Kristin’s approach learning Contemporary is focused on finding alignment of the body, then moving with ease and dynamic energy. Classes will begin with a meditative body scan and improvisation exercises. You will explore articulation of the spine, pelvis, and torso all while finding momentum through the body. Large energetic phrase work will have a constant play with gravity; going in and out of the floor, upside down and traveling though the space with fierce abandonment. Kristin believes that class builds a strong community where you can learn, sweat, and dance it out together.
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT MY CLASSES:
"Class was full-bodied, exploring through-line and momentum, and broken down in a way that allowed me to successfully understand the connections between the different moments in the phrase-work – phrases which were filled with powerful movement that defied gravity and then allowed me to yield back into the floor in a satisfying way." -Nichele Van Portfleet, Advanced Contemporary
"Kristin's class makes me feel like a superhero! It's creatively sequenced, challenging, and satisfying. A safe and supportive environment that's perfect for professional dancers and novices alike." -Anna Greenberg, Intermediate Contemporary
"As a complete beginner, the dance floor is daunting. My heart raced when I think about the steps, the turns, and my ungraceful movements. Through Kristin I rediscovered my kinesthetic abilities along with a fun, artistic experience. I learned to use my entire body to push and pull through space and move on and off the floor in all dimensions. Kristin creates a safe and respectful space for all dancers. Her class is exuberant with energy and expression. She breaks down techniques and movement phrases at an easy pace to learn. I appreciate her clear, un-intimidating feedback that allows me to continue enjoy learning and dancing." –Ellie Hu, Beginning Contemporary
Gibney Dance NYC 10/23 + 10/30 4:00-6:00 pm Contemporary
Mark Morris Dance NYC 10/26 6:00-7:30 Beg/Int Modern