Teaching some morning technique classes/process classes/play classes as part of The Dance Complex’s Summer Sizzle Dance Festival! See below for more info and registration info. Come dance with us!
When the August heat hits Cambridge, The Dance Complex throws open its doors in celebration with the annual Summer Sizzle Dance Festival- two weeks of workshops and special events taught by both Boston’s Best and Internationally renowned Teaching Artists.
Dancers of all ages and abilities are invited to check out a class or a workshop with some of the area’s leading teachers and dance companies. Don’t miss the opportunity to invest in your dance practice before fall begins!
These classes draw from Hollis and Nattie’s personal investigations and experiences as movers and humans. At the beginning of class students invest time in warming-up their bodies; the artists both believe that understanding how the body functions is integral to preparing the body and to begin our practice. They combine elements of Pilates, yoga, fitness, somatic practices, and various dance forms to reinforce a structural understanding of alignment and a functional use of the muscles. Opening students awareness to listen to what is happening inside of their bodies is also important. Every body is different and Hollis and Nattie encourage each student to strive for an understanding of their own body and build a personal practice that will find balance and strengthen. Once students’ bodies are warm, they move on to larger investigations of movement that include weight, space, momentum, and energy. Building on all of the ideas introduced in the warm-up, they look at how the body can efficiently and effectively move through space. Hollis and Nattie have created phrases that reinforce these ideas while also engaging with our creative and artistic aesthetics.