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Luigi Jazz Series begins
May 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm$10 – $15
May 8th – June 26th
with Tess Wonson
This one hour introductory Luigi class is warm-up focused and technique based with a thorough breakdown of each exercise. All levels welcome, great for beginners.
Eugene Facciuto, known as Luigi, created the first comprehensive Jazz dance warm up and exercise routine when recovering from a devastating car crash 1946 that left him with paralysis on his left side. He rebuilt his body from the inside out while creating the routine, going on to be cast in the 1949 film with Gene Kelley On The Town and numerous shows and films thereafter.
Tess Wonson worked as an assistant in exchange for daily classes at the Luigi studio in NYC from 2004-2006. Luigi was seventy-‐eight at the time and still taught two classes six days a week with his incredibly talented and dedicated partner Francis Roach, who continues running Luigi’s Jazz Dance Centre in NY. While it did not translate into a career in dance, it gave her a solid foundation in the technique and she is very excited to be joining the team at MAGMA here in Gloucester.