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POSTPONED Baroque DANCE Workshop (adults and children 12 years and up)
14 March 2020 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm$10 – $20
This class will provide an introduction to baroque dance for professional and amateur musicians and dancers. It will cover some background information on the social context of the dance for both the ballroom and the theater. Students will explore physical elements of style, the ideals of nobility and grace, and the concept of balance achieved through opposition. They will learn a few basic steps that can be applied to a variety of dance styles, including the bourrée, gigue, and minuet, and will explore how these steps can be interpreted with different qualities of movement according to the differing rhythmic profiles of the dances. We will also discuss notions of beat hierarchy in baroque music and how that is reflected in the step movements.
Participants : $20 (limited spots available, book now)