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Youth Technique Class (11-14 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, 8-10, and:

  1. Technical: leaps, waltzing at varied tempos, patterning and sequences; tanagra study; serpentine path form Solar plexus; varying pathways; Dionysian step; initiate movements from solar plexus (physical and emotional); distinguish varied runs, walks, strides, and skips

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

  3. Interpersonal Relationships (Social/Emotional): aspects of self as embodied parts of divine feminine;  self reflection as precursor to relational engagement

Earlier Event: March 20
Youth Technique Class (8-10 years old)
Later Event: March 21
Spring Equinox