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.
Progressing Ballet Technique™ classes 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 supplements regular training. *Danielle Smith Guillermo is a certified Progressing Ballet Technique™ instructor.
Ballet classes emphasize correct placement and alignment for the dancer's body as well as musical dynamics and artistic choices. Each class builds upon previous lessons. Dancers are encouraged to take both Ballet and Progressing Ballet Technique™ classes on Saturday mornings. This allows the dancers to immediately apply knowledge from Progressing Ballet Technique™ to their ballet classwork.
Jazz (New for Winter I) classes will be offered beginning Tuesday January 9. This is both for the student dancer (15+) and for the adult dancer who wants to move in a more advanced way, but without the strain that ballet can sometimes place on the body. Class will feature great music, great jazz movement, and place demand on the dancer to bring their artistry to the forefront.
Modern (Hiatus for Winter I) 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.
Winter I Workshops
Saturdays January 6- February 10; Jazz Tuesdays January 9-February 13
Progressing Ballet Technique 7:45-8:45AM; Ballet 8:45-10; Jazz 7-8PM
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.