Ballet - The Whole Body Moves
Here's a friendly reminder that the entire body is participating in our dancing, always! Even in tendu, for example, the head & neck, the fingers, our focus - they're all contributing to the whole. When we include the entire body in our dancing, it helps us broaden beyond aesthetic values and into more inclusive territory. Come on movement! Come on DANCE! This class is for you - use the recording wherever and whenever you need it.
Ballet - The Pelvis: Stabilize Her!
The pelvis is magical, y'all. She helps balance organization throughout the body, so balancing your pelvis means balancing your work! In this class we take particular care of the pelvis as we build complexity, starting with a strong and intentional base so we can move into more speed, coordination, and articulation. We have to choose our work every class, and this class reminds us to spend time on our ever-important pelvis. Take this class whenever and wherever you want!
Ballet - Dancing the In-Between Moments
Transitions, transitions, transitions! They are the thing that creates qualitative, seamless, thoughtful dancing. We always have agency over our use of transition, but just like any skill in this technique, it requires practice. And presence! In this class we allow our focus to center around our transitional work --- use this recording to get after that thoughtfulness anywhere and anytime you want!
Ballet - Moving the Turnout to Move the Body
It's all about the action of the turnout, y'all. In this barre only class we allow our work to center around spiraling our rotation. And it truly is an equal effort by both legs. When our turnout is an action instead of a shape, we can continue to center our work around movement and function. So get in there and get after that spiral! Use this recording to pursue your practice anywhere and anytime you want!
Ballet - Shift Your Weight Like You Mean It
Ah, weight shifts --- you're essential to our ability to move our bodies through class with organization and musicality. This class honors that principle, centering our practice around shifting through small and large positions while keeping the value on MOVEMENT instead of shape. In other words, dance the shift mama! Use this recording to pursue your practice anywhere and anytime you want!
Ballet - Getting After the Crease
*** The beginning of this recording was cut off. My apologies! We're missing the warm-up facing the barre and the first side of plies, just so you know *** In this class we center our work around the ever important pelvis - its balance and organization being so crucial to our work. By dancing the pelvis through class, we can truly find crease and articulation in our hip joints, improving the function and quality of our work. Use this recording to pursue your practice anywhere and anytime you want!