Opening Day – Sunday, July 8, 2018
1:00-3:00 – Registration and Move-in
2017 Classes, 2018 TBA
Modern Dance Countertechnique – Lillian Barbeito
Countertechnique provides tools for body and mind to deal with the demanding dance practice of the 21st century. It is a movement system to help the dancer think about the dancing body, focusing on the process of incorporating information into action. Within a clear structure of exercises, the Countertechnique class thoroughly prepares the body for rehearsal and performance, enabling dancers to move bigger, more fluidly and more spatially, while becoming stronger and more flexible. Read More >>
Repertory – Lillian Barbeito
Participants will learn excerpts from Barak Marshall’s And at midnight, the green bride floated through the village square… which was created on BODYTRAFFIC and premiered at The Joyce Theater in 2012. The work is based in part on a true story about a family of eight sisters and 1 brother who were neighbors of Barak’s mother’s family in Aiden, Yemen. The house they lived in became know as “the burning house” because of the fighting, screaming, and cursing that was heard from it at all hours of the day and night. It is a morality tale filled with dark humor that tells the story of how jealousy doomed all nine of the family’s children to a life filled with rage, unhappiness, and loneliness. The soundtrack is comprised primarily of Jewish love songs and hymns from the Yiddish, Ladino and Yemenite traditions.
Composition – Lillian Barbeito
Participants will be guided through movement generation tasks that can be utilized for improvisation and/or choreography. Phrase work that is created will be performed for each other and analyzed.
Lyrical Jazz will begin with a cardio warm-up that has you moving through stretches and balancing exercises. You will learn across the floor combinations that blend together ballet, jazz, and modern dance techniques with an emphasis on body alignment, rhythm, coordination, and dynamics. The final portion of the class will connect the skills from the previous combinations with improvisation to create a short piece that expresses emotion through the body.
Progressions Jazz – Eddie Garcia
In this class we will work on Jazz progressions. We will work on turns, leaps and combinations across the floor.
Jazz – Cyndi Herman
Cyndi will be teaching a fun, upbeat Jazz routine
Hip Hop – Danny
Choreography and creator of Team Millennia and Happiness is NOW brings a fun, upbeat, old-school-feel hip hop class for all levels. Get ready to sweat, smile, and connect with the other dancers and educators…Happiness is Dance 🙂
Hip Hop – Ben
What is it that makes a teacher great? What is it that inspires your students? During Benjamin’s classes, you will get a unique insight, and inspiration yourself, as to how to be the best teacher you can be and engage with your students for years to come! Let’s start with YOU!
Hip Hop – Christine
We will begin class with a conditioning warm up and learn a fun Hip Hop routine for the rest of the class. Please bring sneakers or tennis shoes.
Jazz – Eddie
I will be teaching an intermediate level Jazz class. Each day we will learn a new routine, focusing on a different style of Jazz.
Sample choreography from various Broadway shows will be taught. Auditions, production elements and dancers as singers will also be discussed.
Tap – Sara
This class will take you through a variety of tap warm-ups and combinations you can use with your classes or just for fun! Each day a new dance combination will be taught focusing on the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. From Broadway tap to Rhythm tap, there is something for everyone and every level. Get out those tap shoes and come make some noise!
Learn the basic classical Ballet technique of the ABT curriculum. Also included, basic terminology of all dance steps that will be taught.
Pilates / Conditions for the Dancer
This class incorporates Ballet conditioning for the whole body. Stretches and strengthening of all body muscle groups will be used. Learn the fundamentals of the classical mat work of Joseph Pilates.
Tap – Brandee
Choreography and strong technique will be taught. The history of American tap dance, and its relevance to your students, will also be discussed.
Afro-Caribbean – Erin Landry
This class consists of learning African movements of the African Diaspora and a fusion of West African, Caribbean, and Brazilian movements to drum music. There will be a class warm-up, progressions, and a dance combination.
Classes each day will be slightly different but all of them will guide you through body opening poses, loosening tension and relieving stress. Moving at a slower pace and holding stretches longer will allow you to relax both your mind and your body. Leave relaxed, content and ready to take on the day!
IB(e)Therefore I Teach Dance
Lessons learned and to be shared with all who teach composition, world dance and more. Deb will offer lessons and tasks that she has developed over her years of teaching every level including IB dance.
A Modern/Contemporary technique class providing an informed approach to floor work, drawing upon movement concepts learned from Laban Space Harmony, Bartenieff fundamentals, Lewitzky technique, and Breakin’ (breakdancing). Utilizing the joints of the body as successive intervals in and out of the floor, class material integrates the rotary factor with initiation and sequencing to move the body fluently across levels and space.
This class explores improvisational and choreographic prompts to inform and develop personal creative movement, practice, and process. The influences of speed, duration, planning, instinct, exhaustion, limitation, and intent, will be considered through task-based, short-term and long-term exercises.
Google Classroom for Dance Teachers
This class will be an immersive course on the Google classroom, specifically for arts educators. It will provide the basics along with tips and tricks to make the classroom an easy, creative and organized center for your teaching. Please bring a laptop and set up a gmail account.
Tuition 2017 – $415 before May 31, 2017, $465 after May 31, 2017 (In order to receive the $415 tuition fee, a $75.00 deposit is needed by May 31st.)
Housing 2017 – $435 double occupancy /$450 single occupancy