CURRENT CLASS SCHEDULE AT CHI MOVEMENT ARTS CENTER INCLUDES:
· KYL/D OPEN COMPANY CLASSES
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KYL/D Open Company Classes: Join the professional dance artists of Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers every week!
$12 Students/Professionals, $15 Drop-In
Tuesdays: Intermediate/Advanced Ballet with Laura Katz from 4:00-5:30pm
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. She began her ballet training under Hortensia Fonseca at the Maryland Youth Ballet, later studying with Maria and Marjorie Tallchief, Melissa Hayden and Allegra Kent at the Chicago City Ballet, Helgi Thommason, Christopher Boatwright and Larissa Sklyanskaya at the San Francisco Ballet, and Ben Stevenson and Rosemary Miles at the Houston Ballet. As a student, she performed with The Joffrey Ballet and New York City Ballet. She has performed professionally with several classical ballet companies, including Ballet South, the Russian Ballet Theatre of Delaware, the Santa Fe Opera Company, and The Ballet Theatre of New Mexico, and several contemporary and baroque dance companies, including Dance Theatre X, Opus I Contemporary and Sprezzatura Dance Ensemble. Her repertoire includes principal roles in The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Les Patineurs, Firebird, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Dark Elegies, Raymonda, Paquita, and many other classical and contemporary ballets.
Thursdays: Modern/Contemporary Dance with Jessica from 4:00-5:30pm
Each month, a different KYL/D company member will teach his/her own technique for Thursday classes. For the month of February, Jessica Warchal-King will be teaching a modern/contemporary class you don't want to miss!
Class Description: Explore principles and practices of Modern Dance through the lens of Jessica Warchal-King. Physical investigations incorporate aspects of KYL/D’s CHI Awareness Technique, Classical Ballet, Release Technique, Pilates, and improvisation. Dancers will deepen their investigation of the body as an instrument of expression and dance as a form of self-awareness and community building.
About Jessica: Jessica C. Warchal-King joined KYL/D in 2010 and is also a member of Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet. She has performed for many independent choreographers and organizations and has had her choreography presented throughout the Mid-atlantic United States. Jessica is Co-founder and Curator of KYL/D's InHale Performance Series, KYL/D's community liaison, and director of The Embodiment Project. She earned her MFA in Dance from Temple University and her BA in Dance and Anthropology from Muhlenberg College. Jessica is a trained instructor in Dance for PD (Parkinson's Disease), a Power Pilates Mat I & II Certified Instructor, and contributor for DanceAdvantage.net. Additionally, Jessica enjoys the quiet energy of the morning, singing cardinals, dragonflies, and the shifting temper of the ocean.
Saturdays: CHI Awareness Technique with Kun-Yang Lin from 12:30-2:00pm
About his class: 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.
Learn more about Kun-Yang Lin HERE
Gyrokinesis: Group Classes taught by KYL/D Dance Artist Evalina Carbonell
When: Saturdays from 11:00-12:30pm
Gyrokinesis with Evalina Carbonell from 11:00-12:30pm
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 and Tuesdays/Thursdays from 9:00-10:00am
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
Currently there are no master classes scheduled. Check back soon!