Sunday, December 11, 2022

Pro DANZ® Group

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

Dance Artist
Creative Director
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, Boogaloo, 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
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 

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

Cumbe Dunham Jazz Performance Workshop Recap

Dunham Jazz Performance Workshop
Open Level
Taught by Miss Candice Michelle Franklin

10 Sessions
@Cumbe Center for African and Diaspora Dance
Brooklyn, NY

Performance Workshop Recap
December 4, 2022
Performed at the Billie Holiday Theatre


Dunham Jazz Performance Workshop

With Instruction & Choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin

Join Cumbe's Dunham Jazz Performance Workshop!

A Community Dance Group Open to Dancers of All Levels

Dunham Jazz Performance Workshop is a special class and choreography series open to community dancers of all levels culminating into a live concert-staged performance presented by Cumbe with the option to perform at Cumbe socials and locally produced community events.

Next Workshop SeriesTo Be Announced

Please note that this choreography workshop is an extension of the Dunham-Informed Jazz Technique class at Cumbe. 

Class Description: Inspired by the work of Katherine Dunham, dancers will explore Dunham's movement vocabulary often used in Jazz dance, traditional modern Jazz motifs, as well as vernacular jazz movement and experiment with the three to ultimately train and strengthen the body for a concert Jazz dance movement aesthetic.  For each meeting, a classic Dunham warm-up will be given followed by lively, Dunham-inspired Jazz progressions.  The final hour of each class will be reserved for choreography creation, ultimately building a concert dance piece.   Class is open and embraces all levels, yet challenging enough for students who haven't danced for many years in a fun, freeing, and supportive environment.  

Perform with Cumbe.  All Are Welcome.

Excited to join?  Check out our recap video!

Sample Dunham Jazz Performance Workshop Schedule

8 Sessions (Dates To Be Announced)

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm Dunham-Informed Jazz Technique Class

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Creative Choreography Session and Rehearsal

Show Week (Dates To BE Announced)

2 Night Rehearsals

Tech Rehearsal & Performance (Same Day)

Performance Location:  Billie Holiday Theater

Performance opportunities for other community events and Cumbe socials are optional and may require additional rehearsal.

Dunham Jazz Performance Workshop

Come Dance With Us!