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Develop poise and grace through our Adult Ballet class. This program focuses on posture, correct use of muscles, and grace of movement. This class is designed for adult dancers with some previous dance experience; adults with experience in other movement forms such as yoga, figure skating, etc., are welcome to attend.
Jazz classes build on the basic technique which applies to all genres of dance, with a focus on rhythm, coordination, strength, and flexibility. Styles covered range from broadway to pop, funk to classical jazz, and many moves in between. This class is designed for adult dancers with some previous dance experience; adults with experience in other movement forms such as yoga, figure skating, etc., are welcome to attend.
Contemporary Dance’s emphasis is on the expressive nature of dance, as well as technique and performance values. Participants will incorporate an emotional element with total body awareness. This class is designed for adult dancers with some previous dance experience; adults with experience in other movement forms such as yoga, figure skating, etc., are welcome to attend.
Dance For the Health of It
Dance for the Health of It is a fun fusion of various dance styles, warm-up rhythms, and stretch exercises designed for adults to get the body moving. Participants will develop an awareness of their bodies as they learn the “hows” and “whys” of dance as a form of exercise. Appropriate for all levels of movers.
Contact Modern is a form of structured improvised dance that explores the body’s relationship to itself and others through spontaneous communication, weight-sharing, touch, and movement awareness. Participants will learn techniques and movements with a partner, which can then be translated into improvisational phrases. Contact Modern is appropriate for dancers of all levels, due to the level of physical contact required this class is recommended for ages 18+, or Senior/ITP students with parent/guardian permission. Participants are encouraged to register with a partner.
Contact Modern Jams
Dance Umbrella is excited to host six contact modern jams during our 2022-2023 dance term. Jams are an opportunity for contact modern dancers to get together and put their techniques to use in a 45-minute improvised session. Meet new dancers, try new skills, observe, and have fun! The 2022 fall dates will be released in September, drop-ins welcome – space permitting.
The Workshop Series offers training and education in supplementary dance topics ranging from nutrition, post-secondary advisement in the arts, choreography, and more. A schedule will be released at the beginning of our September and January terms with our workshop offerings, drop-ins are welcome. dance umbrella students attend at a rate of $5.00 per workshop, with a drop-in rate of $10.00 for the community.