Catering to adults of all ages and skill levels, this class is open to sudents looking for a new way to keep limber and stay in shape as well as experienced dancers who’d like to get back to the barre after some time off.
Everyone will get a great workout and have fun while becoming more flexible and learning to move with grace.
The class will work through stretches, barre work, small and big jumps, turns, and repertory as well as toning and strengthening in this unique workout/dance combo. The class technique will be tailored to the needs of each individual class.
Students are also welcome and encouraged, though not required, to be a part of two school-wide performances, including excerpts from The Nutcracker.
Dancewear or exercise attire. Ballet slippers purchased from a dancewear store or website required.
About the Instructor
Suzanne Halka has been dancing almost as long as she has been walking! She took her first Creative Movement class when she was three years old, and the rest was history!
Since then she has trained extensively in Classical Ballet under teachers who studied and performed with The Royal Ballet of London, The National Ballet of Canada, American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey, The Juilliard School, The Dance Theatre of Harlem, and The Bolshoi Ballet Theatre. Suzanne was a member of The Lynchburg Regional Ballet Theatre, with which she performed in eight Nutcrackers and numerous spring ballets, including The Tales of Beatrix Potter, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella.
Suzanne has taught and choreographed for dancers from ages two to adult for over ten years now. She also teaches and directs young actors in productions throughout San Francisco. Suzanne loves nothing more than passing along a love of dance and theatre to people of all ages! Her favorite dance roll to date is “The Dying Swan,” originated by the late, great Anna Pavlova.