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Classes and Programs

CMDE Classes Summer 2020

*Suggested age but all are welcome. Families and groups are welcome.

Monday, 10:00 – 11:20 AM: Ballet/Dance Composition & Improv (Ages 8-12*)
Teacher: Silinea Hillard

Students will learn the basics of ballet technique, as well as terminology. Ballet is used as the foundation to most modern day dance styles. Students will learn the process of creating movement.

Monday, 1:00 – 2:20 PM: Hip Hop/Jazz Funk/Choreography (Ages 12-19*)
Teacher: Kalena Brown

This is an upbeat class that will consist of learning the fundamentals of Hip Hop and Jazz technique. As well as picking up and learning choreography. It is a class for all movers and dancers to allow their personalities to shine and to gain confidence. Bring out the inner YOU!

Monday, 5:00 – 6:20 PM: Modern & Art (Ages 10 – 21*)
Teacher: Candace Hundley-Kamate

Students will explore art projects (collage, mixed media, drawings, paintings, 2D, 3D sculpture) that will connect modern dance techniques to how modern dance is found in art. Famous artists like Matisse, Chagall, Romare Bearden, Aaron Douglass used modern dance as their subjects. Each session will produce a project that reflects where modern dance technique and visual art meet.

Tuesday, 10:00 – 11:20 AM: Jazz & Choreography (Ages 8-12*)
Teacher: Silinea Hillard

Students will learn the basics of jazz dance technique and choreography to fun, upbeat music. Students will explore the craft of designing dance.

Tuesday, 11:30 AM – 12:10 PM: Modern Dancercise (Adults – Seniors)
Teacher: Kalena Brown

A fun class for health and fitness, using a variety of music and dance styles to tone, stretch, strengthen, relax and exhilarate the whole person. All levels and all ages. Suitable for seniors.

Tuesday, 1:00 – 2:20 PM: Lyrical/Modern Jazz/Poetry (Ages 12 – 19*)
Teacher: Kalena Brown

Students will learn how to express themselves with movement and by telling a story through dance. We will write poetry, words, and feelings down and find music and movement to portray the emotions. You will learn how to be fluid and graceful. Learn how to create your own work of art as well learn choreography and technique.

Tuesday, 5:00 – 6:20 PM: African Dance and Music (Ages 10 – 21*)
Teacher: Yahya Kamate

Together, we will hear and stomp our feet through the sounds of our ancestral barrels. Come to dance to the rhythms of West Africa with live music and drum.

Wednesday, 10:00 – 11:20 AM: Musical Theater/Acting for Dancers (Ages 8-12*)
Teacher: Silinea Hillard

This class will teach Broadway style choreography, with a focus on learning song and dance numbers from various musical productions. Students will learn the fundamentals of acting and how to apply the technique to dance.

Wednesday, 11:30 AM – 12:10 PM: STRIVE Movement (Adults with Disabilities)
Teacher: Amanda Trott

A creative movement class that helps to develop expressiveness, range of movement, strength and balance. Each student leaves with a smile!

Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:20 PM: Modern/Afro-Modern/Improv (Ages 12 – 19*)
Teacher: Kalena Brown

In this class, we will explore the elements and techniques of Modern dance pioneers such as Lester Horton, Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Kathrine Dunham and more. Also adding the African Diaspora to choreography and combining the two styles together. Students will also have freedom of expression to share their own movements. Music will consist of different instruments and the sound of the drum.

Wednesday, 5:00 – 6:20 PM: Dance Sampler (Ages 10 – 21*)
Teacher: Silinea Hillard and Allison Brown

This class offers students an opportunity to experience a variety of dance styles that may include Modern, Street Jazz, African, Hip Hop, Ballet, Latin Fusion.

Wednesday, 6:30 – 7:20 PM: Moving Experience Dance Company for adults with disabilities
Teacher: Silinea Hillard and Allison Brown

A creative experience for individuals with disabilities who love to dance and perform.

Thursday, 10:00 – 11:20 AM: Modern/Creating & Sharing (Ages 8-12*)
Teacher: Silinea Hillard

This class will emphasize freedom of expression and interpretation of music while learning the basics of modern dance. Students will use various techniques to form a dance and show to one another.

Thursday, 11:30 AM – 12:10 PM: Modern Dancercise (Adults – Seniors)
Teacher: Kalena Brown
A fun class for health and fitness, using a variety of music and dance styles to tone, stretch, strengthen, relax and exhilarate the whole person. All levels and all ages. Suitable for seniors.

Thursday, 1:00 – 2:20 AM: Stretch and Conditioning (Ages 12 – 19*)
Teacher: Kalena Brown

This class will consist of gaining strength, balance, and becoming centered. Using Pilates, yoga, and meditation. Shaping the mind, body, and soul. You will feel stronger, healed, and relaxed after you leave this class.

Thursday, 5:00 – 6:20 PM: African Dance and Music (Ages 10 – 21*)
Teacher: Yahya Kamate

Together, we will hear and stomp our feet through the sounds of our ancestral barrels. Come to dance to the rhythms of West Africa with live music and drum.

Saturday, 11:00 – 11:50 AM: Modern Dance (Adults – Seniors)
Teacher: Elissa Machlin-Lockwood and Claire Porter

Discover or rediscover the expressive dancer in you! A complete work-out for the body, mind and spirit with attention towards proper alignment. Eclectic selections of music and dance styles are used. Floor work, simple combinations and improvisations are included in each class.

Saturday, 1:30 – 2:30 PM: Modern Dance for ages 10-20’s with disabilities
Teacher: Amanda Trott

A part of CMDE’s “Moving Experience” program, this class is a creative outlet to instill confidence and develop coordination, focus and balance.

Sunday, 2:00 – 3:00 PM: African Dance and Drum (Toddlers – Seniors)
Teacher: Yahya Kamate

Together, we will hear and stomp our feet through the sounds of our ancestral barrels. Come to dance to the rhythms of West Africa with live music and drum.

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