This new workshop series introduces teens to the studio practice of dance in the areas of ballet, modern/contemporary and West African funk. Students will learn the fundamentals of a healthy dance practice while pushing beyond their own limitations. Workshops are intended for teens ages 11-15.
Designed especially for non-dancers, the four Absolute Beginner workshops introduce the basics of ballet, jazz, modern and hip-hop. Experience the joy of motion and musicality while improving strength and flexibility.
The series explores choreographic innovations as well as technical traditions, with the intention of encouraging artistic risk-taking, expanding versatility, and enhancing performance qualities. Classes are intended for the advanced and professional dancer.
Over an eight-week period, students work intimately with Bay Area choreographers to gain insight into the choreographic process through creation and performance. Each workshop culminates in a free, public showing.
These classes use various physical methods, such as Feldenkrais®, to increase body awareness and explore movement potential. Participants will discover habitual patterns while exploring new options for increased comfort and efficiency in breath and motion.
Starting with its own neighborhood, LINES offers free dance education programs to students in grades 2-8 in San Francisco’s Tenderloin and Mid-Market area. These pilot partnerships provide connection to professional Teaching Artists, interaction with LINES Training Programs students, and the experience to dance exploring students’ own creative process and understanding. Plans to expand current partnerships and LINES’ connection to the community are underway for next school year. Current partners include the Tenderloin Boys and Girls Club, De Marillac Academy, and Presidio Middle School.
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