Paige is from Billings. She first started taking dance lessons at SCB, at Chris' School of Dance, and from her mother, Bess Fredlund. In 2005 she left for Bellingham, WA, to double major in Dance and French at Western Washington University. During her undergraduate studies, she spent a semester in Senegal, West Africa. While she was there, she produced and choreographed a dance production, employing local Senegalese dancers and drummers. The rhythms, energy, and emotion of traditional African dance and drumming has continued to inspire her as a dance maker and as a teacher. Another inspiration comes from working with Pamela Kuntz, whose art combines storytelling, theater, and dance. After college, Paige moved to New York City to study American styles of Modern Dance, such as Trisha Brown, Mark Morris, and especially Merce Cunningham. She lived, danced, choreographed, and performed in NYC for nearly 5 years before returning to Montana to marry and raise a family. When not teaching dance, she is likely to be found chasing around her young daughter and son.
This year, Paige is delighted to teach two adult dance classes, Adult Modern and Adult Ballet, as well as children's Modern 1.
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While classical ballet is the base for all forms of dancing, we are increasingly challenged to move in modern or contemporary ways. This class introduces movements that will help dancers expand their bodies and minds which is essential for the growth of a ballet dancer as an artist and athlete. Elements of Graham: The Graham technique of modern dance was developed in the early 20th century by Martha Graham. It is considered to be the among the first codified modern dance techniques, and most later forms borrow freely from Graham. The "Elements of Graham" technique class includes floor work, standing exercises, movement across the floor, and falls.
This open level class is where adults can come and learn a dance style, whether they are total beginners, they haven’t done it since they were kids, or they already have all the skills. Open level means that we will all dance together so a few things will seem really easy to the old pros while a few things will be too hard for the beginner, but we all learn and progress and challenge ourselves together.
Age 14 & up This class is waiting for you! There is no other dance/sport out there like ballet. It is all inclusive, you have to strong, flexible, graceful, rhythmic, and tell a story with your body all at the same time. The ultimate workout. Bring a friend!
Age 14 & up This class is waiting for you! There is no other dance/sport out there like ballet. It is all inclusive, you have to strong, flexible, graceful, rhythmic, and tell a story with your body all at the same time. The ultimate workout. Bring a friend