Classes & Workshops
On going classes Lorelei Chang teaches:
Mondays, 5-6:15pm Ballet level I, Connecticut Concert Ballet class in Windsor studio
Mondays, 6:15-7:15pm Modern 1 & 2, Connecticut Concert Ballet class in Windsor studio
Tuesdays, 10-11am Qigong at South Windsor Senior Center
Tuesdays, 11-12noon Chair Yoga at South Windsor Senior Center
Wednesdays, 10-11am Therapeutic Exercises at South Windsor Senior Center
Wednesdays, 11-12noon Chair Yoga at South Windsor Senior Center
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm Modern 1, Connecticut Concert Ballet class in Manchester studio
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45pm Ballet 1, Connecticut Concert Ballet class in Manchester studio
Wednesdays, 6:45-7:45pm Modern 2, Connecticut Concert Ballet class in Manchester studio
Wednesdays, 7:45-8:45pm Qigong, at Connecticut Concert Ballet
Thursdays, 4-5:30pm, Modern 4, at Connecticut Concert Ballet
Thursdays, 5:30-6:45pm, Modern 3, at Connecticut Concert Ballet
Thursdays, 7-8:30pm, Modern 5 & 6, at Connecticut Concert Ballet
Qi & Tea Monthly Gathering on Sunday from 9:30-12noon at the Connecticut Concert Ballet
Please contact Lorelei for date and time.
Connecticut Concert Ballet Manchester studio: 280 Garden Grove Road, Manchester, CT.
South Windsor Senior Center: 150 Nevers Road, South Windsor, CT
Modern DanceTechnique Modern Technique class emphasizes on consciously connecting one’s mind and body while moving through space. Building awareness through the extremities of hands and feet, the center of the body, clarity of the dynamic, and spirit of intention.
Class consists of circle warm up, floor work, center and cross floor exercises. All exercises will help students to develop an understanding of body awareness, alignment and coordination while building their strength, flexibility and endurance,
There are total five levels of classes and all of them are taught by Lorelei Chang at Connecticut Concert Ballet. Please call 860-643-4796 for more details.
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Modern Dance PartneringThis workshop is offered for students who is looking for more than just the modern technique. The workshop includes warm-up, explore partnering technique, through contact improvisation and composition, learning partnering phrases from repertory work as well as creating phrases of your own with classmates. The class taught at our annual summer intensive.
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Compostion & ImprovisationThis workshop introduces the fundamental tools for dance composition by exploring creative process through improvisation and various devices employed in constructing dances. Students will be responsible for developing several studies in dance composition, as well as choreography projects. Students will also be expected to contribute extensively to discussions about classroom work. This workshop offered annually at our summer intensive. For intensive info, please go to Summer Intensive 2016 page.
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Choreography & CompositionDance choreography I is designed for students with dance experience. Learn the choreographic elements of movement, space and time. This workshop is devoted to extensive exploration of choreographic technique and the utilization of music, sound, and spoken texts for dance choreography.
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Ballet For Adult BeginnersHave you ever dreamed of being a ballerina when you were a child but never had the opportunity or the courage to make it come true? Here is the chance for you to make that fantasy real. Have fun learning the basic ballet principles and techniques. We will perform a little ballet at the end of the semester. Please bring your family and friends for your first ballet show if you wish. You would need ballet slippers, dance attire and a sense of humor. This class is not currently offered.
Ballet For KidsA beginning level ballet class with an emphasis on basic elements of ballet, teach students body awareness and alignment, hands and feet positions, simple combination on the barre and the center. The class run by Connecticut Concert Ballet. Please call 860-643-4796 for detail information.
Ballet For Professional IBallet technique I workshop with an emphasis on the basic of ballet techniques while building solid foundation as well as developing good balance, strong center and graceful expression through refined movements. This class is not currently offered.
Ballet For Professional IIBallet for professional II class with an emphasis on developing a strong technical center, refining ballet technique through various barre and center exercises. Through space and greater upper body expression, clarity of movement and inner connectivity, students will be more aware of their upper-body expression as well as their feet work. This class is only offered through our Summer Intensive. For more info, please check Summer Intensive 2016 page.
Summer Intensive for youth ages 6-8Lorelei Chang created this workshop especially for young children; teach them the joy of moving to classical and contemporary music with vibrant and innovative approach. The workshop focuses on nourishing children's creativity, express it through movements and music, as well as appreciation through dance art form. Classes include dance games, storytelling, basic dance steps, improvisation, stretch, learning space, time in dance and many more. Come join us and have a fun!
Summer Intensive 2016 will be held at Connecticut Concert Ballet Annually. You may contact us to register. Please check Summer Intensive page sometime in the beginning of 2017
Summer Intensive for youth ages 9-12Program Director Lorelei Chang will guide students through the world of dance! Students will be exposed to different cultures and dance styles through various ethnic and folk dances. Students will participate in a daily ballet class followed by classes in Jazz, modern dance, improvisation and more. Dance related activities including action, story-telling, costume and prop design, stage makeup and choreography will also be featured. Each week will culminate with an in studio performance for parents, family and friends. Bring your camera!
Summer Intensive 2016 will be held at Connecticut Concert Ballet Annually. You may contact us to register. Please check Summer Intensive page sometime in the beginning of 2017.
Qigong, Taiji Quan & MeditationQiGong
This workshop offers an insightful way to connect mind, body and spirit with variety of Qigong forms. Students will have an opportunity to explore dance movements, learn basic knowledge of self-healing Qigong through simple exercises. The workshop consists of stretch and shaking and patting technique, Qigong forms, and guided meditation.
We hope through this workshop students will learn how to empower themselves, build confidence, enhance their health and better engage their body and mind as a whole.
Stretch, Strengthen & SmileDo you want to have more flexibility? Have stronger abs? Or perhaps just to have a better understanding of your own body? If your answer is yes, then this class is for you! This workshop focuses on the effective stretching techniques that will enhance muscular performance, increase strength, and endurance, improve overall range of motion. We will use variety of tools such as stretching band, rope, chair, and wall to help stretch different groups of muscles through Yoga, Pilates and other stretching methods. This class is offered annually at our Summer Intensive. Please check Summer Intensive 2016 page for class info.
Qigong, Taiji Quan & MeditationBeing relaxed physically means letting go of muscular tensions, and being relaxed mentally means letting to of thinking,-mental tensions. You will be guided through gentle Qigong and Taiji forms of stretch, breathing techniques to achevie a higher level of relaxation and peace of mind.To be there for the experience and to see what's left, feel the energy you are made of and the consciousness that you are.
This class is currently held at South Windsor Senior Center on Tuesday 10am-11am. Please call Tracy Conery at 860-648-6361 to sign up.
Chair Yoga For SeniorsLorelei specially designed this program for seniors which focuses on gentle stretches with chanllenge but fun exercises that will help seniors to develope better balance, coordination and self-confidence. Sign up ongoing classes on Tuesday and Wednesday from 11am-12noon, please call South Windsor Senior Center at 860-648-6361
Introduction To Chinese Calligraphy
Intrudction to Chinese Calligraphy classes
*Private class $60 per person
*Semi private $35 per person
*Group lesson, 4 and more $20 per person per hour
Fee is not including supplies. Students need to bring their own calligraphy brush, ink and paper. All supplies are available to purchase.
Lorelei Chang is the Chinese Calligraphy award winners for Tokyo Museum for Jan, 2009. The workshop introduces you to the one of the most beautiful Chinese ancient fine arts, the Chinese calligraphy which has thousands of years of history. Chinese calligraphy is not only a practical technique for writing Chinese characters, but also a unique oriental art of expression, a tool to help easy physicaly and mental tension, reduce stress and a great learning discipline. You will learn some basic elements, strokes and fundamental techniques of Chinese calligraphy brush work through this class. We will teach you to create your own piece of Chinese calligraphy on the traditional rice paper to take it home.
Chinese Calligraphy II
You will learn more advanced strokes and characters and study different styles of writting through Chinese calligraphy II workshop.