Contemporary and Modern Dance Classes
Modern or contemporary dance centers on a dancer's own interpretations instead of structured steps, as in traditional ballet dancing. Modern dance encourages dancers to use their emotions and moods to design their own steps and routines. Whereas classical ballet dancers strive to be light and airy on their feet, modern dancers often use their body weight to enhance movement. A modern dancer rejects the classical ballet stance of an upright, erect body, often opting instead for deliberate falls to the floor.
This class is for students who have been studying Classical dance forms such as Ballet, Jazz, or Modern for at least 3 years. Focus is on contemporary Jazz & Ballet.
Ages 12 to Adult
Contemporary Classes by Ms Felicia Fry
Felicia Fry has been a instructor and choreographer for over 15 years. She began her training under the direction of Jean Fulton (a long time board member of the Cecchetti Society USA ), Darcy Sellers, and Rommel B. Aguil Sr. at Sierra Dance Academy in Roseville, California. She studied and tested under the Cecchetti method for 15 years.
Felicia later studied and trained at the University of California, Irvine, receiving her B.F.A. in Dance with an Emphasis in Performing. While attending UCI she was a member of the Donald McKayle's Etude Ensemble. Felicia was also the founder of the Community Outreach Program for Bare Bones Dance Theatre, a non-profit organization in Irvine, California. The Outreach Program educated local High School students on the process ofproducing a dance show and encouraged them to pursue a college education. While dancing with Dave Massey, she placed first at the 2004 Gus Giordano's Jazz Dance World Congress in Costa Rica.
Ms Felicia has also trained with Summer Lee Rhatigan at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. Felicia is a member and supporter of the Sacramento Area Dance Allience. She is now the owner and Artistic Director for Anti-Gravity School of Dance.
Felicia believes that every student should not only receive the best instruction in the area while at her studio, but know that they are a part of the AGSD family from that day on.
"We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams." - Albert Einstein