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Intermediate Ballet

with Carol Guidry

 class info: Thursdays 10:00AM-11:30AM (ongoing)

single class $15, $13 professional (5 class card: $60, 10 class card $110)

You may pay in advance here:

About the Class I teach a bio-mechanically based ballet technique that develops the body’s natural strategies for generating stable movement, rather than using tension or muscle holding. Sound but dynamic alignment is the key to dancing in a way that actually improves joint health, and keeps muscles strong and elastic. Dancers make lasting and rapid improvement to their technique and become less prone to injury by learning to embody their anatomy with science-based imagery that improves physical awareness, proprioception and consequently their body’s function. In order to create a positive, inquisitive and highly focused learning environment, I honor each student’s physical individuality and unique learning process. Over the course of a 20 year professional dance career I was continually researching ways to improve my flexibility and longevity and concluded that tension was the enemy of both. Building on my thorough Royal Academy of Dance training, the Franklin Method (Eric Franklin) gave me the tools and scientific validation to hone my philosophy and communicate it to my students. Other formative influences or mentors include Tania Lichine, Maggie Black and Bonnie Mathis..

About Carol Guidry:

Carol Guidry brings a rich and varied performance background to her teaching: A soloist with the Minnesota Dance Theatre where she was featured in works by George Balanchine, Sir Fredrick Ashton, Glen Tetley, Eugene Loring and José Limon. She also had the pleasure of working closely with Donald Byrd (The Group, The Color Purple) on several projects during that time. She danced in Germany for eight years with the Heidelberg City Ballet and the Gelsenkirchner Musiktheater im Revier where she also set several pieces of her choreography. Upon returning to the U.S., Ms. Guidry danced for Toni Basil, choreographed productions for the Mark Taper Forum and the Ford Theater, and performed regularly with the Los Angeles Chamber Ballet.
In addition to her experience teaching ballet for 2 decades, Ms. Guidry holds an Advanced 2 Certificate from the Royal Academy of Dancing in London, is certified in Pilates by Long Beach Dance Conditioning and the Physical Mind Institute, is a Level 3 Franklin Method instructor, and Artistic Director / Co-founder of the Santa Clarita Ballet. Her former students have gone on to the Joffrey Ballet, the Washington Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, and the San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and L.A. Ballet Trainee Programs.

For more info, contact Carol at 661 618 6181 or e-mail Carol at

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Note: This instructor is independent of Studio A Dance. For information, please contact the instructor directly

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