Joan aims to cultivate a safe space for learning where risk taking, curiosity, and testing one's own boundaries is encouraged. By valuing proper alignment and correct patterning, the student will become a more efficient mover with more access to their body. Students will also develop a critical eye able to identify nuances in movement. Through questioning, students will exercise problem solving skills ultimately developing individual and proactive thinkers and movers.
Joan currently teaches Ballet, Pointe, Modern/Contemporary, and Creative Movement to students pre-K through 12. Additionally, she studied Dance Pedagogy and earned her C-I Training™ Teacher Certifications under distinguished dance science researcher and professor, Donna Krasnow, PhD. Joan earned her certification for Level 1 (Beginning-Intermediate work) in 2016 and her Level 2 (Advanced-Extra work) certification August 2020. She is one of four certified teachers for both Levels 1 and 2 in Southern California.
All classes are available in a private or group lesson format. In light of the pandemic, these classes are only available through remote learning via Zoom. Joan loves working one-on-one with students to target specific needs, however, if you or your child prefer a group environment consider bringing a friend to class with you for a discounted rate.
A Dance Workshop hosted by Iris Company
A full day workshop consisting of company repertoire, technique classes, and conditioning geared towards pre-professional dancers. Joan assisted with Modern and Company repertoire, and taught C-I Training™.
More info HERE.
TESTIMONIES ON C-I TRAINING™
8 WEEK COURSE
What did you enjoy most about this class?
"The strengthening, especially arms, core and feet and ankles! I also like stretching out at the end so that you're not tense." –Student, 14
"I got more flexible!" –Student, 9
Did you feel C-I Training™ was helpful in your other dance classes?
"Definitely. Especially en pointe. I feel like it made me stronger overall." –Student, 14