Wednesdays & Fridays
Jana Hicks, a native of Texas, holds a BFA in dance from SMU and performed with a variety of companies and choreographers including Max Stone and The Kevin Wynn Collection. She is currently Co-Artistic Director of The Next Stage Project and has taught and choreographed for over 25 years in the US and abroad. Jana teaches Contemporary dance at Peridance Capezio Center, Steps on Broadway, and The Joffrey Ballet Center.
A 200 hour Certified teacher, Jana began her yoga training in the Vinyasa tradition at OM Yoga Center under Cyndi Lee in 2004 while recovering from a dance injury. Since 2010, yoga practice has been an integral part of her life alongside with dance and she continues her practice at now:yoga at The Shala, among others. For more information, please visit Jana's website.
Contemporary Class Description
Jana’s class can be described as highly physical and technical. The warm up focuses on the body as a whole and in motion, with emphasis on building strong technique as a base to support freedom in any style of dance. Her movement phrases can be fast and percussive or lyrical and fluid, but always technically challenging. Her philosophy: dancers will improve technically and grow artistically when given proper guidance and the freedom to express their unique individuality.
Yoga Class Description
An alignment-based Vinyasa flow, synchronizing movement and breath to nourish the body, focus the mind, increase flexibility and build strength and stamina. (All levels are welcome, a foundational knowledge of yoga suggested, but not required.)
Students should bring their own Yoga mats to class.