|MODERN / BALLET TECHNIQUE CLASS II/III (For Ages 10 and up, plus Adults, with SOME previous training)Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm with Gentry Isaiah George
Back by popular demand, last season’s contemporary MODERN/BALLET dance technique class with Gentry George, open to both pre-teen, teen and adult dance students with some previous training, returns to STH’s Fall schedule line-up on Wednesday nights. The class will offer a fun and dynamic mixture of both set material and improvisation as students build their technical skills and movement versatility. Classes will most often begin with a warm-up in the center, followed by traveling movements across the floor, and then we will build phrases together. Emphasis will be on learning smart practices for developing articulate footwork, solid balances, easy ways into and up out of the floor and navigating the many ways to leap and land. Emphasis will also be on cultivating a positive sense of self-image and a collaborative, supportive, creative environment.
Choreographer and contemporary dance instructor Gentry Isaiah George is the founder of ZEST Collective Dance and a former Dance Artist for the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Ailey II, Lustig Dance Theatre, Collage Dance Collective, and Malcolm Low’s Formal Structure. Gentry graduated from the Juilliard School in 2012 and is an Associate Artist at New York Live Arts. He also currently teaches Ballet and Dance Lab / Composition at USDAN Summer Camp for the Arts. Gentry has presented work throughout New York City, New Jersey and Florida. In New York City, ZEST has performed at the SummerStage, Dixon Place, HarlemStage Gatehouse Theater, Ulster Performing Arts Center, Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning, Whitebox Art Center, Madiba Harlem, Fort Tryon Park, Marcus Garvey Park, and the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood.