Modern III

Courtney D Jones

Jones leads a dynamic contemporary modern technique dance class that focuses on a natural kinesthetic approach to movement and emphasizes the importance of proper use of breath, body alignment, weight, and movement initiation. Each class begins with a warm-up that balances the organization of the skeletal frame, the relaxation of the muscular system, the connection and support of core strength and the mental stimulation of sequencing and phrasing. As the class material and physicality builds in momentum, it is guaranteed the dancers will sweat and be challenged by phrase work that moves through the space changing direction and levels and involving various rhythmic shifts and musicality, floor work, dynamics and spatial awareness. We will build a safe and respectful community that allows each dancer to explore movement with an open dialogue and encourages every individual to take risks and express themselves freely.