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Aerial Fabric Open Class with Guinevere DiPiazza
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Author:  michelletabnick [ Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Aerial Fabric Open Class with Guinevere DiPiazza

November 9, 2010

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center presents
Aerial Fabric Open Class
with Guinevere DiPiazza
Monday, November 29, 2010

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center presents an Aerial Fabric Open Level class with Guinevere DiPiazza on Monday, November 29, 2010 from noon to 1:30pm at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 W. 60th Street, NYC (between 10th and 11th). The cost of the class is $35. Registration is available at

This class is intended for aerial students of any level. The class starts with a dynamic warm-up and focuses on choreographed progressions on the fabric. There is a very strong emphasis on technique as well as performance quality in the execution of each skill. The class finishes with conditioning and a deep stretch. Please note that some prior aerial experience is recommended. It is suggested that students can perform a basic climb, foot wrap, inversion and minimum of one pull-up.

Guinevere DiPiazza has over 10 years of experience teaching ballet, pointe, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, stretch and aerial silks, hammock/sling, and lyra to students age 3 to adult. She is a certified personal trainer and has performed as an aerialist with STREB, Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, and numerous private events.

About Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center was developed by Rose Caiola as the home of the Manhattan Youth Ballet, a graded, pre-professional ballet academy and performance company. Ms. Caiola, a former dancer and actress, founded the academy in the fall of 1994 as Studio Maestro at 48 W. 68th Street, and serves today as the youth ballet’s executive artistic director.

The school is modeled after the European academies and adheres to the French School of classical ballet technique. Under the direction of Francois Perron, managing artistic director, the Manhattan Youth Ballet has acquired a reputation for excellent teaching in an intimate and individually supportive environment. The school’s graduates have danced professionally with American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Nederland Dans Theater, Ballet de Espana, San Francisco Ballet and Complexions.

As the ballet academy grew, the search for a larger space inspired in Ms. Caiola a highly personal vision of a studio and theater complex that would encompass all aspects of dance education and performance.

mmac opened its doors in June 2008, occupying a dramatic bi-level space within The Element, a luxury high-rise condominium located to the southwest of Lincoln Center. In addition to the Manhattan Youth Ballet, mmac’s studios and theater host daily adult dance and fitness classes, the mmac Kids program, summer intensive programs, as well as an array of performances and special events.

For more information about mmac, visit


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