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 Class will run mid-August to mid-April. The Summer Workshop Series will run from July 22nd-August 16th, please see details below.

Open Company and Summer Workshop Classes can be purchased in advance via credit card, or at the studio via cash, check or credit card. Questions? E-mail: classes@kyld.org

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.


Classes at KYl/d:

 

All Levels: Modern Dance Workshop w/ Ani Gavino (KYL/D dance artist)
Saturday, June 1st from 11:30am-1:00pm

Description: Bringing dance back to the basics of improvisation, codified exercises and “get your life” phrasework. All levels welcomed! $10 class fee at the door.

Learn more about Ani here: https://www.anigavino.com/

 

Zumba with Hilda Lopez
Mondays: 12:00-1:00pm

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


KYL/D’s 2019 Summer Workshop Series!

 
Amy Novinski

Ballet Technique w/ Amy Novinski
Mon. July 22nd-Fri. July 26th
Class: 10:00am-11:30am

Ballet Technique Class Description:

Ms. Novinski teaches a Vaganova based technique class with a strong focus on finding the muscular logic in ballet. This class will build with a gently paced barre, increasing in complexity and demand as the body naturally prepares itself through each exercise. Center work repeats the demand for focus on core, back, and glute engagement, helping the dancer to feel well-placed and prepared to express their artistic voice without losing the base they’ve built, instead allowing that base to help them. Ms. Novinski is a meticulous instructor, at the same time encouraging a safe, open environment in which dancers of all training backgrounds can feel welcome to learn, experiment, and create a discussion about the technique they are practicing. This class is for pre-professional and professional dancers.

Class Rate: $12 for Students / Professional / PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Member, $15 regular Drop-In

 
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Graham Technique w/ Jennifer Johnson
Mon. July 29th-Fri. August 2nd
Class: 10:00am-11:30am

Graham Technique Class Description:

Jennifer Binford Johnson’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. This class is for pre-professional and professional dancers.

Class Rate: $12 for Students / Professional / PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Member, $15 regular Drop-In

 
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CHI Awareness Practice & Audition-Shop w/ Artistic Director Kun-Yang Lin
Mon. August 5th- Fri. August 9th
Class: 10:00am-11:30am

CHI Awareness Practice Class Description:

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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO AUDITION FOR KYL/D

Class Rate: $10 for Auditioners, $12 Students / Professionals / PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Members

 
Jen Rose Performance Photo

Contemporary w/ Jen Rose
Mon. August 12th-Fri. August 16th
Class: 9:30am-11:30am

Contemporary Class Description:

In Jennifer Rose’s class, we take risks together to help understand all of the capabilities our body has to offer us. We use the tools of tai-chi as well as various classical forms and apply them to a contemporary and virtuosic movement vocabulary. We learn the tools to become comfortable dancing in and out of the floor, playing on and off our central axis with safe and efficient mechanics. We play improvisational games to discover the expression from our interior world, to the level of our skin and then out into the world with clarity. We sweat together, we challenge each other to be vulnerable, we inspire one another and practice the rituals of expression to our fullest capacity. This class is for pre-professional and professional dancers.

Class Rate: $12 for Students / Professional / PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Member, $15 regular Drop-In