Joy Karley

Joy Karley

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Joy Karley, MA holds a Master’s degree in Biomechanics and Athletic Training from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Science in Modern Dance from Kent State University. Her background also includes extensive training in classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Latin, and Theater dance. She studied at the School of Cleveland Ballet and has performed with companies in Ohio, California, Washington DC, New Jersey, and New York. She has taught students of all ages and abilities, at ...read more

Class Descriptions

Ballet

 In this class we take a fun approach to building a movement vocabulary, refining basic skills, and developing good ballet technique. After steps are broken down and mastered, you will learn how to add style and musicality to your movements. Special emphasis is given to dancing from a physiologically sound basis, in order to prevent injury and make the most of your abilities. This is the perfect class not only for “beginners,” but also for anyone looking to build or enhance technique, improve your line, or increase overall strength, endurance, and flexibility.

Pilates

 Perfect for anyone wishing to improve posture and prevent injury, this class focuses on core muscle strength while stretching and strengthening the entire body. This class combines traditional Pilates exercises with contemporary approaches to strength and flexibility training for an effective workout appropriate for all skill levels and body types. Increases in back strength, hip flexibility, alignment, and joint stability are just some of the results you can achieve!

Foot Conditioning

Open to and appropriate for dancers & non-dancers, any age or fitness level.

Your feet are your foundation & most important tool as a dancer. Unfortunately they are often neglected and abused. Show your feet some love & make sure you are using them correctly. We'll apply the techniques learned in The Fabulous Foot Seminar, as well as other exercises, releases and techniques to improve your strength, power, balance, and flexibility! We'll also address ankles, knees, hips, gait & more! Special requests welcome & lots of Q&A to get your feet looking, feeling, & performing at their best!

 

The Fabulous Foot Seminar

Open to and appropriate for dancers & non-dancers, any age or fitness level.

This seminar will cover basic anatomy and biomechanics, alignment, gait, choosing the appropriate shoes as well as the implications of various footwear choices. Strengthening and corrective exercises, evaluation techniques, stretches, releases, and the use of various props and training tools will be covered. Bringing a Fabulous Foot Kit is recommended. Available for purchase at The Shop at BDC.

Upcoming Classes

Fri · Jul 21
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Basic BALLET
Sat · Jul 22
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
All Levels FOOT CONDITIONING
Mon · Jul 24
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Basic BALLET
Tue · Jul 25
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
All Levels PILATES
Wed · Jul 26
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Basic BALLET
Thu · Jul 27
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
All Levels PILATES
Fri · Jul 28
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Basic BALLET
Sat · Jul 29
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
All Levels FOOT CONDITIONING
Mon · Jul 31
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Basic BALLET
Tue · Aug 01
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
All Levels PILATES
Wed · Aug 02
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Basic BALLET
Thu · Aug 03
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
All Levels PILATES

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