Marika Brussel

Ballet

san francisco

instructor

Senior: Absolute Beginner Ballet - Online

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Register at odc.dance. To Live Stream: 1) Download Zoom.Us app on your desktop/laptop or mobile device, create an account and and use your name that matches MindBody when logging in. 2) 15 minutes before class starts you will receive an email for a link to our ZOOM conference call from one of our Front Desk staff. Feel younger and more agile with basic ballet movements. Ballet increases circulation, improves overall mobility, and helps with focus and memory. Beginning with standing warm-ups near a wall or with a chair, Marika will gently lead the class through traditional ballet, with humor and ease.

Register at odc.dance. To Live Stream: 1) Download Zoom.Us app on your desktop/laptop or mobile device, create an account and and use your name that matches MindBody when logging in. 2) 15 minutes before class starts you will receive an email for a link to our ZOOM conference call from one of our Front Desk staff. Feel younger and more agile with basic ballet movements. Ballet increases circulation, improves overall mobility, and helps with focus and memory. Beginning with standing warm-ups near a wall or with a chair, Marika will gently lead the class through traditional ballet, with humor and ease.

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Wednesday

1:00p - 2:00p

Beginning

Wednesday

1:00p - 2:00p

Beginning

*Please confirm schedules with studio

Ballet Advanced Beginner - Online

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Register at odc.dance. To Live Stream: 1) Download Zoom.Us app on your desktop/laptop or mobile device, create an account and and use your name that matches MindBody when logging in. 2) 15 minutes before class starts you will receive an email for a link to our ZOOM conference call from one of our Front Desk staff. This class will build on the technique and vocabulary learned in the beginning level, with an emphasis on moving beautifully from one step to another. This class will work to incorporate breathing, coordination, musicality, and movement quality into the technique. Students should wear ballet slippers and form-fitting dancewear. Leotard and tights are ideal, but students may adjust their attire so that they are comfortable.

Register at odc.dance. To Live Stream: 1) Download Zoom.Us app on your desktop/laptop or mobile device, create an account and and use your name that matches MindBody when logging in. 2) 15 minutes before class starts you will receive an email for a link to our ZOOM conference call from one of our Front Desk staff. This class will build on the technique and vocabulary learned in the beginning level, with an emphasis on moving beautifully from one step to another. This class will work to incorporate breathing, coordination, musicality, and movement quality into the technique. Students should wear ballet slippers and form-fitting dancewear. Leotard and tights are ideal, but students may adjust their attire so that they are comfortable.

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Wednesday

6:15p - 7:15p

Advanced Beginning

Wednesday

6:15p - 7:15p

Advanced Beginning

*Please confirm schedules with studio

Ballet Beginning Pointe - Online

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Register at odc.dance. To Live Stream: 1) Download Zoom.Us app on your desktop/laptop or mobile device, create an account and and use your name that matches MindBody when logging in. 2) 15 minutes before class starts you will receive an email for a link to our ZOOM conference call from one of our Front Desk staff. This Beginning Pointe class is for students new to pointe work. We will be working on strengthening exercises, both in and out of pointe shoes, primarily at the barre. Students without any pointe experience may take the class on demi-pointe. Men are welcome. Students should have studied ballet for a minimum of three years before considered for pointe, unless coming in from another studio; then a personal consultation is required. Students MUST take the 6:15pm Advanced Beginning technique class that precedes this class. Students should wear ballet slippers and form-fitting dancewear. Leotard and tights are ideal, but students may adjust their attire so that they are comfortable.

Register at odc.dance. To Live Stream: 1) Download Zoom.Us app on your desktop/laptop or mobile device, create an account and and use your name that matches MindBody when logging in. 2) 15 minutes before class starts you will receive an email for a link to our ZOOM conference call from one of our Front Desk staff. This Beginning Pointe class is for students new to pointe work. We will be working on strengthening exercises, both in and out of pointe shoes, primarily at the barre. Students without any pointe experience may take the class on demi-pointe. Men are welcome. Students should have studied ballet for a minimum of three years before considered for pointe, unless coming in from another studio; then a personal consultation is required. Students MUST take the 6:15pm Advanced Beginning technique class that precedes this class. Students should wear ballet slippers and form-fitting dancewear. Leotard and tights are ideal, but students may adjust their attire so that they are comfortable.

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Wednesday

7:30p - 8:00p

Beginning / Intermediate

Wednesday

7:30p - 8:00p

Beginning / Intermediate

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Senior: Aging Backwards Essentrics - Online

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Register at odc.dance. To Live Stream: 1) Download Zoom.Us app on your desktop/laptop or mobile device, create an account and and use your name that matches MindBody when logging in. 2) 15 minutes before class starts you will receive an email for a link to our ZOOM conference call from one of our Front Desk staff. Increase mobility, flexibility, and balance - and relieve chronic aches and joint stiffness with this slow and gentle, flowing, dance-based full-body workout. The class begins with standing stretches based on ballet, tai chi, and yoga, followed by simple strengthening exercises on the floor.

Register at odc.dance. To Live Stream: 1) Download Zoom.Us app on your desktop/laptop or mobile device, create an account and and use your name that matches MindBody when logging in. 2) 15 minutes before class starts you will receive an email for a link to our ZOOM conference call from one of our Front Desk staff. Increase mobility, flexibility, and balance - and relieve chronic aches and joint stiffness with this slow and gentle, flowing, dance-based full-body workout. The class begins with standing stretches based on ballet, tai chi, and yoga, followed by simple strengthening exercises on the floor.

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Monday

1:00p - 2:00p

All Levels

Monday

1:00p - 2:00p

All Levels

*Please confirm schedules with studio

About Marika Brussel

Marika Brussel has been teaching dance to people of all ages for over 15 years. She studied on scholarship at the Joffrey Ballet School and at the High School of Performing Arts in New York City. She performed with Joffrey Concert Group, Ballet Theatre of New Mexico, Napoles Ballet Theatre and Alameda Ballet, dancing Principle roles in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, and Retazos. Her choreography has been commissioned by ballet companies around the country, including Arc Dance Seattle & Bay Pointe Ballet. Marika has worked with students from age 2 through 101. She teaches dance to people with Parkinson's, and dementia. She believes that the arts have the power to transform lives. She strongly feels that all bodies can tell a story through their movements, and that everyone can gain confidence, ease, and intense joy through dancing.