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SBU Community School for Dance, Movement and Somatic Learning FALL 2013
(ten week sessions)
 
Beginning September 14! Register Now!
Registration Extended to September 13!
 
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CLASS OFFERINGS AND FACULTY BIOS - FALL 2013
 

SATURDAYS

Integral Hatha Yoga Class –  Sat. 8:00-9:30 am / Instructor:  Maria Loreta Celitan  / Tuition:  $200

A class of classical yoga asanas, pranayama (breathing techniques), bhandas, meditation and deep relaxation for promoting health, rejuvenation and stress reduction.  The class will emphasize the correct and incremental approach to yoga postures and techniques.

Requirements:  Yoga mat, loose clothing, and light blanket.  DO NOT EAT HEAVY MEAL BEFORE CLASS.

Instructor Bio: A 500 hour RYT with the Yoga Alliance, Maria Loreta has been teaching Yoga for over 25 years.  She holds certification from the Integral Yoga Institutes in teaching Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Hatha Yoga as well as certification in Cardiac Yoga (the program used by Dean Ornish in his ground breaking heart disease reversal studies). 

 

Moving from Within:  Explorations into Anatomy, Physicality, Relationship, and Space –  

Sat. 8:00-9:00 am and Sat. 9:00-10:00 am / Instructor:  Bonnie DeLuca /Tuition: $200

Class begins with a continuous warm up grounded in somatic theories of form and function, relationships and space, support and motion.  Subtle permeations of weight, time, effort, and space will be fused with the highly sensorial and deeply intuitive nature of improvisation.  Intended as both class and laboratory, we’ll let go of everything we “know” about movement to explore movement as physical, sensual, thought-form, change-agent, and experiential practice.  We’ll deconstruct legacies of the post-industrial age like compression, dislocation, and alienation to embrace principles of experiential anatomy, yoga, dance, and bodywork.  Skills such as rolling, releasing, giving and receiving weight will blend with rhythm and space, evolution and chaos, articulation and alignment.  Using dance, yoga, pedestrian walking, and other “real-life experiences of movement, we’ll deepen our awareness of internal and external space. 

Requirements:  comfortable, layered clothing, Yoga mats, props, and creature comforts are welcome.

Instructor Bio: Bonnie McGlynn DeLuca is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, Certified Thai Yoga Bodyworker, Certified Embodied Anatomy and Yoga Instructor, Certified Moving on Aerobics Instructor, Dance, and Pilates Teacher.  She has more than 30 years experience with the moving body.  As a dancer, Yogi, and Pilates teacher in New York, DeLuca has studied with Dr. Martha Hart Eddy, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, and Barbara Forbes, among others.  She holds certificates from Columbia University, from the School for Body Mind Centering, the School for Participatory Arts and Research, Alive and Well, Center for Kinesthetic Education, and Minneapolis Yoga Center.  Bonnie is the 2009 recipient of the C.A.R.A. award, a graduate of Manhattanville College, as well as a regular speaker at Stowe Weekend of Hope and Gilda’s Club in Manhattan.

 

Creative Movement for Children (Ages 5-6) – Sat. 10:00-10:45 am / Instructor:  Maria Loreta Celitan / Tuition: $200

A fun and creative approach to exploring and understanding the body in movement through time and space, and as a vehicle for self-expression.  This class is an excellent base for all subsequent learning of dance styles and sports as well as for the child’s development of self-confidence, muscle control, and body awareness.

Instructor Bio: Maria Loreta holds certification in Creative Movement for Children from the Jack Weiner School of Creative Movement and Dance Therapy.  As a dance teaching artist, she has worked with young students in schools for numerous AIE programs throughout the tri-state area.  A Lincoln Center Institute trained teaching artist, Maria uses their method of aesthetic education extensively in her work with the young student.

 

Spanish Classical and Bata de Cola class for Intermediate/Advanced students – Sat. 11:00-12:00 / Instructor:  Maria Loreta Celitan / Tuition: $200

Choreography class with castanets for Spanish classical dance as well as choreography for learning the technique of dancing with a Bata de Cola (the long trained dress used in Spanish Flamenco dance).

Requirements:  heeled shoe and castanets (bring Bata de Cola or equivalent if available).

Instructor Bio: A professional Spanish/Flamenco dancer, Maria Loreta studied extensively in Spain all forms of Spanish dance: Classical, Flamenco & Folk.  She danced as company member and soloist with the Ballet of Madrid, the American Spanish Dance Theater and Jose Molina’s BailesEspanoles and is the founder/director of Sol y Sombra Spanish Dance Company.

 

 Beginning Ballet (Ages 6-12) – Sat. 2:00-3:00 pm / Instructor: Beth Trimm / Tuition: $200

Students will be acquainted with beginning classical ballet vocabulary, while also focusing on introducing ballet technique in a healthful manner. Each class will include barre exercises as well as combinations in the center and going across the floor. Technique will be taught as well as the sheer joy of dancing to classical music. Dress code includes leotard of choice, pink tights and pink ballet slippers for girls, tee shirt and black tights with black ballet slippers for boys.

Instructor Bio: Elizabeth (Beth) Trimm is a Senior Adjunct Professor in Dance at the Post Campus of Long Island University. She has danced extensively in New York as well as with regional companies. Her work in ballet includes leading roles with U.S. Terpsichore, the resident company for the New York School of Ballet, directed by Richard Thomas, Barbara Fallis and Daniel Levans.Ms. Trimm’s work in modern dance includes several years at the Merce Cunningham Studio, taking company class and performing in workshops and student choreography.  While at U.S. Terpsichore she performed in Cunningham’s Cross Currents.She is a certified Zena Rommett Floor-Barre® instructor since 1999. She teaches floor barre® classes at annual American College Dance Festival’s and during the spring semester at LIU Post.  In addition Ms. Trimm teaches open classes at Ballroom Legacy in Sea Cliff, NYand Berest Dance Center in Port Washington, NY. Since Zena Rommett’s death in 2010, she has taught at the NYC floor-barre® re-certification course each August and traveled to Florence, Italy this summer to teach at the European re-certification course. Ms. Trimm is a dance teaching artist with the Tilles Center Arts Education program at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Long Island.  She was a member of the national team for the Teaching Artists Mentoring Project from 2002-2006, an initiative developed by the Association of Institutes for Aesthetic Education. Ms. Trimm holds a B.A. in History from LIU and a M.A. in Dance Education from NYU.

 

 

Intermediate Ballet (Ages 13 to Adult) – Sat. 3:30-4:30 pm / Instructor: Beth Trimm / Tuition: $200

Students will be challenged with more advanced ballet technique than the Beginning class. The focus will continue to be on working carefully and correctly. Tempos and the sophistication of combinations at the barre, center and across the floor, will increase. Students will begin to develop an appreciation for the aesthetic of classical ballet in their lessons. Dress code includes leotard of choice, pink tights and pink ballet slippers for girls, tee shirt and black tights with black ballet slippers for boys.

Instructor Bio: Elizabeth (Beth) Trimm is a Senior Adjunct Professor in Dance at the Post Campus of Long Island University. She has danced extensively in New York as well as with regional companies. Her work in ballet includes leading roles with U.S. Terpsichore, the resident company for the New York School of Ballet, directed by Richard Thomas, Barbara Fallis and Daniel Levans.Ms. Trimm’s work in modern dance includes several years at the Merce Cunningham Studio, taking company class and performing in workshops and student choreography.  While at U.S. Terpsichore she performed in Cunningham’s Cross Currents.She is a certified Zena Rommett Floor-Barre® instructor since 1999. She teaches floor barre® classes at annual American College Dance Festival’s and during the spring semester at LIU Post.  In addition Ms. Trimm teaches open classes at Ballroom Legacy in Sea Cliff, NYand Berest Dance Center in Port Washington, NY. Since Zena Rommett’s death in 2010, she has taught at the NYC floor-barre® re-certification course each August and traveled to Florence, Italy this summer to teach at the European re-certification course. Ms. Trimm is a dance teaching artist with the Tilles Center Arts Education program at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Long Island.  She was a member of the national team for the Teaching Artists Mentoring Project from 2002-2006, an initiative developed by the Association of Institutes for Aesthetic Education. Ms. Trimm holds a B.A. in History from LIU and a M.A. in Dance Education from NYU.

 

 TUESDAYS

 Dancehall (Ages 13 to Adult) – Tues. 4:00-5:00 pm/Instructor: Joya Powell/ Tuition: $200

From the streets of Kingston, Jamaica to house parties, clubs, and stages across the world, Dancehall is not only an electric style of music and dance, it's also a way of life. Dancehall started as a way for the lower class youths of Jamaica to stand up and be noticed on the worlds' stage, with its vibrant dances and music, not to mention the fashion style. Many of the moves are also found in popular Hip-Hop videos. The heart pumping dances of Dancehall focus on isolations, polyrhythmic movements and are a great way to build your cardio stamina as well as coordination. In this class we will focus on the energetic gender neutral, old school Dancehall dances that made the art form popular, and a sprinkling of the popular dances of today. We will start with a comprehensive warm-up, learn the specific Dancehall movements for the day, and end with an exciting piece of choreography set to popular Dancehall songs.

Instructor Bio: A native New Yorker, Joya Powell received her M.A. in Dance Education from New York University, and her B.A. in Latin American Studies and Creative Writing from Columbia University.  Throughout her career she has danced with choreographers such as Katiti King, Neta Pulvermacher, Donlin Foreman and Paco Gomes.  Her choreography has appeared on stages such as City Parks Dance, The FLEA Theater, The Riverside Theatre, Dance New Amsterdam, Casa del Prado Theatre in San Diego, The Hammerstein Ballroom, BAAD!, BAX and The TANK.  Joya has taught a fusion of Simonson Jazz and Afro-Brazilian dances in Salvador Bahia Brazil, Puerto Rico, and NYC.  She currently is an Adjunct Professor of Dance at The Center for Dance, Movement and Somatic Learning at Stony Brook University and a Teaching Artist for Public Schools in the South Bronx.  Most recently Joya had the honor to choreography the Off-Off Broadway production of JOB, written by Thomas Bradshaw and Directed by Benjamin Kamine, presented by The FLEA Theater.  As the Artistic Director and Choreographer of MOPDC she is dedicated to connecting cultures and finding ways to empower underserved communities through dance.

 

WEDNESDAYS

Time to Dance, The Latin Tool Box - Wed. 8:00-9:00 pm/ Instructors: Mark James and Karen Lupo/ Tuition: $200

In no time we will have you movin’ & a swayin’ to the Latin American Rhythms of Rumba, Merengue, Salsa, Cha & Tango.  Basic step patterns, body movements and rhythmic structures of various club and standard partner dances will be covered.  We will work on poise, confidence, posture, coordination, strength, aerobic capacity and muscle tone in a relaxed social setting.  You will have increased kinesthetic and rhythmic awareness and abilities.  We will demonstrate use of the principles of leading and following, and you will have an improved understanding of ballroom dance as an aesthetic creative outlet and as an enjoyable, beneficial leisure time activity.

Instructor Bio: Mark James is Suffolk Zone (VP of Dance) NYS AHPERD (New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance).  Certified New York State Biology instructor (9-12).  An Adjunct Assistant Professor at Suffolk County Community College since 2002 (PE Dept.), Ammermann Campus.  Mark has 30 years of dance experience.

Instructor Bio: Karen Lupo brings 25 years of experience to the field of dance. She is a proficient teacher, judge, competitor and national/international performer. A creative artist, Karen brings her passion for dance to individuals of all ages. She’s created many educational programs for schools (BOCES), libraries, museums and community centers. A trained dancer, Karen has been a featured performer and expert in the following styles of dance: Salsa, Tango, Bachata, Waltz, Foxtrot, Latin, Swing, Ballroom, Hustle and Theatrical Adagio Dancing. A top ranked United States Professional Latin & Rhythm finalist, Karen always brings her passion for dance to her students.

Mark and Karen have been featured performers at Stardust Dance Weekends (Catskills), World Hustle (performers and judges), Disco America (performers and judges), Port Jefferson Art’s Council/Dance in Film, United States National Championships, 6 time American Star Ball Theatrical Champions, 4 time Zachary’s Show Dance Champions, 3 time Baltimore Invitational Theatrical Champions, and New York Dance Festival Theatrical Champions, just to name a few accomplishments.

 

THURSDAYS

Beginner Flamenco – Thurs. 7:30-8:30 pm / Instructor: Maria Loreta Celitan / Tuition: $200

An introductory class to the exciting art of Flamenco dance!

Requirements: heeled shoe and long wide skirt for females

Instructor Bio: A professional Spanish/Flamenco dancer, Maria Loreta studied extensively in Spain all forms of Spanish dance: Classical, Flamenco & Folk.  She danced as company member and soloist with the Ballet of Madrid, the American Spanish Dance Theater and Jose Molina’s BailesEspanoles and is the founder/director of Sol y Sombra Spanish Dance Company.

 

   

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


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