7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

DSL Advanced Lyrical Jazz with Stewart Arnold

The Dance Studio Leeds (Mill 6, First Floor, Mabgate Mills, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7SW, GB)
(Mill 6, First Floor, Mabgate Mills, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7SW, GB)

Stewart was one of the foremost black Jazz and Lyrical artists of his generation and the original pioneer of Lyrical Contemporary Jazz in the UK, developing the genre from as early as 1979 to the present day and co founding the first Jazz company in the UK called Jazz Theatre London(1980). Trained at The London School of Contemporary Dance, his dancing heritage originates with the Martha Graham technique, with the likes of Bob Cohen, William Luther, Jane Dudley and Anthony Van Laast as his teacher/mentors that have been his springboard from which he has developed his unique style and genre, consequently becoming one of our most acclaimed and sought after International Dancer, Teacher and Choreographer. For many years Stewart has constantly been involved in a variety of top West End shows, including Wayne Sleep’s ‘Song and Dance’ as a soloist dancer. He was guest choreographer for Wayne Sleep’s dance company ‘Dash’ and danced/guest choreographed for the award winning BBC TV series ‘The Hot Shoe Show.’ Some of his other credits include dancer in Johnny Depp’s film, ‘Charlies and The Chocolate Factory,’ choreographing Pop Promos for artists such as Elton John, David Grant and Kid Creole, as well as choreographing and dancing for Kate Bush over the last 20 years.

As a teacher Stewart was one of the founder/pioneers teachers at the famous Pineapple Dance Studio in London. Over the years he has taught many masterclasses at the studio, as well as in many countries in Europe, Japan, and many schools across the UK.