june, 2024

26jun6:00 pm8:15 pmDance Canvas in The Home Depot Backyard

Event Details

Contemporary Dance Workshop w/ Dom Kinsey

Wednesday, June 26th

6:00 – 7:00pm

This contemporary based dance class will focus on detailed movement qualities with guided artistic expression! Come out to be inspired in the outdoor space and to enjoy the beauty of movement. 



Dominique Kinsey also known as Dom is an Atlanta based dancer and choreographer and a 2024 Dance Canvas choreographer. She graduated from Kennesaw State University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. Throughout her collegiate experience, Dom trained in various dance styles, including ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz and more; she continues to further her passion for dance through teaching, choreographing, and performing. Dom has performed with Dance Canvas, Komanse Dance Theater, Kit Motus, and ALA Dance. Dom’s choreography fuses her love for contemporary with intricate movement and details while emphasizing dramatic storytelling. 


Hip Hop w/ Julio Medina

Wednesday, June 26th

7:15 – 8:15pm

Taught by choreographer and Emory University professor, Julio Medina, we welcome movers join in with some fun hip-hop moves! This class will include an energizing warm-up, isolation techniques, fun grooves across the floor, and a short sequence to tie it all together. Come as you are and be one with the community while dancing to fun hip-hop party throwbacks. Open to all levels and ages!



Julio Medina is a dance artist and educator from Los Angeles. His first experiences with dance began late in high school where he was part of a small breaking/hip-hop crew. An alumnus of Emory University, Medina completed his BA in dance and movement studies as a Quest Bridge Scholar. In 2009, Medina founded TrickaNomeTry (TNT) Dance Crew, an all-male hip-hop crew that performs in the Atlanta community to this day. As a Mellon Mays Fellow, Medina studied hip-hop on the concert stage and earned his MFA at UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance in 2016. Medina is a company member of David Rousseve| REALITY, a dance company from Los Angeles directed by choreographer David Rousseve. He has been a member since 2016, touring the company’s latest work Halfway to Dawn at venues such as Roy & Edna Disney Cal Arts Theater, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Jacob’s Pillow. Medina’s academic teaching career began in 2017 at California State University, Long Beach where he taught modern dance and hip-hop in the Department of Dance. Medina is currently an Assistant Professor of Dance at Emory University.



What should I wear to class?

– We suggest wearing athletic clothing that is “breathable” and allows you to move. For Contemporary class, socks, flexible sneakers, or dance shoes would be appropriate (*no flip flops or sandals). The class is on grass. For hip hop, sneakers are appropriate. 


Do I need dance experience to take class?

– All are welcome! Our teachers will give options for dancers of all levels! Our classes are designed to give people a chance to learn professional choreography from Artists and Dance Companies in a fun environment.


Are children allowed?

While we love little ones, and our classes are open to all, our teachers will be teaching to adults. Children under 16 years old should attend class with a guardian. The classes are probably not appropriate for children under 10 years old, unless the participant has dance experience. 


Should I arrive early to stretch?

Yes, please! If you are able, plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before classes start so that you can get settled and stretch before classes start. It’s good for your body!


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