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Contemporary Cross-Training Series: 9// June 23-July 25, 2014

  • Houston Station 434 Houston Street Nashville, TN 37203 USA (map)


June 23-July 25, 2014

M-F | 9:30-11:00 AM

@ Houston Station

Contemporary Cross-Training is a series of contemporary dance classes that offers advanced and professional dancers the opportunity to study a diverse range of contemporary dance concepts, vocabularies, and techniques on a daily basis. Designed to be a research lab for both dancers and teaching artists, New Dialect aims to create an environment where gifted teachers are encouraged to explore and refine what they teach, and each dancer is actively engaged in the process of identifying with clarity and confidence his or her own movement signature.



Mondays-Fridays | 9:30-11 AM

MONDAYS | Contemporary Ballet + Improvisation with Rebecca Allen 

TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS | Flooring/Falling/Sliding with Banning Bouldin

WEDNESDAYS | Flooring/Falling/Sliding with Emily Rhyne

FRIDAYS | Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Rosemarie Mientka


Class Descriptions:

Rebecca Allen- Following a ballet class progression with exercises inspired by Cunningham technique and William Forsythe's Improvisation Technologies, this class is designed to build a healthy balance of strength and flexibility in the lower body, while increasing overall stability and exploring a full range of motion in the upper body.

Banning Bouldin-  A cohesive and articulate training syllabus for the advanced dancer promoting awareness, stability, and specificity in an environment dedicated to research. Drawing from her extensive professional experience with some of the world's leading contemporary choreographers and instructors, Banning's class utilizes movement fundamentals rooted in Laban and Taylor techniques as influenced by 21st Century dance icons Mats Ek, Johan Inger, Aszure Barton, William Forsythe, and David Zambrano.

Rosemarie Mientka-  Rosie offers a unique style of yoga called Vinyasa Flow, incorporating  tools from her self study in the somatic work of Alexander Technique as well as her contemporary dance training. Vinyasa flow offers a flowing style of yoga that seamlessly moves through the poses one breath at a time. Classes incorporate a creative and intentional blend of sun salutations and other namaskars with a full range of poses sequenced in a way that provides the foundation to cultivate inner and outer alignmentflexibility and strengthstamina and grace

Emily Rhyne- Teaching a contemporary technique class based on the movement syllabus designed by Banning Bouldin, Emily aspires to create a healthy and knowledgeable dance environment where technique informs the body, promoting availability to movement possibilities and freedom



Unlimited classes (5 weeks/25 sessions): $150

10-class card: $100

5-class card: $50

Drop-ins: $12

New Dialect accepts credit, cash, or check made out to New Dialect. If you are paying with cash, we ask that you bring exact change. Please be sure to arrive early to ensure class starts on time. Doors will be open at 9:00 a.m.

Note: 5, 10, & Unlimited class purchases are valid only for the current CCTS. Unused classes will not carry over to the next CCTS. 



Houston Station: 434 Houston Street, Nashville, TN, 37203


Contemporary Cross-Training Mission:

It is New Dialect’s goal to host and present high-level local, national, and international teaching artists on an ongoing basis. By further informing our community of the wide variety of movement vocabularies existing in the world of 21st century dance, we aspire to contribute to the bright future of contemporary dance in Nashville: training teachers, dancers, and choreographers to interpret and make work that is well-researched and inspiring.