I am so happy to announce that the world famous FMDG Music School is going to be hosting a series of Dark Room Ballet classes on Tuesdays starting in October! These classes will be starting Dark Room Ballet curriculum from Day Zero, the very beginning of understanding anatomy and dance technique for blind and visually impaired dancers. Monday night dancers: Monday night open level class is not going to change!
This information has also been added to the Class Information section of this site.
Here is the link to the registration page on the FMDG Music School Website; my class is the last class listed:
Music Classes | Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School
Here is the text from the FMDG website:
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 us at (315) 842-4489 for more information.
FMDG charges students for class, but Monday night open level class remains free of charge. This addition to the Dark Room Ballet teaching schedule has no effect on Monday night open level class. Students who want to take both Monday’s progressed class and Tuesday’s introductory class are more than welcome (and will receive two vocabulary emails every week!). Also, all private classes for any students who want them are always, always free. If you have any friends or colleagues who you think would want to take Dark Room Ballet from Day Zero, please share this message with them and tell them to email me directly or call me if they have questions. I believe that there is no limit to how many students can register at FMDG, so do not worry about missing out on a registration slot. Tuesday night introductory class will be similar in format to Monday night: an hour of technique class and a half hour of question and answer time.
Thank you all with all my heart!