This contemporary/modern floor work class is designed to help movers transition smoothly into and out of the ground using techniques that focus on connectivity between the head, spine, and body weight. In this class we will also work on ways to create movement patterns and phrases that can be used to enhance choreography.
$45.00 per person
Participants in the class should wear form fitting clothing. No shoes. If needed, knee pads are welcomed. If there are any minor injuries anyone has to tend to, please inform the instructor prior to the start of class so he can help with modifications of the movement.
The Big Muddy Dance Company
Geoffrey began his formal dance training at the late age of 20. He earned his BA in Theatre and Dance from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. After initially pursuing a focus in theatre, he became a dance major and began training in ballet and modern techniques during his sophomore year. While at SIUE he was an active member of the University Dance Organization, attending many workshops and American College Dance Festivals. He also began working with the aTrek Dance Collective, a local St. Louis-based pick-up company, performing at various dance festivals, outreach programs, and company concerts. Throughout his time with aTrek he had the pleasure of working with internationally renowned artist such as Germaul Barnes, Jon Lehrer, Mathew Janczewski, and Alicia Graf. Post graduating he began teaching for aTreks contemporary classes and summer intensives. In 2011 he auditioned for the Big Muddy Dance Company, founded by former Hubbard Street Dance Chicago artist, Paula David, and has been in the family since then. From his beginnings with the company he has been privileged to have studied from and perform works by notable choreographers such as Lou Conte (founder of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago), Harrison McEldowney, Lauri Stallings, Antonio and Kirven Douthit-Boyd, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, and Brandon DiCriscio. Geoffrey is a contemporary and jazz instructor the Downtown Dance Center and teaches the Big Muddy’s company contemporary class. He has been on faculty for the company’s past three summer intensives, was hired to teach jazz for Boca Ballet Theatre’s summer intensive in Boca Raton, Florida, has been an instructor at St. Louis’ Center of Creative Arts, and continues to teach master classes and choreograph at various studios, universities, and pre-professional companies around the U.S.