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.  

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Contemporary

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, and the Feldenkrais Method, 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.

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Ballet

My ballet class provides training in classical ballet technique and incorporates elements of the American, French, and Russian schools.  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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