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Current Classes:

 

DanceABILITY

Fridays – 4:30-5:30pm

Instructors: Heather Shershun, Becky Hurt

Description:

Join Teaching Artists Heather Shershun and Becky Hurt for a weekly class focusing on movement fundamentals, spacial and physical awareness, and creative problem-solving. Families are welcome to take with their adult or teen students. A special $12 drop-in rate exists for this class only! **Class is specifically offered for Malashock students with intellectual disability**

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Intermediate Modern/Acro Dance

Mondays – 7:00-8:30pm

Instructor: Courtney Giannone

Description:

Malashock Dancer Courtney Giannone teaches modern technique with elements of acro dance fundamentals. Students will focus on floor work, partnering, prop work (i.e. silks, boxes, cyr wheel, etc.), inversions, and lifts.

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Intro/Beginner Modern

Saturdays – 10:00-11:30 am

Instructor: Rachel Torres

Description:
Rachel’s class is an appropriate class for dancers who are new to Modern Dance vocabulary and techniques. She will focus on body and spatial awareness while interacting through movement, giving personal attention and technical instruction.

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Beginner / Intermediate Modern

Thursdays – 7:00-8:30 pm

Instructor: Brittany Taylor

Description:
A fusion of modern dance techniques, this class utilizes centering exercises, stretching and traditional dance phrases to explore modern dance. This class is designed to accommodate adults with dance experience, who may be relatively new to modern technique (1-2 years training), or who have taken a break from dancing and want to return. This class will leave you feeling satisfied, energized, and successful. The warm, welcoming and non-competitive environment will make dancers feel relaxed and confident!

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Intermediate / Advanced Modern

Wednesdays – 7:00-8:30 pm

Instructor: Erica Buechner

Description:
My class aesthetic stresses qualitative intelligence within the context of technical athleticism. I favor movement that finds motivation in the breath and weighted release that generates momentum. My classes aim to foster body awareness thus, I encourage students to practice efficient movement, promoting the idea of finding “neutral” so as not to expend unnecessary energy. Students learn to utilize precise body initiations in order to liberate the body and provide for longevity. I strive to integrate the methodologies of some of my favorite dance masters such as Doris Humphrey and Jose Limon with principles from somatic practices such as Yoga, Pilates, and Authentic Movement. I believe that as artists we are capable of endless growth; there is no ceiling on our potential of creative possibility except the one we create for ourselves. I hope to create an open, non-judgmental learning environment where students are able to safely explore without limits.

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Advanced Modern

Tuesdays – 10:00-11:30 am
Thursdays – 10:00-11:30 am
Saturdays – 10:00-11:30 am

Instructor: Khamla Somphanh

Description:
Khamla Somphanh teaches a Horton-based modern technique class that emphasizes physicality, strength, clarity and body alignment. Her classes support and encourage movement expression and self-discovery by way of exploring one’s abilities. The class will be fast-paced, tapping into facets of technique, movement quality, athleticism, phraseology, and articulation.

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Advanced Modern

Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:30 am

Instructor: Brittany Taylor

Description:
Brittany’s modern class addresses strength, flexibility, endurance, and movement exploration. While the class is based firmly in modern dance technique, combinations focus on dynamic shifts in weight and expressive movements. Combinations are meant to challenge the mind and body while encouraging self-expression in a supportive environment. Students are pushed to try new movements and learn from peers.

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Open Level Ballet

Mondays – 10:00-11:30 am

Instructor: Courtney Giannone

Description:

Courtney Giannone, a Malashock Company Dancer and former artist with Diavolo and Company XIV, teaches classical ballet technique with a progressive flair. The structure of the class will alternate classical ballet barre exercises movement-centric center combinations. Enjoy the structure of a ballet class while also finding freedom of expression with a choreographic twist. Ages 16+.

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Open Level Modern

Tuesdays – 7:00-8:30pm

Instructor: Molly Puryear

Description:

This class is designed to introduce a broad spectrum of modern dance vocabulary in a supportive and encouraging environment. Technique is explored through imagery with an emphasis on anatomical alignment and cognitive feedback. This class is appropriate for any dancer with some experience, even if you have taken a long break from your dance training. Each class gives a therapeutic warm-up, conditioning and stretching, technical exercises, a traveling phrase and a short center combination that emphasizes artistry and expression. A variety of music and movement keep this class feeling fresh each week. Respectful accommodations are made for those with different abilities or injuries.

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Tuition Rates:

Drop-in: $15 | 4 classes: $50 | 8 classes: $92 | 12 classes: $126

*10% discount on tuition with military or student ID