Wayles Haynes teaches FRIDAY CLASS

Wayles Haynes

Dancer/teacher/choreographer/facilitator extraordinaire Wayles Haynes is teaching FRIDAY CLASS this month and we are thrilled to have her! Wayles’ class always provides me with ample opportunity to challenge my movement patterns through exploring pathways, rhythm, and initiations, and I always enjoy the emphasis on finding efficiency and ease in the body even in complex phrase work. And last but certainly not least, Wayles’ sense of humor brings a lightness to class that makes difficult combinations a joyful challenge.

Wayles will teach on March 2, 9, 16 and 23. Class is from 9:30-11:15am and costs $12.

Class description: We will dance.  Together we’ll make discoveries.  Class might follow traditional lines or verge off into exciting explorations of space, somatic connectivity, expressive dynamics or perhaps pondering the connection of what happens in this dance studio to current events.  Drawing on traditional modern dance techniques (Graham, Horton, or Limon), Postmodern leanings (text and movement, pedestrian gesture, absurdist thought) and contemporary investigations (Somatics through Bartineiff Fundamentals, Release Technique, and improvisation) the class will engage you and ask that you dig deeper.  We will dance.  Together.  And have fun.

Wayles Haynes holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Hawaii, and is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst.  A dance educator since 1999, most notably at The University of Tennessee Knoxville, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, she now teaches at George Mason University and George Washington University.  Wayles leads the Youth and Teen Exchange, youth-led dance companies patterned in the Dance Exchange model where leadership and artistry develop in a collaborative peer-learning environment. Wayles dances and plays in the Metro/DC area as an independent choreographer, educator and dancer.

About Sarah Levitt

Sarah Levitt (Resident Artist/Communications Coordinator) is a dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Maryland.