Joanie offers Intermediate Adult Modern Dance Classes at:
The Newton Highlands Congregational Church
54 Lincoln Street
Intermediate Class: Monday and Wednesday 9:00-10:30 am
Single class - $15
Ten class card - $140
Classes reflect a blend of Graham, Cunningham and Limon styles with a focus on phrasing, musicality, breathing and alignment. A thorough, continuous warm up (a dance in itself), center and across the floor combinations are accompanied by a wide range of beautiful music from around the world and through the ages. A warm and supportive atmosphere creates a wonderful space for experienced dancers, beginner dancers, as well as those returning to dance.
"Joanie's classes offer so much - and not only about dance. I always come away with a better sense of myself. She is one of the most encouraging, engaging and authentic teachers I know. I consider myself very lucky to be one of her students!"
"Joanie teaches with technical and creative competence. She makes this technique both challenging, beautiful, and available for dancers of all levels and ages to find their own place in the warming up and the dance. Her choreography is gorgeous, both when playful and serious. She is able to see and create a kind and connected class for all."
"Joanie is an exquisitely talented dancer, excellent teacher and lovely woman. I have enjoyed taking class with her for many years and have greatly benefitted from her careful attention to each person in class and gentle ability to focus and provide kind and careful suggestions when needed. Studying with Joanie is simply wonderful."