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: 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.


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

 
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Tuesday’s from 4-5:20PM
Intermediate/Advanced Ballet w/ Maggie Zhao

*For pre-professional and professional dancers

Class Description: 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.

 
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Mike Hurwitz Photography

Thursday’s from 4-5:20pm
CHI Awareness Practice w/ Kun-Yang Lin

*For pre-professional and professional dancers

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

 
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Friday’s from 10-11:30am
Graham Technique w/ Jennifer Binford Johnson

NOTE- NO CLASS 11/8/19

*For pre-professional and professional dancers

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
Mondays: 12:20-1:20pm

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

 
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Gyrokinesis with Evalina Carbonell
Fridays: 9:00-10:00am

NOTE- NO CLASS 11/8/19

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