WHERE: Hanover Rec Center dance studio, Hanover
TIME: 6:00-7:15 (75 minutes)
WHEN: Thursdays, May 15, 22, 29 – all will be filmed
Have you ever wondered about why you watch certain dancers while they are on stage more than others? What is it? Have you ever been secretly pissed off that you don’t have whatever “that” is? Have you ever just said to yourself, “Well, yeah, SHE’S gorgeous and such a great mover ….. That will never be me ….” Or do you think “Yeah, well, I only perform because I have to. It’s not my passion and I could take it or leave it” … but then there you are, year after year, still doing it (as if you don’t really care …. Maybe you really do …… ??)
I’ve thought and felt all of these things at various points in my development as a dancer. I’ve also really improved in my stage presence over the years, and I can see that improvement in the video footage of my performances. The interesting thing is that this process of improvement has not only affected how I show up on stage, but also how I show up in life. How I show up everywhere. Greater skill on the dance stage has also led to the unexpected bonus of greater skill on the life stage (at work, out in the community and in social settings). I’m sure you’ve experienced this gift too.
May 16 – StarPower, the Physical Dimension
Here are some of the concepts that we will apply to your dancing:
– Examining the concept of “Dancing inside the box”
– Magnetizing Movement through the Use of Body Zones and Posture
– Leveraging Your Moves Through Movement Dynamics
– Enhancing the Impact of Your Moves Through Movement Origination
May 23 – StarPower, the Mental Dimension
Continuing with Week One themes, we add in:
– Dismantling the mental obstacles to confident performance
– Choosing Imagery to enhance your performance
– Embodying Dance Storylines
– Diagnostics and Tune Up on Your Inner Storylines
– Tips for Conceptualizing “Audience” to Your Benefit
– Nuts and bolts mental preparation for shows
May 30 – StarPower, the Universal Dimension
Building upon Week One and Two themes, we add in:
– Identifying Your Special Sauce
– Delivering your Unique Gifts
– Utilizing Supports Beyond Time and Space
– Harnessing Higher Octaves
– Magic Tricks for Bringing Your Superlative Self to the Stage (from Martha Beck!)
Every class involves moving. There might be a little bit of fun mental preparation before class (OK – homework – but its optional and its easy and interesting). You will also use past footage of yourself to prepare for class. Showcase 2018 is the best choice. If you were not in this show, either use footage from another show that you were in OR footage of you dancing a section of your Spring 2019 choreography. No judgment!! The goal is improvement. If your last performance was perfect already, please don’t enroll : ) You will pick between one and three goals for yourself (for whichever show is next for you), as well as identify the tools and processes that will support your journey.
This is not a heavy lifting class. All exercises are optional and you have the choice of investing a little time or just coasting, listening and absorbing. The only thing you will HAVE to do is re-watch your last performance pieces or make a piece of footage of yourself dancing your Spring choreography.
The class is only $75 and to make it easy for you and to give a clear head count for me, I’m going to have people register online using this Paypal link. If it’s not possible for you to afford this right now, let me know and we can do a post-dated check, but I’ll need that from you before the class starts as we have a limited number of spots. Registration is non-refundable. If you cannot attend, you will get the video links which will be live for a couple of weeks.