LED Open Class Series

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1420 West Grove Street

Boise, ID 83702

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LED teaches two classes every Thursday: an open class for any and all at 6pm, and a pre-professional/professional class at 7:15pm.

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Open classes are back and this time feature a rotating line-up of teachers! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from these incredible dancers, who you can see take the stage in October in LED Presents Ghost Notes.

We teach two classes per evening: an open class for any and all at 6pm, and a pre-professional/professional class at 7:15pm.

Come experience LED movement and learn first hand from those who are apart of the creative process in classes ranging from contemporary and improv to LED repertory.

Teachers include: Lauren Edson (LED Artistic Director, Trey McIntyre Project, The Juilliard School), Ching Ching Wong (NW Dance Project, Princess Grace Award, Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch”), Brett Perry (Trey McIntyre Project, Princess Grace Award Winner, Aszure Barton & Artists), and Isaac Bates Vinueza (Sacramento Ballet, Amy Seiwert’s Imagery).

Only 15 dancers per class. Attend the entire 4-class series for $50, or drop in to a class for $15 at the door.

OPEN CLASS 6-7pm

Participants are guided through a simple warm up and multiple exercises that encourage discovery and proper alignment. This beginner class culminates in dancers being guided through improv exercises as a way to find their own groove and relish the sensation of their own movement style. Open to all ages and ability levels!

PRE-PROFESSIONAL/PROFESSIONAL CLASS 7:15-8:45pm

This intermediate/advanced contemporary class hopes to awaken the athlete and artist in all of us. Rooted in clear technique practices it emphasizes healthy alignment, flexibility, stamina and artistry. These principles are used as points of departure for risk taking and investigation. Improvisational tools are utilized as a way to awaken the senses, challenge movement conventions, and find ways to navigate from feet to floor seamlessly. This high intensity class gives dancers the opportunity to dig deep into the movement and investigate elements of dynamics, direction, size and texture.

FEATURED TEACHERS:

BRETT PERRY

Brett Perry is a dancer, farmer and music promoter working around the globe and living in Boise, Idaho. He started dancing at the age of four at The Dance Company in Indianapolis, Indiana under the direction of Diane Gudat. After graduating from The Juilliard School in 2008, Brett started his professional career with Trey McIntyre Project in Boise where he spent 6 years with the company. After finishing up a season at Ballet BC in 2015, he is currently working as a freelance dancer with Aszure Barton and Artists, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, LED and Adam Weinert. He is a recipient of the prestigious Princess Grace Award for Dance 2010. When not on stage or in the studio he is working as a farmhand on Meadowlark Farm, a music promoter for Treefort Music Fest and Duck Club Presents, and finding ways to better his community through art, collaboration, and creative thinking.

LAUREN EDSON

Lauren Edson, born in Boise, Idaho, began her studies at Ballet Idaho and Westside Dance Academy. She continued her formal training at North Carolina School of the Arts and The Juilliard School, under the direction of the late Benjamin Harkarvy. Her past professional experiences include: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Ballet Idaho and Idaho Dance Theatre. She was most recently a celebrated dancer with Trey McIntyre Project located in Boise, Idaho. As a choreographer, she has won several awards, fellowships and been commissioned by numerous companies and Universities throughout the nation. Her original choreography has appeared at Jacob’s Pillow’s Inside/Out Series, Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Peridance Capezio Center, Conduit, The Kennedy Center, On the Boards Seattle, Dance New Amsterdam and The McCallum Theatre. In 2015, Lauren founded LED with husband and composer Andrew Stensaas.

CHING CHING WONG

Born in Manila, Philippines and raised in southern California, Ching Ching Wong began her dance training at Allegria Dance Theater under the direction of Dr. Alia Harlan Kaneaiakala. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts major in Dance Performance and minor in Education and Psychology & Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine where she studied with legendary dance maker Donald McKayle. In 2015 she was awarded The Princess Grace Award in Dance, the most prestigious recognition for dance performance in the United States. Ching Ching was recognized by the national publication Dance Magazine as 25 to Watch in 2016.

ISAAC BATES-VINUEZA

Isaac Bates-Vinueza was born in New York City and raised in Boulder, CO. He studied at Boulder Ballet School and at Pacific Northwest Ballet School, where he was a 2016 recipient of the Flemming Halby Exchange with the Royal Danish Ballet School. His teachers include Ana Claire, Becky Jancosko, Katie Elliot, Peter Boal, Le Yin, and Eva Stone. Now in his fourth season with Sacramento Ballet, he has performed leading and featured roles in works by Ron Cunningham, Septime Webre, George Balanchine, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Amy Seiwert, and originated leading roles in works by Penny Saunders and Darrell Grand Moultrie. Isaac has choreographed twice for Sacramento Ballet’s annual Beer and Ballet program, and has performed with Amy Seiwert’s Imagery in original works by Stephanie Martinez, Ben Needham-Wood, and Amy Seiwert. He was recently selected to create a new work for the Sacramento Ballet, which will premiere this spring as part of their inaugural “Homegrown” series.

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