Hannah Kahn is a master teacher of modern dance technique. Her class begins with a floor barre, then progresses to upper body work and moves to the barre. A warm up combination follows preparing the class for the main combination which is drawn from Hannah Kahn’s repertory. The main influences on Kahn’s teaching are Jose Limon technique (Sally Stackhouse, Betty Jones, Jennifer Muller); ballet (Zena Rommett, Maggie Black): and in a more indirect way, the techniques of Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham and Paul Sanasardo.
Beginning Saturday, March 21 I’m going to be teaching my Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday dance classes using ZOOM. Tuesday and Thursday classes will run from 10-11:30 and Saturday classes will run from 10:30-11:45. We will do at least floor barre, some stationary center work and a barre. Maybe we can do a few stationary movements and jumps after that, but this may take me some time to figure out. I’ll be teaching from my home office. If we continue with this, I will brainstorm to find ways to get us moving without traveling through space.
For all the details and there are lots – keep scrolling down. Please be patient with me and with yourself, there may be some glitches at first.
What you will need:
a smartphone, iPad, desktop computer or laptop on which you have downloaded the ZOOM app. You can do that by going to their website, https://www.zoom.us/ or through the app store on your device, look for the blue video camera icon, it may be called ZOOM cloud. It is free. (I believe that for now, ZOOM is allowing these meetings to last for more than the 40 minute time limit they usually have.)
Once you download it, you don’t need to do anything else; it will then be on your device and it will allow you to join the class via the meeting link below.
You will need a device with a camera if you want to be seen during class, but it is not necessary. If you have one, that will help me teach.
Next, you will need to find a spot in your home where you have a little bit of room to move. You may also want to have a mat, carpet or folded blanket to cushion you for the floor barre. Ideally you can also find a spot where there is something to hold onto for the barre work. It could just be the wall or a countertop. If your camera can be aimed at you that is ideal, but again, not necessary.
You will need to get all of this done in advance so that you can be ready to sign on and join the class. Here are the links for the Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday classes. Please click on the one for the class you want to join and it will open in ZOOM. Choose to listen with computer audio and if prompted also allow video.
|Day of Class||Zoom Link|
These classes will be free. If you are not out of work and feel like helping our dance company to continue to pay our dancers during this difficult time we always appreciate donations in any amount. Click here to donate to Hannah Kahn Dance Company: http://www.hannahkahndance.org/donate
Hope to see you soon,
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10– 11:40 am
Int/adv modern dance
Saturdays: 10:30 – 12:00 noon
Intermediate modern dance
The cost for a single class is $14.
Five classes – $60 ( no time limit).
Drop-ins are always welcome.
Please pay for class with cash or check.