Last week, I had the good fortune to teach a Master Class for dancers with the CoExist Dance Junior Company, a newly formed pre-professional company under the direction of Kathleen Glynn. Working with the motivated, energetic, detail-oriented dancers made for a truly wonderful Saturday afternoon. I worked with two age groups, focusing on directional movement, spatial planes, and spirals with each. In each group, we began with different versions of the “Brain Dance,” a warm-up series developed by dance education guru Anne Green Gilbert, went on to some traveling cardio to get our muscles warm and our heart rates up, and continued with technique-building combinations in the center and across the floor that emphasized on the areas of focus. Each group was taught a phrase that incorporated elements of the previous combinations, and had the opportunity to perform the phrases for their fellow company members. I was truly impressed by their work ethics, etiquette, and enthusiasm! Check out some photos of our time together below!
Photos courtesy of CoExist Dance.
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