Arizona Dance Coalition Statewide Calendar of Events
Breaking Ground Master Classes (Tempe)
January 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm MST$10
Breaking Ground Master Classes
Breaking Ground guest artists provide a series of master classes open to all Arizona dancers. Join us for one or all master classes at ASU’s Nelson Fine Arts Building, Room 122, Tempe. Check out www.conderdance.com for schedule, teacher bios and class descriptions.
9-10:30 am Michael Crotty
10:30 am – noon Shelly Hawkins
Noon-1:30 pm NobleMotionDance
1:30-3 pm Suzanne Beahrs
1 class for $10 | 3 classes for $25 | 4 classes for $35 | Cash or credit card accepted at the time of class
Michael Crotty ~ Opposing Points is an Advanced Technique class addressing the notions of opposition acting within and against the forces of the body. This course draws upon sound anatomical principles to enable the dancers to call upon simple directional cues related to up/down, forward/back and side/side. The result is a clarified approach to complex vocabulary that enables the body to move with ease and excitement.
Shelly Hawkins ~ With the dynamics of jazz dance and the weight and swing of modern dance, we will discover powerful movement and hone our musicality. We will focus on pelvis driven movement that informs the spine and head. We will seek a sense of lift and freedom in the upper body while finding connectivity to the floor in the lower body, and use rhythmic coordination to help dancers feel dynamics and suspension in their movement. We will move in and out of the floor, use guided improvisations to open up our bodies and access hidden movement potential, and make meaty movement phrases to sick beats.
NobleMotionDance ~ This is an advanced level contemporary class that emphasizes aggressive full-bodied movement. Both athletic and sumptuous, exercises delve into concepts of recycling energy, transitional flow, “use of weight”, and dynamic range. The overall class encourages risk taking discovered through spatially challenging and complex phrase work.
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