VanDance Inc. is excited to announce its first summer dance initiative in downtown State College - Artistic Director Ann Van Kuren will teach Contemporary Modern Dance Classes on Monday evenings at Movement Arts Studio. Ms.Van Kuren has been teaching all levels of dancers in this area for over 25 years. Teens and adults of various levels of dance study are encouraged to participate! Learn something new, stay in shape, or polish your technique; and have fun, too! The first 4 weeks of Contemporary Modern Dance classes will be based on the key elements of the Humphrey/ Limón Tradition as well as the work of other contemporary choreographers in whose works Ms. Van Kuren has danced. Her classes combine a strong technical base with a focus on musicality and freedom of movement. The body and mind are trained within the entire spectrum of dynamics - rebound, suspension, flow, tension, and release. A sense of weight and power is achieved through the constant interplay with and against gravity - fall and recovery. The workshop aims to give dancers a humanistic approach to movement that is rhythmically based and highly kinetic.