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The price of this class is $125.00.
What to Bring Lunch, clothing appropriate for dance, ballet shoes.
This workshop will focus how muscles and joints work together to support and strengthen a dancer’s range of motion. Strategies presented will include how to correct your students during class and how to cue them to engage specific muscles groups to achieve their movement goals. Instructors will start the morning with a lecture and end the afternoon with participating in open class discussion while a sample class is being taught. The focus of this workshop will be hips, knees, ankles, spine, shoulders and how dance can support those areas and increase range of motion by engaging supportive muscle groups.
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Carla holds a BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Washington (1989) and a BA in English with a minor in Dance from the University of Rochester. In addition to teaching at Cornish, Carla serves as Cornish’s on-site physical therapist in the Dance Department and holds clinic hours at Seattle Orthopedic Sports. Carla has been a licensed massage practitioner since 1980 and was one of the founding co-op members of New Seattle Massage. She previously worked at Seattle Sports Medicine clinic as well as backstage and on tour as a physical therapist for Pacific Northwest Ballet. A former dancer who studied ballet, modern, low flying trapeze, Skinner Releasing and contact improvisation, Carla has choreographed and performed in Seattle with various independent artists. Carla is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science and has presented at international conferences. She works with local dancers and dance companies as a PT consultant.