Relatively obscure in the United States due to the infamous Cuban embargo, Afro-Cuban Modern dance or "Tecnica Cubana" is a unique blend of North American modern technique (Duncan, Graham, Limón) and European ballet (Ballet Alicia Alonso) with social and sacred Afro-Cuban traditions. The class will start with a warm-up focused on contraction and release techniques and undulation exercises, followed by across-the-floor and choreographed combinations.
This class focuses on mastering the control and isolation of particular muscles in the body, allowing students to take command of their body movements. It will also help students build confidence and develop a new avenue for self-expression, in addition to improving strength, flexibility, and technique. All classes have live music accompaniment.