Academy of Performing Arts

Adult Contemporary Dance; Tuesdays 5:30-7:00 PM

This class is designed to facilitate an in-depth exploration of space; physically, mentally and emotionally.  By using functional alignment and imagery, students will increase their ability to move efficiently and expand their awareness of the body as it relates to both internal and external space.  Students will explore how the use of breath, expansion, and contraction can re/generate elements of time and energy in their movement.  This class will encourage students to expand their physical and mental relationship with space while working with movement initiation, level changes, gravity, rhythms, and spirals.  Class will begin and end with full-bodied movement, progressing through an invigorating warm-up, floor-work, exploration and movement phrases.  Participants are encouraged to draw from their experience to discover how to be safe in relation to their body while creating movement, and how to heighten their sense of presence in order to engage emotional space, create a sense of community and enjoy self-discovery.  

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Malashock Dance

Adult Beginning Modern Dance; Saturdays 10:00-11:30 AM

This class is appropriate for dancers who are new to modern dance vocabulary and techniques. It will focus on body alignment and spatial awareness while interacting through movement, giving personal attention and technical instruction.

Creating Choreographers Project; 10 Mondays beginning February 16, 2015

The Creating Choreographers Project is a  new program of the Malashock Dance School, which extends an invitation to anyone in the community interested in the process of creating choreographic work. Participants will work with experienced experienced MD faculty members to discover, develop, and workshop their own choreography. Malashock Dance is interested in providing a platform for creative individuals, regardless of their level of experience, to learn important tools and techniques for creating, articulating, and presenting dance. In only 8 weeks, participants will develop choreography from its inception to an informal public salon showing.

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