This highly active class is designed to encourage creativity and build body awareness through stretching, movement, and basic locomotor exercises. It builds skills working with others in the space, introduces dance terminology and is a whole lot of fun!
The class is a continuation of Creative Movement which encourages creativity and helps build body awareness, and it introduces the young student to the fundamental dance techniques of both Modern Dance and Ballet. The two dance idioms are now explored with longer phrasing and more attention to detail. Dance Fundamentals prepares students to move on to technique classes as they discover the excitement of dance.
Modern I, II, & III
Modern technique classes are focused on the foundations of Modern Dance, based in the Hawkins, Graham, Limòn, Cunningham and Horton techniques. Body alignment, strength, flexibility and stamina are developed, and rhythm studies and musicality are studied. The basic elements of dance are explored through composition and improvisation studies that are precursors to choreography and continue to cultivate the creativity of the individual. The dance phrases and combinations become increasingly complex in Modern II and Modern III. Level placement is determined by age, or at the recommendation of the instructor.
Contemporary Ballet I and II
Ballet technique classes teach the technique of classical ballet for contemporary/modern dancers in a casual, nurturing, non-competitive environment. Body strength, flexibility and stamina are developed, and rhythm studies and musicality are studied. Body alignment and placement are taught from a somatic approach. Level placement is determined by age, or at the recommendation of the instructor.
Contemporary Ballet I
Contemporary Ballet II
Beginning Hip Hop
This energetic, introductory-level Hip Hop class provides a structured method of learning various Hip Hop dance movements in a fun-filled and vibrant class environment while offering new combinations and routines every session. This class infuses modern dance, ballet and creative movement into explosive Hip Hop choreography while exploring dance history and terminology.
This class consists of a short warm-up, including floor work and standing exercises, followed by learning current and past phrases/combinations from the vast Wellspring repertory.
While learning the movement, emphasis will be placed on technique, line, energy, and initiation of movement. All levels are welcome in this relaxed and judgement-free environment.
A dance form which is based in classical ballet and incorporates modern, post-modern, and contemporary dance techniques. Class include floor and barre exercises followed by center and across the floor combinations.
Students learn creativity, build strength, increase flexibility, improve coordination, and learn the basics of body alignment and movement in a relaxed and nurturing environment.
Contact Wellspring to create your own class and schedule with one of our instructors. Please call 269.342.4354.
*The following weeks do not have classes, to accommodate spring break and instructor commitments: March 16th-21st, April 6th-11th.