Dance Performance

LECTURES &

TECHNIQUE

Our online series of dance-related lectures and technique classes are available with a suggested voluntary donation of $200 a month. As part of our commitment to making dance available to everyone, this is an optional payment – you may do more or you can do less depending on your situation.

 

To make a donation to help support these classes, please make checks payable to Adam in Chatham and mail to:

Adam Spencer

8 Ridgewood Rd

Orleans, MA 02653

Or, you may send payment via Venmo by scanning the QR code or through your Venmo app @Adam-Spencer-7.

Classes held via Zoom. Please contact us to request a meeting invitation.

Missed a class?

SMOOTH TECHNIQUE CLASS

Mondays at 5:15 PM

with Adam

A movement-based class, exploring smooth ballroom dance technique. Although you will be dancing, these online technique classes are more about understanding the underpinnings of dance and practicing physical vocabulary and to increase skill.
 

We are now using a multi-camera approach, both concurrent front/back angles as well as side angles to increase understanding and information.

RHYTHM TECHNIQUE CLASS

Thursdays at 5:15 PM

with Adam

A movement-based class, exploring rhythm ballroom dance technique. Although you will be dancing, these online technique classes are more about understanding the underpinnings of dance and practicing physical vocabulary and to increase skill.
 

We are now using a multi-camera approach, both concurrent front/back angles as well as side angles to increase understanding and information.

DANCE THEORY & LIFE LECTURES

Tuesdays at noon

with Adam

Topics include everything from the history of dance and music appreciation to an inside look at the personal journey of a professional dancer. Get ready to delve in with Adam on the things that make up the wonderful world of dance!

TOPIC SCHEDULE TBD

DANCE FILM ANALYSIS

Fridays at noon

with Adam

LINKS TO FILMS ON IMDb

Week of June 1st

Step Up

Week of June 8

Black Swan

Week of June 15

Fame

Week of June 22

Billy Elliott

 

Week of June 29

Shall We Dance?

(can watch both versions)

1937 version

2004 version

Week of July 6

Stayin’ Alive

Week of July 13

Footloose (can watch both versions)

1984 version

2011 version

Week of July 20

Suspiria

Week of July 27

Burlesque

 

Week of August 3

The Red Shoes

 

Week of August 10

High Strung

 

Week of August 17

Swing Time

Week of August 24

Center Stage

Week of August 31

West Side Story

SUPPORTING LECTURES

Wednesdays at noon

with Adam

The Wednesdays lectures will inform some of the conversation for the film analysis on Fridays. These lectures provide context for the film and give a greater understanding for effective analysis. 

TOPIC SCHEDULE TBD

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