Mindful Movement with Viki Psihoyos

Aug
8

10:30 am

Mindful Movement with Viki Psihoyos

EVENT DETAILS

MASTER CLASS: MINDFUL MOVEMENT WITH VIKI PSIHOYOS

The Vail Dance Festival hosts a series of Master Classes with Festival artists from July 29 – August 9. Students have the opportunity to take up to two classes per day from some of the dance world’s best and brightest in ballet, tap, jazz, repertory, and more.

  • Classes are 80 minutes long.
  • This class will take place at the Vail Mountain School Theater.
    • Please check in 15 minutes prior to class in the Vail Mountain School lobby.

CLASS DETAILS:
This mindful movement class explores movement and music in ways that are enjoyable, stimulating and creative. Who is this class for? People with dementia, stroke history, aging people with creaky bodies, etc. No dance experience is required. In chairs, at a barre or moving across the floor, this class will explore elements of modern dance, ballet, tap, folk and social dancing in a fun, supportive environment.

This class is designed to:

  • increase mobility, endurance, balance and strength through joyful physical activity
  • create a sense of community through creative collaboration
  • build memory and cognitive function
  • reduce stress through breathing and movement combinations
  • build positive self-image with an attitude of possibility rather than limitation
  • keep participants engaged in everyday life through the above activities

ABOUT THE TEACHER:
Boulder-based Viki Psihoyos has trained with the Brooklyn-based Dance for PD program, where retired professional dancers apply their experience and teaching skills to movement classes specially designed for the Parkinson’s community. Psihoyos performed with the New York City Ballet for 13 years, and now teaches Balanchine ballets in the US and abroad.

CLASS ATTIRE:
Comfortable clothing and footwear that’s easy to move in


*FESTIVAL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Ticketing

TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC ON MAY 20 AT 11AM MT. 

$30 | participate
$15 | observe (parent, guardian, or dance instructor)

**Ticket sales close at 8:00pm the night before the class.

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