Newport School of Artistic Movement has opened registration for fall classes. Director Nancy Mittleman has been training dancers from preschool to professional for more than 40 years. NSAM offers classes in contemporary ballet…blending ballet, modern and jazz dance. For more information and to register, call 541-961-2316 or email pdedance@msn.com.

It’s time to step out and move with Newport School of Artistic Movement (NSAM).

NSAM is excited to announce registration for a wide array of fall dance classes open to students from age 5 to adult in beginning through advanced levels. NSAM will offer both in-person and online classes. The number of dancers allowed to join in person will be limited to allow for social distancing, so register now by calling 541-961-2316 or emailing pdedance@msn.com.

Register before Sept. 1 and receive a 10 percent discount on the first month’s tuition. Family rates are also available.

Director Nancy Mittleman has been training dancers from preschool to professional for more than 40 years. She specializes in developing both technical expertise, stylistic versatility and individuality in the dancers she trains. For the littlest dancers, NSAM offers fun, creative movement that incorporates basic ballet and modern dance, fun choreography, and an introduction to dance terminology. Dancers then progress through leveled classes that focus mainly on ballet and modern dance techniques, but also incorporate jazz and African dance, along with Pilates, Qigong and yoga.

While beauty, flow, speed and elegance are elements of ballet, modern and jazz techniques included in the NSAM curriculum build on the ballet foundation to increase the student’s movement vocabulary. Teaching a variety of technical styles, which use different muscle groups, serves to make NSAM dancers more versatile, while modern and theater improvisation explorations each class encourage self-esteem, creative expression and develop choreographic and leadership skills.

Mittleman is known for her holistic approach to dance, integrating science, art, literature, music, math and much more into her lessons and choreography. She explains, “Classes are designed to develop both the student’s technical skills and to spark their creativity.” Classes provide both fun and inspiring recreation, as well as the opportunity to train pre-professionally for those wishing to pursue a career in dance.

Students of NSAM have gone on to study and perform in New York City at Juilliard, Mark Morris Dance Group, The Jose Limon Dance, Chris Elam’s Misnomer Dance Co., Coyote Dance, Martha Graham Studio, and Amanda Selwyn Dance. They have also performed at The Laban School (London), Ballet Austin (Texas), San Francisco Ballet, San Diego Dance Theater, Eugene Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet (Wash.), Paco Gnomes and Co. (Calif.), Requisite Dance (Calif.), Lineage Dance Co. (Calif.), Headwaters Dance Co, (Mont.), Dancer’s Workshop (Wyo.), Interlochen (Mich.), Tisch at New York University (N.Y.), Cornish Institute for the Arts (Wash.), California Institute for the Arts.

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