Baroque Dance Basics
Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:30 pm
This is a sign-in program - please see session dates below.
Description: Learn some of the basic steps used in bourrées, gavottes, sarabandes, menuets, gigues, and other Baroque dances. Each class will begin with a warmup. Then we’ll learn or review steps in a variety of combinations, at different tempos and in different meters (duple, triple, compound), paying attention to timing, use of weight, and connection from one step to the next. Some Baroque dance steps -- pas de bourrée, coupé, contretemps, pirouettes, jetés, pas de sissone, assemblé -- have the same names as in today’s ballet; in some cases, their execution is similar to today’s, but not always!
By the end of the four-week session, students can expect to have a basic understanding of Baroque dance vocabulary and of the ways in which Baroque dance steps are used in different dance types.
For teens or adults who have some experience in any style of dance. Wear comfortable clothing and flexible dance shoes.
Dress code: Wear comfortable clothing and flexible dance shoes.
Full program of 4 classes $55
Drop in $17 (drop ins only allowed in the first class)
Fall 2017 Sessions:
Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct 4
Oct 11, 18, 25, Nov 1
Nov 8, 15, 29, Dec 13 (no class on Nov 22 and Dec 6)
Winter/Spring 2018 Sessions:
Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb 7
Feb 14, 21, 28, March 7
March 14, 21, 28, April 4
April 18, 25, May 2, 9
Register using cash, check, or credit card at INTEGRARTE.
new sessions of 4 classes start 1/17, 2/14, 3/14 and 4/18; register using cash, check or credit card at INTEGRARTE