Amanda’s class begins with floor phrase work based on Bartinieff Fundamentals and builds through to standing warm-up material, emphasizing articulation, alignment and connections in the body using released based techniques.
This work culminates in rigorous phrase material challenging the body’s attention to space and weight. Amanda also includes dance improvisation to help encourage dancers to find various ways of moving within their own bodies, while exploring their own unique voice within created text.
New Dialect accepts cash, credit, or check made payable to New Dialect. Prepay online or pay at the door. There is no pre-registration required for this workshop. Doors open at 9 AM. Please be sure to arrive with plenty of time to sign in and warm up before class begins.
Amanda is a Nashville native, just returning home after 12 years of living and studying with various choreographers in Chicago and NYC. Her early dance training began at The School of Nashville ballet and Centennial Youth Ballet and in 2006 she received her BFA from Columbia College Chicago.
She has been dancing professionally for the past 10 years for independent choreographers; Angie Hauser, Liz Burritt, Paige Cunningham, Daryl Jones, and primarily with modern dance theater company, The Seldoms where she has had the privilege to perform and teach all over the world.
She has choreographed for several dance companies and festivals in Chicago, created three dance films that have premiered in LA, Chicago, Nashville, and studied acting improv at IO Chicago and Annoyance Theater. She is excited to be teaching in Nashville, TN with New Dialect!