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Announcing Danns-Ed technique class schedule for Semester 1 2017/2018...see you in class!
Contemporary (Release-based) :Tuesdays from 10:00 am-11:30 am starting the 16th of Januray in the Orchil Studio in the Pleasance
Ballet (Balanchine Technique): Thursdays fro 10:00-11:30am starting the 18th of January in the Highland Studio in the Pleasance
*****See below for teacher bios and class info*****
Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary with Heini Lopponen
Heini is a dancer, dance teacher, and dance scientist originally from Helsinki, Finland. She received her BA in dance from the University of the Arts Helsinki, and has a Master’s degree in Dance Science and Education from the University of Edinburgh. She worked in contemporary dance productions and musicals in Finland before finding her true calling in teaching. She has been teaching dance nearly a decade both in Europe and in South-East Asia. Heini describes her style as Release technique based mash-up of Finnish contemporary dance styles with a glimpse of Mattox technique and a lot of breathing. Heini is also an experienced yoga teacher, and is currently doing her PhD on psycho-physiology of breathing. Her background in yoga and other somatic methods has greatly influenced her approach to teaching dance and educating dancers holistically.
Intermediate/Advanced Ballet with Andrea Jensen
After beginning training in pointe work, Andrea Jensen knew that classical ballet would become her work and passion. She spent her high school years training at the School of American Ballet in New York City, and upon finishing her final year at the school, she was offered a contract to dance with the Los Angeles Ballet. She then went on to dance with and perform soloist roles with City Ballet of San Diego and Nevada Ballet Theatre, and is now studying Dance Science and Education at the University of Edinburgh. With a passion for preserving tradition, as well as helping dancers work towards peak health and energy, her classes focus on expression, speed, alignment, and engagement with music and movement.
***Class prices: £4 for society members and £5 for non-members. Society membership is £5 for currently matriculated students and £10 for non-students and can be purchased through the EUSA website. Class capacity is set 20 students maximum per class. Please pay the instructor directly before the class. For the moment we can only accept cash payments (exact change is highly appreciated), but we will be able to accept card payments in the near future.***