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group classes

  • Low-flying Trapeze
    Dance in Brooklyn
  • Trapeze
    in Manhattan
  • Skinner Releasing
    Technique
  • Modern Dance
    Technique
  • Improvisation &
    Composition Classes

upcoming classes with julie ludwick

Ongoing Low-Flying Trapeze Workshop
This 5-class workshop for intermediate to advanced skills. The somatic approach helps dancers let go of tension and frees the body for creative impulses and ensure proper body mechanics. For more info on the somatic Skinner Releasing Technique click HERE

Dates: April 19-May 17
Time: Thursdays, 7-9 pm PM
Workshop fees: $100

Workshop Fees

Don't use Paypal? Send checks made out to “Fly-by-Night Dance Theater, Inc.” to: 
Julie Ludwick, 3001 Henry Hudson Parkway 3C, Bronx, NY 10463
 

skinner releasing technique (SRT) 

This meditative movement technique is inspired by Eastern philosophy. Classes are designed to help students discover and let go of hidden tensions and feel physically at ease. Activities include guided poetic imagery that calms the whole self as well as hands-on tactile studies that help us to let go of tension. As tension drifts away our creative selves emerge and we find ourselves able to tap into a more improvisatory and flexible mindset. Classes are designed for movers of all kinds; students move as little or as much as they like and no experience is necessary.

Class Schedule: Sundays 10 am - Noon
Beginning Sunday, September 21 and run through December 14
(no class Thanksgiving weekend)

Fees:
All 12 classes $100 (if paid in advance, see payment info below)
3-class introductory offer: $15 ($5 per class)
(with option to take the entire 12-week workshop for an additional $100)
Drop-Ins: $15 per class

Payment:
Payment can be made via Paypal (please direct payments to flybynightdance@gmail.com)
or send check made out to “Fly-by-Night Dance Theater, Inc.” to:
Julie Ludwick, 116 Seaman Avenue #4E, NYC NY 10034

Location:
Inwood Movement located at Manhattan MiniStorage facility at 5030 Broadway, Suite 613

 

 

modern dance classes

Ludwick teaches traditional modern dance with an emphasis on dropping the center of weight and movement that takes students off their vertical center to explore multiple spatial planes and levels. She incorporates her knowledge of Skinner Releasing Technique to enhance their understanding of proper alignment and performance presence.

improvisation classes

Ludwick has designed and taught college courses in Improvisation for both 2 and 4-year colleges as well as preprofessionals at private studios and summer dance programs. Students learn how to use improvisation to get in touch with their own movement impulses and to foster new movement vocabulary. Simple improvisation scores are introduced and explored through performance, viewing, and discussion as they gain in complexity. Discussions emphasize stating what the students see and how that connects with the movement score.

composition classes

Ludwick applies her training with Bessie Schoenberg, Nita Little, and Martha Meyers to her approach to composition. Students explore basic tools (theme and variation, time and music, space and effort) and apply them to short movement studies. They observe one another and learn how to discuss what they see. These classes often involve some aspects of improvisation in the beginning depending on the students' experience.