• October 30, 2016

    Barre at Local Motion Part 2 (videos)

    In the next two blog posts we will share some of the teaching that goes on in the studio through video. Our instructors are trained in ballet and use the tenets of that dance form to inform the movements in our barre classes.  By taking these classes, you are getting a great education on ballet technique, as well as an overall dance education. The things we see in dance are often not seen in other movement formats… Read More »

  • October 1, 2016

    Barre at Local Motion Part 1: Teacher interviews

    When I  decided to add barre to the mix of classes at Local Motion Studio,  I wanted dance eduction to be a large part of the format– the methodical repetition to understand movement, the meticulous reflection and revision of movement,  and the understanding of quality of movement as it applies to each exercise. I wanted to make sure there was an understanding of anatomy, biomechanics, kinesthetic awareness, and art- at various levels, that is inseparable from dance… Read More »

  • March 7, 2016

    The BrainDance

    “Developed by Anne Green Gilbert, the BrainDance is a series of exercises that we use in all CDC (Creative Dance Center) classes. It is comprised of eight developmental movement patterns that healthy human beings naturally move through in the first year of life. As babies, we did these movements on our tummies, sides, and back on the floor. However, cycling through these patterns at any age, daily or weekly while sitting or standing, has been found to be beneficial in reorganizing our central nervous system… Read More »