With the ballet-themed movie “The Black Swan” taking top honors at
this year’s award shows, ballet has become a much-buzzed about topic in
recent months. Playing on its recent popularity, Equinox fitness clubs
are partnering with the famed Joffrey Ballet to offer its members the
opportunity to train under the guidance of professional ballet
dancer/instructor Jocelyn Garner.
The class, Keep Fit Ballet, is a Pilates-focused ballet class that
involves traditional ballet exercises artistically performed at a
quicker pace for a fluid and complete workout. It will take place at the
Equinox Gold Coast location on Thursday evenings from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.
The first class starts on April 28th and will run for six weeks. Former
Ballet experience is not required. Guest passes will be available for
purchase ($35) to non-Equinox members who would like to try out the
Jocelyn Garner holds a Ph.D. in Dance Science from Laban/ City
University, London. She completed her B.A. in Performing Arts, with a
dance concentration, in Colorado; and, her M.A. in Dance Studies at
Laban. She is a guild certified teacher of the Feldenkrais Method and
holds a BASI Pilates teacher certification. She completed her
Certificate in Dance Education in the Cecchetti Method of classical
ballet through the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance. Throughout her
studies and training she has performed and taught dance around the
world. Along with her work at the Academy of Dance, Official School of
The Joffrey Ballet, she is an Adjunct Professor in the dance program at
Northwestern University, is a distance learning tutor for the Royal
Academy of Dance, and a Pilates instructor.
900 North Michigan. 312.254.2500. http://www.equinox.com/
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