December 30, 2015 – Contemporary with Alan Perez

Alan Perez was born  in Lancaster, CA, and raised in Tijuana, Mexico.  He has studied dance at Extensions Performing Art Center (with a full scholarship), Alonzo Kings LINES Ballet, and California Institute of the Arts, where he received his BFA degree.  He Joined the Santa Clarita Ballet, where he performed Midsummer Night’s Dream  (2013) and The Nutcracker (2013 and 2014). He has also performed works by Andre Tyson (The United States of @ndre), Meryl Murman (Ways of Forgetting), and Yuanyuan Wang (Poison 1). Commercial work includes performance at the World Series of Beach Volleyball as well as dance for commercials in Pasadena, CA.
Wednesday (December 30): Alan’s contemporary class focuses on alignment of the body in such a way that weight is supported through the center of the bones, repatterning the flow of energy so that movement is started by the muscles that are closest to the body’s center. Dancers will use gravity and the momentum it creates to move with ease, decreasing muscle tension.  Dancers will also practice the use of improvisation as a way to generate new ways of moving, composing, and stimulating creativity.
All classes from 10-1130am at Live Oak Dance (8204 Oak St) in Riverbend. Drop-in rate is $12. Class cards are available in 10-class increments for $100.