Hibernian Hall & VLA DANCE present: Summer Online Movement Series, weekly mixed-level movement classes for Youth and Adults taught by the professional dance artists of VLA DANCE to keep you moving. All classes are taught on both Mondays and Wednesdays online and will be designed for small indoor spaces.
All times are EST.
“People are waking up to the way that arts have always been important in our lives,” says Awkward. “It’s not just good for health and mental health and enjoyment, it also pushes forward activism and for me it’s always been a way to stand up and make change.” - Victoria L. Awkward
Check out the full interview with Olawumi Akinwumi from Hibernian Hall and Victoria L. Awkward on the Bay State Banner here. Thank you to Celina Colby for the interview!
Adult drop-in classes are open to everyone of all identities and dance experiences unless otherwise noted. Classes include yoga, conditioning, ballet and contemporary dance and are aimed at any adult 16+ who want to keep their body and mind healthy over the summer months.
Exploring the mind and body through a structured flow of poses that increase flexibility and balance
Set to an encouraging and fun playlist, a choreographed conditioning class to increase cardio and muscular endurance
CONTEMPORARY DANCE PRACTICES
Exploring improvisations and VLA DANCE repertory, focusing on spirals, deep plies and weight shifts
A traditional ballet barre with contemporary dance influences focusing on stretching and strengthening the body while encouraging artistic autonomy
Using the yoga practice to celebrate life. This class is intended for Black, Indigenous and People of Color.
YOUTH SIX-WEEK PROGRAM
The six-week Youth program is for ages 10-15 and intended to utilize dance and creative practices to continue teaching essential skills of emotional grounding, reading, and writing over the summer. The youth program creates structured summer learning and youth students must attend all six weeks of classes to attain the full experience. All classes are open to everyone of all identities and dance experiences within the age brackets and will be led by Victoria Lynn Awkward and Charity Broussard. Program families click HERE to see the youth final presentation.
YOGA, MEDITATIONS & REFLECTIONS
Exploring emotional self-grounding techniques through yoga, meditation and written reflections
Utilizing Horton dance technique to teach the fundamental skills of dance including musicality, coordination, flexibility and fluidity
Dance History & Dance Film
Learning and discussing the evolution of dance, with special attention to artists of color, & using the information to prep students' own creative projects
Click here to see writing prompts.
Disclaimer: Please ensure you are medically fit before participating in online classes. You are participating in online classes at your own risk. We (including all organizations involved in the Summer Online Movement Series) do not accept liability for any damage to property or injury, which may occur during the course of these online classes.