Spring Classes Are Coming

Our Spring classes for adults and youth will begin on Monday, April 28. Check the class schedule page for all the details.

Youth classes will be divided into two age groups: ages 5-7 (or with special permission) and ages 8-12. The theme for the classes will be "Nature & Emotions." Together we'll explore the relationship between emotions and aspects of nature - friendship & sunshine, anger & the storm, shyness & the mist.

The adult class will continue our Level IV progressive curriculum. 

If you are interested in learning the Duncan Technique, prepare for classes to start in the early Fall! Join our mailing list to get updated on all the latest class and performance information.

Spring is just around the corner and we are getting ready to DANCE!

Tour of Asia

IDS Director Valerie Durham will participate in a tour of Asia from late March to mid April. In addition to performances, lectures and meeting with Duncan Dancers in Asia, Valerie will be working on a new choreography project, "Isadora Studies the Buddha." She will be visiting the following countries: Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan.

Performances and Workshops

Women's History Month Family Day at the National Portrait Gallery on March 1

We performed a special presentation of traditional Isadora Duncan repertory and modern choreography in the Duncan style that celebrates the emotions and phases of life of women. Entitled "Earthy Divine Feminine," the performance featured dancing by Artistic Director Valerie Durham, guest artists Jennifer Sprowl (Duncan Dance Chicago), Meg Brooker (Thel Dance Theatre, Austin TX) and Washington DC Duncan Dancers Dane Redman Juliano, Dawn Meadows, Margaret Johnson and Lauren Seelye Harris.

 

Celebrating the Artistry: A New Focus for the Isadora Duncan School for Creative Movement & Dance

Euterpe, Muse of Music, and Terpsichore, Muse of Dance. Glass Etchings by John Hutton

In reflecting over the accomplishments of the school over the past year and a half, I have come to more and more deeply appreciate and realize the vital importance of the artistry of Isadora Duncan, as well as my own contributions to the scholarship and performance of the work, both repertory and new choreography in the Duncan genre.
 
To that end, the classes offered by the school will focus exclusively on the development of a more artistic context. 
 

 

 

All our classes cultivate personal expressiveness, musicality, a connection to nature and a supportive community of dancers within the technique, philosophy and dances of the great mother of modern dance and revolutionary artist, Isadora Duncan, all within a contemporary approach and relevancy.

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