Beginner Theater Dance – Adult Open Classes
A classic jazz warm-up, then American theater dance in center combinations. Assumes prior dance training.
Geoffrey Doig-Marx, who also teaches in the dance program at Marymount Manhattan College, is a demanding, high-energy theater professional. Visit his website www.themantisproject.org for more info and to view a video clip of his work.
These classes run during the Fall and Spring sessions (September-May), not the Summer.
Geoffrey would like to see everyone in black leotard and tights for the women, teeshirt, dance belt and tights for the men. Jazz pants are fine instead of tights for either gender. Jazz oxfords are the best type of shoe for this class. Hair should be pulled back neatly for the females.
Please note that these beginner classes are for dancers who are new to the study of theatre dance, not people new to the study of dance in general. If you have never studied dance before, please sign up for the beginner course in modern dance or ballet. These theater dance classes move fast and assume a strong knowledge of dance technique.