Tuesday 6-8PM, Studio C
Deborah Mason Performing Arts Center
624 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
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.
Int/Adv. Information: This class will continue to expand the vocabulary built in Level I continuing to learn the fortifications, preludes and studies of the technique. It is designed for an Intermediate/Advanced level mover. This assumes that you have had some experience with dance training in Modern, Ballet, Jazz or something similar and you have an ambition to push beyond your experiences or limitations to engage with a fast paced technical approach to embodied learning. The quicker pace pushes dancers to apply polyrhythmic concepts and phrases together using musicality and body articulation.
Pre-registration is required.
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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 13 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.
Here are some things to know ahead of class:
HVAC Fans are running to circulate the air outside as well as an upgraded filtration system to scrub the air particles.
HEPA air purifiers are in each studio allowing for increased air circulation.
You must wear a mask at all times while in the building.
There is hand sanitizer available when you walk in the door.
Please be respectful of one another by maintaining proper distance.
Dressing rooms are not available, please come ready to dance.
Bathrooms are available for use.
I also request that you do not ask anyone if they are ok with touch, such as a hug or a handshake. In some cases people are not ok with touch but feel pressured not to offend and therefore agree.