Technique Classes

We are now offering online classes

All in-door classes have been cancelled until further notice but we are adding more options to keep us all dancing together.

All outdoor classes are weather dependent. Cancellations will be posted by 9:30am day of class so you have the option to take online if weather prevents us from being outdoors. Or take both if you would like!

Pay what you can through donation. It’s up to you-pay for many classes at once or donate separately for each class you take.




And are offering free online dance classes for people with
Parkinson’s and other mobility challenges.
Every Tues, Thur & Sat 11:30am-12:30pm.
(Mountain time US)

CLICK HERE AT CLASS TIME TO JOIN THE CLASS VIA ZOOM

If you are interested but are not familiar with Zoom (the video software)
please call or email Lisa Johnston and she can help set things up for you.
303.506.3568 or Lisa Johnston.

We currently have 5 different teachers for the Dance for Parkinsons program. If you would like to know when a specific teacher is teaching click on our class calendar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information below this line applies to in person classes once it is safe to gather in a studio/theater space.


Most classes are offered on a drop-in basis but if you have never taken class with us before or have questions, please contact Katie Elliott at 303-938-8656 or at ke@3rdLaw.org to see which class is right for you. All classes are $15 except for the Parkinson’s class which is $5 . Space is always open 10 minutes before class start time. See class calendar for holiday schedule. If you would like to be put on our class list to receive updated information please email Michelle Pugh at rehearsaldirector@3rdlaw.org.

CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY
As a general rule 3rd Law follows the BVSD snow days. However, if weather is bad and we need to cancel class, notification will be posted on the class website calendar and also sent out as an email to the class list 1.5  hours prior to class start time. You can also always call Katie at 303-938-8656.


 



TECHNIQUE CLASSES

3rd Law Open Company ClassesInt/Adv TechniqueInter/Low Impact Movement

3RD LAW OPEN COMPANY CLASSES
FRIDAYS, 10 – 11:30 AM
Taught by artistic co-director Katie Elliott and 3rd Law company members at Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Studio-3022 E. Sterling Circle #150, in Boulder. This class is geared toward the intermediate to professional level dancer.  Please see below to learn more about Katie Elliott’s class. Come join the company as they warm-up for rehearsal.

OPEN COMPANY CLASSES BEGAN MONDAY, SEPT 9
$15 Technique Classes for the Intermediate to Professional Level dancer.

Mondays 10-11:30am
Gordon Gamm Theater @ The Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut (26th & Walnut) Boulder

Fridays 10-11:30am
NEW LOCATION!
Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Studio
3022 E. Sterling Circle #150, Boulder

 

INT/ADV TECHNIQUE
MONDAYS, 10 – 11:30 AM
Taught by artistic co-director Katie Elliott and company members in the Gordon Gamm Theater at The Dairy Arts Center-2590 Walnut St. in Boulder. This class is similar to our open company class with more attention given to the underlying principles of the movement.

 

INTER/LOW IMPACT MOVEMENT
WEDNESDAYS, 5:30-7 PM
(THIS CLASS IS ON HOLD WHILE WE LOOK FOR A NEW SPACE)
This class uses material similar to our Mon/Fri classes but with gentle tempos and more attention to the foundation of the movement vocabulary (advanced ideas/low impact).

 

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.



OTHER OFFERINGS AND PARTNERSHIPS

CLASSES FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSONSGYROKINESIS/GYROTONICS®

All our in-person classes and performances have been suspended until further notice. However…

We are now offering
FREE ONLINE CLASSES FOR PEOPLE WITH MOBILITY CHALLENGES
These classes are for anyone dealing with a chronic illness, Parkinson’s, challenges with aging, or for anyone that just needs a gentle movement experience with a community. You do not need to be a dancer to enjoy these classes. Invite your friends!

If you are interested but are not familiar with Zoom (the video software)
please call or email Lisa Johnston and she can help set things up for you.
303.506.3568 or Lisa Johnston or just click the link below.

Every Tuesday & Thursday 11:30am-12:30pm.

 


IN-PERSON CLASSES POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
$5 CLASSES FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S
AND OTHER MOBILITY CHALLENGES
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 11:30-12:30
Regular Classes are held Tuesdays in the Gordan Gamm theater and Thursdays in Boulder Ballet Studio 3, at The Dairy Arts Center – 2590 Walnut Street in Boulder. Construction of a beautiful new West side entrance with an ADA-accessible elevator provides easy access to class spaces.
While all exercise is beneficial, dance is unique in that each class is a creative experience using narrative elements, imagery and community to develop artistry and grace while addressing PD-specific concerns such as balance, flexibility, coordination, isolation and depression. The classes engage the participants’ minds and bodies, and create a joyful, social environment that emphasizes body mind connection and movement rather than therapy.
Instructors Katie Elliott, Lisa Johnston, Hannah Kinderleher, Sarah Leversee, Jessica Pittman, Viki Psihoyos and Christine Rohde bring extensive backgrounds in ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, folk, tap, improvisation, yoga and choreographic repertory, and have all completed teacher trainings in the Mark Morris Dance for PD® training programs. Dance for Parkinson’s is part of a global network in more than 300 other communities in 25 countries around the world. The Boulder program was launched in 2013 by former New York City Ballet dancer, Viki Bromberg Psihoyos. In 2016 3rd Law Dance/Theater ‘s Artistic Director Katie Elliott began assisted Psihoyos for these classes and in 2018 3rd Law became the umbrella organization for the Boulder Dance for Parkinson’s program to support the growth of the program and connect the offerings to a local professional dance company. It is well documented that dance is one of the best ways to combat the symptoms of Parkinson’s.

Contact Director of the Dance for Parkinson’s Program Lisa Johnston for more info. We hope to see you in class soon!
phone: 303-506-3568
email: danceforpd@3rdlaw.org

PEEK INSIDE ONE OF OUR CLASSES TAUGHT BY FOUNDER VIKI PSIHOYOS

 

GYROKINESIS/GYROTONIC®
3rd Law is thrilled to be partnering with Gyrotonic Bodhi in Boulder, a beautiful studio located near The Dairy at 3200 Valmont that is dedicated to a holistic approach to movement that is designed to meet the needs of people of all ages and abilities. We are proud to have three 3rd Law company members involved with the incredible offerings of this studio.

Jennifer DePalo Peterson, (3rd Law company member) is the founder and owner of Gyrotonic Bodhi and a master trainer in Gyrotonic/Gyrokinesis®). Jennifer has been working with this movement method for over 20 years.

Page Jenkins and Jamie Schuler (3rd Law company members) are also certified Gyrotonic® trainers.

Each one of these instructors offers privates and group classes.

You can contact these instructors directly at:
Jennifer DePalo Peterson—jennifer.depalo@gmail.com
Jamie Schuler—jmel08d@gmail.com
Page Jenkins—page@jenkinspage.com 
or visit the Gyrotonic Bohdi website to learn more about all the incredible teachers and offerings www.gyrotonicbodhi.com

 

 

CHOREOLABS-NEW OFFERINGS COMING SOON
Whether you are interested in getting a head start on a college dance program or wanting a supportive environment to find your choreographic voice, these workshops will give you the tools you need. Informed by last years’ pilot series, our new format will be a shorter workshop with focus on one choreographic investigation to develop a final piece of choreography.

A hallmark of 3rd Law’s artistic success has been the unique environment the artistic directors create with their company of dancers. 3rd Law maintains and honors the individual voices of each dancer, viewing them as a collaborators in the choreographic process. This modality is more prevalent in today’s dance world as companies move in and out of classical forms and dancers are being asked to participate in the creative process. Hone your compositional skills or just have fun learning different ways to find your unique choreographic voice.

EMAIL KE@3RDLAW.ORG  IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN FUTURE WORKSHOPS OR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES