Adult Class Information


KYL/D's Open company classes

Take class alongside the dance artists of KYL/D! 
Classes can be purchased in advance via credit card, or at the studio via cash, check or credit card

Laura Katz Open Company Class Photo

Intermediate/Advanced Ballet with Laura Katz
Tuesdays: 4:00-5:20pm
NOTE: No class on 11/20

Class Description:  Laura Katz is a ballet choreographer, scholar and pedagogue. She has received certification in the Vaganova method of classical ballet pedagogy as well as being an ABT certified teacher. This is a progressive and developmental ballet class, using a combined approach drawn from American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum and the Vaganova system of ballet training. Focusing on simplicity in style and efficiency in movement, these classes will help students understand their body, preparing them for rehearsal and performance. The class is divided equally between 40 minutes of barre, center floor exercises and allegro.

$12 for Students/ Professionals/ PhiladelphiaDANCE.ORG Members, $15 Regular Drop-In

Maggie Zhao Open Company Class Photo

Contemporary with Maggie Zhao
Wednesdays: 10:00-11:20am
NOTE: No class on 11/7 and 11/21

Class Description: Maggie's contemporary dance class focuses on embodying dualistic practices: physical and spiritual, somatic and performative and the relationship of internal and external energy. The concept of maintaining the dualities while moving is inspired by Maggie's cross-cultural life, spiritual experiences and pedagogical research, from the West and East. The class progresses from simplicity to sophistication through inviting dancers to embody Buddhist and Taoist philosophies throughout their practice. Class also incorporates elements of release technique. This class is for pre-professional and professional dancers.

$12 for Students/ Professionals/ PhiladelphiaDANCE.ORG Members, $15 Regular Drop-In

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Graham Technique with Jennifer Binford-Johnson
Thursdays: 4:00-5:20pm
NOTE: This class will be held on 11/29 and 12/3, then no class on 12/13 and 12/20, resumes on 12/27

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

Kun-Yang Lin Open Company Class Photo

CHI Awareness Practice with Kun-Yang Lin
Saturdays: 12:30-1:50pm
NOTE: No class 11/10, 11/24, 12/15, 12/22

Class Description: Kun-Yang Lin is founder and 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 Technique 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.

$12 for Students/ Professionals/ PhiladelphiaDANCE.ORG Members, $15 Regular Drop-In

Additional Classes at KYl/d:

Zumba: For dancers and non-dancers alike! 
Mondays: 12:00-1:00pm

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 by visiting her website HERE


Gyrokinesis: Group Classes
Wednesdays: 9:00-10:00am

Evalina Carbonell

Gyrokinesis with Evalina Carbonell
NOTE: NO CLASS 11/7, 11/21, 12/19, 12/26

About Evalina: Evalina has been practicing GYROTONIC and GYROKINESIS since 2002. She 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, Lisa Marie Goodwin-Rice, Erica Hassan, Angela Crowley, Mariarosa Guglielmi, Vincent Macagnone, Juergen Bamberger, snd Bradley Kreamer, 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 (accepts cash/check at class). Learn more about Evalina and Gyro by visiting her website HERE