Open Modern is perfect for adults and teens of all levels: working professionals, home-schoolers, those returning to dance after time off, and those entering the dance studio for the first time! In a relaxed and encouraging environment, students explore the use of breath and core strength while exploring the use of the spine, rhythmic patterning, and developing spatial awareness in a classical modern dance setting. This class will advance from week to week as foundational elements are practiced and built upon. Each class will start with a regular warm-up and work through a progression of technical exercises and choreographed combinations influenced by the Humphrey/Limón technique.
Taught in conjunction with the Dancing Legacy Ensemble and the Fusionworks Youth Ensemble, this intergenerational class features a different modern dance style and teacher every six weeks. The class is hybrid, mixing dancers in our Fusionworks Dance Center and Dancing Legacy network members from across the country on Zoom.