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Contemporary - Beginning at ODC Dance

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351 Shotwell St, San Francisco, CA, 94110
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Kristin’s Contemporary class begins with a meditative body scan to bring awareness to your physical anatomy and to sense how your body feels in the moment. Next, Kristin will guide you through improvisation exercises that are designed to familiarize yourself with your body in motion. You will explore articulation of the spine, pelvis, and torso, all while finding momentum through movement. Class will progress into large energetic phrases that integrate the whole body. Kristin’s approach learning technique is focused on finding alignment of the body, then moving with ease and dynamic energy. Her classes are in constant play with gravity; moving in and out of the floor, going upside down and traveling through the space with fierce abandonment. Kristin believes that class builds a strong community where you can learn, sweat, and dance it out together. Class is typically danced barefoot.

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How to prepare

Bring a photo ID for check-in. Wear loose, comfortable clothing that you can easily dance in and see your alignment and movement. Recommended Footwear: Contemporary, Modern Rhythms: barefoot. Fusion Rhythms, Hip Hop, House Dance: supportive sneakers Tap: Tap Shoes Ballet: Ballet Shoes Flamenco: Flamenco Shoes or Hard-soled shoes with a thick-heel. No open-toe sandals allowed. No black/rubber soled shoes allowed in studios.

How to get there

Check in at 351 Shotwell. It is between 17th and 18th street, NOT on the corner.

Studio amenities

Lockers, mats, showers

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Contemporary - Beginning with Kristin
Fun class! Very easy to follow and you learn a short choreography by the end of class. Lots of floor work. Id recommend wear dark long pant that you dont mind get dirty.
Contemporary - Beginning with Kristin
Kristin is such an amazing, engaging, caring instructor.
Contemporary - Beginning with Kristin
This was my first contemporary class and it was amazing! I do street style dances but wanted to expand my skills so this is very different for me. Kristin is wonderful, has great energy and is happy to break down and repeat choreography for students. It may be a bit hard to follow for new dancers, but really no dance experience required, just let yourself loose and have fun.
Contemporary - Beginning with Kristin
So much fun!!! The teacher is really patient!
Contemporary - Beginning with Kristin
Nice class! I will return for more for sure! :)
Contemporary - Beginning with Kristin
For a long time I have been wanted to experience a contemporary dance class and it was super great! Kristin have a nice energy! totally recommended :)
Contemporary - Beginning with Kristin
Good class but definitely not for beginners. Take it if you have previous dance experience or prepare to look and act confused - some of the sequences were pretty complicated / tough. This was more like an intermediate class for non dancers.
Contemporary - Beginning with Kristin
Kristin is an awesome teacher!
Contemporary - Beginning with Kristin
Great teacher with good slow warm up for the body. More mellow music to dance to. Just be prepared for a long class to keep up your mental stamina and stay engaged.
Contemporary - Beginning with Kristin
Kristin is an awesome teacher and has great energy. Fast paced but such a fun class and friendly welcoming atmosphere.

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