The Fall Session starts the week of September 7th and runs through December 11th, 2015.
This 14-week session is designed to challenge and expand on current studies at Clinard Dance as well as welcome and encourage new students. The session will be taught by Clinard, Andrea Peterson Estaban and Marisela Tapia.
Classes culminate Friday, December 11th with a performance in conjunction with Chicago Arts District Second Friday Open Studio Series. This is a great opportunity to perform with live musicians and share your studies with friends and family.
*Please note there is a $30 performance fee to offset costs for guest musicians.
Participants may pay for classes on the first day of class by purchasing a punch card. Punch Cards allow for the most flexibility, working in half hour increments at $8 per punch. Students may purchase as many punches as they like. PUNCH CARDS for the Fall Session expire Friday, December 11th, 2015.
Drop-in rates are as follows:
$18/1 hr ~ $26/1.5 hr ~ $34/1.45 hr
To sign up for classes, contact the Clinard Dance Studio at 312.399-1984 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BEGINNER TECHNIQUE—Performance Workshop
September 8-December 8
This class will emphasize core-strengthening warm-ups, upper body development through arm and hand exercises; common floor patterns; explanation and practice with TANGOS rhythm, simple footwork and hand-clapping techniques,as well as some basic choreography and improvisation opportunities.
September 9-December 9
Alegrías is the best known form in a family of lively, vibrant songs known as Cantiñas. Cantiñas developed during the Peninsular War in the early 19th Century when Spanish partisans gathered on the Atlantic coast near Cádiz to launch the first attacks against Napoleon. The music of Cádiz blended with jotas from Aragón, and the Cantiñas and its variations were born:Cantiñas, Alegrías, Mirabrás, Caracoles and Romeras. The Alegrías has emerged as the most popular version of the song.
September 12-December 5
The Farruca is a dramatic, dance-centric form characterized by sombre virtuosity, aggressive footwork, and dramatic shifts in tempo. “Farruco/a” is a slang term used in Andalucía and Latin America to refer to someone from the Spanish provinces of Galicia or Asturias who is far from home. The flamenco form Farruca has little to do with the music of northern Spain, though some of the melodic themes associated with the farruca are reminiscent of tunes from Galicia.
CHILDREN’S Performance Workshop
September 12-December 5
Students will learn to count different time signatures, play rhythm games, do palmas (hand-clapping) and basic flamenco dance techniques. Basic flamenco dance techniques include braceo (arm movements), floreo (finger movements) and zapateado (footwork). The children will also learn a short flamenco choreography to enhance their overall coordination.
September 11-December 11
This class is designed for advanced students who want to focus on repetition to improve overall flamenco technique, posture, stamina and muscle memory.
YOGA-BASED FLOOR BARRE
~This class is open to students of dance and/or students interested in yoga~
Tuesdays and Fridays: 9-10:15am
September 8-December 11
Improve your balance, posture, coordination, strength and flexibility. Inspired by Clinard’s yoga studies at The Iyengar Institute in Pune, India, this class uses various “props”, including the floor, to harness key areas that are essential for good placement focusing on strengthening while stretching abs, glutes, low back, hips and thighs.
~All levels welcome~
September 8-December 8
Clinard studied at Amor De Dios in Madrid with Ciro. He would dedicate each class to one aspect of flamenco dance i.e ARMS, TURNS and FEET. These classes are modeled after Ciro’s approach to examining each part separately so that the student gains a more intimate understanding of flamenco dancing as a whole not as a series of disconnected “steps.”
**All levels welcome. Students are welcome to drop in throughout the session because they are not choreography centered.
REPERTORY AND CHOREOGRAPHIC EXPLORATION
Instructor: Wendy Clinard
These classes are influenced by Clinard’s choreographic explorations that she uses when building their signature original works. A series of games, devised by Clinard, will be taught as well as pieces from the company’s recent works From the Arctic To The Middle East and Chicago’s Watershed: A 156-Mile Choreography. Clinard’s “games” generate instinctive movement from dancers. The games are highly instinctual, they support self-awareness, they encourages each participant to actively explore the instructions, and they connect the body to imagination.
These classes are open to people ages 16+, regardless of their background in dance or movement.
No previous dance experience is needed.
Participants should wear comfortable clothes, be prepared to dance barefoot or in socks and or flamenco shoes.