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Just Turns with Ikolo Griffin

April 9 @ 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

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One event on April 9, 2024 at 2:45 pm

Just Turns with Ikolo Griffin
Intermediate Level
Tuesday, April 9 | 2:45pm-4:15pm
Tuition: $45

-OR-
Advanced Level
Monday and Tuesday, April 8-9 | 4:15pm-6:15pm
Tuition: $120

The Method: The two-hour Just Turns workshop is designed to focus the student’s approach and maximize turning technique in order to increase confidence and ability in all kinds of turns. The class structure and progression are designed to break down every part of turning technique, training spot, balance, force control, and placement from the ground up. Students are free to ask questions, experiment, and take notes throughout the workshop in order to realize their ideal turning method.

The Workshop: The class starts with a short warm-up at barre, focusing on balance and foot/leg speed. In the turn drills, dancers learn the 5 Rules and Tools without music, turning in a pressure free environment. Dancers often experience the “Ah-Ha” moment during this part of the class! Then, simple and effective center combinations are introduced which are designed to give dancers the chance to incorporate the new turning information. Don’t Panic, They’re Just Turns!

Vashon Center for Dance is excited to welcome Ikolo Griffin! Ikolo was introduced to ballet in 1983 through San Francisco Ballet School’s Dance in Schools Program, and after ten years of training was the first outreach student to join the San Francisco Ballet company. Ikolo won the Princess Grace Award for Dance in 1993, and went on to dance professionally for over 20 years as a Principal Dancer with Dance Theatre of Harlem in NYC, Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Smuin Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and the San Francisco Opera. He now brings his passion, classical training and world class experience to conduct class in a fun and energetic way for the students at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School as a full time faculty member.

For questions or help with registrations, please contact our registrar at joy@vashoncenterforthearts.org or (206) 259-3005.

Details

Date:
April 9
Time:
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Blue Heron Dance Studio
19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Phone
1 206 463 5131

Details

Date:
April 9
Time:
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Blue Heron Dance Studio
19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
+ Google Map
Phone
1 206 463 5131