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.
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Although we've done a good job with maintaining a covid-free environment I want to remind us that positive cases still exist. Please be mindful of the interactions that you've had. It's not mandatory but strongly encouraged to get tested and know your status. Here's the COVID-19 response rate for Massachusetts.
In thinking about access and risk, if you've been exposed, 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:
Masks are optional in the building but must be worn in the studio during 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.
There is hand sanitizer available when you walk in the door.