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Dariusz R. Hochman's work is highly praised by prominent dancers:
"Mr. Hochman is an excellent dance professor and very experienced ballet master. As a pedagogue, he is patient, efficient and well appreciated as he has always been able to establish positive contact with young people. The dance programs in which he taught were always extremely successful. His outstanding works as well as his thorough knowledge of the arts makes him a person who deserves to be considere...read more
This class focuses on learning the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. One will learn exercises at the barre, center, positions of the feet and arms, correct placement, balance coordination, awareness of space, dynamics and artistry of movements as well experience the joy of dance in each class.
** Dariusz prides himself on taking a very personal interest in his students. He is always willing to give corrections, in order to help students improve and takes a seroius and professional approach to his teaching.
This is for the adult who has always wanted to begin ballet or who wants to improve their current technique, and would like to jumpstart the process in 6 concentrated weeks of study. Dariusz will break down the basics of ballet technique and terminology, so that in each class you will gain understanding and confidence in a nurturing, fun environment. This will be a great basis to enhance your studies in ballet! *assitants will be helping him in the workshop
Study of character dance is particularly necessary for students that are aiming to participate in classical ballet repertoire productions.
Most ballets have Hungarian, Russian, or Polish dances like Mazurkas, Polonaise, or Czardas in their choreography. The character dance steps often are syncopated in accents and forces dancers to engage different muscles that normally are not being used in classical ballet technique. Only character dance technique can bring them to life and develop them to the same degree as the muscles which participate in movements of the classical ballet training.
Character dance is joyful and fun as well teaches to truly dance rather than exercise.