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Bob Boross is known internationally for his artistic excellence in Jazz, Tap, and Musical Theatre dance.
Bob made his Broadway debut in the 1981 revival of Can-Can, choreographed by Roland Petit. Since then he has choreographed Equity and Non-Equity productions of Annie Get Your Gun, Victor/Victoria, Blood Brothers, Guys and Dolls, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,...read more
Bob Boross studied with Mattox for more than 20 years, and has taught the Mattox technique throughout the United States, Europe, Scandinavia, and Russia. Bob is featured in the October 2016 issue of Dance Teacher magazine as an expert in the Mattox technique.
Mattox is one of the founding pioneers of theatrical jazz dance, and is significant for creating a movement technique that fuses the precision and elegance of ballet with the grounded movement style of his mentor, Jack Cole. The technique is challenging both for the mind as well as the body. It instills control and coordination in the dancer, as well as strength and style. It draws from ballet, jazz, modern, tap, and ethnic styles.
Class includes traditional exercises of plies, tendu, dégagé, etc, but executed often in a demi-plie level with both parallel and turned out leg positions. Also included are intricate isolation exercises for head, shoulders, ribs, and hips. Floor stretching is included, and the class concludes with a combination drawn from a range of musical influences - theatre jazz, lyrical, blues, swing, new age, rock, etc.