BBT is excited to introduce Something New Sundays, a workshop series on the first Sunday of each month. As BBT grows into our new home, we are experimenting with providing different types of dance experiences to our adult and youth dancers! Something New Sundays will feature a different style of class each month and provide separate opportunities for our Youth Division and Adult Open Division dancers.
This is your chance to try a new style of dance and let us know what you think. Love it? Let us know and we may be able to add it to the permanent BBT schedule.
An Adult Open Division ‘MindBody’ account is required for all dancers who wish to participate in Something New Sunday classes. Dancers should register for the class and pre-pay ($20 per class). Information on account management and class purchases, and a link to the AOD schedule through our MindBody portal, are available on our Adult Open Division webpage.
Although BBT Youth Company dancers are welcome to take an unlimited number of AOD classes free of charge, please note that they must pay standard rate for Something New Sundays.
Cuban Contemporary Technique with Danielle Ancin:
Cuban Contemporary Youth Division Level 4–6 Technique
Cuban Contemporary Beginner–Intermediate Technique
Cuban contemporary dance integrates elements of modern dance techniques including those of Graham, Cunningham, Limón, and Humphrey, while centering Cuba’s African roots as the primary source of motivation, style, and expression. Known for its power, precision, and use of the pelvis and spinal undulations, Cuban Contemporary Technique develops strength, versatility, and sensuality.
I have studied this rigorous and expressive dance form intensely in Cuba and in Mexico, and I am excited to share what I’ve learned with the BBT community! Class will include barre, center, and across the floor work. Expect to explore the movement elements of Cuban technique as well as its historical and cultural roots in a fun and relaxed environment.
Danielle Ancin has been teaching dance and yoga to youth and adults for over twelve years. Her desire to share sustainable, dynamic tools for resilience and youth development drives her work, which has included integrating yoga into humanitarian assistance and violence prevention programs in Colombia and teaching yoga classes in communities affected by violence in the US, Colombia, and Brazil.