Modern Dance For Every Level with Jamie Arnold and Stephanie Turner // Wednesdays @ 6:30-8pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes
Class begins with a warm-up that incorporates yoga and breathwork with gentle movements of the spine before moving on to phrase material. A series of short phrases will then be explored, where students are encouraged to play and experiment with how his/her individual body prefers to move through the demonstrated movements. The phrases include elements like directional changes, movement through space, spirals, rotation, lines, momentum, energy and floorwork. Movement may carry over from previous classes and blend into the dance material. Each phrase that is developed will lead to a rich and colorful dance toward the end of class. Jamie Arnold is a certified and licensed Kripalu Yoga guide and dancer working out of Warwick RI and graduate of Rhode Island College with a B.A. in Dance Performance, where she was a member of the Rhode Island College Dance Company. Jamie attended the American Dance Festival in Durham, NC and was in residency at The Dragon’s Egg Studio in Ledyard, CT and has performed in Trisha Brown’s Floor of the Forest at the ICA in Boston and Between Movement Contemporary Dance Company.