// Intro to Dance Series //

INTRO TO DANCE SERIES
TUESDAYS 8-9:30PM

Velocity Kawasaki Studio
 1621 12th Ave
$70 for 6-week Series

Series 1: JAN 7 – FEB 11 with SHANNON STEWART SESSION FULL
Series 2: FEB 25 – APRIL 1 with BRYON CARR SESSION FULL
Series 3: APRIL 15 – MAY 20 with SHANNON STEWART SESSION FULL
Series 4: MAY 27 – JULY 1 with BRYON CARR SESSION FULL 

Call 206. 325.8773 or email Britta@velocitydancecenter.org to be added to the waitlist or check out Strictly Seattle Adult Beginning Session!

“I didn’t believe I could dance before. I thought dancing was for superhumans. I’m immeasurably excited about the rest of my life now that dance is a part of it.”
Intro to Dance Fall 2013 participant

“I WILL NOT STOP DANCING EVER!”
— Intro to Dance Fall 2013 participant

“I’ve already recommended this class to friends.”
— Intro to Dance Fall 2013 participant

Are you interested in dance but not sure where to start?  Have you taken a beginning ballet or modern class and wondered if there was a MORE beginning level?  Are you intimidated to drop into an ongoing class?  This 6-week series is for you! Learn basic dance vocabulary used in Velocity’s ongoing ballet and modern classes with other students who have no previous dance experience.  You will learn basic class etiquette and dance technique while developing body awareness and comfort dancing in a group.  We will also explore tactics to remember choreography by learning and building on phrases each week.  Intro to dance sets you up to continue exploring contemporary dance classes, other dance forms, and to simply feel more comfortable on any dance floor.

 

ABOUT THE TEACHING ARTISTS

SHANNON STEWART, currently based in Seattle, is a dance artist that has taught and performed in Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, New York, Boston, Helena, Oakland, San Francisco, Berlin, Budapest and Amsterdam.  Classically trained from a young age, and then (like many) struggling with that experience, Shannon found her way back to dance through balancing ballet and modern training with yoga, qi gong, somatic embodiment and contemplative dance practice; building strength through breakdancing, capoeira, the Gyrotonic Expansion System®; and opening creative channels through improvisation. Shannon makes work under the moniker The Real Shannon Stewart which includes collaborating on film performance works with Adam Sekuler.  She teaches contemporary technique, improvisation, is certified in Gyrokinesis®, and is a Teaching Artist with the Mark Morris Dance For Parkinson’s program.  Shannon is currently practicing and adapting a solo by Deborah Hay that is included in a suite of work entitled David and Deborah, putting Hay’s work in proximity to work inspired by filmmaker David Lynch.   Shannon also dances with tEEth (2011-12), Salt Horse (2010-12), and has danced for Sebastian Matthias (2012), Dayna Hanson (2010), zoe | juniper (2008-2010), Paige Barnes (2010), Kathleen Hermesdorf (2006-2008), and many others. feetlikebirds.blogspot.com

BRYON CARR recently moved back to Seattle after living in New York City for 17 years. He has trained, taught and performed throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has spent the bulk of his time in NYC where he has worked with White Wave Rising, Popo and GoGo Boys, Young Soon Kim, The Graham Ensemble, Chen and Dancers, and The Erick Hawkins Dance Company. Although his training is in ballet and Graham technique he likes to integrate improvisation, text and media into his dance making process. In 2002 he began showing his own dance/media work throughout New York and has been presented by; Dance New Amsterdam, Dixon Place, Joyce SoHo, The Wave Rising Series in DUMBO, Triskelion Arts Center and Chashama Arts. Outside of New York, he has shown in Seattle, Boston, and Berlin. He also just completed his MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts or PIMA from Brooklyn College in MA.