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Teaching Schedule

Drop In Classes

Beginner Jazz Dance -

Tuesday 6:35 - 8:05pm

Beginner Contemporary 

Thursday 6:00 -7:30pm

Adv. Beg. Contemporary 

Friday 6:00 - 7:30pm 

MICA BUTNAR - Jazz & Contemporary
Associate Director

Mica Butnar was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A performer since her formative years, her talents lead her to success as a professional dancer in Argentina.  After studying in Julio Bocca Academy, she performed for the reprisal of 'The Man with the Iron Mask', Luxes, Juegos de Fabrica while continuing her studies at Universidad Nacional de Artes.

Her passion for the arts and her desire to grow brought her to New York City in 2018.  Inspired by numerous Broadway productions, she is now committed as a full-time performer and educator in one of the world's biggest markets.

Since coming to NYC in 2018, she can be seen performing at the Today Show, the Cutting Room, halftime shows for the Brooklyn Nets and multiple projects as a principal dancer with PMT Dance Company.
In 2022 she choreographed her first music video for Kaylee Shahira "Waves" and she is currently a guest choreographer for PMT Dance Company's next production.

After dedicating herself for 3.5 years to PMT House of Dance, she found her way through struggles with severe mental illness to be an advocate for mental health. In that time, she has inspired many - all while teaching a dozen classes per week, rehearsing for shows & managing all aspects of the studio's day to day operations. For this, on May 23rd - 2021, she received the well deserved distinction as PMT's first Associate Director.

In 2023, Mica officially started her own dance company - Querencia. They presented their first show in December 2nd, 2023 with live original poetry and 8 dancers on stage, selling out the show.

Mica is a dedicated and passionate choreographer and teacher, she is always learning and training to make sure she has all the tools to share with her students. She loves to meet new people and give other dancers the opportunity to perform, learn and create.

She hopes to inspire her students, dancers and followers with her dedication, passion and her inspiring journey.

Class description:

Mica creates a welcoming, warm and safe environment for the students to learn. She loves to have fun while in class so laughs are 100% guaranteed! She challenges the students pushing them to the next level, giving individual feedback to help them grow.

Beginner Jazz: This class is for students with a minimum knowledge of technique. It focuses on Jazz and Ballet foundation to build a strong base to then move to the choreography where you will work on dynamics, training the body and brain to learn choreography and enjoy dance at the same time.

Beginner Contemporary: This classes it is a completely different class from the other classes Mica offers, it is structured to help the students connecting the breath with the movement, learning and focusing on spine movements, contractions, basic floorwork and connection with feelings finding dynamics and flow

Adv. Beg. Contemporary: Starts with a guided mindfulness exercise, followed by a throughout warm up/stretching section to wake up the spine and activate the muscles. This class will focus on creating a safe space for students to explore improvisation as well as challenging the body with floorwork exercises and across the floor to develop and master technique (balances, spirals, tilts, turns). Finishing with a choreography applying elements worked during warm up as well as working to find a deep connection to ourselves.

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