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Current Classes:

Open Level Ballet

Thursdays – 7:00-8:30pm

Instructor: Kelly Flansburg

Description:

This class will focus on technique, alignment, and fundamentals of ballet while challenging your mind and body throughout the class. Whether you are discovering a new love for ballet or wanting to get back to pointing your toes this class will be great. Her class focuses on the exercises, techniques, and steps of classical ballet with an emphasis on terminology and correct body alignment. It develops an aesthetic awareness of the art of classical ballet. The class will include a warm-up at the barre with center work and combinations. 

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Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary Modern

Fridays – 10:00 – 11:30 am

Instructor: Marisa Shimano

Description:

Malashock Company dancer Marisa blends Horton technique with contemporary movement in her Int/Adv Modern Contemporary class. Marisa focuses on helping dancers build a strong, supportive foundation so that they can fully tap into their athleticism and artistry. Class begins with a full-body warm-up to strengthen and stretch the body, then travels across the floor for work on leaps, turns, and movement through space. Each class ends with a short segment of choreography as an opportunity for dancers to experiment with musicality, improve retention of choreography, and find their individual artistic voice. Marisa encourages a positive atmosphere in her class and loves nothing more than seeing dancers find joy or release in movement. This class is geared towards the intermediate/advanced dancer, but questions are welcome and modifications are always provided.

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Horton Essentials

Wednesdays – 10:00 – 11:30 am

Instructor: Courtney Giannone

Description:

Malashock company dancer and CERTIFIED HORTON TEACHER Courtney Giannone gives a complete experience of the many codified exercises behind one of the most celebrated techniques in Modern Dance. Learn the building blocks of this challenging technique through a series flat back and lateral sequences, floor work, knee work, fall studies, balance studies, hinges, jumps, descents, ascents, and phrasework. This class is appropriate for dancers who have several years of technical training, and those who are new to Horton technique are welcomed! Courtney is happy to answer questions and provide students with modifications, if necessary.

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Advanced Contemporary Horton

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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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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Intermediate Modern

Wednesdays – 7:00-8:30 pm

Instructor: Rachel Torres

Description:

Rachel’s class consists of a full-body warm-up, technical center work covering a variety of styles including fall/release movement style with swings and under/over curves and sharp/angular movement style with flat backs and laterals, and expansive movements and jumps/turns across the floor

The class will conclude with a segment of choreography that will give dancers an opportunity to explore musicality and give them some artistic freedom
Rachel welcomes questions and modifications will always be available in a judgment-free, non-competitive environment.

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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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Open Level Modern

Tuesdays – 7:00-8:30pm

Instructor: Nicole Rover

Description:

Nicole’s class is a space that encourages athletic movement through a holistic approach. She utilizes anatomical awareness, the dynamic warm-up, technique exercises, and creative exploration to provide a well-rounded movement experience. Nicole’s approach and ability to provide simplifications or challenging modifications welcomes dancers of all levels, even if you have taken a long break from dance training (we love dancers finding their way back into the studio!), striving to create a safe environment for personal growth.

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Dance with thisABILITY

Fridays – 4:30-5:30pm

Instructors: Heather Shershun

Description:

Join Teaching Artist Heather Shershun 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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Tuition Rates:

Drop-in: $16 | 4 classes: $52 | 8 classes: $96 | 12 classes: $126

*10% discount on tuition with military or student ID