workshops with danielle guillermo
WORKSHOPS! are designed for ballet and modern dancers (12+) with previous experience. Whether you are a former dancer who wants to dance again, a teacher seeking to refresh their knowledge, or an intermediate/advanced teen who is seeking focused supplementary training, this is for you!
Through WORKSHOPS!, dancers have an opportunity to participate in smaller class sizes. Rather than the anonymity of drop-in, Messiah College instructor Danielle Smith Guillermo creates an atmosphere of community. Ms. Guillermo learns your strengths and weaknesses and helps to facilitate your growth. Dancers partner with Ms. Guillermo as well as the other committed dancers who sign up to attend each 6 week session. Together, dancers celebrate their successes while challenging each other to reach for the next level.
Ballet classes emphasize correct placement and alignment for the dancer's body as well as musical dynamics and artistic choices. Each class will build upon the previous lesson. Tuesday workshops may also begin with a short, basic Progressing Ballet Technique™ warm up to engage muscle memory for safe and effective dance, followed by barre and centre.
Modern classes begin with a warm up that is rooted classical modern, namely the Horton technique. The work progresses into exercises that travel in center and across the floor. Each class ends with a choreographed combination. The combination will be developed over the 6 week period.
Progressing Ballet Technique™ are open to dancers (12+). This technique is used to condition and strengthen muscles for proper execution in classes-- ballet or contemporary. Progressing Ballet Technique™ trains the body for safe classwork- correct muscle engagement, core strength, and ultimately reduced injury. This class serves as a supplement to regular training. *Danielle Smith Guillermo is a certified PBT instructor.
Fall I Workshops September 5-October 14
Before you take your first class, remember to sign and bring your release of liability!
A Release of Liability form is required for participation. Please complete the appropriate form and bring it with you to class.