Newport School of Artistic Movement / Pacific Dance Ensemble

Medium:  Dance

Artist's Address:

454 SW 7th St.
Newport, OR 97365

Description:

Newport School of Artistic Movement Directed by Nancy Mittleman

Newport School of Artistic Movement (NSAM) offers classes in contemporary ballet - a fusion of ballet, modern and jazz dance - to students ages 3 ­years to adult in beginning through advanced levels.

NSAM offers rigorous and insightful training for those interested in professional dance careers as well as those looking simply for the benefits of physical exercise and the enjoyment of understanding dance and the creative process more thoroughly.

Philosophy

NSAM is concerned with the student as a whole person. Through technique students develop grace, balance, flexibility and endurance, as well as, self-discipline and confidence. Through carefully guided improvisations students come to understand the power of movement to communicate their feelings and ideas both in literal and abstract forms.

Improvisations and studying the process of choreography also serve to develop leadership and problem solving skills while encouraging creativity and collaboration.

NSAM aims to produce thinking dancers who are both technically proficient and dramatically charged.

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