Partnering can be one of the most challenging aspects of dance, yet many dancers are not provided the forum to develop partnering skills until the opportunity presents itself in the rehearsal studio. When this happens, the dancer frantically tries to understand the basic elements essential to dance partnering. She fumbles through the process by trial and error, creating an inefficient, unsafe practice of a complex task. How can this be avoided? It begins with building foundational skills that will support dance partnering in any genre of dance. This hands-on, studio experience will present ways to introduce students to foundational skills for partnering in dance of any genre for all levels of experience. Putting aesthetic and movement vocabulary aside, this class will suggest methods in which concepts such as sensitivity, timing and kinesthetic awareness can be developed and how to implement this approach into any technique class. This unique approach to imparting a basis for more advanced partnering skills is taught with thoughtfulness and attention to detail.
Hall: Studio 3 and 4
Track: Movement Class