TARA LEE BURNS moved to New Haven in 2012 after living and dancing in NYC for seven years. She has happily been a part of Adele Myers and Dancers since 2006 and also performed throughout Germany, the UK and the US with various dance companies. Her own choreography has been seen in Connecticut, NYC, the UK and throughout Florida and she is excited to have recently joined the faculty at ACES Educational Center for the Arts. Tara received a BFA in Dance Performance from the University of Florida and an MA in Digital Performance at The University of Hull/ Doncaster, UK. www.taraleeburns.com
Class Description: My class focuses on personal exploration in a "take it to the limit, I wanna dance" kind of way.The class encourages you to embrace how your body individually experiences luscious and textured qualities, expansion, resistance, articulation and timing. Comprised of a series of taught phrases with release, yoga, graham and athletic influences, we will ask our bodies to experiment with risky momentum, balance and off-balance, upside-down propulsion and reaching outward from our core. We will make choices to follow specific details or create our own and cultivate these choices through the repetition of a final culminating phrase.