MODERN / CONTEMPORARY DANCE
Annie Sailer teaches modern/contemporary dance classes in the New Haven area. The classes emphasize pelvis / spine initiated, free-flow, whole body movement and include a floor and standing warm-up followed by big, spatial movement sequences across the floor. All students receive individual attention to alignment and movement issues. The class atmosphere is friendly, non-competitive, and professional. Adults of all ages are welcome.
Modern / Contemporary Dance Technique
adult, intermediate level
Mondays, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Wednesdays, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
adult, beginner level
Tuesdays, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Fridays, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
ANNIE SAILER studio space
Building 2, 1st Floor, Studio D
315 Peck Street
New Haven, CT 06513
Free parking in Erector Square lot.
Ten Class Card (good for eleven weeks): $150.00
Single Class: $18.00
Forms of payment: check or cash.
Annie has been teaching modern dance classes since 1978. She has taught in studios including the Center for Contemporary Dance in the Washington, D.C. area (1978-1979), as a graduate student at George Washington University (1980-1981), Annie Sailer Dance Studio in New Haven, CT (1983-1986), where her work was presented at the Yale Art Gallery, at Dance Space in Chapel Hill, NC and at the American Dance Festival in Durham, NC where she received North Carolina Choreographer’s Fellowships to ADF in 1987 and 1988, Annie Sailer Dance Studio in Mount Vernon, Ohio while choreographing for the Kenyon College Dance Program as an Affiliated Scholar (1993-1998), as an adjunct in the Theatre and Dance Department at the University of Wyoming (1998-2001), where she choreographed and had presented three large, new works on the department dance students. Annie taught modern/contemporary dance classes privately at Greenspan Center in Williamsburg, Brooklyn from 2001 to 2012. Since 2013 she has been teaching in the New Haven area.
Annie’s dance training is based on the Erick Hawkins Technique, which she has studied since 1974. Her strongest influence is Nancy Meehan, director of Nancy Meehan Dance Company and former principal dancer with Erick Hawkins Dance Company. She performed with Nancy Meehan Dance Company in 1984 and 1985. She has also been enormously influenced by her training (2009 – 2013) with Cathy Ward, director of CW Dance and former principal dancer with Erick Hawkins Dance Company.