The focus of Reach is the upper extremities, including the shoulder girdle, arms, hands and fingers. Become conscious of how your upper extremities connect you with space by reaching up, out, down, back and all around. The choreography calls for precision in the placement of the upper extremities with ample repetition to practice each move, adding cardiovascular and muscular conditioning.
The intent of this routine is to open up the shoulder girdle while providing conditioning and freedom in the upper body, allowing you to experience comfort and pleasure in your dance and all your daily movement.
Nia choreography is our way to connect and continue to educate the Nia Professional. Use this album as a powerful movement tool to discover more about your own form and freedom. We have carefully crafted this to offer you an in-depth somatic experience. It is designed to increase your teaching vocabulary, giving you new music, a unique focus, and specific movement patterns. Once you have experienced and integrated the whole of this routine begin to alter and adjust it by changing the focus, shifting front kicks to back kicks, shifting movement forms, and using the Nia 8BC Music System to put the moves to new music. Enjoy and have fun! We encourage you to be creative and build upon the foundation we have provided.