Class Information

Monday Night Classes

Krishna Christine Washburn’s Dark Room Ballet classes for blind and visually impaired individuals will continue online via Zoom every Monday evening, from 8 PM to 9:30 PM (Eastern Time) and for the foreseeable future!  💃🏾🩰🦯

Participants are welcome regardless of previous dance experience! Krishna is a professional dancer and instructor, with plenty of experience accommodating the needs of a variety of students.

While “ballet” is in the name, and the classes are ballet-based, Dark Room Ballet participants develop a broad toolbox of critical skills that prepare them to sign up for an intro dance class in any style elsewhere in the future.

Classes are currently available at no charge. If you would like to join the class, please contact Krishna directly — especially if you have any questions or concerns.

Here is photo of Krishna in her home-based dance space:

Image description with assistance from Michelle Mantione:

The blind ballerina stands croisé, in her makeshift home kitchen turned dance studio. With legs slightly apart and crossed on pointe, her arms are stretched out making a wide V shape, one arm is slightly higher than the other as her head turns and rises to meet it.


Tuesday Night Classes

Classes will be offered through the Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School:
Dark Room Ballet – Introduction to Ballet
Teacher: Krishna Washburn
Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 pm,
October 6 to November 10

This special six-week class, taught by Krishna Washburn, will introduce the participants to the basic steps and vocabulary of a traditional ballet class. Krishna has danced with Jill Sigman’s thinkdance, Infinity Dance Theater, Heidi Latsky Dance, Marked Dance Project, and LEIMAY. She has extensive experience working with student dancers who are blind or visually impaired. While “ballet” is in the name and the classes are concert dance-based, Dark Room Ballet participants will develop a broad toolbox of critical skills that prepare them to sign up for an intro dance class in any style elsewhere in the future. Among other benefits, the program builds skills in the areas of directional hearing, internally-based balance, and foot sensitivity. No prior dance experience is required. 
Tuition is $60 for six sessions. 

Please call FMDG at (315) 842-4489 for more information.


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