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Horton Technique

Jenny Oliver

This experiential class is a Horton based modern dance class taught at a pace designed for the students in the room. Class begins with a sequential and consistent warm-up, continues with center phrases that are designed to promote competence and growth of proper technique. Students are encouraged through proper corrections focused on alignment and detailed explanations of the initiation of movements. This is important in reducing injury to both new and seasoned dancers. Across the floor and center phrases that are poly-rhythmic in progression promote a sharp mind, supporting the skill development of acquiring information quickly and accurately. A person does not need to have the goal of becoming a professional modern dancer to see real benefits from learning about their body through this technique.