Early Dance Repertory Workshops

Spring/Summer 2017 Early Dance Workshops at Integrarte

Prices:
Single class $25
Package of 2 classes $45 
Package of 3 classes $65 

Single classes and the package of 3 classes may be purchased on Mindbody.
All classes and packages are available for purchase at INTEGRARTE front desk.

Baroque Dance Repertory Workshops

Saturdays: May 6 & July 22
1:00-3:00pm

Register: INTEGRARTE front desk or on Mindbody

Dress: Wear soft-soled shoes (for example, jazz shoes, dance sneakers, or t-strap teaching sandals) and comfortable dance clothing.

Each session will be self-contained, devoted to a dance or dances reconstructed from baroque dance notation: ballroom dances from the early 18th century that would have been “performed” at elaborate court balls and at private gatherings. No prior Baroque dance experience is required — steps needed for the dances will be taught as part of the workshop.

The repertory:

May 6
La Bouflers, choreography by Claude Balon (1722)
A gavotte with a pleasing variety of step sequences, alternating between mirror and axial symmetry.

July 22
Rather than focusing on a single dance, this workshop will offer a quick introduction to (or review of) basic baroque dance steps -- pas de bourrée, coupé, contretemps, etc.

 

Renaissance Dance Repertory Workshops

Saturdays: June 17
1:00-3:00pm

Register: INTEGRARTE front desk or on Mindbody

Each session will be self-contained, devoted to one or more Italian ballroom dances from around 1600, as described in treatises of the period. Steps are in a “natural” (not turned out) position. Movement quality varies: steps can be smooth or sharp, calm or vigorous. Some dances, like galliards, include lots of jumps; others are closer to the ground. No prior Renaissance dance experience is required — steps needed for the dances will be taught as part of the workshop.

The repertory:

June 17
Il Canario, choreography by Fabritio Caroso (1581) with additional variations from various sources
A dance that includes rhythmic foot sounds — brushes and stamps — as well as travelling passages

Teacher
Time
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Day of week
Saturday
Studio
Studio 1
Notes

Baroque: 5/6 & 7/22; Renaissance: 6/17
register at INTEGRARTE front desk or on Mindbody