Heat up your winter with these 5 BDC classes

The beanies and heavier coats have started to make an appearance on the NYC streets, which means…winter is coming.

Sure, sometimes staying at home snuggling up to a movie or a good book sounds appealing in the cold, but this winter, keep sweating with these 5 class and workshop ideas available at Broadway Dance Center!

Tracie Stanfield and her company  dancer Heidi Sutherland playing  with suspension and weight at  Broadway Dance Center“And one and two and three and four!” Tracie Stanfield accents each count with a staccato clap. Dancers whip through double-time chaînés, changing their spot each time to travel in a tight square. It is the culmination of a demanding across-the-floor combination in Stanfield’s contemporary/lyrical class at New York City’s Broadway Dance Center. “I usually try to do style, a turn and a jump across the floor,” she explains. Today’s turns are challenging enough, however, to keep dancers busy for the entire class segment.

This push to get students moving through space with technical precision points to Stanfield’s core philosophy: Dancers should learn technique as movement, not a separate concept. “I feel like they always think technique is this mountain in China, and they’re going to climb it one day,” she says. “But it’s just how you move the body.” Through exercises that focus on deliberate placement, spatial awareness and body control, she trains versatile, marketable dancers who can perform nontraditional choreography with technical integrity.

READ MORE via “Tracie Stanfield: How I teach contemporary lyrical” in Dance Teacher magazine

DANCE-AID: A Benefit in Support of Vicitims of Hurricane Sandy

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Broadway Dance Center would like to thank all of the amazing teachers who hosted benefit classes in support of victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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  • Al Blackstone
  • Justin Boccitto
  • Jacob Brent
  • Chio
  • Cat Cogliandro
  • Jim Cooney
  • Ginger Cox
  • Ashle Dawson
  • Chris Erk
  • Brian Green
  • Jamie Jackson
  • Diana Laurenson
  • Matt Lopez
  • Kevin Maher
  • Lenore Marks
  • Michael Mindlin
  • Brice Mousset
  • Sheryl Murakami
  • Daniella Polanco
  • Q
  • Katherine Roarty
  • Neil Schwartz
  • Tracie Stanfield

Classes were $15 and all of the proceeds were donated to the American Red Cross.  In addition, BDC hosted a used clothing drive and donated 300 pairs of BDC sweatpants and 100 BDC T-shirts to the Salvation Army.

You can still donate to Hurricane Sandy relief on the American Red Cross website.

Thank you to everyone who donated their time, money, and clothing to this cause.  It is so inspiring to show the power of dance to make a difference in the world.