Class is a Horton based modern taught at a pace designed for the students in the room. Class begins with sequential and consistent warm-up, continues with center phrases that are designed to promote competence and growth of proper technique. Students are encouraged through proper corrections focused on alignment and detailed explanations of the initiation of movements. This is important in reducing injury to both new and seasoned dancers. Across the floor phrases that are poly-rhythmic in progression promoting a sharp mind and allowing the skill of acquiring information quickly and accurately to develop. A person does not need to have the goal of becoming a professional modern dancer in order to see real benefits from learning about their body through this technique.
Level I Information: This class builds the necessary vocabulary and body awareness required for Horton technique. Flat Back, Lateral, Flat Back Backbend, Pelvis Press and Spirals are the focus. Working in both parallel and turned out, dancers are coached through each exercise to ensure the proper execution and anatomical connections of the body. Modifications are given to dancers when needed to target the specific muscle groups without inviting injury.
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Waitlist Protocol & a Note About Covid
Every week there are folks who register for class but do not attend for a variety of reasons. In response to this and the demand to take in-person classes, I've implemented an "at-the-door" waitlist. This option is for students who registered in advance but did not meet the cutoff for a secured spot.
Class registration is a first come, first serve basis. Once all of the 14 spots are filled, a waitlist begins. Currently classes are filling up at least a week in advance.
Here's how it works:
1.) Everyone will arrive 10 minutes before class time.
2.) Those on the waitlist will let the front desk know and wait in the lobby to see if a spot opens up.
3.) For anyone with a secured registration who does not arrive by the start of class, their spot can be given to someone who is on the waitlist.
4.) A person will not be charged a fee if they are on the waitlist and not able to take class OR if they arrive late and their spot is given to someone else.
5.) Based on the state opening up and the demand for in-person class is increasing, I encourage everyone to arrive on time to ensure that you're able to take class.
Although we've done a good job with maintaining a covid-free environment I want to remind us that we are still in a pandemic. In thinking about access and risk, I ask that everyone be mindful and responsible. In the event that you have been exposed, please let me know and contact tracing will be put into effect. This keeps our studios and classes safer for all of us. I appreciate your patience, enthusiasm and commitment to your own goals. Below you will find the Dance Complex's updated Covid protocol I highly recommend that you read through them if you haven't already.
Here are some highlights:
You must wear a mask at all times while in the building.
There are one way entrances in and out of studios.
Please be respectful of one another by maintaining proper distance.
Dressing rooms are available but you are encouraged to come ready to dance.
Showers are not available for use.