Barbara Forbes

Royal Academy of Dancing, London. Institute of Choreology, London. Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, Cecchetti Method. Previously on faculty of National Ballet School of Canada, Alvin Ailey School, New York University, and Finis Jhung Studio. Ballet mistress and teacher, Joffrey Ballet, New Orleans Ballet, and Chamber Ballet USA. Currently Feldenkrais practitioner at Feldenkrais Learning Center, New York City. SLC, 2000–

Course Information

Current undergraduate courses

Ballet

Year

At all levels, ballet studies will guide students in creative and expressive free­dom by enhancing the qualities of ease, grace, musicality, and symmetry that define the form. To this end, we will explore alignment with an emphasis on anatomical principles and enlist the appropriate neuromuscular effort needed to dance with optimal integration of every aspect of the individual body, mind, and spirit.

Faculty

Feldenkrais: Awareness Through Movement®

Fall

Moshe Feldenkrais believed that rigidity, mental or physical, is contrary to the laws of life. His system of somatic education develops awareness, flexibility, and coordination as students are verbally guided through precisely structured movement explorations. The lessons are done lying on the floor, sitting, or standing and gradually increase in range and complexity. Students are required to bring their full attention to their experience in order to develop their capacity for spontaneous, effortless action. Self-generated learning will release habitual patterns, offer new options, and enhance the integrated activity of the entire nervous system.

Faculty

Current graduate courses

Ballet

Year

At all levels, ballet studies will guide students in creative and expressive freedom by enhancing the qualities of ease, grace, musicality, and symmetry that define the form. To this end, we will explore alignment with an emphasis on anatomical principles and enlist the appropriate neuromuscular effort needed to dance with optimal integration of every aspect of the individual body, mind, and spirit.

Faculty

Feldenkrais: Awareness Through Movement®

Fall

Moshe Feldenkrais believed that "rigidity, mental or physical, is contrary to the laws of life." His system of somatic education develops awareness, flexibility, and coordination as students are verbally guided through precisely structured movement explorations. The lessons are done lying on the floor, sitting, or standing and gradually increase in range and complexity. Students are required to bring their full attention to their experience in order to develop their capacity for spontaneous, effortless action. Self-generated learning will release habitual patterns, offer new options, and enhance the integrated activity of the entire nervous system.

Faculty

Previous courses

Ballet - Graduate

Year

At all levels, ballet studies will guide students in creative and expressive free­dom by enhancing the qualities of ease, grace, musicality, and symmetry that define the form. To this end, we will explore alignment with an emphasis on anatomical principles and enlist the appropriate neuromuscular effort needed to dance with optimal integration of every aspect of the individual body, mind, and spirit.

Faculty