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Classes 

Find the best class for you!

Monday

10-11:30 AM Intermediate Modern for Older and Returning Dancers
In person or online - resumes September 13th
 
Beginning Modern for Older and Returning Dancers
Online 11:30-12:45 through August, then
11:45-1:15 in person or online starting 9/13

 

Tuesday

Intro to Modern forAdults
6:30-8:00 PM 4-week workshops every month. 
 
Next workshop starts Sept 7, in person or online

 

Thursday

10-11:30 AM Beginning Modern for Adults of All Ages
In person or online - resumes September 9th 

11:45-1:15 Intermediate Modern for Adults of All Ages
In person or online - resumes September 9th 

Class Descriptions

Classes For Older and Returning Dancers

These are ongoing, drop in classes designed for older movers and/or those who are returning to dance after a hiatus, are working with injury, or just want to take things slowly,

 

These classes offer a low pressure, welcoming environment where dancers can enjoy learning, remembering, or continuing their modern dance practice in a class designed for bodies that need some extra care from the warmup onward. 

 

Classes build new vocabulary and movement sequences each month, but are drop in so feel free to join at any point in the month. 

Mondays: 10AM Intermediate (resumes in September as a hybrid class)

 

Mondays 11:30-12:45 (currently lonline, becomes Hybrid starting Sept 13) 

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Modern Dance for Adults of All Ages

Choose from two levels - Beginning and Intermediate - and enjoy expanding your dance experience, deepening your technique, and dancing with others to a variety of music from around the world. 

 

Both levels include a warm-up of modern dance based movements aimed to focus the mind and free the joints followed by short modern dance sequences that are safe, luscious and fun.

Thursdays Beginning 10-11:15 Pacific (resumes in September as a hybrid class)

Thursdays Intermediate11:30 - 12:45  Pacific (resumes in September as a hybrid class)

Intro to Modern Dance for Adults of All Ages

This 4-week series is perfect for first-time dancers who want to learn in a small, safe, and supported atmosphere. The series provides a fun and encouraging environment where students learn dance fundamentals through short, easy to learn dance sequences.
 
The class will cover the basic structure of a dance class, modern dance vocabulary, key concepts, and how to pick up sequences and memorize choreography. With time to ask questions and explore movement ideas, this series is great for brand new dancers, beginning level dancers who want to revisit the fundamentals, and dancers with experience in other styles looking to start training in modern.​

 

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm PDT, monthly.  
$40-80 sliding scale; scholarships available too (write to jill@shawl-anderson.org)*

FAQs about Zoom and online classes

How do I get started on Zoom?
Please create a free account on zoom.us. You may either use Zoom on via browser or by downloading the application to your computer. Once you have an account created, you can register for the classes and get your personalized link, which you will use every time you come to class. 

For the best experience, you’ll want to join us from a device with a video camera and microphone. This way, I can both see and hear you. You have the option to join class without video from your end if you prefer. 

Will I be seen in my house as I am practicing?
That’s up to you! Once you click to join the classroom, you will have the choice to join with our without video. Note that your NAME will show up on the screen whether or not your video is on.  If you prefer, you can go to your Zoom profile and change your name to a nickname or just your initials.

 
Can people see my name?

Yes, people can see your name unless you change your name under your profile settings.  For your own privacy, you may want to change the name on your profile to a nickname or just your initials.

 

Can I change the view so I am only seeing the teacher?
“Speaker” view allows you to follow the teacher, while the “Gallery” view will show other students in the class. Since a lot of us know each other, it can be nice to connect this way.

Can I ask questions during the practice?
During class, your microphone will be muted. This reduces audio feedback for all attendees. You can ask questions by taking yourself off of mute.  I will stop for questions throughout the class.

What should I do if my internet connection isn’t working well?
If your internet connection slows down during class, try turning off your video camera so you can still see the class, but the teacher and other people in class can’t see you. This helps decrease the load on your wifi connection.  It also helps to hardwire your computer to the modem using a coaxial cable.  then you are not relying on your wi-fi connection, rather you are relying on the internet service itself.

What is the best browser to use for virtual classes?
Zoom works best when using the Chrome web browser if you are using your laptop and not the desktop app.