Class/Workshop Information

CURRENT CLASS SCHEDULE AT CHI MOVEMENT ARTS CENTER INCLUDES:

  • Open Company Classes

  • Gyrokinesis

  •  Zumba classes


PLEASE CHECK OUR CLASS/RENTAL CALENDAR FOR DAILY UPDATES


Dance with the artists of KYL/D every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday through our Open Company Classes!

Classes can be purchased in advance via credit card, or at the studio via cash, check or card

 
Photo: Bill H

Photo: Bill H

Intermediate/Advanced Ballet with Laura Katz: Tuesdays from 4-5:20pm

About Laura: Laura Katz is a ballet choreographer, scholar and pedagogue. She has received certification in the Vaganova method of classical ballet pedagogy, which she studied under John White and Margarita de Saá, as well as being an ABT certified teacher who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in levels Primary through 7 and Partnering of the American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum.

Cost: $12 Students, Professionals and PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Members, $15 regular Drop-In


Photo: Ellen Rosenberg Photography

Photo: Ellen Rosenberg Photography

Contemporary Release technique w/ Rehearsal Director Maggie Zhao: Thursdays 4-5:20pm

Class Description: Maggie's Contemporary Release Technique focuses on bodily dualistic investigation and practice: physical and spiritual, somatic and performative, inside out and outside in, and the relationship of internal and external energy. The concept of maintaining the dualities while dancing is inspired by Maggie's cross-cultural life/spiritual experiences and pedagogical research, the West and East. The class instruction flows with the progression from simplicity to sophistication by cultivating and inviting dancers to embody Buddhist and Taoist philosophies throughout their practice.

Cost: $12 Students, Professionals and PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Members, $15 regular Drop-In


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CHI Awareness Practice w/ Kun-Yang Lin: Saturdays from 12:30-1:50pm
NOTE: NO CLASS 8/17


Class Description: Lin's signature CHI Awareness Technique 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.   

Cost: $12 Students, Professionals and PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Members, $15 regular Drop-In


Gyrokinesis: Group Classes taught by KYL/D Dance Artist Evalina Carbonell

When: Saturdays from 11:00-12:00pm. Cost: $10

NOTE: NO CLASS 8/17

Evalina Carbonell

Gyrokinesis with Evalina Carbonell on Saturday's from 11:00-12:00pm

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.


Learn more about Evalina and Gyro by visiting her website HERE


Zumba: Join fellow community members and dancers and non-dancers alike!

When: Mondays from 12:00-1:00pm. Cost: $5

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.

Learn more about Hilda by visiting her website HERE


MASTER CLASSES

Currently there are no master classes scheduled. Check back soon!