For the last eleven years, Joy has studied Countertechnique with its originator, Arouk van Dijk, current Artistic Director of Chunk Move in Australia. In 2012, Joy was certified to teach Countertechnique and is one of four American instructors teaching classes and workshops all over the United States.
Joy received an MFA in Choreography and Performance from the Smith College Department of Dance in Northampton, MA.
Countertechnique provides tools for body and mind to deal with the demanding dance practice of the 21st century. It is a movement system to help the dancer think about the dancing body, focusing on the process of incorporating information into action. Within a clear structure of exercises, the Countertechnique class thoroughly prepares the body for rehearsal and performance, enabling dancers to move bigger, more fluidly and more spatially, while becoming stronger and more flexible.
Prepay online for the entire week or pay at the door. We accept cash, credit, or check made payable to New Dialect.
There is no pre-registration required for class. Doors open at 9am. Class ends at 11am.
Please be sure to arrive with enough time to sign in and warm up before class begins.