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Youth Technique Class (4-7 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.

  1. Technical: Fine and gross motor coordination; bi laterality (moving from weight on one foot to another); coordinating gesture, gaze, and steps; waltzing, skipping, leaping, recline and rise.

  2. Artistic/Metaphorical: changing dynamics of expression: gentle to strong, quick to slow and lyrical; expression of personal images or stories through body movements

  3. Interpersonal Relationships (Social/Emotional): value placed upon diversity: Beauty inherent in all nature’s creatures; inclusion; honor; flock versus mob perception of group; experience of solitude and affiliation; biological need to be both individual and part of tribe experienced in embodiment.

Earlier Event: March 19
Duncan Technique - Adult Beginning