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Sat, Sep 26


Online via Zoom

Intro to Contemporary Dance

Ever wanted to try contemporary dance? Do you love aerial but feel unsure of how to move on the floor? This beginner-friendly virtual workshop is for you!

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Intro to Contemporary Dance
Intro to Contemporary Dance

Time & Location

Sep 26, 2020, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Online via Zoom


About the event

Ever wanted to try contemporary dance? Want to incorporate floor work into your next aerial act but aren't sure how to start? In this beginner-friendly 90-minute contemporary dance workshop, we'll learn the building blocks of seamlessly flowing in and out of the floor. There's a world of expression waiting for you right under your feet! This workshop is open to all lovers of movement: both aerialists and non-aerialists. If you've take this workshop with us in the past, we'll repeat some of the same sequences and continue to develop them according to your comfort level. And if you've never danced in front of others, no worries! That's the beauty of a virtual workshop: you can do it in the comfort of your own home with your camera on or off.

After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with a link and password to join us via Zoom. Just click on the link from your computer 5 minutes prior to the workshop. (If you choose to join via tablet or mobile phone, you'll need to download the Zoom app first.)

About the Instructor:

Alison Johnson began dancing at the age of 12 and received her degree in Dance from The University of Georgia. Upon graduation with a dual degree in Dance (A.B) and Child and Family Development (B.S.), she began dancing professionally in the greater Atlanta area. Alison relocated to NC in 2013 and performed with Martha Connerton’s Kinetic Works, 4thrightdance, and Caroline Calouche & Co (CC&Co). Alison discovered dance trapeze in Athens, GA at Canopy Studio, but obtained the majority of her training from her time spent as a main company dancer at CC&Co. She has since expanded her skillset to include aerial sling, silks, duo trapeze, and partner acrobatics. Alison teaches dance and aerial arts and has taught at the Charlotte Dance Festival, Carolina Aerial and Dance Exchange (CADE), and Charlotte Cirque and Dance Center. Although currently paused due to COVID-19, she normally teaches dance trapeze, aerial silks, and aerial sling at Upside Aerial Arts & Fitness. Alison is also a recent graduate from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Master of Public Health. She ultimately wants to combine her public health knowledge and passion for both health and the arts to work in arts integrated public health outreach programming. 

Photo Courtesy of Michael Church and CC&Co 


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