                           
Expressions Dance Studio                                                        
Ballet Nova                                                                    
Albemarle Ballet Theatre                                                          
Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center                                          
Angela Floyd Schools                                                               
N'Ferno Performing Arts Center                                  
Kansas City Ballet 
Center for Performing Arts Methuen                                        
Carolina Dance Center                                             
IABD/Cleveland Dance Movement                                          
Infinity Dance Company                                                           
Westside Dance Academy
Together We Dance
PINX Dance Academy
Jovan Miller Dance Productions

IABD/Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Kent State University
The Majestic/Dance Prodigy Booking
Suzanne’s Main Street Dance Centre
Classical Ballet Academy
Arkansas Academy of Dance
Eisenhower Dance
School of Alberta Ballet
Edge School for Athletes
Hovi Strauss – Dance Etc.!
California Dance Theater

State/Location
New York, NY
Chicago, IL
Vancouver, WA
Vancouver, Canada
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Seattle, WA

Dallas, TX
Boston, MA
Hartford, CT
Denver, CO
Jacksonville, FL
Detroit, MI
Salt Lake City, UT
Washington, D.C.
Warminster, PA
Coral Gables, FL
Oxford, AL
Stamford, CT
Natick, MA
New Orleans, LA
Dallas, TX
Milwaukee, WI
Miami, Florida
Lawrence, KS
New York, NY
New York, NY
Pittsburgh, PA
Wycoff, NJ
East Orange, NJ
Milwaukee, WI
West Union, IA
Falls Church, VA
Crozet, VA
Bronx, NY
Knoxville, TN
Randallstown, MD
Kansas City, MO
Methuen, MA
Raleigh, NC
Cleveland, OH
Lyndon, WA
Waukee, IA
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis, MO
Seattle, WA
Denver, CO
Kent, OH
Bellingham, WA
Detroit, MI
Portland, OR
Little Rock, AK
Rochester, MI
Calgary, Canada
Calgary, Canada
Fargo, ND
Agoura, CA

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Click Here for C.V.
Click Here for Videos

Click here for choreography recommendation letters:
Randy Thomas, Universal Music Group (Jazz & Contemporary Music Label Executive)
Beverly Fish, CEG Productions, LLC (Live Music and Dance Event Corporation)
Adam Hootnick, Resonance Interactive (Music Video Film Director/Film Production Company)
Lafayette Harris, Jr., Pianist (Major Jazz Recording Artist and Music Director of Bring in Da’ Noise/Funk)
SHAKTI, Internationally Celebrated Bollywood Hip Hop Recording Artist
Michael Blake, Director of Jazz and Contemporary at Joffrey Ballet School (Testimonial of Choreography/Instruction)
PS 87, Testimonial of Student Lecture Demonstration

Monday, September 11, 2017

Ain’t No Sunshine – Video

When you have beautiful talent in front of you…  Why not just create a new solo just because???

”Ain’t No Sunshine”
Music by Bill Withers

Choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin
Danced by Alisha Ahmadi

Pro Arte Dance Centre
Vancouver, B.C.  Canada


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Saturday, September 2, 2017

A Little Note of Surprise

Amberlie and Candice

To one of my favorite private solo dance students:
…A Wonderful little flower who's a talented FIGHTER, a PASSIONATE dancer,
with even a bigger HEART!
Thanks sooooo much for my gift! I finally had that yummy hot cocoa... Good luck, Amberlie!
MUAH!!!!

Amberlie's letter


Pictured here with dance assistant, Kylie  (left) ,and young solo dancer, Amberlie (right), at Infinity Dance Company in Lynden, WA.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Joffrey Ballet School Summer Dance Intensive 2017

Joffrey Ballet School Summer Dance Intensive 2017
is in the books!!!!   

Go TEAM SILVER!

Let's Go Crazy 
 2017 Opening Number

Music by Prince Rogers Nelson

Choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin
Music Track Arrangement by Chris Rob
Jerome Jordan, Lead Guitar & Vocals
Derek Ferguson, Vocals

Dancers: Team Silver
Tevin, Raul, Giovanni, Paige, Payton, Bianca, Maya D., Mya B.,
Olivia, Caitlin, Rebeca, Shelby, Alyssa

You Guys Rock!  Thanks soooooo much.............




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Friday, August 18, 2017

Center for Performing Arts - Methuen

Center for Performing Arts – Methuen of Boston, Massachusetts

You Guys Rock!

You Betta WERK That Shrek Musical!!!!

Thanks Michelle Michitson for having me once again at your beautiful school.

I hope to come back and see What’s up in Dulac…..
Good luck guys….  I Love you………


Center for Performing Arts Methuen 2017



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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Master Class Schedule Summer 2017



Candice Michelle Franklin 
Summer 2017 TEACHING TOUR


Master Class Schedule for
Candice Michelle Franklin Summer 2017.
Date Venue City
July 17 – August 11, 2017 Joffrey Ballet School Jazz & Contemporary Summer Dance Intensive 2017 New York, NY
August 14 – 18, 2017 Center for Performing Arts, Methuen, Summer Dance Intensive Boston, MA
August 21 – 25, 2017 Together We Dance & Privates St. Louis, MO
August 28 - September 1, 2017 Pro Arte Dance Summer Dance Intensive & Commissioned Work Vancouver, B.C. Canada
September 2 - 4, 2017
September 5 - 7, 2017
Dance Prodigy Booking
Pro Arte Dance Commissioned Work
Ferndale, WA
Vancouver, B.C. Canada
September 8-9, 2017 Infinity Dance Company Lynden, WA
September 10, 2017 Jovan Miller Dance Productions Seattle, WA


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Mingus in My Cup Performance Video


“Mingus in My Cup”
Choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin

Music by Charles Mingus
Finally, here’s the video of now one of my favorite pieces ever!!!
Performed by the company students of Pro Arte Dance Centre, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre

Miss Astrid Sherman, Director


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Master Class and Audition Schedule Winter 2017 for Candice Michelle Franklin

 

Master Class and Audition Schedule Winter 2017
for Candice Michelle Franklin

Date Studio Location
1/8/2017 Edge School for Athletics Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1/14/2017 Elite Dance Studio Portland, Oregon
1/15/2017 Pro Arte Centre/Pro Merita North Vancouver, B.C. Canada
1/21/2017 Dance Prodigy Booking Bellingham, Washington
1/22/2017 California Dance Theater Agoura Hill, CA
1/25/2017- 1/27/2017 IABD 29th International Annual Conference 
Hosted by Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Dallas, TX
1/28/2017 Hovi Strauss – Dance, Etc.! Grand Forks, ND
2/12/2017 Kansas City Ballet Kansas City, MO
2/25/2017 School of Alberta Ballet Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

 

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Virtual C.V.


Candice Michelle Franklin


Candice Franklin Low Resolution

Director/Owner of Pro DANZ® Group, Inc.
Master Teacher in Jazz for Joffrey Ballet School
Joffrey Ballet School Jazz & Contemporary Audition Instructor/Scholarship Adjudicator
Head Choreographer for CEG Live Productions
Artistic Producer/Choreographer for Jazz Ain’t Dead®
www.JazzAintDead.com
www.CandiceFranklin.com


Contact:
212-426-1305
candicegetsdown@hotmail.com
www.facebook.com/candicegetsdown

 
 
 
Biography

Originally from St. Louis, MO, born and bred into Jazz dance and influenced greatly by the Jazz music scene, Candice Michelle Franklin is a New York based professional dancer, choreographer, and producer who has been seen in numerous film, TV shows, music videos, industrials, and, of course, on the live stage performing in plays and dance companies.  She
has a B.A. in Fine Arts majoring in Dance on four-year scholarship, studied on scholarship at Steps on Broadway, trained in St. Louis at Missouri Concert Ballet, and, upon invitation to New York, received her conservatory training at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center.  She owns Dance Industrial Professionals, Inc./The Pro DANZ Group in which she oversees the dance and creative direction of several performance groups, recording artists, industrials, and stage shows.
 
Her choreography has been performed in a host of New York venues including Jacob Javitz Convention Center, The Syracuse OnCenter, Capitale, Odeum Expo Center,  Highline Ballroom, Broad Street Ballroom, The Kumble Theater, Symphony Space, Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAM Cafe, Webster Hall, The SPACE at Westbury/Westbury Theater, Stage 48, the Oheka Castle, The Theater of Riverside Church, Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater, The Sage Theater, American Theater of Actors, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, and Joyce SoHo, as well as numerous casinos on the east coast such as Turning Stone, the Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, Trump Taj Mahal, Tropicana, Borgata, and Caesar’s.  In addition, she serves as choreographer for a number of recording artists including internationally celebrated Bollywood Hip hop artist, SHAKTI, and Grammy award winning recording artist, Macy Gray.  Most recently, her choreography work has been commissioned by Pro Arte Dance for continued performances at the Kay Meek Center in Vancouver, Canada, and Tiny Starr Productions at the National Black Theater and Symphony Space. 

Currently, she is Head Choreographer for CEG Productions LLC, she performs with the legendary master jazz pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs II's New Vintage,
and works as the producer and choreographer for Jazz Ain’t Dead®, a live band and dance production group
Miss Franklin is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA.
 

 

Candice Michelle Franklin
Master Teacher in Jazz and Jazz Dance Studies

Master Class List

Dance Conservatories/Colleges/Academies
Joffrey Ballet School                                                             
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago                                             
Vancouver School of Arts and Academics                               
Pro Arte Centre/Pro Merita Academy      
Mauro Youth Ballet                             
Andanza Contemporary Dance
Pacific Northwest Ballet                                                         
IABD/Dallas Black Dance Theatre                                          
Boston Ballet                                                                   
University of Hartford/The Hart School
Colorado Ballet                          
East Coast Ballet                                                             
Detroit Music Hall Center for Performing Arts                        
University of Utah/Marriott Center for Dance                         
IABD/Joy for Motion Dance Center                                        
Bravo Dance Center                                                               
Maria Verdeja School of the Arts                                            
Freddy Jet Art House and Dance Conservatory                     
The Ballet School of Stamford                                                 
Walnut Hill School for the Arts                                             
NOCCA -New Orleans Center for Creative Arts                      
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts    
Young Dance Academy                                                            
Joffrey Ballet School/Miami -New World School of the Arts     
University of Kansas Department of Dance                             
Uptown Dance Academy                                                          
Ballet Hispanico                                                                        
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Wycoff School of Dance                                                           
Cycely Tyson High School of the Performing Arts                   
Next Step Dance Studio                                                           
Expressions Dance Studio                                                        
Ballet Nova                                                                    
Albemarle Ballet Theatre                                                          
Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center                                          
Angela Floyd Schools                                                               
N'Ferno Performing Arts Center                                  
Kansas City Ballet 
Center for Performing Arts Methuen                                        
Carolina Dance Center                                             
IABD/Cleveland Dance Movement                                          
Infinity Dance Company                                                           
Westside Dance Academy
Together We Dance
PINX Dance Academy
Jovan Miller Dance Productions

IABD/Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Kent State University
The Majestic/Dance Prodigy Booking
Suzanne’s Main Street Dance Centre
Classical Ballet Academy
Arkansas Academy of Dance
Eisenhower Dance
The Majestic
School of Alberta Ballet
Edge School for Athletes
Hovi Strauss – Dance Etc.!
California Dance Theater
                                                      

State/Location
New York, NY
Chicago, IL
Vancouver, WA
Vancouver, Canada
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Seattle, WA
Dallas, TX
Boston, MA
Hartford, CT
Denver, CO
Jacksonville, FL
Detroit, MI
Salt Lake City, UT
Washington, D.C.
Warminster, PA
Coral Gables, FL
Oxford, AL

Stamford, CT
Natick, MA
New Orleans, LA
Dallas, TX
Milwaukee, WI
Miami, Florida
Lawrence, KS
New York, NY
New York, NY
Pittsburgh, PA
Wycoff, NJ
East Orange, NJ
Milwaukee, WI
West Union, IA
Falls Church, VA
Crozet, VA
Bronx, NY
Knoxville, TN
Randallstown, MD
Kansas City, MO
Methuen, MA
Raleigh, NC
Cleveland, OH
Lyndon, WA
Waukee, IA
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis, MO
Seattle, WA
Denver, CO
Kent, OH
Bellingham, WA
Detroit, MI
Portland, OR
Little Rock, AK
Rochester, MI
Bellingham, WA
Calgary, Canada
Calgary, Canada
Fargo, ND
Agoura, CA

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Video Samples
All Choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin


1. Style - Traditional Concert Jazz
Mingus in My Cup

Pro Arte Dance Centre Student Ballet Company CatchingArt

 

2.  Style – Neo-Afro Contemporary Concert Jazz
Afro Blue

Joffrey Jazz & Contemporary Students with Jazz Ain’t Dead® at Harlem Arts Festival

 

3.  Style - Jazz
Golden
Joffrey Jazz & Contemporary Summer Intensive Students Class Combos

 

4.  Style – Latin Inspired/Traditional Concert Jazz
Overjoyed
Joffrey Trainee performs duet live with Jazz Ain’t Dead®




5. Style – Contemporary Jazz/Lyrical
Ain’t No Sunshine
Solo Choreography – Classroom Exercise
Choreography Courtesy of Jazz Ain’t Dead®

 

6. Style – “Candice” Jazz
People in the City
The Bucket Dance of Union Square

Students of the Joffrey Ballet School Jazz & Contemporary Summer Dance Intensive
Opening Number 2016
Guest Performers Courtesy of Jazz Ain’t Dead®




7. Style – “Candice” Jazz
Let’s Go Crazy
Joffrey Ballet School Jazz & Contemporary Summer Dance Intensive
Opening Number 2017
Guest Performers Courtesy of Jazz Ain’t Dead®




8. Style – Contemporary

Billie Jean
Jazz Ain’t Dead® performs contemporary duet at Joyce SoHo




9. Style – Theater Jazz Inspired by Bob Fosse
Fever
Jazz Ain’t Dead® performs classic Jazz trio -Produced by Jazzmobile

 

10.  Style – Theatrical Commercial Pop Jazz
Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Revue
CEG Live Special Event Company New Year’s Eve Performance



11.  Style – Concert Jazz

Jazz Ain’t Dead® Montage
Montage of Jazz Ain’t Dead Show:  The JAD Lounge

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Click Here for C.V.

Click here for choreography recommendation letters:
Randy Thomas, Universal Music Group (Jazz & Contemporary Music Label Executive)
Beverly Fish, CEG Productions, LLC (Live Music and Dance Event Corporation)
Adam Hootnick, Resonance Interactive (Music Video Film Director/Film Production Company)
Lafayette Harris, Jr., Pianist (Major Jazz Recording Artist and Music Director of Bring in Da’ Noise/Funk)
SHAKTI, Internationally Celebrated Bollywood Hip Hop Recording Artist
Michael Blake, Director of Jazz and Contemporary at Joffrey Ballet School (Testimonial of Choreography/Instruction)

PS 87, Testimonial of Student Lecture Demonstration



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