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Photo from the Isadora Duncan Studio in Nice, 1926, with permission from The Isadora Duncan Foundation

Photo by Lorien Evans, 2006

Photo by Lorien Evans, 2006

Photo by Lorien Evans, 2006

 

Dance Classes for Children & Adults

Isadora Duncan School for Creative Movement and DanceWe are pleased to announce the Isadora Duncan School for Creative Movement & Dance, a nature and arts based approach to dance, offering classes in creative movement (known as ImagineDance) and a progressive Isadora Duncan technique curriculum for children and adults. See all the exciting information about our new school of dance at www.duncanschool.com.

Class Schedule

ImagineDance Classes
Mondays, Jan. 28 - May 6 (13 weeks, with bonus/makeup class on May 6, no classes March 11 or 18)
Dance Exchange, Studio 2 (location)

ImagineDance (ages 4-6) 3:30-4:30pm
ImagineDance (ages 7-10) 4:30-5:30pm
Imagine Dance (ages 10-13) 5:30-6:30pm

Fridays, Jan. 25 - May 3 (13 weeks, with bonus/makeup class on May 3, no classes March 15 or 21)
Dance Exchange, Studio 2

ImagineDance (ages 2-3) 9:30-10:15am

Saturdays, Jan. 26-May 4 (13 weeks, with bonus/makeup class on May 4, no classes March 9 or 16)
Dance Exchange, Studio 1

ImagineDance (ages 5-8)

FreeFlow Dance

Fridays, Jan. 25-May 3 (FREE class on Jan. 25, 13 weeks, no classes March 15 or 21, drop in or session)
Dance Exchange, Studio 3

FreeFlow Dance (adults and teens) 10:30-11:30am

Isadora Duncan Technique Classes

Mondays, Jan. 28 - May 6 (13 weeks with bonus/makeup class on May 6, no classes March 11 or 18)
Dance Exchange, Studio 2 (location)
Duncan Technique Level I  7:30-9pm

Wednesdays, Jan. 23 - March 6 (7 weeks with bonus/makeup class on Mar 6)
Dance Exchange, Studio 2 (location)
Introduction to Isadora Duncan Technique (adults, all levels) 
"Moving from the Breath & Solar Plexus" 7:30-8:45pm

Wednesdays, March 29 - May 8 (7 weeks with bonus/makeup class on Mar 8)
Dance Exchange, Studio 2 (location)
Introduction to Isadora Duncan Technique (adults, all levels) 
"Dancing with Natural Movement" 7:30-8:45pm

Saturdays, Jan. 26-May 4 (13 weeks, no classes Mar 9 or 16)
Dance Exchange, Studio 1

Isadora Duncan Technique - Level I (adult, all levels)  11am-12:45pm
Isadora Duncan Repertory (adult, requires concurrent enrollment in one technique class, at least two years Duncan training or permission of director) 1-2pm

Imagine Dance Camp 2013
Celebrating our Fifth Year!

We will offer our popular ImagineDance Camp this summer through the Montgomery County Department of Parks and Recreation. See the schedule below and visit the Department website to register. The ImagineDance Camp is listed on page 21 of the Summer Camp Guide. Let's dance together this summer!

June 24-26   Shady Grove MS
Gaithersburg, MD

July 8-12   Sligo Urban Park
Takoma Park, MD

July 15-19   Cashell ES
Olney, MD

July 22-26  North Bethesda MS
Bethesda, MD

July 29-Aug 2  Pyle MS
Bethesda, MD

Imagine Dance Camp 2012
Just Completed Our Fourth Year!
This year was another great success, with four full camp sessions and over 60 students. Imagine Dance Camp sparks joy and creativity in children as they use art, music, poetry, nature and stories as inspiration for dance. With natural and organic movements appropriate for both girls and boys, children will learn basic dance skills, rhythm and musicality as well as improvisation and creative dance. Storytelling, nature explorations and art projects enhance the "whole child" experience of dance. Based on the philosophy of Isadora Duncan, and led by Isadora Duncan expert and Kennedy Center Teaching Artist Valerie Durham.

These imagination-based dance camps are for boys and girls aged 5-8 (accommodation can be made for slightly older siblings, contact Valerie to arrange an exception) to explore creative movement and dance with the arts, music, stories and nature. Just completing its fourth year, this year's camp featured new arts activities and a return of old favorites, like the "nature hike."

Offered through the Montgomery County Parks and Recreation Department, Valerie Durham and The Duncan Dancers offered exciting Duncan Dance camps in the Maryland area this summer: We will offer these camps again next summer, so look for us in the Summer 2013 Camp Guide!

Summer Camp

Private Coaching

Private coaching in Isadora Duncan technique and repertory, as well as creative movement and movement improvement are available with Artistic Director Valerie Durham, MFA. Please contact (410)570-0535 or valerie@duncandancers.com to schedule private and semi-private coaching. Sessions are tailored directly to the student's interests or needs. This can be appropriate for professional and recreational dancers, athletes, children with movement issues or homeschooling groups. Private coaching can be arranged in the DC, MD, No. VA, Baltimore and Annapolis areas.

Come enjoy one of the most beautiful and rare forms of modern dance!

All classes feature a rich curriculum of an opening invitation and creating a creative space, a theraputic warm-up to prepare the body, Duncan floor and standing work, traditional Duncan barre, across-the-floor locomotive exercises, improvisation and segments of Duncan repertory. Students will enjoy the presentation of Isadora philosophy, history, writings and art influences as an integral part of the dancing experience.

 
   
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