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Daito-ryu is an extremely philosophical art that challenges preconceived notions about movement and force. Rather than thinking in a linear or push-pull fashion, practitioners develop methods to avoid direct conflict by creating and releasing tension in very specific ways so that force becomes unnecessary. Daito-ryu is about timing. It is about receiving an attack and taking more than what an opponent intends to give. This advantage creates Kuzushi, unstable positioning, which can be guided to an inevitable neutralizing conclusion. The force of an attack has a direction, it has power, and it also has a shape. Daito-ryu is about exploring the contours of conflict rather than colliding with force.
BollyHop (Bollywood/ Hip Hop Fusion) with Gayle D. Staker
Come for the cardio, stay for the choreography! We are always moving to the freshest BollyHop beats in this class-even while we stretch! We will look like we are in a Bollywood movie or music video! Dancers of all levels will enjoy the syncopations and body isolations of the BollyHop groove! Have to miss a class or two? Bring it back when you can! We warm up with funky BollyHop combos, work on technique, and stretch while dancing for the first half hour, then for the last half of class we work on a new section of choreography, keeping it moving! For questions or further info, email Gayledstaker@gmail.com.
$15 drop in, $75 for 6 classes (please use within 6 months)
Post-Ballet Technique with Christin Call
Postballet Technique combines contemporary practices with a ballet class structure to explore sensation and imagery in the body. Along with barre and center work, this class incorporate spinal/pelvis articulation, moving in and out of classical port de bras, and pushing the extremes of rhythmic dynamics
Ballet with Thomas Phelan
This 90 minute, Friday morning class will cover intermediate to advanced classical ballet technique, using exercises from a syllabus and vocabulary adapted from a Vaganova-based methodology. With an emphasis on musicality, and clarity of direction and focus, this class serves as the perfect weekly addition to students of several levels and disciplines. Also, Thomas is hilarious, so come start your Friday with a smile.
(1-4 dancers in class): $15/Person
(5 dancers in class): $12/Person
(6+ dancers in class): $10/Person