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Free Movement Series

Mondays & Wednesdays

Youth Program 1 - 4 PM

Adult Classes 5 - 7:30 PM

Full Schedule Below!

Summer Movement Series

July 12 - August 11, 2021
Hibernian Hall

Photo by Stefanie Belnavis | The Diahann Project

Courtesy of Midday Movement Series

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Summer Movement Series adult program features: Masterclass Monday a rotating schedule featuring classes such as, AfroCuban Folklore (Yoruba) / Orisha Dance Technique, Urban Choreography, Ballet and more! Workshop Wednesday features contemporary dance classes exploring VLA DANCE movement philosophies. On both Mondays and Wednesdays we are offering Yoga for movers of all experiences. 

 

Classes are held in person at Hibernian Hall. Yoga will be both in person and virtual. Classes are open to individuals of all identities. Please read the class descriptions and take in account the class level to self select classes you are interested in participating in.

Register here or below!

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YOUTH PROGRAM

This summer join the VLA DANCE Youth Dance Cohort with Sarah Pacheco and Key'Aira Lockett for an artistic excursion through dance and creative research! Take class in modern dance, choreography, hip-hop, and creative expression. Youth Dance Cohort is held July 12 - August 11 Mondays and Wednesdays 1 - 4 PM and is free! 

Youth must be ages 13 - 17.

To register please emails us at victoria@vladance.com with title: youth dance cohort.

FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY Thanks to the support of Hibernian Hall and Madison Park Development Corporation we can pay our teaching artists accordingly and are able to host this summer program for free.

 

If you'd like to support further programming and growth for VLA DANCE please donate here. A great rate to donate at is our regular master class fee at $20/class. If you'd like to support more - all funding will go into building VLA DANCE to create sustainable artistic opportunities for local artists.

Shawn Exilus

Urban Choreography
Monday 7/12
5:00 - 6:30 PM

Shawn's Urban Choreography class explores textures, timing, and musicality.

intermediate/advanced

Ashlie Bermudez

Yoga
MONDAY 7/12
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Ashlies' vibe & flow class includes gentle movement and postures designed to reduce stress, increase self-awareness and   build strength and balance. All levels welcome! 

Yoga will be presented in person and virtually.

open/mixed

Sasha Peterson

VLA Contemporary
WEDNESDAY 7/14
5:00 - 6:30 PM

VLA DANCE contemporary class focuses on exploring exercises in spiraling, weight shifts and softening and finishes with regenerative energy phrase work.

advanced

Ashlie Bermudez

Yoga
WEDNESDAY 7/14
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Ashlies' vibe & flow class includes gentle movement and postures designed to reduce stress, increase self-awareness and   build strength and balance. All levels welcome! 

Yoga will be presented in person and virtually.

open/mixed

week one: july 12

Stiggity Stackz
Hip Hop
MONDAY 7/19

5:00 - 6:30 PM

Starting by moving through a brief isolation, rock, and bounce warm up to open up the body. We will transition into learning 3 or more essential fundamental steps that lastly, we will tie together into a small routine. 

open/mixed

Ashlie Bermudez

Yoga
MONDAY 7/19
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Ashlies' vibe & flow class includes gentle movement and postures designed to reduce stress, increase self-awareness and   build strength and balance. All levels welcome! 

Yoga will be presented in person and virtually.

open/mixed

Sasha Peterson
VLA Contemporary
WEDNESDAY 7/21

5:00 - 6:30 PM

VLA DANCE contemporary class focuses on exploring exercises in spiraling, weight shifts and softening and finishes with regenerative energy phrase work. 

advanced

Ashlie Bermudez

Yoga
WEDNESDAY 7/21
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Ashlies' vibe & flow class includes gentle movement and postures designed to reduce stress, increase self-awareness and   build strength and balance. All levels welcome! 

Yoga will be presented in person and virtually.

open/mixed

week two: july 19

Makeda Wallace
Caribbean Fem
MONDAY 7/26

5:00 - 6:30 PM

Caribbean Fem Class creates a safe space for women and female identifying to explore and enjoy their femininity. With focus on concepts/fundamentals from dancehall, wining, and other Caribbean dance influences, dancers will enhance their knowledge and quality of movement through their feminine essence. Class is ages 14+

open/mixed

Ashlie Bermudez

Yoga
MONDAY 7/26
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Ashlies' vibe & flow class includes gentle movement and postures designed to reduce stress, increase self-awareness and   build strength and balance. All levels welcome! 

Yoga will be presented in person and virtually.

open/mixed

Key'Aira Lockett
VLA Contemporary
WEDNESDAY 7/28

5:00 - 6:30 PM

VLA DANCE contemporary class focuses on exploring exercises in spiraling, weight shifts and softening and finishes with regenerative energy phrase work. 

advanced

Ashlie Bermudez

Yoga
WEDNESDAY 7/28
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Ashlies' vibe & flow class includes gentle movement and postures designed to reduce stress, increase self-awareness and   build strength and balance. All levels welcome! 

Yoga will be presented in person and virtually.

open/mixed

week three: july 26

week four: august 2

My'Kal Stromile
Ballet
MONDAY 8/2
5:00 - 6:30 PM

My’Kal Stromile’s advanced ballet class is centered around the basics of classical training, including but not limited to; alignment, strength, coordination, and control. In addition to fundamentals, the class focuses on the use of the head, movement artistry and individual expression. The class incorporates themes from visionaries, George Balanchine and William Forsythe—related to musical timing, dynamics and syncopation.

advanced

Ashlie Bermudez

Yoga
MONDAY 8/2
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Ashlies' vibe & flow class includes gentle movement and postures designed to reduce stress, increase self-awareness and   build strength and balance. All levels welcome! 

Yoga will be presented in person and virtually.

open/mixed

Key'Aira Lockett
VLA Contemporary
WEDNESDAY 8/4
5:00 - 6:30 PM

VLA DANCE contemporary class focuses on exploring exercises in spiraling, weight shifts and softening and finishes with regenerative energy phrase work. 

advanced

Ashlie Bermudez

Yoga
WEDNESDAY 8/4
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Ashlies' vibe & flow class includes gentle movement and postures designed to reduce stress, increase self-awareness and   build strength and balance. All levels welcome! 

Yoga will be presented in person and virtually.

open/mixed

Nadia Issa
AfroCuban Folklore (Yoruba)/ Orisha Dance Technique
MONDAY 8/9
5:00 - 6:30 PM

 AfroCuban Folklore (Yoruba) / Orisha Dance or Folklore (Yoruba) AfroCubano, is a dance tradition of the Regla de Ocha-Ifá spiritual-religious practice. This class will provide and guide movers through gaining a strong understanding and technical skill of the dances and rhythms of the Orishas to the complex Batá percussion rhythms, as well as Güiro and Iyesá rhythms. Through the AfroCuban rhythms of the Yoruba/Lukumí practice, this course aims to connect the body to movements of the Afrikan influences and traditions of Cuba and the Orishas. Aché!

open/mixed

Ashlie Bermudez

Yoga
MONDAY 8/2
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Ashlies' vibe & flow class includes gentle movement and postures designed to reduce stress, increase self-awareness and   build strength and balance. All levels welcome! 

Yoga will be presented in person and virtually.

open/mixed

Victoria L. Awkward
VLA Contemporary
WEDNESDAY 8/11
5:00 - 6:30 PM

VLA DANCE contemporary class focuses on exploring exercises in spiraling, weight shifts and softening and finishes with regenerative energy phrase work. 

advanced

Ashlie Bermudez

Yoga
Wednesday 8/11
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Ashlies' vibe & flow class includes gentle movement and postures designed to reduce stress, increase self-awareness and   build strength and balance. All levels welcome! 

Yoga will be presented in person and virtually.

open/mixed

week five: august 9

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