Youth Dance

Exploration of the many faces of movement: Creative movement classes and workshops.


Contemporary Dance Classes

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LEVEL 2-3
Date: Tuesdays, beginning September 11
Time: 3:45-5:15
Instructor: Kelly Armbrust, Kate Gamble and guests
Ages: 11-18
Price: $18 drop in, $160 for 10 classes. Register here>

Using imagery and grounding techniques from somatic traditions, we will play with gravity, weight, release, and recovery to enliven our movement. Some experience necessary.


Fundamentals I
Date: Wednesdays, starting September 12
Time:4-5:15pm
Ages:  8-11 years
Instructor:   Kelly Armbrust & Grace Derkson
Price: $16 for drop-in, $140 for 10- class card, Register here>

This introductory class will explore fundamentals of modern dance through floor work, standing center work, traveling phrases and creative exploration of concepts.  We will work toward healthy, skeletal alignment, greater strength and flexibility, and attend to both our inner and outer experience of moving through space. Concepts will include grounding/centering, release/recovery, various forms of partner work and more.  No experience necessary.


Fundamentals II
Date: Saturdays, starting September 15
Time:10:30am-12pm
Instructor: Kelly Armbrust
Ages: 11-15, No experience necessary.
Price: $18/drop-in, $160 for 10-class card . Register here>

This class will explore fundamentals of modern dance through floor work, standing center work, traveling phrases and creative exploration of concepts.  We will work toward healthy, skeletal alignment, greater strength and flexibility, and attend to both our inner and outer experience of moving through space. Concepts will include grounding/centering, release/recovery, various forms of partner work and more.


Creative Movement
Date: TBD
Ages:  5 – 8 years
Instructor:   Laura Curthoys
Price: $50-4 class series, $15 for drop-in

This class is designed to help students explore concepts of space, shape, and rhythm through fun games and activities. Without the formal structure of specific techniques or pressures of performance, students are free to develop creative ways of moving and interacting with other students and with their environment. Each student is encouraged to use their own voice and style to express themselves through movement and interpret ideas, both individually and as a group.