BALLET + CONDITIONING
Instructors: Jennifer McNamara
at abrasiveMedia (438 Houston Street, suite 257, Nashville, TN 37203)
Tuesdays | 9:30-11am
January 16 & 23 | March 5 - May 7
This class is envisioned as an evolving exploration of functional ballet technique as it relates to diverse, individual bodies. While that may seem like a rather amorphous description of a class, I firmly believe that classical ballet can function as a springboard for more adventurous or more introspective movement choices when it is approached with an intellectual and practical understanding of the consequences of the choices we make about the movements we embody.
To that end, I propose that each class session can be used to research the ways in which each body navigates its relationship with ballet, while still remaining true to itself. Each class will begin with exercises based on Pilates and physical therapy best practices, designed to fine-tune the body’s alignment, integrity, and available mobility before progressing to a simple ballet barre, implementing these concepts.
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 11.
Please be sure to arrive with enough time to sign in and warm up before class begins.
Our classes are supported in large part by the generous support of