Extensively trained by master teacher, Tracey Durbin, Rachel continues in the tradition of Luigi based dance in Portland. This soulful modern jazz class is open to all levels and helps to develop a strong technical foundation. Beginning with a choreographed, grounded warm up, focus is on lowering the center of gravity, syncopating movement and extending the line through a blend of latin, modern, ballet and jazz. Intensity, execution and expression are all emphasized as tools to help dancers connect to movement from the inside out. Join in for a sweaty, fun class for all!

Second Saturday of every month: 4/14, 5/12, 6/9 // Cost: $10 cash, check, venmo, apple pay

Rachel Slater is a dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Portland, Oregon. Her choreography has been presented in San Francisco, Seattle, Philadelphia, New York and throughout Portland. She has most recently performed in works by Rachel Erdos (IL), Tracey Durbin (NC), Carla Mann (PDX), Franco Nieto (PDX) and Sara Parker (PDX). She holds a BFA from Philadelphia's the University of the Arts in Modern Dance Performance and Choreography, along with being a New Expressive Works Resident in 2013, and a 2014 recipient of the Oregon Arts Commission Career Opportunity Grant. Rachel currently teaches for BodyVox Dance Center, Jefferson High School's Dance Department, and co-directs Muddy Feet Contemporary Dance.