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Teddy Tedholm is rapidly gaining recognition as one of the most exciting new talents in dance. The unique style of movement and obvious love of dance that mark his performances have also made him a widely sought-after choreographer and teacher.
Teddy has worked at some of the finest dance studios in North America and around the world. In Los Angeles, he performs with Erica Sobol's CollidEdance company.
In 2013, Teddy graduated with honors from the University o...read more
Teddy considers an artist's education to be a never-ending process both inside and outside the studio. A focus on movement exploration and dance history are combined with the hopes to create a new wave of movement.
Classes are typically "contemporary" and improvisation based and require the dancers to not just think outside the box but imagine dancing in a world where no box exists at all.
Though Teddy's movement is informed by classical training it does not require any to accomplish it satisfactorily. Dancers will learn techniques that help them achieve the most with the facility they have.
By way of improvisation and choreography, the goal of this class is to help dancers explore ideas that can enrich their movement quality and realm of kinesthetic understanding in all genres of dance.
By exploring the possibilities of our bodies, we can find all possibilities in our art form. Dancers of all training backgrounds are welcome, though classical technical vocabulary is used as a solid base of communication.
Class processes shift based on who is in the class, but typically will begin with a guided improvisational warmup, which leads into a full stretch and toning warm-up. From there, phrase work is taught and investigated in order to achieve the goals of class.
Some topics of investigation include: initiating the arms from the back, use of gravity, limb connection to the core, weight distribution of the feet on the floor, spine articulation, and many more.