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Joy Karley, MA holds a Master’s degree in Biomechanics and Athletic Training from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Science in Modern Dance from Kent State University. Her background also includes extensive training in classical ballet, jazz, tap, Latin, and theater dance. She studied at the School of Cleveland Ballet and has performed with companies in Ohio, California, Washington DC, New Jersey and New York. She has taught students of all ages and abilities, at studios and profe...read more
In this class we take a fun approach to building a movement vocabulary, refining basic skills, and developing good ballet technique. After steps are broken down and mastered, you will learn how to add style and musicality to your movements. Special emphasis is given to dancing from a physiologically sound basis, in order to prevent injury and make the most of your abilities. This is the perfect class not only for “beginners,” but also for anyone looking to build or enhance technique, improve your line, or increase overall strength, endurance, and flexibility.
Perfect for anyone wishing to improve posture and prevent injury, this class focuses on core muscle strength while stretching and strengthening the entire body. This class combines traditional Pilates exercises with contemporary approaches to strength and flexibility training for an effective workout appropriate for all skill levels and body types. Increases in back strength, hip flexibility, alignment, and joint stability are just some of the results you can achieve!
(open to dancers & non-dancers)
Your feet are your foundation & most important tool as a dancer. Unfortunately they are often neglected and abused. Show your feet some love & make sure you are using them correctly. We'll apply the techniques learned in the Fabulous Foot Workshop, as well as other exercises, releases and techniques to improve your strength, power, balance, and flexibility! We'll also address ankles, knees, hips, gait & more! Special requests welcome & lots of Q&A to get your feet looking, feeling, & performing at their best!