Andrea Blacklow’s early training in the arts began in the summer youth dance program at SUNY Brockport Dance Department, and at the Student Preparatory Program at Eastman School of Music for harp and percussion. She attended Interlochen Arts Summer Camp and Interlochen Arts Academy in Northern Michigan. She then went on to Bard College, NYC, studying with Albert Reid, Aileen Pasloff, Lenore Latimer and Jean Churchill, and graduated in 1992. While dancing and choreographing at Bard College, she was a teacher for the Bard’s Youth Theatre/Dance Programs, instructing young artists through creative movement, dance technique, and composition. Andrea participated in the theatre department as the Assistant TD and wrote her senior thesis in Anthropology on Arts Education. She was a dancer for nine years with the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, resident company of the Egg in Albany, New York. As a member of ESDC, Andrea was one of the Arts-In-Education performers for the company’s outreach workshops in New York State’s Capital Region. Her 25+ years as a professional dancer and teacher has brought her to Seattle, Albany, and the Berkshires.
Currently she is working on creative works for her newly established performing company, Moving Arts Exchange, and is leading a new wave of seasoned dancers to the stage.
Andrea Blacklow instructs the following:
MAX: Body & Soul Dance Workout
Revitalize or develop your love of movement in this dance class for adults! No experience needed. This class draws from various forms of dance to feed your soul, strengthen your muscles, increase flexibility and build cardio health. Set to great music from many genres, you can dance yourself to feeling strong, aligned and relaxed. After a generous warm-up, we will continue to cultivate the joy of moving with simple movement patterns and phrase work that will enhance coordination, balance, rhythm and connect your mind, to your body.
High-intensity workout disguised as a dance party! This internationally popular fitness program burns calories by combining dance moves from around the world to catchy music. No dance experience necessary, just the desire to sweat while you party the hour away!
Fitness trifecta of pilates, yoga, and a little bit of Ballet floor barre, this class sculpts and strengthens the body like no other. Students are quickly guided through a variety of sets involving small, repetitive movements to work the entire body.
Strengthen and sculpt abdominal muscles and delve into the sensual art of Belly Dance. Students develop grace, confidence, and discover their playful side. This class begins with a warmup and leads into learning movement vocabulary and choreography. No prior dance experience necessary.