Restorative Beginning Ballet Barre with Susan Southard

Restorative Beginning Ballet Barre with Susan Southard

11 Episodes

Join us for this twelve part beginning restorative Cecchetti-style ballet barre series. Offering basic skills and terminology with an introduction to Cecchetti-Style Technique. Learn together with fellow students, the old-school techniques that were taught to the masters of dance, designed to restore and rehabilitate former poor movement habits. This class includes general ballet terms used to exchange concepts and ideas, and introduces proper anatomically correct body positions. Learn how to incorporate full body function and alignment, from foot and arm positions, through the knees and spine, thru the torso to the top of the head. This course offers the opportunity to change the way you think about moving your body through space, to produce healthy ways of inducing greater ease of movement, balance and longevity.

Introduction to Cecchetti-Style Ballet Technique with live music accompaniment by Michael Martinez. This beginning restorative Cecchetti-style ballet barre offers basic skills and terminology. Enjoy this first in a twelve part series with students, dancers & athletes, as they learn techniques designed to restore and rehabilitate former poor habits, while at the same time bringing beginner and first timers along with them. This class includes general ballet terms used to exchange ideas, and introduces proper anatomically correct body positions. Learn how to incorporate full body function alignment, from foot and arm positions, through the knees and spine, to the top of the head. This course offers the opportunity to change the way you think about moving your body through space, to produce healthy ways of inducing greater ease of movement, balance and longevity.

Cecchetti:
Enrico Cecchetti taught the Ballet Russe dance company how to rehabilitate their bodies in order to extend the lives of their careers and enhance to beauty of their motion. By re-learning movements and creating new habits, and using anatomically correct techniques the benefits became historically established as extremely beneficial in extending dance longevity.

Bio:
Dance master Susan Southard's early training included Olympic competition swimming in elementary and high school, college and beyond; when she wasn't in the pool training she could be found in one of the various local dance studios or horseback riding. Susan studied under, and with, many dance legends through the years, both in and after college. Icons such as Mia Slavenska of the original Ballet Russes, Martha Graham, Paul Taylor, Alvin Ailey, and the Nicholas Brothers were just some of her mentors and colleagues. Graduating CalArts (California Institute of the Arts) with a double masters degree in Dance/Dance Therapy, lead her into her fields of designing curriculum for college campuses, (which she continues to do today), and touring with her own professional dance troupe. Ultimately, Southard's passion for dance and all that it has to offer each individual, makes her the perfectly seasoned guide to bring this self-discovery, self-correction technique to her students. Come with us on our journey through this unique series of 12 Episodes.

Live accompanist: Michael Martinez
These classes are exceedingly fortunate to have live piano accompaniment by Michael Martinez, a local and gifted improvisational musician; a life-long resident of the Monterey Peninsula and renowned performer.

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Restorative Beginning Ballet Barre with Susan Southard
  • Ep. 1: Restorative Ballet Barre with Susan Southard - (Introduction)

    Episode 1

    This beginning restorative Cecchetti-style ballet barre offers basic skills and Ballet terminology. Enjoy this first in a twelve part series with students, dancers & athletes, as they learn techniques designed to restore and rehabilitate former poorly ingrained habits, at the same time bringing f...

  • Ep. 2: Restorative Ballet Barre with Susan Southard - (Continuation)

    Episode 2

    Episode 2: Introduction to Cecchetti -Technique. Learn how to stand correctly at the barre in Ballet positions.

    Series description:
    Introduction to Cecchetti-Style Ballet Technique with live music accompaniment by Michael Martinez. This beginning restorative Cecchetti-style ballet barre offers...

  • Ep. 3: Restorative Ballet Barre with Susan Southard - (Continuation)

    Episode 3

    Episode 3: Changing the way you think about moving your body through space ("Less is More").

    Series description: Changing the way you think about moving your body through space ("Less is More"), is an important element to include in all dance.

    Introduction to Cecchetti-Style Ballet Technique wi...

  • Ep. 4: Restorative Ballet Barre with Susan Southard - (Continuation)

    Episode 4

    Today's fourth of twelve scheduled classes with Susan focuses on the positions of the feet and pays attention to the laws of anatomy. The main focus is on leaning how to develop working the feet correctly.

    Introduction to Cecchetti-Style Ballet Technique is accompanied with live music accompanim...

  • Ep. 5: Restorative Ballet Barre with Susan Southard - (Continuation)

    Episode 5

    Today's fifth of twelve scheduled classes with Susan focuses on turnout of the legs form the hip sockets for developing greater range of motion.

    Introduction to Cecchetti-Style Ballet Technique with live music accompaniment by Michael Martinez. This beginning restorative Cecchetti-style ballet ...

  • Ep. 6: Restorative Ballet Barre with Susan Southard - (Continuation)

    Episode 6

    This fifth of twelve scheduled classes with Susan demonstrates the use of the back to execute upper body and arm movements.

    Introduction to Cecchetti-Style Ballet Technique with live music accompaniment by Michael Martinez. This beginning restorative Cecchetti-style ballet barre offers basic ski...

  • Ep. 7: Restorative Ballet Barre with Susan Southard - (Continuation)

    Episode 7

    Continuing on in the seventh class of twelve in the series, Susan focuses the students attention on greater explanation of "less is more." The meaning of less is more is to use the body effectively with minimum effort while expanding a greater range of motion and freedom of expression.

    Introduct...

  • Ep. 8: Restorative Ballet Barre with Susan Southard - (Continuation)

    Episode 8

    This class incorporates the basic anatomical ballet skill of simultaneously using the back of the leg to engage the full turnout of the leg. With live piano accompaniment by Michael Martinez. This twelve part series shows students as they learn restorative and rehabilitative techniques designed f...

  • Ep. 10: Restorative Ballet Barre with Susan Southard - (Continuation)

    Episode 9

    Enjoy this 10th class of twelve part series with students as they learn restorative and rehabilitative techniques designed for new and former dancers & athletes. This class includes general ballet terms used to exchange ideas and develop proper anatomically correct body positions using the upper...

  • Ep. 11: Restorative Ballet Barre with Susan Southard - (Continuation)

    Episode 10

    This 11th class in the series of twelve instructs students on the natural movement of the head, arms and upper torso.

    Introduction to Cecchetti-Style Ballet Technique with live music accompaniment by Michael Martinez. This beginning restorative Cecchetti-style ballet barre offers basic skills an...

  • Ep. 12: Restorative Ballet Barre with Susan Southard- (Final Review)

    Episode 11

    This is the final class of the series of twelve restorative Cecchetti-Style Ballet Barre. This class puts it all together with center work across the floor.

    Introduction to Cecchetti-Style Ballet Technique with live music accompaniment by Michael Martinez. This beginning restorative Cecchetti-...