We will explore a wide base movement vocabulary, using our bodies to move thru space within difference levels and directional changes. We will incorporate some modern dance techniques- to introduce dancers to the Lester Horton, and Martha Graham techniques. Our hope is to obtain a strong core, increase our flexibility, while learning some basic knowledge of laterals, flat backs, contraction and T’s. We will also look into the connection of emotions to movement and the important part music plays in dance.
This will be a very energized class including a complete warm-up of the entire body to optimize the fullest range of motion possible. We will enhance our flexibility, while also concentrating on isolations. The class tempo will start slow and progress in speed and sharpness. With movement across the floor, including jazz kicks, jumps and turns.
This will be a beginning/intermediate ballet class that will focus on graceful and fluid movements. Our goal will be to increase flexibility and body control. As with the other dance forms there will be a warm up starting with plies and leading all the way to long stretches. The class will start at the ballet bare, then move to center floor and progress across the floor. Ballet requires years of training so our wish with this class will be to further develop dancers technical base and introduce newcomers to the lines and French based vocabulary terminology.
Paul Sadler - Paul made his Broadway debut in Andrew Lloyd Webbers Phantom of The Opera on Broadway. He has also performed with the National Tour. Most recently Paul was with The National Tour of Disney’s The Lion King, where he was part of the original cast. Paul performed LK show for 11 ½ years. He has toured all over the United States and Canada. He was also a principal dancer with The Philadelphia Dance Co. He received outstanding review for that ballet in DANCE MAGAZINE. He has also performed with The Cleveland Ballet in their production of The Nutcracker. Paul received much of his training at The Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Philadanco, The University of the Arts, Broadway Dance Center, STEPS, Chautauqua Institution, The Martha Graham School, The Cleveland Music Settlement, The Cleveland School of the Arts (CSA) The Cleveland Ballet, Cleveland Playhouse, and Karamu House. Paul thanks God for all his talent, and his wife Loreen for all her love, support, and partnership in the creations of his children Chase and Noah.