Adult Ballet with Kelly Silliman

Northampton Center for the Arts (33 Hawley St., Northampton MA 01060)

Art + Entertainment + Music

Mixed Level Adult/Teen Ballet, ages 14+, Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm, taught by Kelly Silliman This is a mixed-level ballet class that offers students a physical and mental workout while focusing on alignment and strength building in a healthy, welcoming environment. No leotards necessary here, comfortable exercise-wear is just fine! Geared towards adults but mature teens are very welcome! Classes begin January 8th and run through June 3rd, with no class February 19th or April 15th. Adult classes are drop-in, $15/class or $110 for an 8-class card For more information please e-mail programs@nohoarts.org. The first three classes in January will be taught be guest teachers: January 8th and 22nd: Naomi Shadix January 15th: Jayme Winell Kelly Silliman is the Center's Program Director, and an experienced dance educator who emphasizes healthy alignment, integrated warm-ups, individualized attention, and having fun while exploring movement and music material. Students are encouraged to develop movement patterns intended to serve their bodies long term, and to think about why we move the way we do and how the lessons of dance class can apply to life outside the studio. Kelly has over 20 years of experience as a teacher, performer, director, choreographer and scholar. She holds a BA in Theatre Arts, an MFA in dance from Smith College, and is the founder/director of the tinydance project.