Adult Classes: Modern

Modern I (Graham-based Syllabus):
All classes begin with floor work to help dancers understand and discover body center and appendages control in order to utilize the body as a unit of movement. This process continues with standing center work and progressions across the floor. The contraction and release principles are used throughout the entire class exercises. Beginning level classes are introduced to the Graham syllabus and vocabulary.

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Modern II (Graham-based):
All classes begin with floor work to help dancers understand and discover body center and appendages control in order to utilize the body as a unit of movement. This process continues with standing center work and progressions across the floor. The contraction and release principles are used throughout the entire class exercises.  Intermediate and advance classes build on the foundation of the beginning syllabus classes with challenging exercises and variations in the syllabus. In the higher-level classes progressions of movement lead to combinations to build choreography.

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Modern I (Horton-based):
Students should be able to articulate, define, and demonstrate following dance concepts:  Positions of the Feet, Positions of the Arms, Positions and Actions of the Body, Roll Down, High Release/Arch, Contraction, Egyptian Arms, Prances, Tilts, Figure-8 Stag Positions, T Positions, Dimensional Tonus, Coccyx Balance Studies, and Spotting.

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Modern II (Horton-based):
These exercises were designed to build strength and flexibility and include:  Flat Back with Demi-Plie and slide Stretch, Release Swing into Horizontal Attitude, Prelude Studies, 5/4 Swing, Variation C, Variation C with Turn, Fortification Studies, Hinge Studies, Balance Studies, Figure 4 Study, Table Balance with Revele’, Falls, Turns, and percussive stroke study.

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Modern III (Horton-based):
This advanced class focuses on more progressive Horton studies, fortifications, and preludes of the Horton technique.

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