PAN, Performing Arts School Classes:
Stretch and Barre
PAN, Performing Arts Network Classes
Afro Haitian Dance
All Levels – 3:00-4:00pm
Come experience the rhythm of the drums as they carry your body to relaxation and emotional expression. Afro Haitian Dance is not only a form of structured movement, but also a great cardio work out and beautiful tradition of different cultures. Join Yanui every Saturday at 3:00pm to experience what all the drumming is about. Hope to see you soon!!
Weiselande “Yanui” Cesar has been dancing for over eighteen years. Ms. Cesar profoundly enjoys teaching, her other passion. She holds degrees in Theater, Exceptional Student Education and as a specialist in Educational Leadership from Barry University. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Human Services at Walden University. Ms. Cesar is the founder of the not-for-profit organization, Tradisyon Lakou Lakay, which focuses on maintaining a positive image of the Haitian culture through art, music, dance and literature. Ms. Cesar has also served as the assistant director of dance for Sosyete Koukouy, and choreographed several pieces for school functions throughout Miami Dade County. She has collaborated on recordings, with artists such as Nil Lara, serving as background vocalist. Ms. W. “Yanui” Cesar holds a lifetime membership with the Cambridge Who’s Who. She is currently teaching Afro Haitian dance at PAN, Performing Artists Network and the Little Haiti Cultural Center.
Tap Dance with Diane Serna
Diane Serna trained in Tap dance with the famous Joe Michaels, father of internationally known dancer/choreographer Mia Michaels, and performed as a soloist in concerts with his company at Dade County Auditorium, local Hotels and Special Events. She also trained in Ballet and Jazz at some of the best dance studios in Miami and performed with renowned choreographer “Mauricio”.Ms. Serna studied acting and singing, and was the lead actress in live Alice in Wonderland plays. She studied with Ms. Ruth Forman at her playhouse cinema in North Miami, and performed with her group for many events throughout Dade County.
Actor, Dancer, Choreographer, Writer, Director, Instructor
and Artistic Director of PAN, Performing Arts Network
Acting Children – 6:00 to 7:00 p.m
Acting Teens and Adults – 7:00 to 8:00 p.m
Acting Teens and Adults – 6:00 p.m.
Ilisa Rosal has created, produced and directed works for the theatre from 1985-2019 including The Trojan Women (Las Mujeres de Troya), (The Witches of Salem (Las Brujas de Salem), Herodias, Cleopatra and Caesar, The Mask and the Mirror, Celtic Callings, A Doll’s House (La Casa de La Muneca), Hedda Gabler (Directo al Corazon), La Dama Macbeth (Lady Macbeth, King Lear (El Rey Lear) Summer and Smoke (Verano y Humo), The Seagull (La Gaviota) and Bram Stoker’s Dracula
She trained in theatre at the University of Miami and in numerous workshops and courses over five decades. Ms. Rosal has appeared in professional theatre productions in both English and Spanish, including La Casa de Bernarda Alba, Bodas de Sangre, Carmen, Of Mice and Men and The Phantom Lady with The Florida Shakespeare Festival. She has performed, choreographed and directed works for numerous local events, including Ocean Dance, Pow Wow, Arts a la Carte, Coconut Grove Orchid Festival, Miami Beach Arts Festival, The Miami Beach Dance Festival, the Miami Dance Festival and The Florida Dance Festival.
Ilisa Rosal has worked in a wide range of roles in the theatre industry from childhood. She appeared in numerous community theatre productions including The Diary of Ann Frank, Fiddler on the Roof, Milk and Honey and Camelot, and then went on to become a professional Flamenco dancer/choreographer and produce over 100 theatre woks combining Flamenco music and dance and theatre, at such venues as The Arsht Center, The Manuel Artime Theater, Miami-Dade County Auditorium, The Jackie Gleason Theater, The Koubeck Center, The Olympia Theater, Coconut Grove Playhouse, The Miracle Theatre, The Colony Theatre, The Lincoln Theatre and The Vail International Festival.
She has danced professionally with Jose Molina Bailes Españoles (U.S. Tour), Ballet Espanol Paco Montes (New York), Ballet Flamenco Paco del Puerto (New York) and the Dance Companies of Rocio Jurado, Isabel Pantoja, Chiquetete, Rafael Aguilar, Paco Romero, Antonio Alonso and La Pepa (Spain). She worked as a dancer/choreographer at Tablao Los Tarantos (Alicante, Spain), Tablao Torres Bermejas (Madrid Spain), Tablaos El Malaga and El Cid (Miami, Fl.).
Ilisa Rosal has been an acting and dance coach for individual artists in Miami, Fl., Jerusalem, Israel and Madrid, Spain, and has been an instructor at Fairmount Center for the Performing Arts -Cleveland, Ohio, Israel Heredia Flamenco- Medellin, Colombia the Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensive-Miami Florida, the Flamenco School of Manolete in Granada, Spain, Miami South Ridge Senior High, Temple Beth Shalom’s Fine Arts School, the Susan Stadler Academy and The Harid Conservatory. She is currently an Instructor of Acting, Ballet, Flamenco and Creative Writing at Ballet Flamenco La Rosa and PAN, Performing Arts Network.
Ms. Rosal has produced Dancereach (an outreach program to schools and libraries with lecture/demonstrations and performances) and is the Founder and Executive Director of PAN, Performing Arts Network and Ballet Flamenco La Rosa.
She has been awarded four Florida State Choreographers’ Fellowships (State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs) and five Dance Miami Choreographers Fellowships (Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs) Her speaking engagements have included The National Dance Guild Conference and lecturesthroughout Miami-Dade County at numerous community venues.
Salsa with Marisol Blanco
Beg/ Int Salsa Teens and Adults – 7:00-8:00pm
Are you interested in a class full of flavor, rhythm and energy? Whether you have been beating the dance floor for years or simply have a curiosity for culture, this class is for you! Join us for our Salsa class every Tuesday at 7pm. Ladies and Gentlemen, let’s bring back this sensual and classy dance. Impress that special person in your life with your Latin moves.
Join Marisol Blanco. Even if you’ve never danced salsa, she will get you to the level you need to be! We hope to see you soon.
Marisol Blanco is a professional dancer, choreographer and teacher. She specializes in teaching fun and energetic classes in Zumba, Afro-Cuban Folklore, Salsa and other Latin dance styles.
Hip Hop Teens and Adults with Monique Fons
Beg/ Int Hip Hop Teens and Adults – 11:00am-12:00pm
Who said adults can’t “break a couple moves”? Our Hip Hop class welcomes students of all levels and ages. Come push yourself the extra step while getting a great workout and having fun. This class motivates you to experience rhythm while letting your body interpret the lyrics and feeling.
Hip Hop Children with Monique Fons
Beg/ Int Hip Hop Children – 12:00-1:00pm
Is your child full of energy? Is your child creative? Does your child need an opportunity for self-expression? This class is available for every student, no matter the personality. Bring them to our Hip Hop class on Saturdays and see how it can help bring the talent out of your child. This class not only teaches structure, style, coordination and concentration, but it also encourages your child to explore their creative self. What are you waiting for? Call us now.
Belly Dancing with Effy
Beg/ Int Teens and Adults – 6:00-7:00pm
Come move your hips to the rhythm with Effy. This class is for individuals who are interested in a good core workout while feeling beautiful and learning Middle Eastern dance technique. This class will help you to be more creative and flexible while strengthening and toning your body. Come tell your story using your body as an instrument. Hurry and join us. There’s a space available for you!
Effy Polizogopoulos is an internationally accomplished dance instructor, performer and choreographer. She started her career as a dancer from an early age, training in ballet. Later, she studied Contemporary Dance, Afro Peruvian dance, Argentine Tango and Middle Eastern dance. Ms. Polizogopoulos believes in the expression of the soul through movement; this is reflected in the magic and beauty of her graceful, emotional and powerful dance style. She has performed at events throughout North Miami, South America, The Caribbean, The Arabic Emirates and Eastern Europe.
Beginning Ballet Teens and Adults – 6:00 p.m.
Ballet Teens and Adults – 7:00 p.m.
Learn the foundation of Ballet technique that is the doorway to all forms of dance. With a basic knowledge of theory and practice, students will be able to continue in dance training in any area they choose. With a strong focus on placement and correct work, this class will provide a supportive and enjoyable environment for learning and development.
Bridgette Cormier started dancing at the age of 7, training extensively in Tap and Jazz, and becoming an advanced student at a young age. She began her study of Classical Ballet at the age of 11. Ms. Cormier received her Bachelor in Fine Arts (BFA) Degree in Dance from the New World School of the Arts and University of Florida in Miami, FL in 2011. Her training while at the New World School of the Arts included Contemporary Ballet, Pointe, the Modern Dance techniques of Graham, Limon, and Horton, Composition, Anatomy and Kinesiology, in depth Music Studies, and Dance History. As a professional dancer, Ms. Cormier danced with choreographer Brigid Baker as a member of her company, Whole Project, from 2009-2012, with Peter London in his dance company, Peter London Global Dance Company, from 2012-2014, as well as freelancing with Miami based choreographers Pioneer Winter and Ivonne Batanero
With Ilisa Rosal, Artistic Director of Ballet Flamenco La Rosa
Beg./Int. Flamenco Technique
Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:00 p.m
Thursdays 5:00 – 6:00 p.m
Saturdays 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Int. Flamenco Choreography
Tuesdays 8:00 – 9:00 p.m
Saturdays 3:00 – 4:00 p.m
Saturdays 12:00 – 1:00 p.m
In the Beg/Int. Flamenco Technique class, students will learn the foundation of Flamenco, including the core aspects of Zapateado (footwork), Braseo(arms), Castanuelas (castanets) and Technique for hand movements, as well as basic dance steps and rhythms. This class will help the student develop the elegant balance of motion and energy to express the passion that is the hallmark of Flamenco! Students will also learn Sevillanas, a regional dance from Sevilla, and Fandangos de Huelva, with steps and arm work that prepare the student for other Flamenco dances. The Beg/ Int Flamenco Choreography class explores different “palos” (rhythms) of Flamenco. Students learn the rhythms, “palmas” (hand clapping) and sections of dances that include Alegrias, Tangos, Bulerias, Solea, Tarantos, Tientos, Martinete and Seguiriyas.
Ilisa Rosal is an innovator in her art form, having created over one hundred pieces in the pure Flamenco style as well as cross-cultural collaborations and full-length dramatic Flamenco Ballets. She trained most of the working Flamenco dancers in Miami, many of whom have gone on to form their own performing groups. Under her guidance, Ballet Flamenco La Rosa has come to be respected as one of the finest companies in Florida, consistently performing to sell-out crowds, standing ovations and rave reviews. Ms. Rosal’s training included extensive study in Spain with Ciro, El Guito, La Tati, Azorin, Manolete, Paco Fernandez, Mercedes and Albano, Jose Granero, and Paco Romero. In 1981 Miss Rosal studied in New York with Jose Molina (Flamenco and Classical Spanish), Mariano Parra (Escuela Bolera), Jeanne Brescianni (Isadora Duncan Technique), Rajika Puri (Bharat Natyam) and Charles Moore (African Dance). From 1975-1980 Miss Rosal studied Spanish Dance with Luisita Sevilla and Jose Molina. She trained intensively in Classical Ballet with Susan Stadler and Modern/Jazz (Luigi Technique) with Beatrice Laverne. She studied drama at the University of Miami and Classical Ballet in N.Y. with David Howard and Nanette Charisse.
Stretch and Ballet Barre with Ilisa Rosal
Tuesdays and Thursdays
All Levels – 10:00–11:00am
Start your mornings off right! Join us for our stretch class every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 10:00am-11:00am with Ilisa Rosal. You will have a chance to relax your muscles and mind before taking on the day, while building flexibility, strength, tone and posture. This class is for dancers and non-dancers alike.
Stretching, Placement and Alignment with Sangode
Mondays and Fridays
Beg/ Int Teens and Adults – 10:00–11:00am
This is a great class for establishing and maintaining a strong foundation of dance technique and enjoying a beautiful workout.
Contemporary Dance Technique with Sangode Lowe
Mondays and Fridays
Call first to enroll. Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:00 p.m
Mr. Lowe began his movement studies at age 12. In 1985 he began intensive study in modern dance with Margaret Christianson. From 1990 -2005 he was the in-house choreographer for the Sabaean Religious Order. He has freelanced and studied extensively in Chicago and New Orleans as an independent artist. After Katrina hit New Orleans, Mr. Lowe organized a dance-benefit for AIDS Action Baltimore (AAB) to pay forward for the generosity that had been provided to evacuees. He returned to dance after relocating to Miami in 2009. He has worked with students at Miami City Ballet, teaching fitness protocols. In 2014 he began ongoing work with Godoy Pradera Projects. Recently, he was choreographer to artist Antoni Miralda for the FAENA Fine Arts District opening ceremonies in November 2017.
Mr. Lowe also works as a fitness professional with a specialization in corrective exercise. For several years, he has been immersed in studying in Alexander Technique and movement facilitation.
Movement for Rehab and Aging with Ilisa Rosal (classes)
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-11 AM
This one hour class helps individuals with movement difficulties with holistic and gentle methods that improve range of movement, posture, strength and balance. For dancers and non-dancers alike, this class provides a body awareness, proper placement and addresses individual needs. The instructor, Ilisa Rosal has a lifetime of experience, first as a dancer with multiple injuries over four decades, and later learning to manage varying degrees of disability to to Multiple Sclerosis.
She has developed this methodology to help her own and others’ challenges in order to restore and retain better physical wellness.
Guitar, Vocals and Music Writing with Jacob George
Please call to schedule private lessons or enroll in group classes.
Specializing in Rock, Blues and Folk, this instructor equips his students the tools they need to find their artistic path.
Jacob George helps students at all levels to develop their technique whether their goals are to play the guitar, sing or write songs. Private and Semi-private Lessons are being scheduled now.
Jacob George is an American singer/songwriter, well known as the guitarist and singer for rock band Powder Monkey. Mr. George was born in Miami, Florida into a family of artists. From a young age, he began to focus on music as a means of understanding and expressing his experiences. While still in high school, he took on the role of bandleader for Voices United, a non-profit youth organization that promotes cross-cultural understanding through the performing and visual arts.
With Voices United, he traveled to Istanbul, Turkey and Lesotho, South Africa to perform original music. Mr. George started several bands in Miami, and gained a large following, performing at local bars and music venues. After moving to Boston he formed the band Powder Monkey, which has gained a strong local following.
Mr. George holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Song Writing from Berklee College of Music in Boston. In his teaching, he values helping students find their own creative voice while developing their technique.
Flamenco Guitar with Jesus Rodriguez, “El Sivi”
Please call to schedule private lessons or enroll in group classes.
In Flamenco the guitarist plays a key role. In this style of guitar, the instrument must become part of your body. The most unique thing about flamenco guitar is that each rhythm is spontaneous and different according to the musicians’ instinct. The guitarist may play as a soloist and also accompany the singer and dancer. Learn this wonderful style and technique as well as how to improvise.
Jesus Rodriguez, “El Sivi” was born in Malaga, Spain. He grew up with a love for Flamenco music and spent his childhood going to the many Flamenco Festivals throughout Andalucia. His family was part of the Flamenco culture. He began to play guitar at the age of twelve with Pedro Blanco, teacher of the famous “Tomatito”. After mastering the technique of accompanying Flamenco singing, he accompanied his father, also known as “El Sivi”, a Flamenco singer, in Festivals and Flamenco Contests of Cadiz, Sevilla and throughout Spain, as well as on local television. In 1999, “Sivi” traveled to Japan to perform in a tablao where he met Almudena, a Flamenco singer from Guadalajara, Spain. They traveled together throughout England, Spain, and in the U.S., in San Francisco and with Ballet Flamenco La Rosa in Miami. They were married in Guadalajara, Spain, in 2005 and continue to tour together with various companies internationally.
Flamenco Singing with Almudena Caceres
Please call to schedule private lessons or enroll in group classes.
In a Flamenco performance, apart from the dancing, “Flamenco Singing” is one of the most captivating parts of the experience. Flamenco singing is a rare and beautiful art, and taught by the right instructor, will take you through a magnificent journey. Almudena’s sensitive artistry, powerful performance and authentic knowledge and commitment to her art form, makes her one of those rare talents, as a soloist, accompanist and teacher. She is always a pleasure and a privilege for audiences, students and fellow artists alike to experience.
Almudena Caceres was born in Guadalajara, Spain and began singing at age four, everything from coplas to Flamenco. She studied under the tutelage of Maestro Juan Madrid where she learned the subtleties and cadence for flamenco dance accompaniment. Ms. Caceres has toured and performed as a soloist all over Europe and Asia with various companies as well collaborating as chorus on several musical recordings. Currently she is a member of Ballet Flamenco La Rosa in Miami, while also performing at local Flamenco clubs.