:: Daya Dance ::
Next Class: Friday, September 26th 6-7:15pm
on the Daya Rooftop in Bushwick
and Virtually on Zoom
Daya Dance is a space to greet your body and explore its pathways.
Through awareness exercises, guided movement, contact improvisation, and elements of yoga, students will be encouraged to experiment and ultimately
find joy in their groove!
Open to all levels.
:: Tuesday Virtual Classes ::
Due to the COVID-19 shut down, studios are closed and there is extra stress on our bodies and minds.
I will be teaching virtual classes every Tuesday through James Fowler Physical Therapy to help you get through!
Classes are taught through Zoom.
An email will be sent to registered students the day before their class with the meeting code to join class.
Morning Warmup | 8-8:50am
Get ready for your day with this morning routine. Light exercises and gentle stretches will get the blood flowing and work out your morning aches.
Dance Cardio | 10-11am
Get energized with this feel-good cardio class.
After a fun warmup, we'll get our hearts pumping and sweat it out to the beat. Then we'll focus on strengthening either our core or our legs, and finish with a stretch to cool down and reward our hard work.
Youth Movement | 1:30-2:30pm
This class thrives off the curiosity of its 6-8 year old students. In class we’ll continue to engage their imaginations and personalities through movement exercises. Then we’ll talk a little more in depth about movement qualities, rhythm, injury prevention, and how they can hone the athletic skills they start to see themselves taking interest in.
Toddler Movement | 3-3:30pm
This class is perfect for your curious and energetic toddler (3-5yo). We’ll play, explore, and learn with games designed to marry movement and imagination! The activities in class will inspire and tire, as well as help your child develop both large and small motor skills.
Evening Unwind | 7-8pm
Prepare yourself for a good night sleep with this evening routine.
This class will help you recenter your body after a long day, guiding you through some light exercises and core activation to shake off any excess restlessness, and some gentle stretches to help you de-stress.
HIRE ME TO TEACH
:: dance techniques ::
Ballet, Modern, & Contemporary Dance techniques.
I teach classes for both youth and adult movers. It is highly important to me to impart proper technique and form, however I also believe that a sense of freedom, play, and individuality should be at the root of it all. In my classes we learn hard work, discipline, self-correction, and technical vocabulary, all while basking in the joy of accomplishing our goals and enjoying movement.
I am available for higher education positions, weekly classes, weekend workshops, and one-off classes!
BFA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College.
Horton Pedagogy training under the direction of Ana Maria Forsythe at the Ailey School.
:: movement exploration ::
My movement classes are a place to greet your body
and explore what it has to offer.
I currently teach this class weekly at Daya Yoga Studio!
Through body awareness exercises, guided improvisation, contact improv, movement games, and elements of yoga, students will be encouraged to experiment and ultimately find joy in their groove.
An emphasis is placed on listening to your body and the freedom to make "mistakes". My teaching style is inspired by the curiosity of my students, and by my endless journey of discovery with my own body.
This class is a safe space, and has often been
a cathartic experience for both me and my fellow movers.
This class is open to all levels, and can be tailored to the students' movement experience or level of dance training.
I am available for weekly classes, weekend workshops, retreats, workshop collaborations, and one-off classes!