Contemporary Dance for Absolute Beginners is an open class geared to adults and teens with little to no background in contemporary dance. Students will learn the fundamental principles of alignment, release, and floor work through choreographed warm up exercises and center combinations. All ages are welcome. Please wear clothing you can move comfortably in. Socks or bare feet are recommended.
Casey Lee Thorne received her early training at American Repertory Ballet’s Princeton Ballet School in Princeton, New Jersey. In 2010 she graduated from the Alonzo King LINES Ballet/Dominican University of CA B.F.A. Program as part of the inaugural class. She has performed the works of notable choreographers including Alonzo King, Ohad Naharin, and Graham Lustig. In 2012 she founded Inside Out Contemporary Ballet (IOCB), a professional dance company located in the North Bay of San Francisco. As the Artistic Director of IOCB she has received a Fulbright Fellowship to Israel for the 2014-2015 academic year, the Fall 2014 Theatre Bay Area Ca$h Grant, the Audience Select Award at New Ground Dance Theatre’s Emerging Artists Dance Showcase, and a commission from the 22nd Annual West Wave Dance Festival. Casey has choreographed original works for the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Dominican University of CA, and Marin Ballet, among others.
New Adult Class in Mill Valley
Absolute Beginner Contemporary Dance with Casey Thorne
Mondays & Wednesdays 6:45-8:00pm
Begins Monday, March 6th – March 29th