Summer Intensive: 

Immerse Yourself in Movement

The VG/DE Summer Intensive, held annually at Green Space, is open to dancers, choreographers, actors, directors, and movement lovers of every kind. Participants receive hands-on individualized, professional training through classes taught by VG/DE artistic director Valerie Green and company members. These include Dance Your Frame modern dance technique, choreography, a performance lab, plus additional offerings such as peak performance workshop, ballet, yoga and Pilates.

I am so grateful for Valerie creating the opportunity for students like me. I am one step closer to being a more diverse dancer
— 2018 Intensive Student
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Intensive Schedule

July 8 – 14, 2019

Monday

10-11:30 Modern Dance Technique 1:30-1 Choreography: Inspiration to Create Outside the Box 1-2 Lunch Break 2-4 Performance in Action

Tuesday

10-11:30 Modern Dance Technique 11:30-1 Ballet 1-2 Lunch Break 2-4 Performance in Action

Wednesday

10-11:30 Modern Dance Technique 11:30-1 Choreography: Inspiration to Create Outside the Box 1-2 Lunch Break 2-4 Performance in Action

Thursday

10-11:30 Modern Dance Technique 11:30-1 Ballet 1-2 Lunch Break 2-4 Performance in Action

Friday

10-11:30 Modern Dance Technique 11:30-1 Choreography: Inspiration to Create Outside the Box 1-2 Lunch Break 2-4 Performance in Action

Saturday

10-11:30 Yoga 11:30-2 Performance in Action

Sunday

10-11:30 Modern Dance Technique 11:30-12:30 Performance In Action 1:30-2:30 Final Showing Reception for friends & family

Class Descriptions

All classes are taught by Valerie Green and Dance Entropy company members.

This intensive at Green Space is open to all dancers, choreographers, actors, directors, and movement lovers of every kind to gain hands on individualized, professional training.

Dance Your Frame: Modern Technique

Class begins with a series of floor exercises designed to awaken the feet, spine, center & pelvis. Next, standing center work focuses on technical exercises supported by proper alignment. The class culminates in rhythmical, full-bodied across the floor movement combinations that incorporate the use of turns, jumps, working in & out of the floor, detailed gestures, & diverse dynamics.The principles emphasized in this class are universally beneficial to dance training & include using the power of the center to initiate, control, & radiate movement, plus pelvis initiation, & the use of under & over curves. Informing this class is Green's certified background in BodyMind Fitness. Exercises are guided with the safe use of body mechanics & neuromuscular imagery, highlighting movement that follows the logic of the body's innate spirals & bone rhythms.

Choreography: Inspiration to Create Outside the Box

This workshop shares valuable creative movement exercises & tools that stimulate the mind and body to generate movement ideas. The artists will be in a nurturing environment where they will be guided to discover their own unique movement conceptions.

Ballet for Modern Dancers

This class will allow modern dancers to explore the principles of ballet in a non-threatening environment while translating how the forms study can enhance & support modern dance technique.

Performance in Action

Valerie Green will direct & shape a short work pulling together the week’s phrases, explorations, & choreographic studies. This workshop allows the opportunity for intensive participants to put new skills learned over the course of the week into action while working on performance quality. This work will be performed in the intensive’s final showing.

Yoga for Dancers

Utilizing the ancient tradition of yoga, this class uses breath & stretching to support healthy body alignment. A fantastic cross training for the mind & body that can easily be applied to all dance techniques.