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Cadence Joy Whittier

Director of IMS; Professor of Dance
Integrated Movement Studies; Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Cadence Whittier is a Professor of Dance at HWS Colleges, where she teaches courses in ballet technique, kinesiology, dance education, and Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis (L/BMA). She is also Co-Director of Integrated Movement Studies, an organization that offers Certification in L/BMA. Cadence also works as a professional choreographer, dancer, and somatic movement educator. She received her MFA in Ballet from the University of Utah and her certification in L/BMA from IMS.

Biography

Cadence Whittier is a Professor of Dance at HWS Colleges, where she teaches courses in ballet technique, kinesiology, community arts, dance education, and Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis (L/BMA). She is also Co-Director of Integrated Movement Studies, an organization based in Utah and California that offers Certification in L/BMA. Cadence continues to work as a professional choreographer and dancer and has presented her artistic work on both local and national stages. Throughout her career, she has directed and helped coordinate creative dance and community arts projects with various populations and organizations in her local communities: The Arts Experience Festival in Geneva, NY; I CAN DO with Ballet West; Jacque D'Amboise's NDI in NYC; Finger Lakes Dance! in Geneva, NY; Creating Movement Choirs with Varick Hillside School; and other independent projects in the Finger Lakes Region. More recently, she has been a guest presenter at the Joy of Sculling International Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY.  Cadence received her MFA in Ballet from the University of Utah, her certification in L/BMA from IMS, and her RSMT/ME from ISMETA.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Ballet Pedagogy from a Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis Perspective
    Contemporary Dance Choreography and Performance
    Community Arts Programming and Outreach
    Somatic Education
    Dance Education

Personal Interests

    Back country backpacking
    Kayaking
    Downhill skiing

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Creative Ballet Teaching - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Dance Boss Podcast

Dance Boss: Interview with Cadence Whittier


Published: Sep 12, 2018 by Dance Boss Podcast
Authors: Erin Pride

Episode 2 of the Dance Boss Podcast by Erin Pride features an interview with Cadence Whittier about her book Creative Ballet Teaching.

Bill Evans Dance Teachers Intensive Newsletter

LMA Weight Effort and Dance Technique


Published: Jun 01, 2013 by Bill Evans Dance Teachers Intensive Newsletter
Authors: Cadence Whittier (editor of Newsletter, Cynthia Williams)
Subjects: Education

This article explores how to use Laban Movement Analysis Weight Effort theory in Dance Technique classes.

Bill Evans Dance Teachers Intensive Newsletter

Bartenieff Fundamentals: Using LMA Effort to Enhance Body Connectivity


Published: Jun 01, 2013 by Bill Evans Dance Teachers Intensive Newsletter
Authors: Cadence Whittier (Editor of Newsletter, Cynthia Williams)
Subjects: Education

This article explores how to use Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) Effort theory to expand your expressive range and strengthen your body connectivity.

Bill Evans Dance Teachers Intensive Newsletter

Bartenieff Fundamentals: Five Fundamental Questions


Published: Jan 01, 2013 by Bill Evans Dance Teachers Intensive Newsletter
Authors: Cadence Whittier (editor of newsletter, Cynthia Williams)
Subjects: Education

This article presents five principles when studying Irmgard Bartenieff's Bartenieff Fundamentals.

The Dynamic Body in Space: Exploring and Developing Rudolf Laban’s Ideas for the 21st Century

Classical Ballet Pedagogy: The Dancer as Active Contributor


Published: Aug 10, 2010 by The Dynamic Body in Space: Exploring and Developing Rudolf Laban’s Ideas for the 21st Century
Authors: Cadence Whittier (Editors of text: Valerie Preston-Dunlop and Lesley-Anne Sayers)
Subjects: Education

This paper presents a four-part methodology for the ballet technique class: developing body awareness, exercising choice, following through with intent, and providing peer feedback. Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis (L/BMA) facilitates this methodological process. Dancers use the L/BMA theories of Body, Effort, Shape, and Space to analyze their body connectivity, movement phrasing, energy, form, and spatial intent.

Journal of Dance Education

Laban Movement Analysis Approach to Classical Ballet Pedgagy


Published: Mar 18, 2006 by Journal of Dance Education
Authors: Cadence Whittier
Subjects: Education

As a Certified Laban Movement Analyst and a classically trained ballet dancer, I consistently weave the Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis into the ballet class. This integration assists in 1) identifying the qualitative movement elements both in the art of ballet and in the students' dancing styles and 2) facilitating both the technical and expressive training of ballet dancers. This article approaches classical ballet pedagogy through two LMA theories, Shape Flow Support and Shape Qualities.

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Dance Boss Interview with Cadence Whittier

By: Cadence Joy Whittier

Dance Educator Erin Pride interviewed me recently about Creative Ballet Teaching! Listen to the interview at her podcast "Dance Boss"