The Naked Stark – Release-based Movement Practice

About release-based movement practice
“Blending Kline Technique, Safety Release Technique, and release technique, my class is an energetic exploration of movement from the inside out. Emphasis is placed on the initiation of the movement and the path the various body parts take in space to discover how one’s own body moves with/in the movement. We embrace the space through phrases that move in and out of the floor and carry us in and out of balance. I bring all of these ideas together through material that is infused with what I am researching, passionate about, and is foundational to the aesthetics I love. Class begins quietly and gradually builds in complexity, culminating in a dynamic phrase. Sleeves and knee-pads or long pants are recommended.” – Katherine

Class is currently limited to 6.
Links to RSVP and sign our COVID community guidelines are on our website.
Registration is free and open weekly until 2pm.

Dancing together is the most important – no questions asked, pay if you can, barter is also welcome.

Temple Music Prep – Beginning Modern Dance Intro Class with Victoria McGuigan

The beginners level class focuses on the basic foundation of Modern Dance technique stressing alignment, strength, balance, and coordination within a fun and encouraging framework. Dancers, aged 8-teen, will be given movement sequences to memorize and rehearse in class, and will also participate in choreography sessions in which the class will explore the art of making dance. Each dancer’s dance creations will be incorporated within our end-of-year performance.

Proper dance attire required: tights and leotard or loose fitting pants and leotard.

The Naked Stark – Release-based Movement Practice

About release-based movement practice
“Blending Kline Technique, Safety Release Technique, and release technique, my class is an energetic exploration of movement from the inside out. Emphasis is placed on the initiation of the movement and the path the various body parts take in space to discover how one’s own body moves with/in the movement. We embrace the space through phrases that move in and out of the floor and carry us in and out of balance. I bring all of these ideas together through material that is infused with what I am researching, passionate about, and is foundational to the aesthetics I love. Class begins quietly and gradually builds in complexity, culminating in a dynamic phrase. Sleeves and knee-pads or long pants are recommended.” – Katherine

Class is currently limited to 6.
Links to RSVP and sign our COVID community guidelines are on our website.
Registration is free and open weekly until 2pm.

Dancing together is the most important – no questions asked, pay if you can, barter is also welcome.

Temple Music Prep – Beginning Modern Dance Intro Class with Victoria McGuigan

The beginners level class focuses on the basic foundation of Modern Dance technique stressing alignment, strength, balance, and coordination within a fun and encouraging framework. Dancers, aged 8-teen, will be given movement sequences to memorize and rehearse in class, and will also participate in choreography sessions in which the class will explore the art of making dance. Each dancer’s dance creations will be incorporated within our end-of-year performance.

Proper dance attire required: tights and leotard or loose fitting pants and leotard.

Equilibrium Dance Academy: Modern-Contemporary for 13+

Our Modern/Contemporary class is for Intermediate/Advanced dancers for ages 13 plus. In this class students work on a variety of Modern techniques such as Horton and Limon with combining elements of Contemporary style dance. This class is taught the the Artistic Director. Angelica Spilis is a Philadelphia native who studied dance at Temple University in the Boyer College of Music and Dance where she received her BFA (2012) and MA (2015) degrees in dance. Her Masters of Arts degree included many choreographed works and her written thesis called Dancing With Arthritis where she created a Somatics-based dance class for dancers who have arthritis. At Temple University, Angelica concentrated in Modern, Jazz and Improvisational Dance. Along with continuing her dance education, Angelica has taught at many dance studios in the Philadelphia area and performed for numerous dance companies, such as Philly Sirens, ContempraDance Company and Steven Welsh/SWERVE.

The Naked Stark – Release-based Movement Practice

About release-based movement practice
“Blending Kline Technique, Safety Release Technique, and release technique, my class is an energetic exploration of movement from the inside out. Emphasis is placed on the initiation of the movement and the path the various body parts take in space to discover how one’s own body moves with/in the movement. We embrace the space through phrases that move in and out of the floor and carry us in and out of balance. I bring all of these ideas together through material that is infused with what I am researching, passionate about, and is foundational to the aesthetics I love. Class begins quietly and gradually builds in complexity, culminating in a dynamic phrase. Sleeves and knee-pads or long pants are recommended.” – Katherine

Class is currently limited to 6.
Links to RSVP and sign our COVID community guidelines are on our website.
Registration is free and open weekly until 2pm.

Dancing together is the most important – no questions asked, pay if you can, barter is also welcome.

Temple Music Prep – Beginning Modern Dance Intro Class with Victoria McGuigan

The beginners level class focuses on the basic foundation of Modern Dance technique stressing alignment, strength, balance, and coordination within a fun and encouraging framework. Dancers, aged 8-teen, will be given movement sequences to memorize and rehearse in class, and will also participate in choreography sessions in which the class will explore the art of making dance. Each dancer’s dance creations will be incorporated within our end-of-year performance.

Proper dance attire required: tights and leotard or loose fitting pants and leotard.

Equilibrium Dance Academy: Modern-Contemporary for 13+

Our Modern/Contemporary class is for Intermediate/Advanced dancers for ages 13 plus. In this class students work on a variety of Modern techniques such as Horton and Limon with combining elements of Contemporary style dance. This class is taught the the Artistic Director. Angelica Spilis is a Philadelphia native who studied dance at Temple University in the Boyer College of Music and Dance where she received her BFA (2012) and MA (2015) degrees in dance. Her Masters of Arts degree included many choreographed works and her written thesis called Dancing With Arthritis where she created a Somatics-based dance class for dancers who have arthritis. At Temple University, Angelica concentrated in Modern, Jazz and Improvisational Dance. Along with continuing her dance education, Angelica has taught at many dance studios in the Philadelphia area and performed for numerous dance companies, such as Philly Sirens, ContempraDance Company and Steven Welsh/SWERVE.

The Naked Stark – Release-based Movement Practice

About release-based movement practice
“Blending Kline Technique, Safety Release Technique, and release technique, my class is an energetic exploration of movement from the inside out. Emphasis is placed on the initiation of the movement and the path the various body parts take in space to discover how one’s own body moves with/in the movement. We embrace the space through phrases that move in and out of the floor and carry us in and out of balance. I bring all of these ideas together through material that is infused with what I am researching, passionate about, and is foundational to the aesthetics I love. Class begins quietly and gradually builds in complexity, culminating in a dynamic phrase. Sleeves and knee-pads or long pants are recommended.” – Katherine

Class is currently limited to 6.
Links to RSVP and sign our COVID community guidelines are on our website.
Registration is free and open weekly until 2pm.

Dancing together is the most important – no questions asked, pay if you can, barter is also welcome.

Intermediate Graham Technique with Leah M. Friedman at KYLD

The class will cover Graham technique (based on the teaching of modern dance pioneer Martha Graham) for students who have dance experience and may or may not be familiar with Graham. We will build an understanding of how the core, back, and hips originate movement in Graham technique, working to integrate contractions and spirals in floorwork, center, and across the floor exercises while exploring strength, softness, emotion, and character building.

A intermediate level of movement/dance experience is recommended and the class can be adjusted to individual dancer’s needs.

Masks required