Do you miss dancing much? It’s never too late to learn how to dance…
The Colby Olsen Foundation is really excited to announce our Reach for the Stars dance workshop. This workshop has been created for seniors in our community looking to stay active, break a sweat and reach for the stars!
Join Michael La Salta every Sunday, starting January 20th , from 12-2 at the Historic Y where he will be conducting two dance classes. Classes will be held at Beginner and Intermediate level’s.
This workshop was created to express yourself through dance and discover how your personal growth and challenges inspire others. Let Michael utilize all of his different disciplines to help you find a more balanced, effective way of moving! To learn more about Michael La Salta, please checkout his bio below or on our website
For sign up information please visit our website at www.colbyolsenfoundation.org/
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Michael LaSalata began his dance training in classical ballet studying with Gayla Zukevich and Jon Christofori in Flint Michigan at the Flint Institute of Music where he also danced with the reperatory company. He then was hired to dance with the Nutmeg Ballet Company in Torrington CT and was trained in the Vaganova technique. He was also intoduced to modern dance with guest teacher Cynthia Arenillias. In 1982 he moved to NYC and recieved a scholarship at the Cunningham Studio under the direction of Merce Cunningham. He was soon asked to join the Cunningham apprentice company while continuing his classical training with, Maggie Black, Marjorie Mussman, Alphonse Cata, Finis Jung, and Jocelyn Lorenz. In 1984 he was hired for a European tour with Douglas Dunn and dancers and was introduced to structured improvistation. After the tour he remained in France and for the next 6 years he taught Cunningham based technique classed and choreography workshops at the Conservatories in Mulhouse, Lyon and La Rochelle. He was invited to teach at The Montpellier Festival in 1986 where he was introduced to Dominique Bagouet who hired him to tour with his company as dance master. During this period he continued to work with Douglas Dunn and dancers in NYC. He also taught at La Menagerie de Verre in Paris. He's been a yogi since he was 17 studying Iyengar and Ashtanga styles. He also studied Alexander technique with Barbara Chang in NYC.