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Youth Technique Class (8-10 years old)

  • Dance Exchange 7117 Maple Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912 (map)

In all Duncan classes, dancers move through and integrate gaze, form, and feeling to express their dance. Each technique class will study the mythologies, inspirations, and improvisations around the Duncan steps and dances to build a life long relationship with natural movement exploration. Classes will engage students’ minds, bodies, and and spirits each week to build a personal connection to the technique’s movements and repertory throughout each session.

Continuation of goals for ages 4-7 and:

  1. Technical: Patterning; Joining, retreating; Skip hops and turns; Victory leaps; waltzing varied tempos; serpentine path from Solar plexus; initiate movements from solar plexus (physical and emotional); distinguish varied runs and skips

  2. Artistic/Metaphorical: maintaining connection with partner/gaze; expression of emotion, image; contemplative and expressive variations

  3. Interpersonal Relationships (Social/Emotional): embodiment of shift between leadership and follower; self and group reverence and respect; access and expression of beauty; understanding of time and place for varied “roles”

Earlier Event: February 19
Youth Technique Class (4-7 years old)
Later Event: February 20
Youth Technique Class (11-14 years old)