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    GROUNDWORK | Modern & Ballet with Ashley Hanson

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    Training Schedule:  Please note trainings on Friday and Saturday are located at Colorado College's Cossitt Hall (906 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903) and training on Sunday is located at Latisha Hardy Dance & Co Ltd.

    • Friday June 7, 2024 Training #1: 4:00p-6:00p (For Intermediate Level Dancers)
      • Brief overview of ballet, popular methodologies (and a little history) 
      • A variety of ballet terminology
      • Foundational comprehension of placement and alignment. 
      • Foundational positions of feet, arms and head 
      • Barre work of both foundational and compound ballet steps done on flat and relevé 
      • Progressed barre work taken into center combinations and across the floor combinations
    • Friday June 7, 2024 Training #2: 6:30p-8:30p Ballet Foundations for Beginner Dancers.  (Part 1)  This will include :
      • Brief overview of ballet, popular methodologies (and a little history)
      • Foundational ballet terminology 
      • Foundational comprehension of placement and alignment
      • Foundational positions of feet, arms and head 
      • Basic barre work of foundational steps (most steps will be done on flat, with a few balances done on relevé)
      • Essential steps done in center combinations
    • Saturday, June 8, 2024 Training #3: 12:00p-2:00p Ballet Foundations for Beginner Dancers. (Part 2)  This will include :
    • Review/Repeat Part 1 
    • Foundational drills and combinations in center and en diagonal (dependent on groups readiness)
    • Saturday, June 8, 2024 Training #4: 3:00p-5:00p Modern Foundations for All-Level Dancers.  (Part 1 ) This will include :
    • Brief overview of Modern (our focus will be Graham technique)
    • Basic terminology 
    • Foundational floor/center steps and drills
    • Foundational traveling steps and across the floor combinations
    • Contact exercises/counterbalance drills in groups and/or pairs 
    • Improv.
    • Sunday, June 9, 2024 Training #5: 12:00p-2:00p Modern Foundations for All-Level Dancers.  (Part 2)  This will include :
      • Review/Repeat Part 1
      • Choreography 
    • Sunday, June 9, 2024 Training #6: 3:00p-5:00p Ballet and Somatic recovery flow for All-Level Dancers  This will include:
      • Foundational terminology, barre exercises/combinations
      • Center and across the floor combinations (can be modified based on readiness of individual dancers)
      • Somatic recovery flow (cool down)

    Pricing Breakdown

    • 2 Hours: $59
    • 4 Hours: $95
    • 6 Hours: $129
    • 8 Hours: $165
    • 10 Hours: $199
    • 12 Hours: $225

    GROUNDWORK Hours do not expire and can be used on any GROUNDWORK Trainings.

    *You may use the Humanitix Link or you may Venmo Latisha Hardy at @latisha-hardy

    About Ashley Hanson with NDTS

    What is NDTS?

    NDTS provides movement and performance coaching to dancers of all styles, ages and abilities.  Our mission is to help dancers unlock their movement potential to allow for the widest possible foundation upon which they can build their skill.

    Who is NDTS?

    NDTS was co-founded by husband and wife duo Kason and Ashley Hanson in 2019. Ashley was a professional ballet dancer for 7.5 years and has been instructing ballet technique for over 20 years. She has served as faculty in studio and college settings and has guest instructed, choreographed and performed across the U.S. as well as 13 countries throughout Europe, Asia, South America and the Caribbean during her professional career. Ashley’s most recent passion has been exploring the Somatic, mind/body approach to movement.  Kason trained and performed professionally in ballet, holds an AAS as a Physical Therapist Assistant (Summa Cum Laude), a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Science with a minor in Music Composition and Sound Design (Summa Cum Laude), is Functional Movement Screen level 1 & 2 certified, and continues to teach ballet technique and pedagogy along with movement and performance coaching. If it is about human movement or sound, Kason is excited!

    What you will explore with NDTS?

    Based on individual movement screens, we assist in reestablishing healthy movement “patterns” by utilizing a systematic, neuro-developmental approach to encourage easy, efficient and pain free movement.  We build “awareness” through all areas of the body through a Somatic approach of mind to body connections. We explore the importance of breath and how it motivates and affects all movement.

    Our involvement with Latisha Hardy Dance & Company

    We’re so thankful that Latisha Hardy places focus and value on a continuum of care that supports each aspect of a dancer’s needs and goals. This support and attention to movement quality will impact how a dancer exists in their own body and will enhance their technical training.  We are honored that she has chosen to invite NDTS as a resource to foster both quality and ease of movement for her dancers.

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