Mondays 3:30 – 4:25pm and 4:30-5:30pm // 23-Jan thru 26-Jun
Dance Foundations for ages 7 – 12 builds on the fundamental strength, mobility, coordination, and balance of young dancers through technical practice and creative exploration. A guided physical warm up activating each body part in all directions introduces a broad vocabulary of steps, positions, skills, and dynamics on which we build each week. Improvisation invites students to sense and invent meaning and intention in their movement. Making and performing choreography moves the group through space and music to fully embody the joy of dance.
Dance Making for ages 7 and up Time to create your own dance: Young artists find their inspiration in their own joy of movement and sensing the world around them. Through playful improvisation, creative problem solving, and collaborative reflection, we will dance our way through the choreographic process and build a performance platform for original student work.
Ilona Bito is a dancer and educator working in greater NYC. She currently teaches at Williamsburg Movement and Arts Center, Abrons Art Center, and with the Movement Research program Dancer Makers in Schools. She performs with Kathy Westwater, the Commons Choir, and Adi Eytan.