Thurs., Dec. 17
4:30-5:15 p.m. CT
If you miss the ballet barre portion of class, this class is for you. No barre necessary! We will cycle through the classic elements of the barre with fast-paced music and physicality. During a small portion of the class, we will use a wall for stability. Move over the ottoman, grab your ballet shoes, and you are ready to go.
Instructor: Libby Schmitz
Schmitz is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s dance department, where she received her BFA in the contemporary dance track with a minor in somatics. Her senior-year project was to represent University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at the American College Dance Festival in Minnesota. As a post-graduate, she has performed with The Human Movement Project: Rooftop Dance, Wildspace Dance Company MKE, and in the Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival. Back in her hometown of Sheboygan, she has produced her first show, Bodies of Work: A Showcase of Independent Choreographers, in the Paradigm Annex. She has been a dance instructor at the Arts Center for 6 years. In addition to teaching at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, she is a figure-skating instructor and a certified yoga instructor.
Photo: Students in Ballet Essentials, 2019. Photo by Whitney Morales.