Current Class Descriptions:
Open Level Ballet
Thursdays – 7:00-8:30pm
Instructor: Kelly Flansburg
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.
Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary Modern
Fridays – 10:00 – 11:30 am
Instructor: Marisa Shimano
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.
Wednesdays – 7:00-8:30 pm
Instructor: Rachel Torres
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
Open Level Modern
Tuesdays – 7:00-8:30pm
Instructor: Nicole Rover
Nicole’s class is a space that encourages athletic movement through a holistic approach. She utilizes anatomical awareness, a 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.
VIRTUAL CLASSES: PAY WHAT YOU CAN OR USE AN EXISTING CLASS CARD
Dance with thisABILITY
Fridays – 4:00-5:00pm
Instructors: Heather Shershun
Join Teaching Artist Heather Shershun for a weekly class focusing on movement fundamentals, spatial 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**