Lisa Rothschild Curtis
Lisa started dancing at the tender age of 6 as an active cast member of the American National Academy of Theatrical Arts under the direction of actress, Dorothy Barrett. It was here she began her training in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Acting. At age 10, realizing her passion in Classical Ballet she became a company member and later a principal dancer performing with the American Dance Theater under the direction of Anna Cheselka in Russian Ballet technique. Lisa is currently enjoying teaching her adult Cardio Jazz class at Lineage Performing Arts Center.
Ericalynn was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in South Florida. She received her early training at Dreyfoos School of the Arts and attended various dance programs such as Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive, the Ailey Extension International Dance Exchange and Dance Makers Choreographic workshop in Toronto, Canada. Ericalynn recieved her BFA in Dance from New World School of the Arts, Miami, Florida.
Malinda Farrington began her dance life with the Montgomery Civic Ballet Company in Montgomery Alabama. She attended SMU on dance scholarship and Alvin Ailey dance School in NYC on full scholarship as well as dancing in companies while attending both. She spent the next 20 years dancing on Broadway and around the country and the last 10 teaching what she has loved and learned.
Nancy Evans Doede
Nancy has studied and danced with Hanya Holm, taught and choreographed with the Nancy Hauser Dance Company. She was an original member of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, and has directed and acted with theater companies across Los Angeles. She has also studied dance with Murray Louis, Alwin Nikolais, Gladys Bailin, Daniel Nagrin, Billy Siegenfeld, and Valda Setterfield. She has been commissioned as a master teacher and choreographer by companies and festivals. More info at nancyevansdancetheatre.com.
See Ballet Class Descriptions at the bottom of the page
Lineage Dance Class Descriptions
Beginning Modern - Ericalynn Priolo
Blend of Contemporary and Modern dance for Adults. Allows the dancer to experience a fun and easy progression of dance fundamentals. Incorporates basic technique, suspension and release, fall and recovery, the use of momentum and connecting breath with movement. Dancers will explore new ways of moving in combinations, floor work, and various methods of improvisation.
Teen Modern - Ericalynn Priolo
Blend of Horton, Graham and Contemporary dance. Incorporates Int/Adv technique, suspension and release, fall and recovery, the use of momentum and connecting breath with movement. Dancers will explore new ways of moving in combinations, floor work, partnering, and various methods of improvisation.
Modern- Nancy Doede
This class is a modern dance technique class taught from the principles of Hanya Holm, modern dance pioneer. It is an Intermediate level class, but advanced dancers are welcome. The class is technical in nature, and incorporates spatial awareness, improvisation, swings, floorwork and musicality. Nancy Evans Doede was a student of Hanya Holm's, and brings an approach to the class direct from the source.
Cardio Jazz- Lisa Curtis
A Low-Impact cardio dance class set to popular upbeat music. Lisa created the class to help women experience the joy of dancing and get in touch with their spiritual self through movement.
Ballet Class Descriptions - Catherine Round
Beginning Ballet Course
The Beginning Ballet Course is for those who have never danced a step of ballet or who had some ballet when they were little, but it didn’t stick. This is a six-week course that makes you stick with it to learn all the ballet basics, and will enable you to master placement and coordination. Once you have had the course, you are ready to take Advanced Beginning I – Technique (ongoing classes).
Advanced Beginning I
The Advanced Beginning I – Technique class is for those who have taken the Beginning Ballet Course, or who have a good grasp of ballet basics. You will develop coordination and strength and expand upon those basics to prepare for turning (pirouettes), combinations in basic jumping (petit allegro), balancing on one leg (coupe de pied & passe), and adding more movement of arms (port de bras) to combinations.
Advanced Beginning II
The Advanced Beginning II – Technique class is for those who have a strong grasp of ballet basics. This level adds combinations that involve faster tempos in music, quicker distribution of weight from one leg to another, full integration of turning (pirouettes) & jumping (petit allegro), and an introduction into bigger jumps (grande allegro). This level adds more attention to phrasing, technical proficiency and musicality.
Intermediate Level – Technique
The Intermediate Level Technique class is for those who are proficient in ballet basics. This level adds complex & faster tempo combinations that involve more arm movement (port de bras), more complicated turning (pirouettes -en dehors & en dedans, attitude, arabesque, etc.), and jumping (petit allegro & grande allegro). This level enhances the coordination and fluidity within each combination of movements.
Beginning Pointe Course
The Beginning Pointe Course is for those who have had two years of solid and consistent ballet technique. The course will take you from the purchasing and sewing of shoes, strengthening of the ankles, feet, and toes, to all the basics needed to perform simple pointe work (releves, balances, piques, turns, etc.)
Advanced Beginning Pointe Class
Advanced Beginning Pointe class expands upon all steps in the Beginning Pointe Course, with an increased focus on more complicated combinations, technical fluidity, and faster tempos in music. Participation is for those who have already had Beginning Pointe basics, and will be by Intermediate Technique Class placement only.
Advanced/Professional Level – Technique
Advanced/Professional Level Technique is designed for those who are proficient in executing technique cleanly and clearly. This level focuses on quality of movement, phrasing, and interpretation of musicality. This would be beneficial for those who want to meld the artistry with the technique.