Hot Spot with Stacey Printz | Contemporary Jazz | Int/Adv

July 16 - 20

Drop-ins welcome. ODC class passes accepted, or pay a $15 drop-in fee per class.

The ODC School is inviting guest artists to come teach Int/Adv classes in the Hot Spot on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. Keep an eye out for who’s coming to the Dance

Stacey Printz’s contemporary-jazz technique mixes physically charged, fresh, contemporary dance with elements of jazz and hip-hop allowing students the opportunity to bridge the gap between dance genres  - it is a place where int/adv students with diverse training backgrounds can mingle and broaden their dance aesthetic.  Her classes explore a blended style of dance focusing on musicality, syncopation, detailed gesture, floor work and athleticism.  She is known for her upbeat attitude, uplifting music, and inviting classroom energy and encourages dancers to enjoy and celebrate their dance practice and development. 

Stacey Printz, Artistic Director of Printz Dance Project (PDP) graduated Cum Laude from UC Irvine with degrees in sociology and dance.  She has taught at Alonzo King’s LINES Dance Center for 14 years and is on staff at A.C.T (American Conservatory Theatre -MFA program).  Printz has taught classes across the U.S. including: New York (Broadway Dance Center, NYU, Peridance), Memphis, Los Angeles (UCLA, El Camino College), Utah, Kentucky, Idaho, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and more. Internationally, she has taught in Curacao, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Russia, Lithuania, Ireland, and Italy. Her company has performed in San Francisco for 14 years and has toured across the nation and internationally in Russia, Lithuania, Ireland, the Virgin Islands and Mexico. Printz also collaborates on multi-genre, performing arts pieces choreographing: Aaron Davidman’s, “Wrestling Jerusalem”, Sarah Shourd’s The Box, and YBCA’s Director of Performing Arts, Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s internationally recognized works, "Scourge", "The Break/s", Bessie nominated - “Red, Black & Green: A Blues”, and “Peh-lo-tah” which premiered in YBCA in Nov. and will tour to Kennedy Center and BAM in the coming months.

Photo Credit: Lois Greenfield