Dancing Together: A Child and Parent/Caregiver Creative Movement Class

This 6-week session, taught by dance teachers Maggie Bergeron (Wednesdays) and Andrea Zimmerman (Saturdays) is designed for children (ages 2-4) and their parent/caregiver who are interested in a shared movement experience that engages the senses of curiosity and play. Both child and caregiver will participate in developmentally-appropriate movement exercises that incorporate elements such as effort, shape, and tempo. Music will play an essential role in the class as students will be asked to respond to sounds as well as make sounds themselves. Participants will be encouraged to join at their own comfort level with the understanding that observation is often the best form of learning with younger children. This class will give children and caregivers the opportunity to learn more about themselves and one another through the art form of dance. 

Attire: Comfortable, non-restrictive clothing and bare feet.

Wednesdays, 10:15-11:00am
Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am

Session 1: September 5-October 16
Session 2: October 17-December 4

CLASS FULL

Cost: $85 (pre-registration required)

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*Space limited to 8 families. Each registered student must have an adult partner and only one student per adult. Only registered children and adults are allowed in the studio during class.

Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson Wallum

This ballet technique class emphasizes alignment, placement and somatic awareness.  The class consists of barre and center work that focuses on balance, classical line, connecting steps, and simple turns and jumps.

Tina Anderson Wallum’s 23-year performing career included principal and soloist work with Minnesota Dance Theatre, Ballet Minnesota, Ballet Arts Minnesota, Ballet of the Dolls, Savannah Ballet, The Contemporary Ballet Company, and Pennsylvania Ballet. She holds her BS from Radford University in Virginia. She has taught ballet classes for Ballet Arts Minnesota, Ballet Minnesota, Classical Ballet Academy, Chinese Dance Theater and is currently teaching at the University of Minnesota. Her current scholarly research is in Mind-Body Centering and somatics where she is devoted to creating a sense of embodiment in her students.

Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30pm

Session 1: September 5 – October 16
Session 2: October 17 – December 4

Cost: $85

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Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson (Midday)

This 6-week workshop with Thern will teach body and spacial awareness, rhythm and phrasing, ensemble dancing and injury prevention through modern dance patterns and improvisation.

Thern Anderson started dancing at the University of Minnesota and perform with Choreogram Dance Company.  She has taught to all ages and abilities in Washington, DC, Portland, OR and Minneapolis, MN.

Mondays, 12:00-1:30pm

Session 1: September 5 – October 16
Session 2: October 17 – December 4

Cost: $85 (pre-registration required)

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Adult Beginning with Thern Anderson (Evening)

This workshop with Thern will teach body and spacial awareness, rhythm and phrasing, ensemble dancing and injury prevention through modern dance patterns and improvisation.

Thern Anderson started dancing at the University of Minnesota and perform with Choreogram Dance Company.  She has taught to all ages and abilities in Washington, DC, Portland, OR and Minneapolis, MN.

Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm

Session 1: September 5 – October 16, 2017
Session 2: October 17 – December 4, 2017

Cost: $85

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African Movement with Alanna Morris Van-Tassel, August 22

Immerse yourself in the dance styles of the African diaspora. Accompanied by live drumming, the class begins with a flowing and energizing warm up and will get you moving to the sounds of the drum orchestra. We will focus on freeing the body and spirit, putting rhythmic patterns together, and discovering the roots of contemporary dance and music that originated in Africa. This class is multigenerational and for all levels.
August 22, 4:00-5:30
Cost: $14
 
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Dance Class with Guest Artist Gregory Dolbashian, August 17

Thursday, August 176:00-7:30pm

FLOW SPACE: An atmosphere that allows for the act of “pure play” to help dance artists use more capacity, intellect, sense, courage, and imagination in their movement styles. Conducted by director of The DASH Ensemble, Gregory Dolbashian, the class is a highly developed series of improvisational tools and games that warms and pushes both the mind and the body to break habits and fulfill more presence. These exercises are all methods that Gregory has developed and utilized to create movement with The DASH. The artists learn confidence not just in themselves but also in the environment that they are a part of. Games and tasks work both on the individual and in tandem, so that Flow Space creates a community for progress, inspiration, and most of all, discovery.
This class is for dancers 16 y.o. and up.

Cost: $16 (pre-registration required)

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