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Calen Kurka & Chris Hale

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As directing partners of the new york based contemporary dance and workshop company :pushing progress, Chris Hale and Calen Kurka are considered a new dynamic force in the dance community. Both Chris and Calen have performed professionally in shows, and with vocal artists, and have traveled performing in Asia, Ireland and Canada They are also on faculty at Broadway Dance Center New York, and are enjoying their current journey as program directors for :pushing progress. Born out of a desire to bring together a strengthened awareness of mind. movement, and body, :pushing progress brings forward a new generation of technical strength and contemporary movement. It is through :pushing progress Chris and Calen are focusing their instruction. With a new contemporary training program underfoot, and several annual workshops and intensives, Chris and Calen are pioneering new programs in the dance community for training, making knowledge of the human anatomy as a foundation for technique in dance, accessible not only to an elite, but to anybody who wishes to truly understand their ability and artistry as a dancer. "We strongly believe that training is a state of mind. Our goal is to help dancers realize their potential and learn how to push themselves toward personal goals while exceeding any previous self inflicted limitations."