Adult Drop-In Classes

 2015 Fall drop-in classes: september 8–december 19 (no class sept 7 or Nov 23–29)

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advanced modern technique with rotating faculty

Tuesdays, 10:00–11:30am
This advanced modern class will feature four instructors during the 2015 Fall Term: 

  • Suzanne Beahrs: September 8, 15, 22, 29. Focuses on strength and agility through grounded movement and fluid locomotion.
  • Anna Barker: October 6, 13, 20, 27. Based in release technique and punctuated with idiosyncratic and gestural movement.
  • Justin Tornow: November 3, 10, 17. Primarily informed by, and based on, the principles and methods of Cunningham Technique.
  • Nicole Dagesse: December 1, 8, 15. Incorporates somatic practices and improvisational scores into a intentional sequence that warms the body safely while experimenting with weight, spirals, and flight.

ballet for modern dancers with gerri houlihan

Saturdays, 1:00–2:30pm
This is a ballet technique class with an emphasis on its application for contemporary dancers. Fundamental concepts of alignment, clarity, economy of movement, core strength, and range of motion will be integrated with developing a personal sense of expression and musicality within the classical vocabulary.  

intermediate/advanced modern technique with renay aumiller

Wednesdays, 7:00–8:30pm
This modern technique class is release-based within a traditional technical structure. A large emphasis of the class will be working with qualities and nuances of lengthy movement combinations by exploring ways to recycle energy, understanding core and distal initiation points, increasing awareness of internal lines of energy, and the purpose and function of an anatomically sound alignment. We will concentrate on skeletal initiations, floor work, musicality, and utilizing a sense fluidity and radiation through various explorations of somatic principles. Compound rhythmic patterns and performance qualities will be investigated simultaneously with your technical investigations.

intermediate/advanced release technique with leah wilks

Thursdays, 7:00–8:30pm
This class begins with a floor warmup focusing on alignment and releasing excess tension in the muscles. From there we make our way to standing utilizing exercises that help us define the most anatomically-efficient pathways in our bodies – spiraling, falling, flying, finding our center of gravity, tipping upside-down. This practice will then lead us into larger combinations in which we explore how to use less muscular energy and expand the range of our movement at the same time.


Tuesdays, 6:00–7:30pm
For movers and non-movers alike, this introductory class led by Thea will begin the exploration of movement through breath, anatomical awareness, and visual imagery. Incorporating the basic physics of momentum, inertia, and gravity, Thea will encourage students to find freedom and expansion in their bodies while helping to build safe and successful muscle memory, and provoke creative self expression along the way!