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Barry Kerollis (he/him) is an award-winning choreographer and renowned dance educator offering a diverse background in ballet and concert-based contemporary dance to share with students and professionals across the New York dance scene. He is Artistic Director of Movement Headquarters Ballet Company, writes for Dance Media publications, and hosts the Pas de Chát: Talking Dance podcast on the Premier Dance Network. His choreography has been performed from New York Cit...read more
Contemporary dance styles are built on the cohesive foundation of grounded modern training and structured ballet technique. Combining these concepts, Barry helps his students realize their full potential and range as a dancer. Class begins with an aerobic warmup that prepares dancers to move with fluidity, flexibility, and strength. Following this warmup, dancers will be led through exercises to improve basic and advanced techniques; including center work, floor work, progressions across the floor, and more.
Each class finishes with original choreography, where emphasis is placed on learning a range of movement styles, retention of material, and cultivating performance skills.
With a background that includes dancing with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Houston Ballet, the School of American Ballet, and the Kirov Academy of Ballet, Barry’s classes offer a vast perspective on the many ways a dancer can be trained.
Building strength of technique and port de bras through Vaganova-based exercises, exploring musicality and speed through Balanchine-based combinations, and engaging students in conversation about the differences between this range of techniques, Barry creates a unique experience to build the most versatile dancer from the ground up.
Ever wanted to learn the art of ballet, but felt too intimidated to step into class? Then this Absolute Beginner Workshop is for you! Starting from scratch, students learn the basic tenets of classical ballet technique to prepare them to enter any Basic Ballet class offered at Broadway Dance Center. To enhance your experience, additional information is shared weekly to educate students about other aspects of the art form inside and outside the studio. Whether you are interested in learning ballet for fun, fitness, or to enhance your other artistic practices, this is the class for you!