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MODERN (HORTON) WORKSHOP

Sundays 10-11am in March with Lara

Are you ready to unleash your inner modern dancer and groove to the beat of drums and contemporary music? Look no further! This Beginner/Experienced Beginner Modern Workshop is designed to elevate your dance experience and empower you to move with strength and confidence.

Step into a world of creativity and expression as Lara leads you through the dynamic technique of Horton and Graham Modern Dance. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or a beginner, this class welcomes all levels, nurturing a supportive and inclusive atmosphere.

What to expect:

  • Energizing Warm-up: Start the session by awakening your body and mind with a revitalizing warm-up that focuses on flexibility, strength, and coordination.
  • Captivating Choreography: Dive into the heart of modern dance with captivating choreography that challenges your body to embrace fluidity and power in every movement.
  • Modern Technique Unveiled: Learn the fundamentals of Horton, a dance technique created by Lester Horton that lives on today through world-renowned companies like the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. This technique emphasizes precise alignment, grounded movement, and emotional expression. We will also cover some Graham technique, created by Martha Graham.

Unlock your potential and embrace the joy of dancing these Modern techniques.

Workshop Summary:

Week 1
Warm Up Essentials

  • Roll Downs
  • Primitive Squats
  • Flat Backs
  • Laterals
  • Release Swings
  • Leg Swings
  • Deep Lunges

Across the Floor – Triplets, Three-Step Turns, Single-Foot Arch Springs, Horton Skips

Week 2
Review Horton Warm Up Essentials and Across the Floor

  • Warm Up – Introduce Coccyx Balance and Pivotal Descent/Ascent
  • Introduce Fortification 1
  • Across the Floor – Introduce Side Hip Pulls

Begin center choreography

Week 3
Review Warm Up, Fortification 1, Across the Floor

  • Introduce High Lateral and Lateral T

Review and add to choreography

Week 4
Review previous Warm Up and Across the Floor exercises
Review and add to center choreography

Details:
DATES: March 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th
TIME: 10-11am
ATTIRE:
fitted dance attire (Leggings/joggers + t-shirt/tank OR leotard/black tights, unitards welcome) 
SHOES: barefoot
Cost: $190

The workshop is limited to 10 participants. Enroll now to reserve your spot! No refunds for missed dates. Class cards/memberships do not apply.