Akisa Yokomizo, a Theater & Dance Freshman, warms up for dance class by doing barre exercises. She and her classmates then proceeded to practice a Modern routine, which consisted of intricate partnering and complicated floorwork.
Kelsey Oliver, a Theater & Dance freshman, does an assemblé in Anna Hiss Gym on Tuesday. She and her classmates were going “across the floor” while practicing a new routine for dance class.
Akisa Yokomizo comes down from the arabesque position. Doing these barre exercises, helps Akisa improve her balance and strengthen her core, which will be useful for the pirouettes, leaps, and ronde de jambes she’s required to do in her Modern routine.
Akisa Yokomizo stretches her feet during dance class. Stretching her feet helps her with relevés and pliés, which are some of the most important bases for Ballet.