Tag Archives: Contemporary Dance Classes

REGISTER NOW FOR IDF@SV 2018!

EARLY BIRDS get the best price! You CAN register now for the Workshops & Classes of International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley, 2018. It’s the 7th season for the Best Dance Experience On This Planet –or on any other. Here are your Early Bird deals for Physical Comedy, Full Day of Dance©, Choreography Workshop, Festival Concert.

PHYSICAL COMEDY, Sunday, June 10, 2 – 4 p.m. $30 for one person; $45 for two

Megan Ivey, Ringling Bros. professional clown, will perform & teach Physical Comedy in IDF@SV 2018

FULL DAY OF DANCE©, Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m. -5 p.m. $60 for all five classes, $20 for single class, $36 for two, $48 for three, $56 for four: BEST DEAL & MOST FUN=TAKE THEM ALL

Etta Walton (L) & Audreyanne Covarrubias (R) perform & teach Electric Line Dances & Tap Dance

CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOP (THE CHOREO-CUBATOR©): Tues/Thurs/Fri, June 12, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, each time from 6 -7:30 p.m., ALL six sessions of space & time to develop your own creative project AND perform on the Showcase Concert (not required), ALL this for $115.

All dance styles welcome in Choreo-Cubator 2018; Take a bow in the Showcase concert; finally have time for your own creating and rehearsing!

TICKETS !!! FOR THE FESTIVAL CONCERT 2018 are available. June 23, 3 p.m. $20 general admission; $12 for over 65 & under 10; group tix also available. $30 SPONSOR TICKET gives you reserved, best seating and a tax deduction for helping The Lively Foundation keep the IDF@SV dancing with the stars!!! Mail your check to The Lively Foundation, 550 Mountain View Ave., Mountain View, CA 94041 THANK YOU!

IDF@SV 2017 Workshop News! SAVE THE DATES!

Fantastic news! Workshops for IDF@SV announced: Save the Dates! Elisabeth Kindler-Abali, Visiting Artist from Berlin, Germany, will teach Contemporary Technique & Repertory for interm – adv/professional dancers, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., June 26, 27, & 30, in addition to a 60 minute, mixed level class during the Full Day of Dance©, June 24. Don’t miss the opportunity to work with her; she will return to Berlin shortly after premiering her new work in the Festival Concert, July 1.

Elisabeth Kindler-Abali bows after performing US premier of her work BUTTERFLY at IDF@SV Festival Concert, 2016.

Megan Ivey, professional clown trained by world famous Ringling Bros., offers her PHYSICAL COMEDY workshop for adults and young people 10 years old and over, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Sunday, June 25. This is more fun than you can imagine, and you will learn skills that enrich your life: Learn how to walk into walls! Fall down funny! Slap and be slapped! (Come with a pal, child, complete stranger; second person in for half price.) No joke. This class is essential for ALL performers Shakespeareans, method actors, serious contemporary dancers, tappers. Laugh and the world laughs with you; cry and you cry alone. Get comfortable onstage & in your body.

Megan Ivey

CHOREO-CUBATOR© is your opportunity to work in improvisation and to develop new choreography or polish a work in progress. It offers space & time & supportive atmosphere. Choreo-Cubator© meets June 20, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Participants perform their work for the public in the Showcase Performance, Friday, June 30. Performance not required. ALL types of dance are welcome.

Lively Foundation Artistic Director Leslie Friedman

WONDERFUL WINTER WORKSHOP: IT REALLY WAS WONDERFUL!

SUNDAY afternoon, Tuesday evening; cannot believe it came and went so quickly. Sunday was such a full and exciting day. Artist/teachers leading participants with extensive dance training and some beginners, or dancers with extensive training in other dance forms trying something new. There were several Bharatnatyam artists, for example, taking Contemporary, Salsa, and Line Dancing for the first time. This way of getting into the spirit of dancing is just what WWW.1.0 is all about. Amity Johnson’s Pilates mat class was a fantastic full body tune up. One very experienced dancer who also is a Pilates regular was heard to say, “It was great and now my stomach muscles will hurt all week.” We all need to have those moments of direct communication with our stomach muscles! Just returning from Tuesday evening’s classes. The participants not only danced full out and had a great time, they learned a lot and polished up what they had begun on Sunday or at the International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley, Aug. 2014. Here are some pictures; more will come soon. Etta1:18To the left and on top: Etta Walton leads line dances. Below: Leslie Friedman teaches Contemporary class. Tuesday night’s classes had that feeling of the last day of camp. Everyone was reluctant to say the dance was ending. Only for now.betterCrawl?IMG_0462

CLASSES@The Lively School

The Lively School offers classes for adults–older teens to any age adult (REALLY ANY AGE) in ballet, contemporary dance, dance workout, Yoga for Life, and Creative Movement & Storytelling for Children. Dr. Leslie Friedman, Artistic Director of The Lively Foundation, is an internationally celebrated dancer/choreographer/teacher who has won acclaim from audiences and critics around the world. She has taught technique and her original choreography to national companies in China, Russia, England, Poland, Korea, Romania, Spain, and more. In the US, she has been a guest artist/teacher at universities throughout the country as well as setting her choreography on companies across the US. She has taught adult beginners and children as well as professionals for many years. She is one of the very few acclaimed artists who offers private classes to adults whether beginners or pros. This gives the students maximum flexibility in scheduling classes. She also offers small group classes. Sign up now! The grace, strength, balance, flexibility of dance will add joy to your life! Contact: livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net  or call 650/969-4110  Classes at: Mtn. View Masonic Center, 890 Church St., Mountain View, CA. Leslie angelLeslieF