Studio Schedule


Class Descriptions


Dance Skills for Humankind w/ Delisa Myles

Classes will resume in January 2018 on Wednesday 5:30-6:45 

Dance Skills for Humankind is a collection of exploratory embodiment practices that nurture both inner listening and outer communication. Skills of Improvisation (learning to develop fluid responsiveness to internal and external impulses) and composition (developing aesthetic choices for shaping and crafting movement) both come into play in this class. Open to all curious souls who want to connect with a creative community while developing their artistry directly through the body. Month-long sessions begin January 10th, 2018. 

Oneness of Two

The February 2-week session now open for registration

 

A series exploring the duo form, inviting deep attentiveness to self and another within the language of body moving with body. We’ll play with many ways that two people can connect, relate and share the same dance. We’ll explore a sense of oneness in movement, which is not necessarily sameness. How can you dance your own dance and be in a responsive duet? We’ll explore physical expressions of support and autonomy, and initiating, interpreting and influencing the dance of another. We’ll slow down and take time to see and be seen, to listen and be heard, and open to new levels of oneness in partnership. The explorations are designed to meet you where you are, no dance experience is needed.

 

Who might be interested in this series?

  • Anyone (or two) wanting to explore deeper dimensions of what it means to be fully present to another.
  • People wanting to challenge their dance in a new way, including those who study social dance forms, i.e., swing or tango, and want to gain experience in improvisation and creativity with another.
  • Those in long-time relationships who are curious to try on roles outside of habituated ways of relating.
  • New friends who want to get to know each other in a nonverbal but highly communicative way.
  • People who want more tangible, direct and creative connections with another, rather than virtual or remote communications.  
  • Anyone wanting to practice skills of compassion

Register as a pair with someone you want to explore with. Friends, married partners, siblings, parent/child, any pair of people curious to create and relate in a new way. The only requirement is both people in the duo commit to all the weeks of the session and have a desire to work in a sustained and focused way.

Classes are January 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st, 5:30-6:45 (CLOSED)

A two-week session now open for registration  - Classes are February 7 and 14th.  5:30-6:45

Elks Performing Arts Center, Studio 1.

Cost: $40 per partnership due by January 24, 2017

Maximum 6 pairs

Delisa Myles is a dancer, choreographer and educator who has been working professionally in all three areas for the last 30 years. She was central in developing the dance program at Prescott College where she taught from 1994-2016. Her choreographic projects have been funded numerous times by Arizona Commission on the Arts. She holds an M.F.A. in Choreography and Performance from University of Colorado. Delisa has a mission to broaden and humanize dance so that it is enjoyed and shared by all ages and abilities of people. She believes that dance is one of the most direct ways to connect people to themselves, to one another and to a sense of belonging in the world. 

Dance Skills for Humankind is a collection of exploratory embodiment practices that nurture both inner listening and outer communication. Skills of Improvisation (learning to develop fluid responsiveness to internal and external impulses) and composition (developing aesthetic choices for shaping and crafting movement) both come into play in this class. Open to all curious souls who want to connect with a creative community while developing their artistry directly through the body. Month-long sessions begin January 10th, 2018.
 

 

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Delisa Myles
2345 Skyline Dr
Prescott, AZ 86303


Argentine Tango

Currently taking a break. Will return Winter 2018


Cost: $10 per class w/ practica or $5 for practica

Our classes are structured for dancers of all levels - absolute beginners to those more experienced.  Each session is two hours long on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 followed by a practica till about 7:30pm.  The evening begins with movement exercises where we work on how to move on your own, in unison with a partner, moving with the music and moving together as a group of dancers.  You will learn to move as both a "proposer" (leader) and an "interpreter" (follower) role. We then will work on a "figure" from the Argentine Tango vocabulary. You'll learn about La Cruzada, Ochoas, Caminada, Giro, Molinete, medio giro, boleo, ... the list is endless.  Our lessons also include some discussion of them music and directed movement to the music.  You'll hear about the "Golden Age" orchestras from 30's-50's such as DiSarli, Darienzo, Fresedo, Pugliese, Tanturi, Moran and more.  You'll be able to distinuguish and dance to Argentine Tangos, Vals and Milonga. We'll also learn to listen to and play with contemporary Tangos from band list Gotan Project, Trio Garufa and Tanghetto.  The evening ends with a community practica where the music just plays and we all dance reviewing all that we just learned and sharing in what we know.

 Image by: Marilyn Shey

Image by: Marilyn Shey



Lindy Hop Night School w/ Earl Duque & Monique McConnell

Monday: Beyond the Basics - 5:30-6:15 

Monday: FUNDamentals  - 6:15-7:00

Monday: OPEN DANCE - 7-7:30  

Next 6 week series starts Monday January 8, 2018

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Focus is on the fundamentals of social Lindy Hop.

The Lindy hop is an American dance that evolved in Harlem, New York City, in the 1920s and 1930s and originally evolved with the jazz music of that time. It was very popular during the Swing era of the late 1930s and early 1940s. Lindy was a fusion of many dances that preceded it or were popular during its development but is mainly based on jazz, tap, breakaway and Charleston. It is frequently described as a jazz dance and is a member of the swing dance family.

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Your Instructors

Earl Duque has been dancing Lindy Hop since the Swing Dance revivals of the early 1990's. He learned Lindy from the dance clubs such as the Cafe DuNord, The Hi Ball, Broadway Studios and the Metronome Ballroom in San Francisco.  During the day, Earl is an Aerospace Engineer, has been a Professor of Mechanical Engineering @ NAU and a Research Scientist @ NASA. He currently manages a research group for a software company based in New Jersey which allows him to venture on occasion to NYC, the home of the Lindy Hop.

Monique McConnell has been swing dancing since the late 1990s, learning with a fellow teacher, and by attending workshops and lessons in Phoenix. She was a high school teacher for 10 years ago where she taught dance in theater productions she directed.