Horton Classes and Workshops

Open Horton Technique Classes in San Francisco

Kat Roman & Victor Talledos

Horton teachers Kat Roman and Victor Talledos

Wednesday 6pm – 7:30 pm
Intermediate with  Katharina (Kat) Roman
Friday 1pm – 2:30 pm
Intermediate with  Katharina (Kat) Roman
Saturday 11:30am – 1pm
Beginner with Victor Talledos


Absolute beginners workshops are being offered yearly. Join our mailing list  and be the first to hear about upcoming workshops and Auditions.


Class Location:

Alonzo King Lines Dance Center
26 Seventh St, 5th floor
San Francisco, CA 94102

Kat is available for master classes and workshops. For booking information contact info@copiousdance.org

The Horton Technique Class taught by Kat Roman is based on the principles of the Lester Horton Technique, as taught at the Ailey School in NYC. A typical class begins standing, rather than sitting, like some other modern techniques. It progresses across the floor with movement phrases, turns, and jumps. The Horton Technique is designed to correct and improve a dancer’s physical limitations so that they might pursue any form of dance. The class is dynamic and dramatic, develops both strength and flexibility, and works with an energy that is constantly in motion. The primary focus of many beginner level Horton studies is creating length in the spine and hamstrings. There is also an emphasis throughout all levels on developing musicality and performance qualities. As students progress, exercises become longer and more complex. Kat loves teaching this particular technique because it helps create dancers who are long and strong.