Our next featured guest instructor is Emily Harrington. She will be teaching Lyrical with Improv Exploration. This class will start with a fluid warmup, transitioning to moving across the floor with basics and variations of lyrical technique. The remainder of class will be spent with different exercises challenging the dancer to think outside the box with their movement. Contact improv, utilizing levels and space, using different body parts, emotions and more will be included in this class, hall while stepping out of their comfort zones and having fun! The class interjects brief critical-thinking discussions on challenges, strengths, and preferences of each exercise. Dancers leave with a developed sense of ability to improv in future performance and class opportunities, improving their overall potential for growth.
Emily has been dancing for 25 years, training in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, and modern. She began teaching dance in 2005, volunteering as co-director of a dance program at the Boys and Girls Club of Plymouth, MA.
She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education, and a B.A.Com. in Dance Education from Bridgewater State University. She was a dancer and choreographer for Bridgewater’s Dance Company. She studied many genres of dances as well as stage costuming, lighting, and set design, and worked backstage for several dance and theater productions.
She has held positions as a dance instructor, assistant teacher, guest teacher, and administrative assistant for studios in Southeastern Mass since 2010.
Emily continues to take class when possible to further her experience as a dancer, and strengthen herself as a teacher, and has done so with Skooj-Koreo, Gregg Russell, the Dance Complex, Boston Ballet, and various competition judges. She was a dancer on local dance company Dance2Save for 5 seasons, which benefits several charities through dance shows and annual Celtics performances.
Outside of her work at the studio, Emily works full time in a public kindergarten classroom as an Educational Support Personnel. She offers workshops and teaches country line dancing at local establishments during the summer.
Miss Emily has been teaching in a studio setting since 2010, teaching creative movement, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Contemporary/Lyrical, and recently added Acro to her certifications. Teaching is her passion; she loves seeing dancers learn new things and progress with the founding basics of each class.