Teachers at the Old Town School

Jeannine Potter

Dance

Jeannine is a proud native of Dayton, Ohio and an enthusiastic mover. She loves being in the studio with others who love to move as much as she does.

Jeannine approaches each of her classes with the attitude that dance is an accessible art form for everyone. She seeks to find means for dancers of all ages and abilities to experience the technical and dynamic aspects of the forms she teaches. Her classes are energetic, disciplined, and focus on each dancer as an individual creative artist.

Jeannine holds degrees from Indiana University’s Ballet Department and the Graduate School of Dance at The Ohio State University. Between degrees, she performed with classical and contemporary ballet companies on the east coast. She continues to perform locally with Valerie Alpert Dance Company and is on the faculty at Dominican University and the College of Lake County where she teaches classical ballet, contemporary dance forms, and choreographs for campus events. She has taught dance for more than 20 years throughout the Midwest and New England, everywhere from neighborhood dance studios to professional academies and universities.

Started at the Old Town School in May of 2017


Group Classes for the session beginning 04/29/2019

Modern Dance 1 with Jeannine Potter

$156 ($146 members)

05/05/2019 – 06/23/2019 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Contemporary Dance with Jeannine Potter

This is a studio based movement class geared toward dancers with some (or extensive) dance experience. The class will focus on specific technical components of Contemporary concert dance forms. Classes may focus on one or several of the following elements: • Clear articulation of torso, joints, and limbs • Attention to shifting body alignment • Jumps, turns, and floor work • Musicality • Complex dynamic situations • Issues in performance • Improvisation General Class Format: • Set warm-up incorporating full-body movement, fine articulation, and stretching • Movement phrases and exercises with a focus on building strength, flexibility, alignment, and balance • Movement phrases and exercises designed to build the student’s movement vocabulary and challenge them physically • Set choreographic phrases Class Objectives: • Perfect and expand student’s current movement knowledge as it relates to Contemporary concert dance forms • Refine student’s technical abilities in relation to strength, flexibility, balance, articulation, rhythm, and alignment. • Introduce students to performance elements such as focus, breath and dynamics • Cultivate student’s ability to learn, execute, and remember set choreography

$156 ($146 members)

05/05/2019 – 06/23/2019 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave


Group Classes for the session beginning 06/24/2019

Modern Dance 1 with Jeannine Potter

$156 ($146 members)

06/30/2019 – 08/18/2019 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Contemporary Dance with Jeannine Potter

This is a studio based movement class geared toward dancers with some (or extensive) dance experience. The class will focus on specific technical components of Contemporary concert dance forms. Classes may focus on one or several of the following elements: • Clear articulation of torso, joints, and limbs • Attention to shifting body alignment • Jumps, turns, and floor work • Musicality • Complex dynamic situations • Issues in performance • Improvisation General Class Format: • Set warm-up incorporating full-body movement, fine articulation, and stretching • Movement phrases and exercises with a focus on building strength, flexibility, alignment, and balance • Movement phrases and exercises designed to build the student’s movement vocabulary and challenge them physically • Set choreographic phrases Class Objectives: • Perfect and expand student’s current movement knowledge as it relates to Contemporary concert dance forms • Refine student’s technical abilities in relation to strength, flexibility, balance, articulation, rhythm, and alignment. • Introduce students to performance elements such as focus, breath and dynamics • Cultivate student’s ability to learn, execute, and remember set choreography

$156 ($146 members)

06/30/2019 – 08/18/2019 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave