This semester-long class is being taught at University of Michigan Department of Dance during the Winter 2019 semester. Introduction to Contemporary Dance introduces students to a dance style that combines elements of modern and jazz dance. Contemporary dance is centered on mobility and isolation throughout the body, a grounded distribution of weight, and use of momentum. This course emphasizes dancing with a sense of whole-body awareness, physical alignment and creativity. The class structure includes a full-body warm-up, technical exercises that incorporate jumps and floor-work, and learning contemporary dance choreography. The semester culminates with an informal performance of a contemporary dance piece that will be performed at the Non-Major Dance showing.
This Winter 2019 semester course at University of Michigan Department of Dance introduces students to a dance style that blends elements of classical ballet, contemporary dance and yoga. The class follows the basic structure of a ballet class, beginning with barre exercises, progressing into center and traveling combinations and learning choreography. The course expands upon a traditional ballet technique through the inclusion of increased mobility through the torso, off-balance movement, grounded weight distribution, floor-work and opportunities for improvisation. This course emphasizes dancing with a sense of whole-body awareness, physical alignment and creativity.
Week long choreographic residency at SASA in Saginaw, Michigan to create and set Split Ends for high school dance majors to perform at 2019 Michigan Youth Arts Festival.