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About Class

Mondays / 6:30 - 8:00pm Summer Sessions // July - August This modern dance class is a soulful amalgamation of dance techniques, rooted in the technique of legendary dance teacher, Luigi, and his predecessor, Tracey Durbin, as well as Horton, Graham, and ballet techniques with a focus on musicality and quality of movement. Dancers are encouraged to work at their own pace, to modify movement as they need to, and to experiment with what works best in their bodies. Come prepared to laugh, sweat and be in community with others seeking joy. Class is geared towards those with a year or more of movement experience, however, anyone with a love of music and movement, and a desire to be out of their comfort zone would be welcomed with open arms. Claire's 75 year old mom takes class! Chk out // Pricing Plans for a BETTER DEAL! //LIMTED SPOTS// Dress Code -No Black Soled Shoes -Athletic wear -Clean studio shoes or socks -Bring water! Claire is an impassioned teacher of dance, choreographer, mentor of young people, lover of books, nature, art, singing, and playing the guitar. Claire Olberding was born in Portland, Oregon where she trained and assisted under teacher and mentor Tracey Durbin. Claire attended NYU Tisch School of the Arts where she worked and trained with Doug Varone, David Dorfman, David Parsons, Gus Solomons Jr., Ronald K. Brown, and many more, and continued dancing with Ezra Caldwell’s the Leverage Group upon graduation. From 2003-2019, in conjunction with Kristen Brayson, Claire built and directed a world class dance program at Portland's da Vinci Arts, while continuing to perform and teach in and around Portland. In 2021 Claire joined the Open Space team where she now teaches adult and youth classes.

  • 1 h 30 min
  • 15 US dollars
  • Platform @ Oregon Contemporary

Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule please contact us within 18 hours of the start of class.

Contact Details

  • Open Space, North Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR, USA

    (503) 966-0330

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