Music and dance are two interrelated concepts that are harmonized with humans at a very young age. All along the courses, the children, who all have an innate physical expression, are taught the fundamentals of Music and Dance, that is movement, rhythm and melody, and they are encouraged to develop skills related with these aspects. Courses are presented in a context of musical play, based, among others, on the music education approach of E. J. Dalcroze and C. Orff.
The elements that form a course are mainly singing, use of percussion instruments, movement and flow techniques, body-percussion, and, above all, the self-expression that targets to develop the child as a physical, mental and spiritual entity.
Classical dance forms the basis of any meaningful dance education. As the most structured genre of dance, it relies on the development and cultivation of elements such as harmony, musicality, discipline, power, complete control of movements, proper posture and body alignment. The course combines techniques from the two basic classical ballet systems, English (RAD) and Russian (Vaganova).
The approach of the dance through a deeper knowledge of the body and its particularities, through the expansion and development of perception and personality, the sense of space and time, the use of different dynamics and qualities, the shifting of weight through breathing, expressiveness and imagination. Based on Release, Limon and Graham techniques, but also on influences from every modern kinetic expression, the physical daily movement, the energy management and the free flow are organized in a kind of movement and dance that has revolutionized all rigorously structured systems and released the body and the creativity of the dancers all around the world. The course also evolves through the Contact Improvisation technique, which brings the body in contact with space and other bodies. Contact is built through trust, the exploration of body boundaries, the coordination and the different uses of our weight, in search of a dialogue and endless forms of kinetic coexistence.
It is a dance form with roots in the African-American jazz music and the tap dance. The course incorporates elements of modern dance techniques to strengthen the body’s core, study rhythm and precision, as well as movement isolation. In addition, the course aims to the complete harmony of movement with music, as well as to the dance with theatricality, emphasizing on expressiveness and the personal style. It includes exercises and choreographies that combine elements of modern dance and musicals.
The course focuses on the nurturing of inner dance and how classical ballet dancers can free their body and expression, incorporating choreographies from the international repertoire of classical and neoclassical ballet.
This course is addressed to intermediate or advanced level students.
Getting acquainted with acrobatic movement is done by learning the basic techniques of balance, handstands, swing and flight. With a special training for strengthening, stretching and movement combinations, we allow the exploration of body boundaries and get in touch with the qualities and dynamics of acrobatics. The form of movement, both on and above the ground, will emerge as a function of intention rather than as a demonstration of technique, thus giving the opportunity to the body to discover and interact with the ground and instruments (aerial rope, trapeze, aerial hoop). By creating conditions of safety, trust and cooperation, it is possible to overturn and move the center of gravity of the body, enhancing the sense of perception in unprecedented and transcendent positions. The main objective of the course is to overcome the fear that can be caused by the overturning of gravity and to create a common space where everything can happen.
Acrobatic motifs and contemporary dance techniques interact to create a single kinetic function, which, at the same time, explores and exploits the potential of musical language (tempo, rhythm and melody). This course aims to explore the body and puts it at the center of the relationship which acrobatics and dance have with music.
It is an art born in the streets of New York in the late 70s, by African-American teenagers, and was in parallel developed in music, dance and graffiti. Improvisation and personal style are the key components in all of the Hip Hop dance styles we come across in this course, such as Popping, Locking and House.
A course open to imagination, sensitivity, diversity, and artistic expression. All the dance elements (body, space, time, energy) are approached and developed through a structured exploration of movement and with respect for the particularities of each individual. The body is released and strengthened, while at the same time becoming more skillful and more creative. Participants are encouraged to compose their own personal dance, share, and co-create within the group.
It is a free technique of making music through the exclusive use of the body. It has its roots in the primitive tribes of the world and its basis is the connection of rhythm and percussion with physical movement.
The four limbs of the body are tuned and reproduce sound with rhythmic “beats” on the body and on the floor, which become our percussions.
It works in groups and complementary since each composition is based on the members of the group and the patterns that each of them reproduces.
The physical expression through voice, singing, murmur, lullaby, shout. The polyphonic singing fulfils the human need to share, communicate and connect so to reach a well rounded outcome of Harmony and empathy. It is a full body participation, the voice as a tool is being enhanced by movement. This workshop studies the Vocal principles and practices on polyphonic, multi-vocal compositions derived from a journey among desert Bedouins, Mongolian mountain shepherds, all through tribes of southern Africa and the women of Epirus. Each tradition colours the melody and technique that is being used while the ability of miming glottal stops and sounds develops. Eventually the voice is tuned by experience in a vocal assemblage. Always with respect for singing and multicultural wealth.
Yoga means union. It is a never-ending path that through physical and mental exercise manages to get us to the present. The Yoga teaching method incorporates Vinyasa flow and alignments, combined with attentive Asana sequencing, so that students acquire the fundamental knowledge they need to listen for their body with dexterity, integrity and safety, while at the same time honoring their uniqueness. A key element of this method is Asana’s conscious and its dynamic practice. Yoga Works’ distinctive vision draws inspiration from three different Yoga systems: Ashtanga, Iyengar and Vini.
The course is addressed to people aged 60 and over. Includes mild exercises in a sitting, standing, and lying position, as well as relaxation with breathing. The exercises aim at the harmonization, balance, and well-being of our bodies, both physically and mentally. The course also includes equipment such as medicine balls, light weights, rubber bands, and poles, which are always used according to the physical capabilities and the mood of the team, but also of each individual.
A program of exercise that through an emphasis on breathing and conscious movement manages to increase muscle stamina and strength, to improve muscle flexibility and flexibility of joints, to relax muscle tension, and furthermore it achieves a more functional and ergonomic movement. As a result, the body gets rid of useless stresses and any pain they cause, gets better posture and responds more effectively to the daily life demands. In the Props course, the goals of somatic fitness are achieved by using foam rollers or fitness balls. The instability they offer is a constant challenge for the body, which is called upon to activate and control many muscles at the same time. It thus develops mobility, balance, strength and neuromuscular joints. Exercises on the foam roller also provide muscle relaxation. At the advanced level, the elastic band (Thera band), whose resistance increases the intensity of the strengthening exercises and promotes further flexibility in stretching exercises, is also used.
Physical re-training course designed to improve body mobility and functionality. With the Feldenkrais method, we first retrain the musculoskeletal body structure that is necessary for a functional movement and at a second level we stabilize aiming to strengthening. It benefits those suffering from neuromuscular and chronic pain and those who wish to expand their movement skills. It is suitable for all ages and requires no previous experience.
As an integral part of every form of art and creation, improvisation opens the field for the exploration and cultivation of all expressive means with prime material the individuality and diversity of each person. The course evolves through play, group and individual exercise, free and guided creative action, with special emphasis on the use of “randomness”, the awakening, and the senses activation, as well as on the process of choice and transformation during the structuring of stage presence.
The course attempts to open communication channels with the collective soul, the history and especially with the present of various peoples of the world, as they are expressed through the dance from the “inside” of individuals and the “together” of community. With the tools of history, choreography and costume aesthetics, we become familiar with the intangible cultural heritage, passing from traditional to contemporary and from classic to modern.
A course that aims at the high rate of energy through the circularity of successive exercise-stations and consists of kinetic combinations of strengthening, stretching, endurance and speed, enhancing the proper functioning of the cardiorespiratory system, reducing fat and improving musculoskeletal endurance and flexibility.