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Youth Duncan Technique Classes with Word Dance Theater
September 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 14, 2021
This fall, Word Dance Theater will offer a full session of zoom classes and in-person classes for youth so long as it is safe to do so. In person classes will be physically distanced and will adhere to mask guidelines while maintaining the integrity of the Duncan technique and philosophy. The first 4 weeks of in person classes will be held outside on the field by the Acorn Hill Waldorf school, the remaining 8 weeks will be held inside at the Dance Exchange in Takoma Park MD.
*Ages 5-7 & 8-12 Technique Classes*
Students study the technique and philosophy of Isadora Duncan, the Mother of Modern Dance, through a pedagogy developed by Word Dance Theater’s Duncan colleague and lineage holder Dicki Johnson Macy of the Boston Children’s Foundation. Through improvisation and original repertoire, students study how the motions of water, wind, and trees inspire the natural movements of the human body while they learn to honor the dance within themselves and each other. This imaginative work supports the basic locomotor skills of skipping, leaping, and waltzing, and fosters individual and collective grace, honor, heroism, pride, and freedom. Students learn original choreography by Duncan handed down through oral tradition and will embody myths and folk stories through movement explorations and dances.
Register online at: worddance.org/registration
Full Youth Schedule: Tuesdays, September 21 – December 14
September 21 – October 12 — OUTDOORS (4 weeks)
October 19 – December 14 — INDOORS (8 weeks, no class week of Thanksgiving)
4:30-5:30 pm / Technique / Ages 5-7 / $225 / Teacher: Becky
5:30-6:30 pm / Technique / Ages 8-12 / $225 / Teacher: Becky
September 21 – December 14 — ZOOM (12 weeks, no class week of Thanksgiving)
2:00-2:50 pm / Technique / Ages 5-7 / $200 / Teacher: Becky
2:50-3:40 pm / Technique / Ages 8-11 / $200 / Teacher: Becky
10% sibling discount. Scholarships available, contact Ms. Becky for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org.