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 Classes currently on Zoom! 

See class descriptions and links below

 

If you are in a position to donate, there is a suggested donation after class of $5, paid via Venmo to @pigeonwingdance
If you are struggling under the current conditions and can't afford to donate, please join in anyway! And consider helping us spread the word by sharing with your networks.

Tuesday 3/31 at 1pm EDT: Int/Adv Ballet 

https://zoom.us/j/142586082

Wednesday 4/1 at 1pm EDT: Int/Adv Ballet         

https://zoom.us/j/142586082

Friday 4/3 at 1:30pm EDT: Pigeonwing class      

https://zoom.us/j/458697855

Sunday 4/5 at 11am EDT: Int/Adv Ballet  

https://zoom.us/j/142586082

Please let us know if there are alternate dates/times you'd prefer!

Pigeonwing technique

Pigeonwing technique 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

Ballet

Zoom ballet class will consist of a one hour barre, plus 30 minutes of (totally optional) center exercises designed for small spaces. Level is Intermediate/Advanced.

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.  

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