Teaching(s)

Lindsey has been teaching dance for the past decade.  She received the majority of her teacher training from The University of South Florida in Tampa, FL, and Ballet Academy East in NYC.  From 2008-2010, she worked specifically with children, ages 2-7 years. Since 2010, she has been teaching modern and ballet classes to students of all ages and levels at Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre, Asheville Performing Arts Academy, The Asheville Ballet, Ballet Conservatory of Asheville, and Western North Carolina Dance Academy. She has also been a guest teacher for the Northwest Florida Ballet in Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Adlai Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, IL, Appalachian State in Boone, NC, Goucher College in Baltimore, MD, Principle Dance in Forest Park, IL, University of North Carolina Asheville, University of South Florida in Tampa, FL, and Warren Wilson College in Black Mountain, NC.

MODERN CLASS DESCRIPTION:

Class begins with a brief quieting of the mind to connect the physical and mental bodies and to draw attention to weightedness within the skeletal system.  A follow-along, accumulative warm-up allows dancers to flow through the first stages of class and get settled into one’s dancing body.  Comprised of floorwork, release technique fundamentals, stretching, improvisation and precise technical elements, the warm-up prepares each dancer for fuller-body movement exploration.  Center work combinations expand upon moving intentionally and clearly through the space, while continuing to dance from an honest, weighted place.  Phrase work at the end of class ranges from articulate and gestural to highly physical and technical, often times mixed with a dash of dance-theatre quirkiness.  Students are encouraged to explore their own artistic voice and individual interpretation of the choreography is always welcome.

For more information about Lindsey’s classes, or to book a master class, please send an email to lindseykelleydance@gmail.com.

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