2016 spring DROP-IN CLASSES: january 11–may 14 (no class March 28–April 3)
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ADVANCED MODERN TECHNIQUE WITH ROTATING FACULTY
This advanced modern class will feature the following instructors during the 2016 Spring Term:
Stacy Wolfson: January 12, 19, 26, & February 2. Incorporates knowledge of Pilates and anatomy with release technique and a bit of improvisation that will build into flowing athletic combinations.
- Suzanne Beahrs: February 9, 16, 23, & March 1. Focuses on strength and agility through grounded movement and fluid locomotion.
- Anna Barker: March 8, 15, 22, & April 5 (no class 3/29). Based in release technique and punctuated with idiosyncratic and gestural movement.
- B.J. Sullivan: April 12, 19. Class description coming soon!
- Justin Tornow: April 26, & May 3, 10. Primarily informed by, and based on, the principles and methods of Cunningham Technique.
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED MODERN TECHNIQUE WITH RENAY AUMILLER
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
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.
Pilates WITH ANNA BARKER
This class is based in the principles of Pilates, but will also be influenced by other somatic practices. We will focus heavily on breath, alignment, movement control, and full body awareness. Designed as supplementary conditioning for other movement practices, this class will emphasize functional and efficient movement, as well as safe stretching and injury prevention. This class is open-level, but some movement experience is suggested.
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