Intro to Modern Dance Six Weeks with Diana MacNeil!
This class is designed specifically for beginners like you! The very basics of movement fundamentals laid out in a simple format that builds from week to week, slowly and with repetition. This course covers basic movements and positions, and every class will start with a gentle warm up and end with a stretch session. No special shoes or dance clothing required.
Taught by the remarkable Diana MacNeilwho was a principal dancer for Bella Lewitzky and head of dance at the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts. Diana is a modern dance master who has performed and taught around world as a professional modern dancer. There is footage of her performances at the Library of Congress.
February 17 - March 23, 2024 11:30am-1:15pm Location: Studio Sway ABQ Class Limit: 16SOLD OUT!! Message us to get on the waiting list. Tuition: $120 + tax PRIOR ENROLLMENT REQUIRED
Intro to Ballet: A Six Week Course for Absolute Beginner Adults! Improve your coordination, balance, and core strength! Develop grace, better posture, and exercise your brain.
6 weeks with Bianca Always wanted to try ballet, but never had the chance? Or maybe the classes you tried were too intimidating? This class is designed specifically for you! This is the very basics of movement fundamentals laid out in a simple format that builds from week to week, slowly and with repetition. The goal is not just to give you a ballet class, but also to give you a better, healthier way of moving in your everyday life outside the studio. This class is also taught in such a fashion so as to make an excellent alternative to Pilates and providing an opportunity to develop core engagement, improve posture, and work out imbalances. You are guaranteed personal attention because each session is limited in size. Upon completion of this course students will be prepared to take adult ballet at other studios in the city without feeling lost. Students are always welcome to repeat this course. This course covers basic movements and positions, and focuses primarily on barre work. No special shoes or dance clothing required. TBD Message us to get on the alert list when we open the next course! Section limit 9 students.
*Why do I give such a steep discount for two sessions a week? Because I want to do everything I can to encourage my students to take class twice a week. Adults taking ballet for the first time are having to develop brand new sets of neuropathways and use muscles they may never have never actively used before. Students who are able to practice the exercises in a supervised capacity more often see results much more rapidly and master the movements more quickly.
Jumps! with Bianca
A special class that will focus on learning fundamental jump vocabulary. It will start with a simple barre built around key practices necessary for building jumps. Students will be able to take time and walk through steps in the center so they can slowly build to jumping. Leaving the floor will always be optional! This class will build from week to week, so while drop-ins are feasible taking multiple classes is recommended. Prior Ballet Experience Required TBA Drop-ins $12 Pay in person or use this link:https://ndinewmexico.tfaforms.net/4991098 LOCATION: NDI Hiland 4800 Central SE. Park in the fenced south lot.
Intro to Ballet for Adults Part 2
Part 2- Six weeks with Bianca Students continue to build strength and skills from Part 1 of this course eventually building up to small jumps and more complex traveling steps, but will the same care and attention given to technique and development of strength and balance. Upon completion of this course students will be prepared to take adult ballet at any studio in the city without feeling lost. Prerequisite: Intro Part 1. TBA NEXT COURSE DATES: October 2023
Turns! with Bianca
Turns are the real test of technique and can cause ballet students a lot of frustration. This course is designed to help students create the necessary muscle memory and timing to bring the necessary components of turns together. Because it often takes practice over multiple sessions to get these disparate elements to "gel" it is highly recommended students attend for the entire series as a single drop-in might be insufficient to see results. Prior Ballet Experience Required TBD
We use a lot of visuals and metaphors in teaching dance, but nothing beats experiencing the sensation of proper technique! This class will break down ballet fundamentals into practice with certain props. The class will help you understand how to use your muscles with proper alignment to create strong technique and prevent injuries. This course is being put on at the request of our students who have loved having these exercises occasionally in their regular ballet class. Minimal ballet training acceptable for participation. This class is also ideal for pointe prep. TBD BLB class cards and tuition accepted!
Refresh & Renew Ballet
If you have taken our Intro to Ballet course before and are looking to get back into it, we are pleased to be offering Refresh & Renew with Bianca when she returns from Berlin and Paris! This course is for students who think they would like to repeat Intro to Ballet or who feel they need an extra step between Intro and Ballet Level 2. The class will be a hybrid of Intro Ballet 1 & 2 material at a gentle pace to get you back on track.If you have a class card with the studio, contact us because you might be able to use it for this course. If not, sign up using the link below! Next course dates TBD!
Cancellation Policy for Series Courses Payment is due at the time of Registration. A 80% refund is possible within 3 days of the commencement of the first class. Students who wish to withdraw after that time due to injury or personal circumstances will be offered credit toward a future session or private classes to be redeemed within 6 months of the enrollment date. Students who miss a session within the series course period are entitled to attend the other session as a make up (space permitting) or may be offered an opportunity for some catch-up instruction prior to the next class (time permitting.)
Bianca Lily Ballet is a space for students of all shapes, sizes, colors, and persuasions. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone creating an unwelcoming atmosphere through malicious behavior.