2013 Fall Term begins on September 9th and ends on December 21st.
2014 Winter/Spring Term begins on January 13th and ends on May 17th.
Drop-In Class pricing can be found on our Rates & Policies page.
For questions please call 919-797-2871 (Studios office), 919-684-6402 (ADF Main Office), or email email@example.com
Advanced Modern Technique with Renay Aumiller
Wednesday, 7:00–8:30 pm
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.
Advanced Modern Technique with Rotating ADF Faculty
This modern class will highlight a variety of renowned instructors throughout the term. Our goal is to provide students with the opportunity to experience various modern techniques at an advanced level.
Fall 2013 schedule of instructors:
September 14 & 21 – Brenda Daniels
September 28 – Ming-Lung Yang
October 5 – Duane Cyrus
October 12 – Jeroboam Bozeman
October 19 – Daniel Gwirtzman
October 26 – Duane Cyrus
November 2 – Abby Yager
November 9 – Kimberly Bartosik
November 16 – Helen Simoneau
November 23 – Diego Carrasco Schoch
November 30 – STUDIOS CLOSED
December 7 & 14 – BJ Sullivan
December 21 – April Berry
Beginning Ballet with Andrew Lamar
This beginner-level ballet class will focus on developing core strength and flexibility through classical ballet techniques. Additional emphasis will be placed on expression and joy in movement.
BEGINNING MODERN TECHNIQUE WITH WILLIAM COMMANDER
This class, designed for those with some or no dance experience, takes movement back to basics. With a base in release technique and elements of classic modern peppered in, this class will introduce you to what may prove to be new movement concepts and ideas. We’ll explore the ideas of space, dynamics, circularity, and groundedness. We will also explore the use of natural forces outside of our body such as gravity and centrifugal force. The most important element of this class is the creation, exploration, and enjoyment of dance.
Capoeira with Katya Wesolowski
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines dance, self-defense, acrobatics and music. In this workshop participants will work individually and in partners to learn the basic movement, percussive music, and singing of capoeira. Ongoing classes will be complete body workouts, increasing strength, stamina, flexibility, balance and rhythm. Students with or without experience in capoeira, dance, or martial arts are all welcome!
CAPOEIRA (AGES 9-13) WITH KATYA WESOLOWSKI
Capoeira is an afro-Brazilian martial art that combines dance, self-defense and acrobatics. It is an ideal activity for kids of all ages as it builds coordination, balance, flexibility and strength in a non-competitive and playful environment. Along with the movement, students learn to play percussive music and to sing in Portuguese. This class is suggested for ages 9-13, however younger and older students may join in! This mixed-age class is great for families who want to practice Capoeira together.
Cardio & Stretch workout with Nikki Free
In this class, be prepared to have fun learning the latest cardio hip hop moves while getting a great workout. This class is for everyone; no prior dance training is necessary, so just be willing to have fun and sweat! Only $5 per class!
Intermediate Modern Technique with Diego Carrasco Schoch
This class utilizes an integrated approach combining a variety of techniques and modalities, including the classic techniques of Graham, Humphrey, and Cunningham, as well as Yoga, Pilates, and physical fitness. Instruction is student-centered and emphasis is placed on alignment, clarity, fluidity, core strength, spatial awareness, use of momentum, and effort. Multi-level and spatial combinations aim to develop the “smart body” that readily responds to the demands placed before it at any given moment.
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 Carol Parker
Mondays & Thursdays, 8:30-9:45am
This Pilates class is a unique blend of Pilates, Yoga and dance exercises designed as a gentle, refreshing mind-body workout that emphasizes proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, and concentration on smooth, flowing movements to become acutely in tune with your body. The quality of movement is valued over quantity of repetitions. You will learn how to strengthen your core or center of the body, gain long, lean muscles and flexibility, and how to move efficiently. Many of the exercises are performed in reclining or sitting positions, and most are low impact and partially weight bearing. This class is a safe, gentle, yet challenging way to an evenly conditioned body. Yoga mat or towel required.