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Beginning Contemporary Dance 6-week Series. In-person with Elizabeth Lentz-Hill

July 8, 2024, @ 7:15 pm - August 12, 2024, @ 8:30 pm HST

Beginning Contemporary Dance 6-week Series. In-person 

Monday July 8 – August 12, 2024
7:15 – 8:30 pm
$140 + tax for non-Members
FREE for Unlimited Members

Try out the wonders of Contemporary Dance with this six-week dance series.

Classes begin with simple mind-body explorations, a warm up to stretch and center the spine, legs and upper body, then move to traveling combinations across the floor. The class culminates in a dance phrase drawn from steps and movements taught throughout the class. Each class features new warm ups, while the combination will carry over week to week. Don’t worry – it will be reviewed and retaught each class! This is a great way to learn movements that are common in Contemporary Dance, Jazz, and Ballet and carry over to other dance forms, while also expanding your understanding of your body’s capabilities. A great compliment to the “Your Body 101” and “Dancing with Spirals” workshops.

For double growth and fun, join Elizabeth for “Begin at the Barre” on Wednesdays for the six weeks as well. You’ll be amazed at your increased flexibility, movement ability, and coordination with two dance classes a week!

Free for all Members with a commitment to all six classes.

 

Elizabeth Lentz-Hill

Elizabeth’s students love the joy, humor and freedom of expression in her classes. Her classes inspire students to think about dance and life in new, exciting ways.

Elizabeth grew up in Hawaiʻi and is happy to be home, dancing in the place she loves, after more than twenty years of experience performing, teaching, choreographing and promoting dance. She has toured France, Brazil, Mexico, and the U.S. with Tennessee Dance Theatre, Chicago Moving Company, Lucky Plush Productions, and Breakbone DanceCo., and performed works by Bill T. Jones, Doug Elkins, Twyla Tharp, and Charles Weidman.

Prior to returning to Hawaiʻi in 2018, Elizabeth co-founded two dance companies and two regional dance festivals on the continent, one to promote modern dance in Chicago and one for 7-12th grade dancers and their dance educators in Mississippi. She served as an Associate Professor of Dance at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM), where she taught ballet, modern, dance education, anatomy, choreography, and dance theory classes. While at USM, Elizabeth worked to bridge the Dance and Theatre Departments, including co-creating a full-length devised theatre work with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and serving as Interim Chair for both departments. She holds a BA in Religion with a concentration in Women’s Studies from Carleton College, and an MFA in Dance from the University of Washington.

“Ms. Lentz-Hill has effervescence, an inner glow, and an absolute belief in what she is presenting in the studio. There is an indefinable type of energy that leaps from her to her students. These qualities projected not only from Ms. Lentz-Hill but also from the students in the residency as they worked with her. The dancers left her sessions with knowledge of a dynamic energy, knowing they had something of value to contribute to the community around them so much greater than an ability to be a technically sound dancer. To paraphrase a student in the residency – working with Ms. Lentz-Hill was not just a lesson in technique, it was a lesson in life! “ – Mid-Pacific Institute

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Start:
July 8, 2024, @ 7:15 pm HST
End:
August 12, 2024, @ 8:30 pm HST
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