Teen/Adult Beginner Modern, Horton Inspired

Teen/Adult Beginner Modern, Horton Inspired

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.

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)

*REGISTRATION NOTE: Multi-class dance package

If you are enrolling in more than one class per week, you can receive a discount if you sign up and register at the studio.  This discount is not available online.  

7 weeks: $119.00 (Based on one class per week)

**This class is no longer available for drop in.**

  • Beginner
  • Modern, Horton Inspired
  • 12 and up
  • Kea Tesseyman
  • Studio 1
  • Wednesday, 3:30 - 4:45pm