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Contemporary Dance and Tango for Women

November 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until November 7, 2019

Contemporary Dance and Tango for Women

Sessions Include but not limited to:
1. Qi Gong and Yoga to Center and Let the Energy Flow
2. Elements of Ballet to Build Axis, Connection to the Ground and Stronger Feet
3. Elements of Improvisation and Contact Improvisation: React to Partners, Music, and Surroundings
4. Tango Improvisation

“Dance can be approached as a direct and natural way to move without any personalized aesthetics imposed from an outside authority. Dance is not necessarily graceful, pretty, elegant, or spectacular. Dance can be grotesque, ugly, clumsy, funny, frightening, and conflicting … When movement is liberated from constricting armor of stylized , pre-conceived gestures, an innate feedback process between movement and feeling is generated.”

Thursdays 9:45-11:00am
@ One Epic Place

The Studio is located at 124 Main Street up the staircase on the left side of the building, and has a handicap accessible lift through the center doors.

About the instructor:
Nina Jirka studied various forms of dance, music, and theatre at the legendary Russian Dance Academy in the USSR. Dancing as a soloist with the Moscow Festival Ballet, Perm Opera, Kremlin Ballet, and Stars of Bolshoi, Nina toured extensively through Europe and Asia. Moving to New York, Nina continued to perform, study, and teach. In 2006, she received MA degree from the State University of New York and founded Tango New Paltz. In the Hudson Valley, Nina had the pleasure of working with The Vanaver Caravan Institute, Figures in Flight Dance Company, and RTA (Rehabilitation through the Arts) Programs, and Ashtanga Yoga of New Paltz. Currently, Nina teachers dance at SUNY NP and organizes dance workshops and events for all ages. Nina is lucky and grateful to have a beautiful family.


November 7, 2019
9:30 am - 11:00 am


One EPIC Place
122 Main Street
New Paltz, NY 12561 United States
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