About The Teacher
** PRESENTING: BALLET CLASS **
Jai will teach an open ballet class with a focus on the alignment of the body and the simple execution of general ballet steps. Along with instruction, Jai loves to incorporate examples of his own career and humor, so that a dance form like ballet, may seem more tangible rather than just difficult. The class will consist of a warm-up, followed by exercises to center the body’s core, and across-the-floor exercises to focus on the body’s full movement. No previous ballet or dance experience is expected or required. The hope for the class is to inspire new ideas of ballet, other than what is presented in the media, and that you might be able to learn more about your own body, and have a better understanding of movement. After class, Jai will have an open discussion featured for everyone who has taken the class to discuss what they learned or may have questions about Ballet (Technique and History). Jai requests that you wear flexible tighter-fitting clothing and either ballet slippers or socks
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Jai Mason: A native of Delhi NY, Jai’s training began at The Decker School of Ballet (Fokine Ballet Company) in Oneonta NY with Donna Decker, along with classical training Jai was introduced to modern dance with former Graham dancer, Paul Sanasarto. After 10 years of training, Jai transferred to “The Rod Serling School of Fine Arts,” in Binghamton, NY, under Karen Koyanagi, earning his International Baccalaureate Diploma in Dance and Theatre. Jai currently dances with Albany-Berkshire Ballet (ABB) and also free-lances outside the ABB Season.
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