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Upcoming Classes

No scheduled classes, but please check regularly for updates, as new classes may be added.  


 

 

My Contemporary Technique Class is designed to prepare dancers for a wide range of contemporary choreographic styles and processes as encountered in professional situations.

 

It consists of floor work, body conditioning, movement etudes, and structured improvisation.  Incorporating elements adapted from yoga, Pilates, Gaga technique, and Forsythe Improvisation, it establishes a safe but challenging environment for exploration.  Dancers investigate movement initiation from different points in the body and learn strategies for efficient level changes.  As the class cycles through set material, task-based and story-based improvisation, students build coordination, strength, clarity of movement/intention, movement quality, and creativity.

 

My Ballet Class incorporates favorite elements of the American, French, and Russian schools.  My primary emphasis is on coordination of the upper and lower body as the basis for holistic and connected movement.  From the beginning of the barre, rhythm and alignment create the base for healthy and efficient center work.  Placement of the spine and pelvis facilitates functional rotation from the hips.  Clarity, speed, and articulation of footwork are of key importance. Dancers are challenged to make interpretive choices regarding musicality, phrasing, and focus.  

TEACHING

Open Zoom Class descriptions and links below

For my own Zoom classes there is a suggested donation after class of $5, paid via Venmo to @pigeonwingdance or via PayPal to class@pigeonwingdance.com.   Payment for other classes is handled by Steps on Broadway or NY Community Ballet.  

Can't make class but want a recording?  Email class@pigeonwingdance.com to request a link (ballet classes only).  

Tuesday 12/1 at 12 noon EST: Adv/Int Contemporary at STEPS

Livestreamed from Steps on Broadway

Wednesday 12/2 at 3pm EST: Int/Adv Ballet

Click here for Wednesday's link

Thursday 12/3 at 12 noon EST: Adv/Int Contemporary at STEPS

Livestreamed from Steps on Broadway

Friday 12/4 at 11am EST: Int/Adv Ballet (live on ZOOM and in-person @ Battery Dance)

Email nycommunityballet@gmail.com

Sunday 12/6 at 1pm EST: Int/Adv Ballet

Click here for Sunday's link

Ballet

Zoom ballet class will consist of a one hour barre, plus 30 minutes of (totally optional) center exercises designed for small spaces.  We will move briskly from one exercise to the next. 

Emphasis is placed on coordination of the upper and lower body as the basis for holistic and connected movement.  From the beginning of the barre, rhythm and alignment create the base for healthy and efficient center work.  Placement of the spine and pelvis facilitates functional rotation from the hips.  Clarity, speed, and articulation of footwork are of key importance. Dancers are challenged to make interpretive choices regarding musicality, phrasing, and focus.  

Contemporary Class

Contemporary Class will consist of structured improvisation, conditioning and cardio. We will stay in motion for the whole hour.


Incorporating elements of yoga and the Feldenkrais Method, Pigeonwing technique establishes a safe but challenging environment for exploration. Dancers investigate movement initiation from different points in the body and learn strategies for efficient level changes. As we cycle through movement puzzles and textures, we will build coordination, strength, clarity of movement/intention, movement quality, and creativity.

Photo by Jaqlin Medlock

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