Class Information

Name: January 18, Marlayna Intermediate/ Advanced Workshop
Level: 12 - 18 yrs/interm/adv
Time: Fri 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Studio: A
Cost: $40.00
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Dance Type: Contemporary

Description: Contemporary dance is an expressive communicator of the mind, body and spirit through movement. Contemporary dance founders originally composed dances to express the spirit, soul, and heart of social problems associated with the condition of the human spirit. In contrast, today's Contemparary dance has more sophisticated techniques and technologies applied to express a broader variety of social issues. Each style goes in unique directions and is usually a radical and interesting presentation. The essence of Contemporary dance is to look forward, not backward. Ballet and Contemporary are sometimes fused together, enriching both forms; however, neither is loses its identity in the process. Structured, technical exercises condition the body for strength, coordination and flexibility. Physical activities develop the dancer

Instructor: Marlayna Locklear

Marlayna Locklear hails from Milwaukee,WI. She is currently in her 7th season with Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. She began her training at the age of 12 and graduated from Milwaukee High School of the Arts and University of the Arts In Philadelphia, PA with a BFA in dance.

Marlayna was one of the founding members of The Milwaukee Dance Connection and has gone on to dance with Eleone Dance Theatre, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Dallas Black Dance Theatre II and DCDC. She has performed works by Christopher Huggins, Dwight Rhoden, Ron Brown, Donald Byrd, Diane McIntyre to name a few. She also has worked with members of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Momix, Martha Graham Company, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Milwaukee Ballet, Deka dance, Philadanco ,Koresh, Full Circle Dance comapnay and member of seasons 1 and 2 of So You Think You Can Dance. Marlayna teaches and choreographs across the USA in Universities and studios and is also the Director of the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Summer Intensive.