For when you need to remember why you fell in love with dance in the first place, that there is actually nothing wrong with any part of your body, and that if you actually use your technique as a mere vehicle for elated performance you will be rewarded ten-fold.
Ballet Blast is where we stop trash talking our biscuits, barely existent turnout, and the size of our thighs. It’s where we start celebrating the goods we’ve got and have the time of our lives doing ballet.
Ballet Blast initiates with a brief introspective moment for us to reconnect with why we are there to dance. We kick-start our bodies with a series of fitness exercises used to intensely activate, strengthen, and shape essential muscles for optimal movement power. Then we hit the barre to find rootedness and acute precision in our legs while coordinating a freely releasing, contracting, and twisting torso. Center work expounds on these expansive movements, melding modern release swing of our limbs and extreme spiraling of our torsos with finesse and suppleness through series of sailing pirouettes and boundless jumps.
Focus is on what matters – uninhibited performance, fearless risk-taking, and full potential of movement – addressed at both the origin of the mind and derivation of the body. Our purpose established at the onset of class brings forth a deeper mind-body awareness and rewards us with the ideal abandon in which dance thrives. Whether we are thoughtfully articulating adagio phrase work or propelling ourselves into technical feats with contemporary flare, it is done while jamming to the sounds of music, both known and adored, with an open-minded, non-judgmental, lighthearted vibe leading the way.
I will be hosting class at Gina Gibney Dance Center – 890 Broadway, NY, NY – in studio 5-2 on the following:
Friday, October 2nd – 10am-12pm