DROP-IN CLASSES

Take our movement classes at PearlArts Studios! Learn a variety of movement styles from professional dancers--what a deal! Scroll down to see our full list of classes. Pay at the door or pre-register below. Email staycee@staycee.com for scholarship opportunities for teens (13 -17)!

***Directions to PearlArts Studios can be found on our studio rental page****

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Gaga with Maree ReMalia

9:00-10:00 AM
Thursdays:

January 18
February 1
February 15
March 15
March 29
Cost: $12/Class | or $55 for 5-Class Package


The Gaga movement language originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement. Choreographer, Ohad Naharin, developed Gaga over the course of many years and it is now applied in the daily practice of Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company. This 1-hour class provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination. Gaga raises awareness of physical weaknesses, awakens numb areas, exposes physical fixations, and offers ways for their elimination. This class is for students ages 16+. Observers are not permitted in class. http://gagapeople.com/english/

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Modern with Shana Simmons

February 6, 13, & 20, 2018
9:00-10:15 PM
Cost: $12/class

Shana Simmons Dance classes will get the body moving. As a teacher, Simmons pulls from her experience with the Graham technique, release style dance, contact improvisation/partnering, and theatrical performance. Classes usually start on the floor for some somatic exercises/warm up. Transitioning into standing material, center combinations test balance, shifting weight, working off center and generating movement from the core. Classes may end in across the floor material or combinations in center. 

www.shanasimmonsdance.com

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Somatic Embodied Floor and Release Phrase Work

February 8 & 22, 2018
9:00-10:15 PM
Cost: $12/class

A two-part class with Gia T.:

2/8 | SOMATIC FLOOR & PHRASE WORK
In this workshop we will navigate from the inside out with the consciousness that both our internal and external selves are movement, not fixed. We will begin by connecting and meeting ground support ( e.g. floor work ). The lesson will introduce foundational methods in finding contact, meeting surface area, creating tone and the understanding that gravity works on a vertical plane. We will introduce an awareness of space, being held and supported, as well the ability to move through that thickness in the carving out of ( the ether ). 

2/22 | SOMATIC & INSTANT COMPOSITION
In this workshop we will approach moving and composing from the inside out. Where each individual connects to their own movement vocabulary, sources, facility and inspiration, focusing on improvisation as a tool for greater awareness. We will begin with a short warm-up, utilizing both floor and standing work, focusing on body integration, weight placement, stamina, and clear initiation of movement and reference to somatic intelligence.

 
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Company Class With Gino Vaccaro

February 27 & March 20, 2018
9:00-10:00 AM
Cost: $12/Class

This high-impact class is structured to give the working dancer continued training in the world of commercial dance. Class will begin with a traditional warm up, followed by combination-based learning. Emphasis will be placed on correct execution, stylization, proper weight distribution, and overall performance value.

2/27 | JAZZ FUNK
The class will incorporate jumps, leaps, and dance technique elements with a laxer alignment in order to move within a larger plane of motion.

3/20 | HIP HOP
This class will sometimes encompass elements of jazz-funk/street jazz as well as house for better depth of movement and well-roundedness within the street styles genre. 

All are welcome to attend; however, these classes are geared towards the experienced dancer or an individual that is comfortable with a high-intensity, fast-paced learning environment. Class will end with a cool down and questions.

 
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Adult Ballet Club

January 18-March 15, 2018
Thursdays 6:15-8:00 PM
Instructor: Andrew Blight
Cost: $120 for 9-Week Package or $15/class

So you think you can dance? We do too!! With this 9-week workshop, anyone can learn to dance! Adult Ballet Club is open to beginner and intermediate-beginner level dancers who want to learn the art of ballet. Lead by ballet instructor Andrew Blight, this fun club will take students through ballet technique, musicality and rhythm. At the end of this 9-week workshop will be a showcase to share your new moves with friends, family, and community members. Class is from 6:15-7:30, followed by 30 minutes of choreography! 

 

Company Classes

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Rotating Company Class

Beginning January 18
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 9:00-10:15 AM

Instructor: Staycee Pearl, Company Members, & Special Guests
Cost: $12/class | $6 for teens (17 & under)

No two classes are the same! Conditioning and repertory phrase works taught by Staycee, company members, and special instructors. *Different rate may apply for some guest instructor classes.

 
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Company Ballet

Beginning January 17
Wednesdays | 9:00-10:15 AM

Instructor: Andrew Blight
Cost: $12/class | $6 for teens (17 & under)

Join STAYCEE PEARL dance project dancers in company ballet classes focusing on technique, alignment, holistic movement consciousness, and performance quality. Refine your skills and awareness with our professional team. Wednesday mornings are ballet with Andrew Blight. For intermediate-advanced dancers.