Contemporary Dance Series
Focus: Integrated class (skills/technique & fitness/conditioning)
Prereq: previous dance experience will be helpful
Description: Class will progress from a floor warm up and guided improvisation to technically focused center work to build dynamic and physical range. A final phrase will incorporate vocabulary from earlier in class, giving dancers a chance to revisit movement and build their own artistry within the choreography. For experienced dancers or movement artists looking to expand their practice.
About Jessica Goodburn Dougherty:
After earning a B.A. in dance at the University of Oregon, Jessica spent six years in San Francisco and the Bay Area. While there, she danced with multiple groups and ran a circus center, teaching classes and performing partner acrobatics. Her teachers include Katie Faulkner, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Janice Garrett, Jim Donak, and faculty at the University of Oregon. As a certified STOTT PILATES instructor, Jessica spent the last decade working one-on-one with clients looking to resolve injuries and move through life more efficiently and free from pain. She is excited to be back in Missoula after 12 years away!