Every Monday, Friday, and Saturday morning, I lead ballet barre at the Chi Movement Arts Center, home of Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers. Monday and Friday the class is from 9:30am-10:15am. Saturday, the class is from 10:30-11:15am. I advertise it as "an opportunity to develop classical ballet technique and engage the vertical body in an open, focused environment."
Thanks, Kirsten Kaschock for coming to barre and for sharing this as part of your New Year's journey! In thINKingDANCE, Kirsten wrote:
"I stopped next at Chi Movement (Arts) Center. Kun-Yang Lin dancer Jessica Warchal-King teaches a 45-minute open ballet barre on Friday and Saturday mornings for a mere $5. The barre, well-crafted, was also gentle and loose, with an emphasis on dancers doing what they need to warm their bodies on a cold winter morning. Warchal-King encouraged the use of more contemporary, fluid upper body motions during certain exercises, so that by the end of the hour, my spine felt as articulate as my feet."
Here's to more dance in 2012!