Childcare Provided! 10% Discount for Early Registration!
8 week session, Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00am-11:15am, with Patricia Wilson
January 6th-February 26th
This class is for anyone itching to get moving! Each class will begin with a half hour of yoga and core conditioning followed by forty-five minutes of exuberant dancing, based on the Dunham Technique.
The Dunham Technique is a vibrant fusion of Haitian and African dance, jazz, modern and ballet. This class will introduce the fundamentals of the technique, created by modern dance pioneer, Katherine Dunham. The focus will be on joy of dancing, alignment, strength, flexibility, energy and rhythm. FUN!
Monday only or Wednesday only: $96
Monday and Wednesday: $176
10% discount if registered by December 25th!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 258-7378 to register.
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Patricia Wilson began dancing at a very young age at square dances in West Halifax, Vermont, where she learned that dancing is about joy and community. As a teenager, she began studying modern dance and ballet as well as practicing yoga and meditation. When she discovered the Dunham Technique at age 22, in a class with Arthur Hall at The American Dance Festival, it was a spiritual and physical homecoming, bringing together all the energy threads of her previous studies. Patricia then dedicated herself to furthering her knowledge of Dunham Technique, continuing to work with Arthur Hall, and attending the first Dunham Seminar in 1983 in East St. Louis. East St. Louis and St. Louis became a second home for Patricia as she returned each summer to study with Miss Dunham, Pearl Reynolds, Tommy Gomez, Lucille Ellis, Vanoye Aikens and Talley Beatty among many other fine teachers. Patricia especially treasures the memory of many years studying Ghanaian dance with C.K. Ghano and Ronnie Yao Marshall. In 1992, Patricia was honored to assist Katherine Dunham in the final week of her 47 day fast to protest the American treatment of Haitian refugees. Chosen to be part of the first group certified by the Institute of Dunham Technique Certification, Patricia was certified to teach the Dunham Technique by Katherine Dunham in 1994.
Patricia has taught Dunham technique, ballet, modern, yoga and figure skating at studios, rinks and colleges in the Brattleboro, Vermont area for over thirty-seven years. She currently teaches at Keene State College. Patricia is also a filmmaker; her film, Kaliope, screened in festivals in DC and Seattle in 2003. Patricia is currently working on a 500hr teacher certification in Prana Flow Yoga with Shiva Rea.
Patricia received her BA in Music and Dance from Middlebury College and her MFA in Film Production from Loyola Marymount University.
Patricia sends her gratitude to all her teachers, especially Katherine Dunham, Arthur Hall and Shiva Rea. As well she humbly honors the Great Mother, her teacher in the form of the mountains, the waters and the winds. Om Shanti. Jai Ma.