Beginning Modern (9yrs+)


This class is taught by:

Lindsay Larson

Originally from Parker, Colorado, Lindsay Rae began her intensive dance training at Colorado School of Dance. She holds her B.F.A in Dance Performance from the University of Wyoming. She is pursuing a career in Pilates fitness and education and is certified as a Stott Pilates Instructor, and continues her reformer certification through Balanced Body. In addition to performance and choreography Lindsay has been trained in the art of Stage Lighting Design and was recently the resident Master Electrician for the 60th season of Snowy Range Summer Theatre. Lindsay teaches Pilates at Dancers' Workshop.

Cady Cox

Cady Cox is the Junior Repertory Company Director, a youth program dance instructor and a Flow Yoga teacher at Dancers' Workshop.
 
Cady was born and raised in Jackson Hole, Wyoming where she performed in local dance productions with the Dancers’ Workshop Junior Repertory Company from the age of eight. She attended many summer intensives during her high school years, including Alvin Ailey in NYC, Ballet West in Utah and Jose Limon in San Francisco. She graduated with a B.F.A. in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts, supplementing her junior year of college with a study year abroad at Laban in London, United Kingdom. She was awarded a Diploma in Dance Studies from Laban. She spent the last three years in Portland, OR, dancing professionally for Agnieszka Laska Dancers with many performance opportunities, including the Seattle International Dance festival. She also taught ballet, jazz and modern at Virtuosity Performing Arts and received her 200-hour Hatha yoga certification through The Movement Center in Portland. Cady is thrilled to be back in Jackson teaching at DW and dancing with Contemporary Dance Wyoming.

Kate Kosharek

Kate Kosharek is the adult fitness & dance coordinator, the Pilates coordinator, and a youth program dance instructor at Dancers' Workshop.

Kate has been teaching, performing and choreographing at Dancers’ Workshop since 2006. She holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has over 10 years experience teaching movement to all ages. While living in Milwaukee, Kate was a member of Wild Space Dance Company, which sparked her passion for site-specific dance making. In 2008, she co-founded Hole Dance Films, which has created numerous dance films that have played in festivals across Europe and the U.S. Specializing in Pilates group and private training, Kate educates awareness of breath and alignment, emphasizing that a strong core is key to proper body functionality and injury prevention. As her own experience continues to expand, Kate strives to give her students the ability to develop a deep understanding of movement and their bodies.

Babs Case

Babs Case is the Artistic and Executive Director as well as a youth program dance instructor at Dancers' Workshop.
 
Babs has performed, choreographed and taught modern dance throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada and S. America. She attributes her multidisciplinary approach to dance to her professional affiliations with the Harry Partch Foundation and Company, Richard Landry of the Phillip Glass Ensemble, Lincoln Center Institute and Obie Award-winning actor Bob Berky. She was the founding Executive Artistic Director of the Center for the Arts in Stuart, FL for 12 years. Babs is a past recipient of National Endowment for the Arts funding and both the Florida and Wyoming Fellowship Awards for Choreography. In 1992, she was awarded in Indo-American Research Fulbright fellowship to study dance, theatre and visual arts in India. As an educator, Babs has taught at universities throughout the U.S. and offers multi-disciplinary residencies in schools and workshops for at-risk youth. In 1999 she moved to Wyoming and formed Wyoming’s first modern dance company, Contemporary Dance Wyoming. Her contributions were recognized in 2009 by receiving the Cultural Council of Jackson Hole Award for Creativity.
Modern dance explores movement, space, rhythm, and the dancers’ own creativity with emphasis on deliberate use of gravity, using the floor to explore movement, and exploring nature, music, art, and human emotions as impetus for movement. Proper alignment and use of breath are emphasized and progresses into investigating quality of structural form, oppositional energy, moving through space, directional changes, fall and recovery, speed, and performance quality. Meets twice per week. *Please note that ballet and modern dance are at the core of Dancers’ Workshop’s curriculum. It is recommended that students study Beginning Ballet simultaneously with this class.