Come move and be moved!

As a dance educator, I strive to create a safe, fun-filled learning environment for movers of all ages and backgrounds.  I specialize in teaching creative dance to young children, as well as contemporary dance technique, improvisation, composition and partnering to teens and adults.  Drawing inspiration from classical modern dance, ballet, jazz, release technique, somatic practices and yoga, I place emphasis on each individual student’s experience of their own body.  I am especially concerned with helping dancers to achieve safe and appropriate skeletal alignment through release of muscular tension and relinquishing of habitual movement patterns.  My classes for young children focus on creative exploration, basic ballet and modern dance terminology, musicality and joyful expression.  I have extensively studied dance education pioneer Anne Green Gilbert's BrainDance Curriculum, and utilize her concepts of brain-compatible creative dance in my classes for all ages. 

 I want to dance with you, and you, and you. I currently offer beginning and intermediate modern dance classes in the New River Valley, and hope to soon expand my class offerings to high intermediate and advanced students.

I want to dance with you, and you, and you. I currently offer beginning and intermediate modern dance classes in the New River Valley, and hope to soon expand my class offerings to high intermediate and advanced students.


UPCOMING OFFERINGS STARTING SEPTEMBER 2018:

VT YMCA, 1000 N. Main Street, Blacksburg VA

  • Beginning/Intermediate ADULT Modern: Tuesdays, 6:15-7:30 PM, ages 18-adult

  • Beginning/Intermediate TEEN Modern: Wednesdays, 5:15-6:15 PM, ages 11-16

  • Intermediate/Advanced TEEN+ADULT Modern: Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45 PM, ages 15-adult

Unitarian Universalist Church (Elarth Hall), 1301 Gladewood Drive, Blacksburg VA

  • Parent/Tot Creative Movement: Tuesdays, 10:00-10:50 AM, ages 1+ walking with parent/caregiver participating

  • Preschool Creative Movement: Thursdays, 4:30-5:20 PM, ages 3-5

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE EMAIL RACHEL.G.RUGH - AT - GMAIL.COM 


 Parent/Tot Creative Movement - Fun with sheets!

Parent/Tot Creative Movement - Fun with sheets!