Modern 3, for ages 13+


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MODERN 3 for ages 13+

With Bettina Montano and Shannon Nulf

In this class students will broaden their dance vocabulary with new and increasingly difficult technical and artistic work. Students will continue their development of strength, stamina, flexibility, alignment and musicality. Topics frequently emphasized will be conscious use of breath, alignment, clarity of movement, rhythmic versatility, employment of musicality and creative expression. A conscientious group experience is an essential component to the individual and group goals of this class. Students invited into Level 3 Modern practice have an understanding of studio etiquette, the ability to accept corrections, and have a basic knowledge of modern floor and center work principles. These students have completed a minimum of one full year of Modern 2. For Spring session, a significant component of this class will be to build a piece for performance. Consistent attendance is a must!

Requirements: A minimum of three other classes are required for participants in this class. These can include modern, ballet, flamenco, jazz, Funk Box breaking (beginner or intermediate), Int/Adv Tap, or YCW etc. Modern 3 students are encouraged to participate in the Young Choreographers Workshop which immediately follows this class on Wednesdays.

January 9 – May 22
Mondays, 4:00-5:40 PM
$340 for the full session

Plus! *January Guest Series for Modern 2 & 3 classes*

African Dance with Nkoula Badila

We will work on getting in touch with our own rhythm, and finding a strong foundation in the relationship between the drum and the dance. We will work on unity, coming together to dance as a team, we will highlight grace in our arms and strength in our legs and feet, we will also work on building our stamina and energy, overall a high energy class with moments of cooling down reflection~ the goal is to feel free in your body while acknowledging the whole of the group.

January 9, January 23, January 30
Mondays, 4:00-5:30 PM

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