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Art of a Dancer

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Former TCC student Brandon Mason instructs a week of dance courses where students could sign up for free to learn about hip-hop and ballet. After Mason left TCC, he was successful in New York and Los Angeles. Amy Sleigh, NW associate dance professor, said Mason was one of the first to return to NW as an alumnus during the 15 years of the NW dance program. Photo by Yesenia Santillan/The Collegian
Nobody puts these babies in the corner! Eboni Ivery and Chelsey Johnson participate in the dance class taught Sept. 18 by former TCC student Brandon Mason, who returned from New York to teach a week of intensive dance classes on NW Campus.  Photo by Yesenia Santillan/The Collegian
Nobody puts these babies in the corner! Eboni Ivery and Chelsey Johnson participate in the dance class taught Sept. 18 by former TCC student Brandon Mason, who returned from New York to teach a week of intensive dance classes on NW Campus. Photo by Yesenia Santillan/The Collegian

By Kirsten Mahon/nw news/multimedia editor

Former TCC student Brandon Mason instructs a week of dance courses where students could sign up for free to learn about hip-hop and ballet. After Mason left TCC, he was successful in New York and Los Angeles. Amy Sleigh, NW associate dance professor, said Mason was one of the first to return to NW as an alumnus during the 15 years of the NW dance program.  Photo by Yesenia Santillan/The Collegian
Former TCC student Brandon Mason instructs a week of dance courses where students could sign up for free to learn about hip-hop and ballet. After Mason left TCC, he was successful in New York and Los Angeles. Amy Sleigh, NW associate dance professor, said Mason was one of the first to return to NW as an alumnus during the 15 years of the NW dance program. Photo by Yesenia Santillan/The Collegian
Chelsey Johnson gets her groove on with the other students.  Photo by Yesenia Santillan/The Collegian
Chelsey Johnson gets her groove on with the other students. Photo by Yesenia Santillan/The Collegian
Andrea Faber, a TCC alumna, copies Mason’s dance moves during the course.  Photo by Yesenia Santillan/The Collegian
Andrea Faber, a TCC alumna, copies Mason’s dance moves during the course. Photo by Yesenia Santillan/The Collegian

Former TCC student Brandon Mason returned from his endeavors in New York to teach a week of intensive dance classes on NW Campus.

Mason instructed seven courses of modern contemporary dance, hip-hop and contemporary ballet. Students chose their courses and participated for free.

NW student Paul Asyn practices the dance moves created by Brandon Mason during the class.  Photo by Yesenia Santillan/The Collegian
NW student Paul Asyn practices the dance moves created by Brandon Mason during the class. Photo by Yesenia Santillan/The Collegian
TCC alumna Tiffany Wells participates in the dance class by learning the choreography.  Photo by Yesenia Santillan/The Collegian
TCC alumna Tiffany Wells participates in the dance class by learning the choreography. Photo by Yesenia Santillan/The Collegian

“I started my two-year career here in the company, and it really broadened my horizons,” Mason said. “It broadened my idea of what dance was, of what movement is, I started to look at it as more of an art form as opposed to a sport.”

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