CSU Community Dance Workshop — Virtual

In place of Drop-In Dance this semester, we will offer a virtual CSU Community Dance Workshop led by dance majors. Classes will be offered on Sept.29, Oct. 1, and Oct. 6 from 4:15-5 p.m., and new content from 5-5:45 p.m. This class is open to CSU faculty, staff, and current students only — Thank you!

We hope CSU faculty and staff will join us from home (family members welcome). No prior dance experience needed! Email Madeline.Harvey@colostate.edu to receive the zoom links.

Recommended Attire

Dress to move (athletic or gym wear) with ballet slippers, jazz shoes, modern toe paws, non-grip socks, or barefoot.

Itinerary

SEPTEMBER 29

Day One

This beginning level modern class will be centered around finding breath and weight to release tension, encouraging dancers to move more efficiently. We will explore these ideas alongside technical concepts such as head-tail connection and proper pelvis and foot alignment. In the final combination, students will be asked to explore their own personal narratives and push their artistry while utilizing the technical concepts presented in the class.
Moving ‘Swiftly’ Through Small Spaces — Contemporary Ballet
This class is centered around building strength, stability, and musicality in order to individually develop a beginner level connection between ballet technique and contemporary artistry.

OCTOBER 1

Community Jazz
Exploring beginner level jazz technique.  Through a warmup, technical skills combinations, and a short final dance, students will develop skills such as footwork, balancing, and isolations.
Beginner Jazz Class
Throughout our jazz class we will tailor combinations to work on isolations, performance quality, and give opportunities to have students learn to use their body in a cohesive manner.

OCTOBER 6

Movin’ and Groovin’
This class is designed to work on strength, coordination, flexibility, and confidence, giving dancers a taste of ballet and modern training. Dancers will experience a warm-up, technique work, a final combination, and will end with a cool down. Let’s get our groove on!
Jazz Dance
This class will introduce beginner level jazz technique by progressing through a warm-up, technical exercises, and a final combination. It is appropriate for all age groups and experience levels. Join us for an energetic, fun 45-minute class!

Testimonials

“During a very stressful few months I was actually looking forward to Friday afternoons. I enjoyed meeting staff and faculty from other units in CLA who I would have never otherwise met. This was such a fun offering…” April Lingren

“I’ve had so much fun and love learning new technique in jazz, ballet and modern as well as your mini dance history lessons… I appreciate that the class is challenging but not overwhelming. I’ve taken adult dance classes before that taught choreography that moved so slowly that I got bored. I have been meaning to sign up for an adult dance class for years now and this one is so convenient and affordable!” Ella Bowers

“I’ve loved attending and learning about different dance styles, and I believe studying dance helps my musicianship. I have also gotten to connect with faculty and staff from other departments in the CLA through this class, and it inspires collegiality at CSU… In particular, the class has given me ideas of possible faculty collaborations between music and dance that could lead to interdisciplinary arts courses.” Dr. Abigail Shupe

Details

Date: October 1, 2020
Time: 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Cost: FREE

Organizer: Madeline Harvey
Phone: N/A


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