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As a Dancer and Dance Educator

Anita Macbeth has been a dancer and dance educator for over 30 years. A New York native, Anita has studied ballet, modern, jazz and African dance.  Anita danced with the Chuck Davis Dance Company and the Forces of Nature Dance Company.  As a dance instructor, she has taught and choreographed for several New York agencies and organizations including the Bronx Council of the Arts, New York Artists in the Schools Program, New York Housing Authority and Community School Board No. 4 East Harlem Repertory Company.  Anita currently teaches in the Broward countyFlorida school system at BethuneElementary School of Visual and the Performing Arts.  She also teaches dynamic dance classes at the ArtsAcademy of Hollywood.  Anita’s African dance classes combine elements of Catherine Dunham, Primus and African influences that are strongly rooted in the techniques of today.  Her style and cultural based elements are well renowned in the Florida area. Anita has a simple mastery of conveying technique to beginners and advanced students alike.

As a Yoga Instructor:

Anita Macbeth has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching yoga to children and adults for over 6 years.  Anita offers a gentle and therapeutic form of yoga that integrates hatha yoga, primary ashtanga yoga, vinyasa and the free flow of yoga movements combined with music and dance.  Some of Anita’s teachers include Dharma Mittra, Rodney Yee, Shiva Rae, Yogi Hari, Baron Baptiste, Tias Little, Rod Stryker, Ana Forrest, Sean Corn, Lilias Folan, Mary Schroder and Jullian Hall.   Anita has completed a 200-hour teaching certification in Hatha yoga, and a 200-hour teaching certification in the primary series of Ahstanga yoga, which includes; teaching methodology, anatomy and physiology, philosophy, ethics and yoga life style.  Under the direction of Doug Swenson, Anita completed an 8-hour holistic teaching-training course called “Soothing Touch” which entails all aspects of the practice and application of Power Ashtanga and classic soft form Hatha Yoga.  Anita completed a 30-hour teacher certification training in Yoga Ed and Yoga Tools for teachers.  Most recently Anita completed a 200-hour course study and teacher training in Hatha Yoga at the Aananda Inc.

 




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