How to Properly Warm Up with Aaron Derell

Join Aaron Derell, Teaching Artist with Omaha Performing Arts, as he discusses how to properly warm-up and how to get the most from it from elevating the heart rate to static stretching and isolations! 

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Nebraska Standards for Education, Dance:

FA 8.3.2
FA 8.3.3
FA 12.3.2
FA 12.3.3  

About Aaron Derell

Native of Omaha, NE, Aaron Derell began dancing at 16. He taught himself Hip Hop and developed a love for Hip Hop Dance. He began his technical training in Ballet, West African Dance, and Modern at Spelman College via Morehouse College. After graduation, He went on to earn his Masters in Dance Education from NYU. Aaron has taught Hip Hop dance Nationwide for the Alvin Ailey Arts in Education Program, 92nd Street Y, the YMCA, Dance 411, and Dozens of Inner City schools. Adding Dance Fitness to his belt, He recently started his own dance business, Love to Groove Movement School, LLC! Aaron believes his purpose is simply to Love people through Dance! 

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