This class is for everyone—everyone that has ever been moved by the music. For the beginner student, this class will introduce the simultaneous power and subtlety of dynamic movement; for the advanced student, it will reiterate and motivate developing artistry.
This contemporary jazz class takes elements of Horton and Graham-based modern and infuses them with classic jazz techniques to create a moving, musical and challenging experience.
Beginning with a thorough warm-up that pulls from many masters of dance—Alvin Ailey, Lester Horton, Martha Graham, Talley Beatty, Bob Fosse—the student will be able to move at their own pace.
Next, simple yet detailed, cardio-focused exercises across-the-floor will help to strengthen the student's technique while fine tuning their eye for detail. We end with a combination to music that will challenge the student's perception of typical jazz or contemporary dance.
Complex but attainable rhythmic patterns will be given with specific notes and references to masterworks.