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SCD Class Schedule

10 WEEK SESSION

Classes Run: Sept. 7, 2018 – Dec 1, 2018
NO classes 10/6-10/13 & 11/19-11/24

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or EMAIL classes@sarasotacontemporarydance.org


Class Descriptions

Body Tool Kit:
Start your morning with a full body mat. Monday will be Pilates, Wednesday will be a mixed level Vinyasa flow. This class aims to keep the body functional and healthy by equipping the dancer with a variety of conditioning tools.

Baby Wearing/ Toddler Dance:
A class for parents and their child (ages infant to 5) where parents can bond with their little one through music and dance. Class activities begin with warmups and include learning phrase work that you and your little one can do together. All caretakers are welcomed. Children can be worn or dance alongside during class.


Contemporary:
Classes begin with a full body warm-up and then transition into spacious, athletic, and often inverted phrases, encouraging awareness to sensation, movement efficiency, and individual performance. A rich sense of community and support is fostered as dancers are guided to fall, roll, and fly across the floor together.

Urban Technique:
This upbeat class will build a foundation of basic hip-hop movements with the most upbeat instructor of them all! Derived from a combination of street dance, funk, jazz, and social dance, Urban Technique requires high energy, builds attention to detail, and develops understanding of complex rhythms. Students will focus on the importance of isolations and dynamics to execute movements.

Contemporary Jazz:
This class contains a fusion of modern, jazz and ballet, this unique style explores a wide range of organic, often angular movements and syncopated rhythms with a base in classical technique. This type of dancing is fun and energetic, includes leaps, turns and floor work.  It’s a fun way to move and express oneself! 

Adult Improvisation:
Dancing in the Moment - Improvisational dance for adults (ages 15 to 100) who love to move. No steps to memorize: just a desire to move in free and expressive ways within a fun and supportive group setting. Explore new techniques of dancing to music, art, poetry, breath, and sound. Great for the mind, body, and spirit.

Creative Movement:
An introduction to the elements of dance, this class encourages the students to play with their imagination and explore the body in space. Students play with shape, level, speed, dynamics, direction, and focus all while gaining a foundation in dance that will translate to any dance style!


Specialized Classes

Dances from the African Diaspora (all ages!):
A multi-generational experience that will encourage participants to experience dance from the African Diaspora, traveling from the Caribbean to the west coast of Africa. This class promises to keep you moving to the beat of the drum. All ages and levels welcome!

Red Tent (for women):
This class invites women from all walks of life with dance experience and those with none to join and celebrate the feminine spirit through dance. The class is led by Artistic Director Leymis Bolaños Wilmott who cultivates a safe place to share the joy of dance while moving and creating together.

Dance for Every Body (40s +):
This class incorporates modifications to allow all abilities to participate. The class warm up begins seated in a circle to connect you with your fellow movers in the room. The class progresses to full bodied standing movement, encouraging joy and community connection to shine through. Whether you're a dance veteran, or this is your first time stepping into the studio - this class is for you!


Fees

Kids Classes:
$150 for 10 Week Session

Body Tool Kit & Baby Wearing:
DROP IN $15/class
10 Class Card for $120
Unlimited Semester (includes all classes) $180

Adult Classes:
DROP IN $18/class
10 Class Card for $150
Unlimited Semester (includes all classes) $180

Dances from the African Diaspora:
DROP IN $10/class
Unlimited Semester (includes all classes) $180

**Scholarship/ financial assistance available!

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Specialized Classes

Red Tent (Dance Class for Women) w/ Live Drumming

This class invites women from all walks of life with dance experience and those with none to join and celebrate the feminine spirit through dance. The class is led by Artistic Director Leymis Bolaños Wilmott who cultivates a safe place to share the joy of dance while moving and creating together.

Class Schedule: Fridays, September 7 - November 30
                              *No Classes 10/12 & 11/23
Time: 4:30-5:30 PM
Fees: $18/Class

Dance for Every Body (40s +) w/ Live Drumming

This class incorporates modifications to allow all abilities to participate. The class warm up begins seated in a circle to connect you with your fellow movers in the room. The class progresses to full bodied standing movement, encouraging joy and community connection to shine through. Whether you're a dance veteran, or this is your first time stepping into the studio - this class is for you!

Class Schedule: Fridays, September 7 - November 30
                              *No Classes 10/12 & 11/23
Time: 3:30-4:30 PM
Fees: $18/Class

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Master Classes

Rosanna Tavarez - Countertechnique®
March 13 @ 10:00am-11:30am

Before seeing her work, Hybrids of Plants and of Ghosts, performed as part of our In Studio Series, join Rosanna for a master class in Countertechnique! Rosanna received her MFA in Choreography from Ohio State University and has a diverse background as a performer/entertainer. She began studying Countertechnique with Master Teacher Nina Wollny in 2011 and was selected to attend the Countertechnique Teacher Training program in 2016. She is now 1 of 6 certified American Countertechnique Teachers, on faculty at Relativity School and CalState LA, and creates her own dance-theatre work under the moniker LA DANSA DANSA. 

By continuously and sequentially directing and counter directing parts of the body through space, Countertechnique allows the moving dancer to work with an ever-changing dynamic balance which reduces the pressure on the overall body structure. The consistent use of the counter direction in all movements is key to the technique; both the awareness and application of this principle is trained throughout the Countertechnique® class.

Location: Sarasota Contemporary Dance
                  1400 Blvd. of the Arts, Ste. 300
                  Sarasota, FL 3423

Cost: $20