The Dance Enthusiast Takes Class (and Writes About It...)
Tara Sheena Takes Class with Xan Burley at Dance New Amsterdam
The Dance Enthusiast Takes Class and Writes About It
Dancing, class-taking writer, Tara Sheena for The Dance Enthusiast
The Class: Xan Burley’s Modern Dance Class
Location: Dance New Amsterdam
280 Broadway, 2nd Floor (entrance on Chambers St.)
Days and Times: Varied
Cost: 6.50/class (5.50 for DNA members)
What You Should Bring: Comfortable clothes (especially pants that cover your knees for floor work), an open mind, and a sense of humor.
Why Tara Attended:
"Xan Burley is one of the ubiquitous darlings of downtown dance. When I first heard she was teaching as a part of the Modern Dance Guest Artists Series at Dance New Amsterdam, I knew I had to check it out."
Tara’s Take Aways:
Starting out with a slow and steady warm-up, Burley leads by encouraging the class to follow her movement, rather than relying on us to instantly memorize combination after combination. Easy shoulder rolls, punctuated by her audible breathing, inevitably fall into a series of hip rolls and floor work common to a modern class.
|Xan Burley in the studio, Photo Courtesy of Xan Burley|
Xan Burley and Alex Springer teach a donation based partnering class at Triskelion Dec 1, 8th, and 15th ,click here
Xan Burley and Alex Springer Perform at BAX Dec 2 and Dec 3th for more info ,click here
Xan Burley teaches at The Playground on Dec 14th, click here
Other Teaching/Performing Schedules Etc for Xan Burley and Alex Springer, check their website, click here
For more great classes at Dance New Amsterdam, click here