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.
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