If you have never taken class with us before or if you have questions, please contact Katie Elliott at 303-938-8656 or at the email below to see which class is right for you. Some classes are offered in sessions and some are on-going; to receive the most updated class calendar email ke@3rdLaw.org. All classes, unless indicated differently in class description, are $15 drop-in and $13 if you purchase 5 or more at a time. Space is always open at least 10 minutes before class start time. See class calendar for holiday schedule.
3RD LAW OPEN COMPANY CLASSES
MONDAYS & FRIDAYS, 10 – 11:30 AM
Taught by artistic co-director Katie Elliott in the Gordon Gamm Theater at The Dairy Arts Center-2590 Walnut St. in Boulder. These classes are geared towards the intermediate/advanced professional dancer. See “About Katie Elliott’s class” below for full description.
3RD LAW ALL-LEVEL MOVEMENT
TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Taught by artistic co-director Katie Elliott and company member Jamie Melaragno Schuler at The Community Dance Collective-2020B 21st. St. in Boulder. This class is meant to introduce participants to the unique style of 3rd Law’s collaborative environment and provide an inspired movement experience beneficial to all levels, ages and abilities.
TUESDAYS, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Taught by company member Jamie Melaragno Schuler at Community Dance Collective 2020B 21st. St. in Boulder. Founded by Juliu Horvath, Gyrokinesis is a movement method that supports all movers at all levels. Utilizing the natural motions of the spine, this method encourages an increase in range of motion, decompression of the spine and prevents stagnation and tightness in the body. As a result of Horvath’s personal struggle with chronic pain and injuries, Gyrokinesis offers benefits similar to yoga, dance, gymnastics, swimming and tai chi, but are not derived from these other exercise modalities. $10 per class
3RD LAW INTERMEDIATE TECHNIQUE/LOW IMPACT MOVEMENT
WEDNESDAYS, 5:40-7 PM
Taught by Katie Elliott and company members Page Jenkins and Danielle Hendricks at The Community Dance Collective-2020B 21st. St. in Boulder. Started in the fall of 2016 and back by popular demand. This class uses material similar to our Mon/Fri classes, but with more attention to the foundation of the movement vocabulary (advanced ideas/low impact). This class can be taken on a drop-in basis but we encourage new comers to join us at the beginning of the new material that we build upon every 2 weeks. If you are dropping in for the first time, contact Katie to see where we are in the process ke@3rdLaw.org
DANCE FOR PARKINSON’S
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM (only $5/class)
Taught by Viki Psihoyos and Katie Elliott in the Gordon Gamm Theater (Tues), Boulder Ballet Studios (Thur) at The Dairy Arts Center-2590 Walnut St. in Boulder. Launched in 2013, BD4PD classes are taught by former New York City Ballet dancer, Viki Bromberg Psihoyos, who trained with the Brooklyn-based Dance for PD program in collaboration with the Mark Morris Dance Group. After receiving the Dance for PD training, Katie Elliott joined Viki to expand the program. Viki and Katie bring decades of experience to developing therapeutic exercises in a creative environment to increase flexibility, balance, spatial awareness and a sense of rhythm. It is well documented that dance is one of the best ways to combat the symptoms of Parkinson’s. Come dance with us! Check out the below video for more information.
CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY
Notification of cancellation due to weather will be posted on the class calendar and sent out as an email to the class list 1.5 hours prior to class start time.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the class list so you can receive updated class information.
ABOUT KATIE ELLIOTT’S CLASS
Elliott’s athletic style incorporates full-bodied movement, clean articulation in the negotiation of space and quick dynamic changes in level, direction and intention. Elliott’s class format is offered as an outline through which each individual can address a unique set of goals, while being encouraged to see different perspectives in a concentrated shared experience of a supportive dance community.
With emphasis on the release, momentum, and breath of movement, each class develops vocabulary through a thorough center warm-up that is elaborated upon to help students understand how the most complex movement can evolve from the smallest gesture. Anatomically sound alignment and technical accuracy are emphasized, passionate performance strongly encouraged, and the joy of movement brought in as a constant reminder. Elliott’s movement is informed by her background in classical modern dance forms, early training in ballet and her background in visual art. Elliott received her BFA from the University of Utah and her MFA from the Hollins University/American Dance Festival program. She has taught residencies and workshops at numerous university dance programs, private schools and professional organizations nationally and internationally.
Katie Elliott is teaching at the Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop and Aerial Festival this summer. Check out the full listing of classes and performances.
Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop
Katie Elliott and 3rd Law’s company of dancers are available for residencies and workshops at a variety of levels. Past workshops/residencies have included commissions for arts education conferences/festivals, university programs, professional companies, private studios and K-12 public and private school programs. Call 303-938-8656 if you are interested in inquiring about a creative collaboration with 3rd Law.