With a focus on coordination, strength, and flexibility, this class begins with barre work to find proper bodily alignment. Center work improves balance and allows us to incorporate alignment principles into dance phrases. A base knowledge of ballet is assumed, but this class will offer contemporary ballet combinations that challenge physically and mentally no matter what level of experience you have.
$10 drop-in ($5 for 7DDF participants)
Instructor: Celeste Hartsook trained in classical ballet and modern dance at Ballet Arts Academy in Spokane, WA. From 2005-2008, Celeste was a member of a regional company, Theatre Ballet of Spokane, in which she performed original works by Ballet Arts faculty and an original work by Charles Askegard (New York City Ballet). Celeste participated in workshops and dance classes through Whitman College, American Ballet Theatre, Paul Taylor Dance Company, and Western Washington University. She is currently a ballet instructor at Opus Performing Arts.