ADULT CLASS INFORMATION
KYL/D has two main dance class offerings for pre-professional and professional dance artists: Open Company Classes and our Summer Workshop Series. Open Company Classes run mid-August to mid-April. The Summer Workshop Series runs from mid-July to mid-August.
KYL/D’s classes can be purchased in advance via credit card, or at the studio via cash, check or credit card. Questions? E-mail: email@example.com
The company also rents its space for classes run by external artists and organizations. Public class details are listed below. If interested in renting the space for a class, please visit our Space Rental page.
KYL/D Open Company Class schedule
For pre-professional and professional dancers. All classes are $12 Students / Professionals / PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Members, $15 Drop-In rate
Pay in advance by clicking the button below, or pay via cash, check or card at the studio
Tuesday’s from 4-5:20PM
Intermediate/Advanced Ballet w/ Maggie Zhao
Maggie’s Intermediate/Advanced Ballet class focuses on advancing technique skills and challenging physical strength. While reinforcing ballet principles, the practice of repetitive movement exercises, flexibility stretching, rhythmic perception and expressionist artistry are highlighted throughout the class.
Thursday’s from 4-5:20pm
CHI Awareness Practice w/ Kun-Yang Lin
Class Description: Kun-Yang Lin is founder and Executive Artistic Director of Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYL/D). Lin’s signature CHI Awareness Practice is the foundational technique for Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYL/D). It explores the spaces where Western dance forms including ballet, modern, post-modern and hip-hop meet the impulses of Eastern philosophies, including Taoism and Zen Buddhism. The class focuses on how, through modulation of breath (or “chi”, in Mandarin), weight and weightlessness co-exist simultaneously and energy seamlessly transitions among explosive bursts of rapid, expansive phrase work, and absolute stillness. Class begins quietly and gradually builds in complexity, culminating in dynamic phrase work. CHI Awareness Practice expands the perimeter of Western dance practices through an Eastern perspective that reflects Lin’s conception of dance as the ultimate integration of body, spirit and mind. To learn more about Kun-Yang, click HERE
Friday’s from 10-11:30am
Graham Technique w/ Jennifer Binford Johnson
Note- Sub on September 13th, 2019
Class Description: Jennifer's class is based on the concepts of the Martha Graham technique. While honoring the choreography and structure of the Graham tradition, her approach to the technique class is heavily influenced by her research in dance medicine, biomechanics, kinesiology, and numerous methodologies for training the dancer body. Floor work will make up the first half of the class; focusing deeply on the roots of the technique; the contraction, release, and the spiral of the torso. Center floor incorporates the limbs in specific exercises to develop coordination, strength and balance. Class culminates with phrases of choreography moving through space and encourages individual expression through the use of dynamic phrasing, musicality and theatrical interpretation. $12 for Students/ Professionals/ PhiladelphiaDANCE.ORG Members, $15 Regular Drop-In
Other Class Offerings at KYl/d:
Zumba with Hilda Lopez
Hilda Lopez is certified in Zumba, Zumba Step, Zumba Kids, Zumba Kids Jr., Zumba Gold, Zumba Sentao, and Zumba Toning. Her classes at CHI Movement Arts Center are primarily basic Zumba for ages 12 and up. She also holds Zumba marathons and other special events.
Cost: $5 (accepts payment at class) Learn more about Hilda HERE
305 Fitness Philly with Tammy Jean
September 9, 16, 23, & 30
305 Fitness is a 45-minute nonstop cardio party featuring fun, easy-to-follow dance cardio moves and toning for your core and glutes. No dance experience required. You’ve never had this much fun working out. With music mixes curated from NYC DJs, this class is perfect for music lovers and open to all levels. Get ready to sweat, shake, and smile for dayzzzz! All you need is a pair of sneakers and an open mind. You don’t need to be a dancer to #MakeSweatSexy.
Go to https://vagaro.com/305fitnessphilly for tickets! First class free with Code "Twerk"! Book 2 classes and save!
Gyrokinesis with Evalina Carbonell
Class Description: Gyrokinesis is a movement method that addresses the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. The Gyrokinesis Method is practiced on a mat and chair, without equipment. Evalina has been teaching GYROTONIC since 2005 and GYROKINESIS since 2006. She has studied with many talented Master Trainers, including, Debra Rose, Anjali Austin, Billy Macagnone, Young-ah Kim, Leda Franklin, as well as with Juliu Horvath himself. The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM has transformed the way she moves and been essential to supporting her body throughout her professional dance career. Evalina is passionate about sharing the system with her students. Cost: $10- purchase online by clicking button below or pay at class. Learn more about Evalina HERE