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    Dina Denis


    Dina Denis is a dancer, teacher and choreographer from Queens, NY. She holds a BA in Dance from Hofstra University and an MA in Dance Education from New York University. Dina is a k-12 New York State certified dance educator and a certified Zena Rommett Floor- Barre instructor.

    Dina Denis is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Queens based Dina Denis Dance/Dance Into Light (DIL). Since 2003, DIL's mission has been to explore dance as an avenue for personal healing for participants and observers and as a means of self- expression through multicultural and multidisciplinary collaborations and educational experiences for youth, seniors and professional artists. Dina's work aims to be inclusive of multiple cultures, physical abilities, ages, disciplines and approaches. For over fifteen years, Dina and DIL have been committed to bring quality performances and dance classes to senior populations through her collaborative program Connecting Humans Through Dance. Her work has been generously funded by Queens Council on the Arts, New York Council Members and private donors. Dina's choreography been presented in various local venues such as the LaGuardia Community College Performing Arts Center, the Langston Hughes Library, the Volker- Orth Museum and Bird Sanctuary, Green Space's “Blooms Festival” and “Take Root” series, Salvatore LaRussa Dance Theatre's Free Sunday Performing Arts, the Queensborough Dance Festival at the Secret Theatre, Long Island City's “Lot Fest” and Gantry Plaza State Park as well as in venues in Long Island, Chicago, New Jersey, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Colorado. Dina's collaborations also currently include a twelve year artistic partnership with Fulbright Scholar multicultural visual artist Siona Benjamin. Dina and Siona most recently showed their work at the MC Hotel Montclair and the Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey.

    Dina Denis has also danced with Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama and Yana Schnitzler's Human Kinetics Movement Arts. Dina began her professional dance career with Robin Becker Dance and has performed with Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama, Douglas Dunn and Dancers, Joan Miller's Dance Players, Robin Becker Dance, Sheila Kaminsky, Martian Roumain, Abdel Salaam, Dr. Glory Van Scott, Joan Peters, Val Suarez and her own dance company, Dina Denis Dance / Dance Into Light, Inc. www.dinadeni sdance.org

    Class Description

    The Zena Rommett Floor-Barre Technique (ZRFB) uses ballet vocabulary in order to safely, gently and effectively train dancers at any level. ZRFB focuses on proper alignment and build strength, flexibility, consistency and endurance in the dancer. As attributed from the Zena Rommett Floor-Barre foundation, Floor- Barre® is a holistic approach to body wellness emphasizing the importance of the whole, rather than analysis or dissection of its parts. Floor-Barre® concentrates on the whole body, sequentially correcting alignment and strengthening joints and muscles, thus fundamental physical problems and ailments are addressed. 

    Dina Denis teaches Zena Rommett Floor-Barre Technique as a way to correct and preserve proper body alignment and promote overall wellness. Awareness and applications of proper alignment can prevent injuries, promote healthful living and increase physical and mental energy. Dina’s gentle class is helpful to people of all ages and physical abilities. Through her ZRFB class, students will gain muscular strength and coordination that supports healthy physical alignment and flexibility that promotes safe range of motion for all the body’s joints. Dina has experience and positive results with the ZRFB technique as a way to educate and strengthen dancers, non-dancers and those rehabilitating from injuries.
                    Week of: Oct 19, 2020 - Oct 25, 2020