CLASSES IN NYC
Pro Ballez Class taught by Katy Pyle:
every Tuesday & Thursday from 12-1:45 at Gibney Dance: studio 5-2, 890 Broadway
Pro Ballez is a ballet class for professional dancers with ballet history to reclaim the practice and performance of ballet for their own joy, pleasure, and artistry. Dancers move through a thorough and efficient Janet Panetta-style barre while being encouraged to play, contemplate, and discover how to bring more of themselves to the exercises, and then move to center to perform adagios, waltzes, pirouettes, petite and grand allegro for themselves and each other.
BEGINNER Ballez Class taught by MJ MARKOVITZ:
every monday from 6-7:30pm at Gibney Dance: studio 5-2, 890 Broadway
Beginner Ballez is for new and experienced dancers to build strength, functional alignment, connection, spatial awareness, pleasure, play and embodied identity in relation to ballet. Dancers begin class with group introductions and then follow a series of set exercises at the barre. Class moves to the center of the floor to practice experiments with balance, turns, jumps and, sometimes, non-binary partnering. Beginner Ballez centers queers but all are welcome. Socks encouraged, slippers allowed but not required. Dress cute; in a way that supports both your gender and full range of motion.