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Contemporary Technique with Lisa Long

  • Houston Station 434 Houston St Nashville, TN, 37203 United States (map)

Contemporary Technique with Lisa Long

January 12-16 | Monday-Friday | 9:30-11 AM

Utilizing principles from Ballet, Horton, Graham Technique, and GYROKINESISÆ, Lisa Long facilitates a well-rounded and aerobically stimulating contemporary dance class tailored to suit varying skill levels. This workshop will explore the principles of contraction/release, spiraling, and shifting of weight and flow to increase dancers’ strength and technical mastery, while intensifying their kinesthetic awareness. 


Full Workshop | 5 sessions  $50

Drop In | Single 1.5 hour session  $12

New Dialect accepts cash, credit, or check made payable to New Dialect. There is no online or pre-registration required for this workshop. Doors open at 9 AM. Please be sure to arrive with plenty of time to sign in, pay, and warm up before class begins.


Houston Station, 434 Houston Street, Nashville, TN 37203 


Encouraging dancers to test their physical limits, create whirlwinds through space, suspend time, become rhythmically active, and make discoveries through dance that will enrich all areas of their lives is the bedrock for my teaching. All of these experiments are made possible because of a deeply held respect for dancer’s curiosity. As an instructor, my deepest desire is to foster not only accomplished dancers, but also fully realized artists, who are able to clearly unleash their passion into the world.

About Lisa Long

Lisa Long is a choreographer, dancer, LMT,  and is currently Assistant Professor at Western Kentucky University. For thirteen years she danced professionally, first for Dallas Black Dance Theatre, and for eight years with Dance Kaleidoscope, under the artistic direction of David Hochoy. She has worked with artists such as Donald Byrd, Kevin Iega Jeff, George Faison, Donald McKayle and Jin Xing. She holds an MFA in choreography from CalArts and has taught at CalArts, UCLA, and Butler University. Her choreography has been produced Off-Broadway, at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and at Venice Beach-Electric Lodge, and has been favorable reviewed by the New York Times.  Backstage described her work as “imaginative and inspired.” Her choreography for Chevrolet won fourth place in MOFILM's Las Vegas commercial competition. Recently, Lisa’s company L2 Dance Theater was honored to open White Wave’s 14th annual DUMBO Dance Festival Gala showcase.