12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Grounded in contemporary/modern styles influenced by Limon, improvisation, ballet, and somatics, this class helps build a solid foundational base for your dance-as-performance training. Focusing priorities on the dynamic interplay between groundedness and spiraling vertically, we take our vertical off-center, become conscious of the transference of weight, harness the articulation of the joints, hold space in the corners of movement paths, give priority to timing and music and noticing how it drives dynamics and speed, cultivate a sense of space internally and within our dancing space, and execute challenging movement phrases anchored in all these principles. Each class starts out on the floor with a familiar and consistent exercise to help weight ourselves and activate our core motivators. From the floor we rise to standing, incorporating traditional and contemporary exercises that warm and motivate focusing on specific areas of the body and their interplay. Across the floor exercises follow and lead up to a phrase which takes themes from the class and incorporates them for exploration. This class is geared toward professional dancers with an intermediate/advanced level focus.