School

Fusion Dance Education Series:

"Movement Dynamics" - workshop with Laura Kirchner!

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TO REGISTER EMAIL luciterradance@gmail.com

Luciterra is pleased to present our next workshop as part of the Fusion Dance Education Series, Movement Dynamics with Laura Kirchner! Come learn the 8 key elements of dynamic movement. Whether you are doing jazz, hip hop, ballet or fusion, dynamics are a sign of movement maturity.

A dynamic is the way in which a movement is executed. There are four main factors that make up the dynamics of said movement: space (direct or indirect), time (sustained or sudden), weight (light or strong) and flow (free or bound). In this 2.5-hour workshop students will receive a strong foundation of these 8 keys, as well as the confidence to play with them in improvisation and choreography. Dance is more than just steps and feeling, lets dive into the deeper technique that will set you apart.

Laura has been working consistently in the dance industry for the past nine years, with over 17 years of training in a variety of dance styles. Raised in Canada and now residing in Los Angeles, California, her career has had many different facets. Laura has had the pleasure of teaching at Movement Lifestyle in Los Angeles as well as being a guest faculty member at Harbour Dance Centre in Vancouver, BC. She has taught workshops and intensive classes in Canada, and has now begun to receive international recognition. Laura’s dedication to her craft has caught the attention of choreographers, who have given her the opportunity to dance in several music videos and commercials such as, Google and Coca-Cola. Laura has also had the pleasure to perform live with many artists, like TroyBoi and Clozee. Her passion for dance is contagious, whether dancing professionally, as a student or an outlet for personal fitness. Laura’s classroom is a safe place for self-expression and exploration. Laura dances because she loves it, and she teaches to share this love.

Date & Location:
Thursday December 20th, 2018

6:00-8:30PM

The Post at 750
750 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Cost:
$42 Early bird until Dec 1 ($40+$2GST)
$47.25 Regular price after Dec 1 ($45+2.25GST)

TO REGISTER EMAIL luciterradance@gmail.com

 

Luciterra Format Classes

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Luciterra's weekly classes are offered in a progressive, four-level format. Our range of classes fits every experience level, from seasoned performer to absolute beginner! Each class begins with warm-up that integrates yoga and Pilates exercises which is followed by technique drilling and repertory.

The aim of our classes is to focus on strong technique and dynamic choreography while exploring histories and socio-cultural implications of the dance forms that have contributed to our practice. Discussion and thoughtful consideration of the topics of conscientious cultural fusion and socially-engaged dance performances is strongly encouraged in every level of our school.

Luciterra offers a unique multi-instructor format, which means that all classes are taught by multiple instructors. Our students benefit from exposure to diverse teaching approaches and, periodically, receive additional support from a secondary instructor. In such classes, the “lead” instructor teaches while the “support” instructor is available to provide personalized modifications and feedback. We believe that this approach offers our students an in-depth and dynamic learning experience.
Classes start on time, so please arrive 5-10 minutes before the posted start time. Please arrive 15 minutes early on the first day of each session and when dropping-in, so that we have time to process your payment and say hello! Please bring a water bottle, a yoga mat, and dress in comfortable and supportive clothing. 

Class Descriptions

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RUBY THURSDAY

Ruby is Luciterra’s introductory-level class. In Ruby you will begin learning the foundation of the Luciterra format including muscular isolations, full body movement and working with space. In this level, you will pay close attention to developing strong, safe dance posture.

Classes include mini-lectures, technique, and a choreography which you will learn throughout the session and are welcome to perform in the end-of-session showcase. Whether you are returning to dance, seeking a new dance practice, or taking part in your very first dance class, Ruby will provide you with a supportive and fun learning environment!

 

Thursdays 5:45 - 7:15pm

Jan 17 - April 11 (No class Feb 14)

Yoga Buttons Studio

2525 West Broadway

To Register email luciterradance@gmail.com

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RUBY SUNDAY

Ruby is Luciterra’s introductory-level class. In Ruby you will begin learning the foundation of the Luciterra format including muscular isolations, full body movement and working with space. In this level, you will pay close attention to developing strong, safe dance posture.

Classes include mini-lectures, technique, and a choreography which you will learn throughout the session and are welcome to perform in the end-of-session showcase. Whether you are returning to dance, seeking a new dance practice, or taking part in your very first dance class, Ruby will provide you with a supportive and fun learning environment!

 

 

 

Sundays 6:45-8:15

Jan 13 - April 7 (No class Feb 17)

One Thousand Rivers Studio

54 East 4th Ave

To Register email luciterradance@gmail.com

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TANGERINE

This second level class is open to dancers who have a solid understanding of the techniques introduced in Ruby. In Tangerine you will deepen your exploration of the role of musicality in dance while learning more challenging foundational moves at a faster pace.

If you have a solid grasp of the concepts and movement introduced in Ruby and you’re ready for more challenge, while still working on the foundational techniques, this is the level for you!

 

THURSDAYS 7:30 - 9:00pm

Jan 17 - April 11

No class Feb 14

Yoga Buttons Studio

2525 West Broadway

To register email luciterradance.com

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SAFFRON

Saffron is Luciterra’s third level class. Saffron instruction and choreography will focus on layering techniques and movements so as to create a more complex and nuanced dance. Luciterra will invite you to enroll into this class once you have developed a solid understanding of the techniques introduced in Tangerine and are able to successfully execute all basic movements taught in Ruby and Tangerine.

 

Sundays 5:00 - 6:30pm

Jan 13 - April 7

No class Feb 17

One Thousand Rivers

54 East 4th Ave.

To register email luciterradance@gmail.com

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Weekly Schedule: Winter 2019!

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SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
5:00 pm
5:45 pm
6:45 pm
7:30 pm

Pricing

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Pricing details for all 12-week class sessions:

  • $220.50 ($210+GST) if paid before one week in advance of the first class;
  • $231.00 ($220+GST) if paid one week in advance of the first day of class or later;

Drop-ins cost $21 ($20+GST). Note that drop-ins may not always be available. Please e-mail luciterradance@gmail.com before dropping-in, as space is limited.

Luciterra offers a 20% discount to people living with fixed income (social assistance or disability). Please contact luciterradance@gmail.com to receive this discount.

Accepted forms of payment:

  • Cash
  • PayPal
  • E-mail money transfer - if using this option please email luciterradance@gmail.com for instructions 

School Policies:

Class Levels: All students new to Luciterra's school must begin in Ruby. Permission is required to register in all other levels. Permission may also be required for registration in some specialty classes. The Luciterra instructors reserve the right to place students in the level they feel is most suitable.

Refunds: Except in extenuating circumstances, no refunds are given for missed classes. Students are permitted to make up a maximum of 2 missed classes by dropping into other classes on the regular schedule. Such make-up classes must be completed by the end of the current session or the missed classes are forfeit: the right to make up classes does not transfer from one session to the next. Attendance in a make-up class must be arranged in advanced and must be approved by the instructors.

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