Romy Keegan

Ballet-Afrique: Original, Exuberantly Graceful Contemporary Dance, & Adult Ballet Basics
Email Romy Keegan for information about classes or call (505) 366-4982
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Owner and Director of Maple Street Dance Space, Romy Keegan's greatest joy is to introduce people of all ages and abilities to the healing, transformative power of Dance, and to "hold space" for emerging dancers to discover the strength, grace and confidence gained through it's practice and expression! Romy Keegan Full Bio

Ballet-Afrique: Exuberantly Graceful Contemporary Dance Fusion
Ballet-Afrique is the original, joyful expression and continued exploration and development, of my personal dance and movement vocabulary, inspired by a life time of ballet training and over 25 years of West African dance. It is intended to capture the spirit of the open, accessibility of a community African dance class, with its organic and natural movement, while harnessing the focus, flexibility, strength, and grace, inherent in ballet technique. The creative utilization of both styles of movement produces a playful, dynamic, and exuberantly graceful contemporary fusion, suitable and accessible, for all ages and experience levels. Ballet-Afrique was first introduced to my closest students in the autumn of 2012, and continues to blossom and grow through these on-going, supportive, playful, community dance classes. I would love to share it with you, too - please feel free to drop into a class, anytime!

Classical Ballet
As a compliment to Ballet-Afrique, or for its own strengthening and connecting value, I also teach beginning adult ballet - both community classes and private lessons. I specialize in the understanding and mindful application of mechanics, developing excellent technique, and practicing correct placement and alignment. These elements strengthen the body, contributing to good posture, flexibility, endurance, agility, and grace, allowing dancers of all ages to dance to their fullest, for as long as their hearts desire!

Private Lessons
$35 for a half an hour, $50 for an hour, includes tax.

Jefferson Voorhees

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Drummer, Ballet-Afrique Accompanist

Jefferson Voorhees, a life-long percussionist, began both taking and accompanying modern dance classes in high school and college and has been playing for all kinds of dance classes ever since. Over the years he has worked with such luminaries as Carla Maxwell (Jose Limon company), downtown NYC avant garde choreographer Phoebe Neville, and Bill T Jones.

In New Mexico, he has been collaborator and associate artistic director in the Santa Fe dance company ,"One Woman Dancing", for the last twelve years.  He currently plays and tours with the eclectic power trio, "Pray For Brain". He has been an admirer of Romy's for many years and has now been her steady accompanist since 2013.