San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We so often dance with ourselves in mind, tediously perfecting our technique and focusing on our toes, extension, and port de bras. Since it is the time of year for giving, particularly with the havoc Sandy has recently wrought on our area, what better to do then dance selflessly in honor of hurricane victims?
We will dance together at Ballet Blast, a modern-inspired ballet class taught by Christina Ilisije. Amanda Turner, ballet dancer turned yogi and ayurvedic practitioner, will start us off with a brief seminar and guided meditation focusing on heart-centered intentions to get us out of our own judgements and minds and place our thoughts on things greater and more purposeful. Damien Bassman will be there on drums to continue to propel our minds and bodies through space as we pirouette, battement, and jeté!
There is a $15 minimum donation for those taking the dance class. You can pay in advance online, or cash only at the door. Everyone is welcome to come join in the meditation or watch class and make a donation of your choice.
Donations will be gladly accepted even if you cannot attend the event. All profits will be donated to Sandy relief efforts.
Most importantly please spread the word to other dancers who would like to participate in this mindful class, and non-dancers alike who want to support dancing selflessly for a worthy cause. Invite your friends, help spread the word, and let's make an impact!
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Living Dance helps women and artists feel confident, happy, and sexy in their bodies and more importantly pro-active in their lives, through dance and the all-encompassing physical and mental excursion it demands.
Christina is a passionate performer, choreographer, and teacher in NYC. After graduating summa cum laude from Marymount Manhattan College with a B.F.A. in dance, she performed and taught worldwide as a professional modern artist with Parsons Dance and Buglisi Dance Theatre for over ten years. While actively performing, she became a N.A.S.M. certified personal trainer, a published author and speaker on body image issues, and the creative manager of the renowned barre program, Figure 4.
She most recently ventured out on her own to create, Living-Dance, a company that teaches women and dancers to first love their body and their craft, dream bigger, and achieve the physical results they crave - and actually keep them long-term. She works privately with women to make notable, progressive change in her Blissful Body sessions. In addition to teaching, she is choreographing and producing her own artistic work, currently titled The Gatsby Project. When not dancing, however rare, she is vino-ing, reading, sleeping, and occasionally spoiling herself with fashionable purchases.