Join Karen Masaki for Dance Imagined at Volcano Art Center on Tuesday mornings from 10am – 11:30am. Class dates are; January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7 & 14.
Smooth, spikey, graceful, flailing, focused, indirect – whatever can be imagined within provides the source for movement without. Volcano Art Center’s Dance Imagined classes, with instructor Karen Masaki, will explore basic dance technique combined with the pure exhilaration of movement.
The 6-session series will start on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 10:00am. The one and a half hour workshop begins with a general warm up, moving through all body parts to get the blood flowing and joints loosened. Attention will then shift to the basics of modern dance technique with emphasis on alignment, strengthening the legs and feet, working from the core, and increasing expressive potential through the torso and arms.
An improvisational dance segment follows, accompanied by music ranging from classical to rock to jazz to alternative. Classes will include movement and breathing exercise drawn from Juliu Horvath’s GYROKINESIS® methodology.
This class is appropriate for all who love to move. No dance experience is necessary and the technique portion will be a basic introduction.
Cost for a single class is $20/$15 VAC members or $60 for the entire series for both VAC members and non-members.
To register or for more information call 808-967-8222
More About Karen Masaki
Karen Masaki has spent a lifetime surrounded by and immersed in the arts. Karen has performed in dance companies in Philadelphia, New York and Honolulu and taught at private studios and community colleges in Honolulu. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in dance from the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa and is a Certified GYROKINESIS® Trainer. She has studied the Jose Limon technique with renowned teachers Betty Jones and Fritz Ludin, and ballet with former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer, Alaine Haubert. In her spare time, Karen grows and processes tea and volunteers with community organizations, including the Volcano Coquistadores and Volcano Community Association.