THE DANCE TECHNIQUE OF LESTER HORTON: THE ADVANCED BEGINNERS CLASS

Advanced Beginner Horton Class clips



 


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DANCERS:

Zara Bartels – Lion King – London production
Courtney Corbin – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 5/05
Katherine Horrigan - Elisa Monte Dance Company
Mary “Little light” Hudetz – North Carolina Dance Theater II
Kevin Jackson – Dalas Black Dance Company
ShaylaVie Jenkins -
Andrew Lamar – Kansas City Ballet
James Pierce – Ailey II
Yusha Marie Sorzano – Ailey II
Hattie Mae Williams – Independent choreographer

All are graduates or former students in the Ailey School/Fordham University BFA program.




The first video class teaching the Lester Horton technique: The Advanced Beginner Class taught by Ana Marie Forsythe including Improvisation with Marjorie B. Perces.

This Advanced Beginners Horton class was created to show how the Horton studies can be incorporated and taught within a class.

The class is based on the technique as it was documented in the book, The Dance Technique of Lester Horton, by Marjorie Perces, Ana Marie Forsythe and Cheryl Bell, and the 3 Dance Spotlight videos: Lester Horton Technique The Warm-Up, Intermediate and Advanced Levels. These sources contain in depth analysis of the movements and are a great reference for teachers and students.


THE CLASS INCLUDES:

THE WARM UP with Ana Marie Forsythe
Round Over and Round Up
Flat Back Series
Primitive Squat Descent and Ascent
Lateral Stretches
Release Swing Series
Fortification #1
Prelude #1
Twists with Open Egyptian Arms
Leg Swings
Leg Swings with Stag Position Balance
Preparation for Deep Forward Lunges
Coccyx Balance

IMPROVISATION with Marjorie Perces

CENTER FLOOR work with Ana Marie Forsythe
Lateral T Study

PROGRESSIONS
Side Hip Pull
Side Hip Pull with Figure 4 Turn
Side Hip Pull with Figure 4 Turn and Lateral T Balance
Single Foot Arch Springs
Single Foot Arch Springs with Stag Jump
Fortification #14