Intro to dance: A Workshop

 

"Dancers are made, not born." --Mikhail Baryshnikov

 

Start at the beginning. 

 

Learn, grown and enjoy the process.  This 5 class workshop is designed for anyone wishing to start dancing or would like a refresher course.

Acquire the foundational skills necessary to enjoy our Beginner classes in Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Broadway, Ballet, Hip Hop and Stretch!

Rolling admission: Start anytime. Each class focuses on specific objectives. Complete the workshop (5 classes) in any order (sessions are not chronological), or focus only on the objectives important to you and take those classes repeatedly. The knowledge is here for you -- however you want/need it. 

Workshop graduates may continue to take these classes on a drop in basis for more practice!

Syllabus:
Each class begins with a 20 min dance conditioning segment and followed by practice steps, drills and across the floor. This workshop focuses entirely on skill building, with each class targeting specific skills.  Classes will always follow the same order (A - E).

Class A: Core and Strength development
This class prepares you to take Barre, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary and Broadway classes.

  • Position of the feet and arms (1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th) Parallel and Turned out
  • Tendu, Degage, Attitude (Parallel and Turned out)
  • Grande Battement (correct alignment) fwd, side, derrière and fan kicks
  • Developpe (correct alignment)


Class B:
Steps
This class prepares you for Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary and Broadway classes.

  • Understanding of Isolations, Body rolls, Contractions for Hip Hop and Jazz
  • Jazz Square
  • Pivot Turn
  • Kick Ball Change
  • Step Ball Change (Chasse) fwd, side, bkwd
  • Grapevine step
  • Chasse ball change 
  • Jazz Pas de Bourre


Class C:
Turns
This class trains you for Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary and Broadway classes.

  • Single pirouette (Inside and Outside)
  • Chaine
  • Pas de Bourre Turn
  • Touch/Pencil Turn
  • 3 step turns
  • forward and backwards Wrap turns


Class D:
Understanding Choreography, and how to pick up movement
This class prepares you for any class in which you will be learning choreography.

  • Learn how movement is matched to music
  • Travel, prep counts and strike points
  • Removing memory blocks
  • Lyrics and count based choreography


Class E:
How to stretch for greater flexibility
This class will educate you on Stretching methods that all dancers use.

  • Learn about Dynamic, Static passive, Static Active & Isometric Stretching
  • Anatomy of flexibility: Tendons, Ligaments, Muscles & Fascia
  • Spinal alignment



Details:

  • Atlanta Saturdays 9:30-10:30am Debuting January 5th, 2019
    Alpharetta Sundays 3:30-4:30pm Debuting Sept 9th, 2018
  • 5 class workshop: $150 Buy Now