Sean McDonald

Bio

Born in Fort Myers, Florida; Sean received his B.F.A in Modern dance at the University of South Florida. Sean has performed professionally with Adin & Ferguson Dance Theatre, Shoes At The Door Dance, Moving Current Dance Collective, Tampa Modern Dance Company, and is currently a member of both Collective Soles Dance Company and Rogue Dance. Sean’s performance highlights include the amazing works of Doug Varone, Merce Cunningham, Rosie Herrera, Andy and Dionne Noble, Bradley Michaud, Colleen Thomas, and Juan Rodriguez. Sean has taught company classes for Moving Current Dance Collective, Collective Soles Dance Company, Tampa Modern Dance Company, and currently teaches at Mary Jo’s Performing Arts Academy.

 

Class Description

Contemporary Dance (Beg/Inter)

Class will focus on the contraction of the spine along with the high release of the sternum. Class starts with a 10 minute center warm-up. Warm-up includes but is not limited to: Abdominal pulses with a contraction of the upper-spine, high-release to transition from the left side to the right side, plie, tendu, degage, leg swings, lunges and light stretches and small jumps. From there, class will transition into a center exercise focusing on the importance of under-curve and over-curve, while incorporating various contractions and variations of battement. Across the floor will include contractions and the transitioning in and out, while also exploring the use of momentum within the body’s movement. The final combination will culminate with the inclusion of all of the above

 

Contemporary Dance (Adv/Inter)

Class will focus on initiating movement from the abdominals and the top of the head pertaining to Floorwork. Class starts with a 10 minute center warm-up. Warm-up includes but is not limited to: Abdominal pulses with a contraction of the upper-spine, high-release to transition from the left side to the right side, plie, tendu, degage, leg swings, lunges and light stretches and small jumps. From there, class will transition into a leg swing exercise which will also incorporate small directional changes with the use of the head and legs. Across the floor will include a structured improvisation exercise and small combinations utilizing floor-work with a focus on the movement of the head, abdominal engagement, use of the upper body, all while maintaining momentum. Class will culminate with a medium length combo utilizing all of the above.