Back by popular demand! Join us for 4 weeks with Gerri to nurture your curiosity about movement and dance.
March 19, 2017
Have you been thinking that you need some dancing in your life? Here’s your opportunity! Whether you have some dance training in your background or you’ve always wanted to explore dance as a movement practice, this class is for you. The class will begin with stretching and strengthening exercises on the floor and progress to simple movement sequences traveling through space. The class is targeted towards adults who have a passion or curiosity about dance.
Four Sundays starting on March 19:
March 19, 2017
March 26, 2017
April 2, 2017
April 9, 2017
No previous dance experience necessary.
$40 for all 4 classes in the series
$15 for drop-in attendance as space permits
**If you would like to sign up for all 4 classes in the series, just select the $40 option when you pay online.
Gerri Houlihan began her professional training at the Juilliard School, studying with Antony Tudor, Alfredo Corvino, and members of the Martha Graham and Jose Limon dance companies. She performed with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and the Paul Sanasardo Dance Company and spent five years as a soloist with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company touring extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Ms. Houlihan has taught or choreographed for such institutions as N. Y.’s High School of the Performing Arts, the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, the Bates Dance Festival, the Boston Ballet, the Harvard Summer Dance Center, Meredith College, the University of South Florida, North Carolina School of the Arts, the University of Richmond, the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and Virginia Commonwealth University. From 1984-1987 she directed her own school and company, the Boston Dance Project. She was one of five finalists in the Boston Ballet’s International Choreography Competition. From 1988-1999, Ms. Houlihan was on the faculty of New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida. During that time, she was also the artistic director of Houlihan and Dancers. The recipient of two Florida Individual Artist Fellowships in Dance/Choreography in 1991-92 and 1996-97, Houlihan and Dancers was on the touring roster for the state of Florida. She is on the advisory board for the American Dance Festival and the American College Dance Association. Ms. Houlihan has been on the faculty of the American Dance Festival from 1981-1983, and from 1987 to the present. As an international representative for ADF she has participated in eighteen international linkages, teaching in Korea, China, Brazil, Paraguay, Chile, Estonia, Poland, the Philippines, Moscow and Mongolia. She is the 2005 recipient of the Balasaraswati Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching from ADF, and a 2012 recipient of the Pearl S. Tyner Distinguished Professor in Teaching Award from Florida State University. She received her MFA degree in 2007 from the Hollins University/American Dance Festival MFA program.
About This Event
ADF's Samuel H. Scripps Studios, 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705
April 2, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm