Master Classes in Dance and Acrobatics Offered at The Dance Corner

Submitted by Carrie Smith, Director, The Dance Corner, LLC.
(Feb. 9, 2019) — The Dance Corner of Killingworth is excited to offer master classes with two talented and renowned instructors this month.
On Thursday, February 21, 2019, the Dance Corner will offer two intensive classes starting at 4:30 p.m.- Deep Stretching and Flexibility with Naja Muller and Contemporary Dance with Brielle Columber.
Naja Muller is a Connecticut shoreline native. She has over 20 years of experience in Circus Arts as a teacher, choreographer, and performer.  Naja studied at North Carolina School of the Arts with a Concentration in Ballet. She also received training in modern, ballroom, character, hip-hop, and jazz dance. Naja’s training in Circus Arts began at the renowned San Francisco Circus Center where she received specialized training under Master Lu Yi, Xia Ke Min and Xiao Hong Weng. She specialized in Chinese acrobatics, hand to hand, contortion and foot juggling while also studying cords lisse, static trapeze, lyra, and tissue.
Naja’s Deep Stretching and Flexibility class will focus on overall legs and back flexibility including how to properly warm up before stretching to avoid injuries. Open to dancers, acrobats and gymnasts ages 10 and up.
Brielle Columber has been dancing since the age of three. Her first eight years of dance training took place at The Dance Zone in Las Vegas, Nevada and the next seven years at Eastern Connecticut Ballet in East Lyme, CT. After graduating high school, Brielle decided to take her dance training even further and major in dance at Dean College.  Her teaching experience is extensive, specializing in ballet technique. Brielle has just completed a full dance season teaching abroad in Ireland where she taught ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, and hip hop.
Brielle’s challenging contemporary class will push dancers to explore their range of movement and emotions.  Brielle teaches a “feel good” movement quality based style of contemporary dance similar to that of Mia Michaels and other well-known contemporary artists of the day.This class is appropriate for dancers ages 10 and up with prior dance experience.
The Winter Workshop class fee is $18 per class or both classes for $32.  Class size is limited. Visit TheDanceCorner.com/events/ to reserve your place today or call 860-663-3738.
The Dance Corner welcomes students of any age or level to take a free trial dance class. The studio is currently accepting Summer 2019 class and camp registrations as well as adult students in 6-week class sessions of Tap and Fusion Fit.  A new session of the popular Ninja Tumbling for boys ages 4-7 is also open for registration. To register or find out more about our dance classes visit TheDanceCorner.com.
The Dance Corner, located in Killingworth, CT, is dedicated to providing its students with a well-rounded education in all facets of dance. Their classes are designed to increase confidence, build self-esteem and develop coordination in an interactive, group environment. With instruction for all ages and levels of experience, The Dance Corner is committed to providing its students with a positive learning environment to enjoy the art of dance. The Dance Corner has been providing students from Killingworth, Madison, Clinton, Deep River, Chester, Essex, Ivoryton, Centerbrook, Haddam, Higganum, Westbrook, Guilford and East Haddam with quality dance training for 25 years.
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