Kids Modern

Kids Modern

Horton Inspired is a class that offers the basics and introduction to Lester Horton Technique. This technique is incredible for strengthening the body and offering a balanced technical foundation which helps dancers to expand into other techniques smoothly from Horton. Horton is known for it’s clean lines and “one line” movements and continuous awareness of the core.

Lester Horton’s technique was taught to Alvin Ailey, who adapted it and primarily used it at his company in New York City.  Kea Tesseyman trains at Alvin Ailey Extension with her modern dance mentor, Karen Arceneaux, who has taught Horton technique for many years at Ailey and who trained with Ana Marie Forsythe.  Kea continues to grow the Horton technique program at her studio in Maine as she builds on her training with Ms. Arceneaux in NYC.

Class registration is $15.00 when you sign up for a session / Drop in is $17.00

To sign up: please email your name and class of choice to

Payment is processed in person at studio on or before first class.


Dancer’s Checklist:

  • Hair ties – pulled back from face in bun
  • Water

Dress Code:

  • Leggings
  • Form fitting shirt
  • Bare feet
  • Leotard (optional but good to have)
  • Beginner/Intermediate
  • Modern, Graham Basics
  • 7 - 11
  • Kea Tesseyman
  • Coming back in the Fall, view summer intensives for more options