Community Dance and Movement Classes at The Yard

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 1 the Yard Chilmark MA 02535  See map

Adult Dance & Movement Classes
*all levels welcome*


The Yard's community dance classes are held during the summer season from June to September Monday thru Friday from 9am - 10:30am. Classes are held in The Yard's open air barn studio and are taught by The Yard's senior staff as well as visiting guest artists. Each day ranges in dance style, age group and ability and thus is encouraged for everyone to participate. A typical class usually starts with a group warm-up and technique and then an intermediate/advanced modern combination. If you have any questions about the classes please feel free to contact the office for more information at 508-645-9662.

Monday:Guest Teacher OR Jesse Keller
Tuesday: Guest Teacher OR Alison Manning
Wednesday: Guest Teacher OR Jesse Keller
Thursday: Guest Teacher OR Alison Manning
Friday:Guest Teacher OR Alison Manning

Prices:single class = $15

5 class card = $70
10 class card = $130
20 class card = $240
30 class card = $330

Jesse Keller: Contemporary Modern
I draw from various dance techniques that include: contemporary, modern-jazz, ballet, and yoga; that have inspired me throughout my dance career. We start with a pre warm-up in the center which is inspired from Bartenieff Fundamentals and yoga, in order to loosen the body and prepare it for a contemporary ballet barre. The barre helps us discover our standing leg through classical movements with a contemporary twist on the upper body.This prepares the body for center which consist of across the floor and learning a piece of set choreography. Dancers are encouraged to challenge their technique with accuracy and precision, but I invite you to discover your own unique identity in the movement. We are all individuals. (Adaptations of combinations are always an option. Just speak up!) 

Alison Manning: Horton
My class approaches this fun and beautiful technique with technical precision balanced with flow, breath, and physical athleticism through the Horton vocabulary. The main focus of the class is always on moving – and moving expansively!, and on the amazing collaboration between dancer and live music (when live music is present, sometimes but not always). Whatever level, background, or age I want students to experience the Horton technique as a form of dance that moves, breathes, and is always an exuberant dancing experience.  Each class flows through a structured warm up, into a learned combination, which draws on technical elements from the class. 

Ron Roppo September 11, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Dancing is a great habit to have it's fun It's healthy and every one can do it even if you have two left feet. so I say go and enjoy yourselves I sure would if I lived there.


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