ADULT CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
BEG/INT ADULT MODERN (all levels, ages 14 & up)
This modern technique class is a beginning-intermediate level class working towards a grounded and direct approach to movement, infused with somatic principles and experiential improvisations. Class work explores sensation, instinct, and the inherent musical phrasing inside the body as well as the opportunity to learn basic movement patterns and simple phrase work.
Instructor: (Rotating) Jen Polins, Katie Martin, Jenny Bennett, Molly Fletcher Lynch
Featuring Feldenkrais, Soma Yoga, Body Mind Centering and MORE!
Fritha Pengelly - January
Katie Martin - February
Lani Nahele - March
SCDT showcases contemporary movement training and performance practices that embrace multiplicity, arouse curiosity, and emphasize personal choice. Central to the school’s mission is an abiding respect for the tradition and history of re invention and a directive to continue challenging established ideals. In this vein, the Improvisational Practices Series brings in practitioners skilled in multiple approaches to improvising and performance practices. See the monthly descriptions for details of each months class!
Katie Martin - January
Lani Nahele - February
Peter Schmitz - March
Shaina Cantino - April
INT/ADV CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUES (all ages with previous experience)
This morning technique class is an intermediate/advanced highly physical class working towards a grounded and direct approach to movement, infused with somatic principles and experiential improvisations. We will focus on the volume and weight inside the body and its relationship to the floor, bring awareness to the feet, spine, and pelvic floor, encourage the feeling of release in the limbs, and articulate falling and suspending off-center. Class work explores sensation, instinct, and the inherent musical phrasing inside the body.
Instructors: Rotating- See teaching schedule here
CONTEMPORARY LAB SERIES
Contemporary movement practices for the community! This is a movement explorations class with a different teacher each week from the local and international field of performance studies and dance. An offering more than a "teaching" — students will be in exploration mode with teachers based on the artists' most potent and current compositional and performative research. Be ready for different genres of dance including hip hop, improvisation, somatics and contemporary modern.
SEE UPCOMING WORKSHOPS HERE