Open Horton Technique Classes in San Francisco
Kat is available for master classes and workshops. For booking information contact firstname.lastname@example.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.