Five, Six, Seven, Eight...LLC

Modern - Horton Technique

Based on Lester Horton's Modern dance style, Horton technique emphasizes a whole body, anatomical approach to dance that includes flexibility, strength, coordination and body spatial awareness to enable unrestricted, dramatic freedom of expression. Horton's goal was to create a dance technique based entirely upon corrective exercises, created with a knowledge of human anatomy; a technique which will correct physical faults and prepare a dancer for any type of dancing.
Class focuses on floor work for core strength and flexibility & center work for an aerobic workout. This is an “open class” for all levels of expertise. The format for this class is center floor warm-up (seated & standing), across the floor work, then center floor work and a cool down at the end of class. The warm-up is a set routine with some variation in steps incorporated at different times. This is to give students the chance to learn the basics of Horton through repetitive movements & instruction. Appropriate dance attire is required for this class.

Modern - Bartenieff & Cunningham Technique

This class focuses on an exploration of Bartenieff Fundamentals and Cunningham Technique. Bartenieff Fundamentals are a set of movement principles created by Irmgard Bartenieff, which mimic movement development patterns in babies. Much of this practice is done on the floor to explore spatial awareness and connection of the body through the various planes of movement. Cunningham Technique was developed by Merce Cunningham, who was considered one of the pioneers of Postmodern Dance. Cunningham believed dance and music should exist independently of one another while still sharing the same space. He often choreographed pieces by “chance.” Sequences of movement would be assigned numbers and before a performance, dice would be rolled to determine in which order those movements would be performed. Cunningham technique focuses on the dancer’s ability to change direction in the body and in space. It is designed to create flexibility and strength in both the dancer’s body and mind.

Dress Code

Dance attire is much like a uniform. You want to wear the most appropriate clothing & shoes so that you can dance without without anything getting in you way. If you have any questions regarding attire please contact us.
  • Jazz or Modern shoes or Ballet slippers (no street shoes feet)
  • Leotard or T-shirt
  • Tights, Leggings or Dancewear Sweats/Pants
  • Leg Warmers
  • Hair pulled back off face
  • Please no dangling jewelry, perfume/cologne or other strong scents.
* You can go on-line to Discount Dance Supply and use my teachers discount code (TP33429). I have also noted particular items that I recommend. 

If you dress like a Dancer, you'll feel like a Dancer

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