The Dance Program invites all NC State students to participate in our 2013-2014 Master Class Series!
Classes are held in the Carmichael Dance Studio (2307 Carmichael Gymnasium); see below for the exact dates and times. FREE for NCSU students, faculty and staff, but space is limited, and preregistration is required. You may register for individual classes or the entire series by emailing email@example.com; please specific the dates of the classes you are interested in taking. Classes listed as "Intermediate" are designed for students with at least two years of previous dance experience; all other classes are open to students of all experience levels. *Additional master classes may be added throughout the semester
Academic dance courses in ballet, jazz, modern, tap, and social dance are offered through the Department of Health and Exercise Studies. Check MyPack Portal for current offerings.
Hip Hop with Ronnie West, Saturday Sept 7th 9:30 - 11am
This class aims to make dancers aware of their bodies by focusing on weight shifting, dancer synchronization and beat recognition within the most current music styles. Get ready for a fast paced and bumping class!
Modern with Shane O’Hara, Saturday Sept 14th 9:15 - 10:15am
Shane O'Hara, professor of dance and coordinator of the dance program at James Madison University, will teach this fun, highly-charged modern technique class. Each student will discover their own way of adding passion to the movement as it moves through the space.
Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary with Amy Mutarelli Taylor, Tuesday Sept 17th 5:30 -6:50pm
This class will explore the principles of various contemporary dance techniques (alignment, development of strength, rhythmic and dynamic activity) with special emphasis on musicality and spatial awareness through extended phrases.
Inversion, Sensation, Articulation: Modern dance with Mair Culbreth Friday Oct 4th 4:10 - 5:30pm Investigate contemporary dance principles through a full-bodied investigation of movement: sensation, articulation and efficient use of power in this rigorous, focused class. A warm-up of breath and energy work, improvisation, technical experiments, and inversions leads to an extended phrase that explores three-dimensional choreography, space, and presence. We will integrate weighted and released movement with training that incorporates somatic practices to strengthen technique while expanding the dancer's range of movement and efficient use of the body. Continuously inspired by the music, the class progresses from the internal to performance, offering a dynamic and supportive training ground for engaged and expressive dancing. Phrases are crafted to encourage dancers to synthesize and apply what they think they know about efficiency, abandonment, momentum, relationship, and intent through movement. Fast-paced and athletic, this class focuses on quick changes of weight, precision, and ease of movement. Mair’s style is informed by classical and contemporary techniques from the West Coast, Martial Arts movement training, and somatic systems.
The Intersection of Yoga and Modern Dance with Autumn Mist Belk Friday Oct 18th 4:10 - 5:30pm This dance technique class utilizes classical yoga pranayama (breathing control) and asanas (postures or poses) to settle the mind, warm and condition the body, and teach anatomically sound alignment principles. Parallels are drawn particularly between specific yoga poses and Horton modern dance technique, including how the mindful practice of the asanas can translate into improvement in traditional dance classes. Uttanasana (forward fold) strengthen and lengthens the muscles for flat backs; trikonasana (triangle pose) easily morphs into a Horton lateral. Experience a mix of yoga and modern dance, seamlessly layered through the class.
Contact Improvisation with Renay Aumiller Tuesday Nov 19 5:30 - 6:50pm
We will begin this class by exploring the different layers of the body through guided body work to experiment with various ways to interact through weight sharing and touch. This will lead us into exercises that will allow the opportunity to engage with risk taking, offering the ability to move beyond preconceived ideas of limitation. These exercises include practicing skills, guided dancing, working within scores, and duets and/or small group work – all within an instantaneous performance modality.
Massage for Dancers with Megan Marvel Tuesday Dec 3rd 5:30 – 6:50pm
Students will learn massage techniques that they can safely use on friends and family to help with those aches and pains that come from long days in the dance studio. This is a HANDS ON class! Be prepared to work with a partner. Bring a towel or blanket to lay on and wear comfortable clothing.
Global Dance Master Class Series
African Dance with L.D. Burris Wednesday Nov 20th and Monday Nov 25th 6 - 7:30pm
This workshop will take participants on a trip through the African Diaspora to help the students gain a basic understanding of African dance and to recognize its significance to familial traditions. The classes will sample dance and music from several different countries from the continent Africa.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register!