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CARA – Musical Freestyle Clinic featuring Klassic Kur’s Terry Ciotti Gallo

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CARA – Musical Freestyle Clinic featuring Klassic Kur’s Terry Ciotti Gallo

May 8 @ 8:00 am May 9 @ 5:00 pm

With over 25 years of experience in dressage musical freestyle, Terry has helped riders from national through Olympic levels with the development of their music and choreography. Terry’s broad and colorful history in sports, dance, and music stretches over 30 years. She started as a theatrical choreographer where her works were seen in various media. However, with a background as a competitive gymnast, she also acted as a dance instructor, choreographer, coach, and judge for international-caliber gymnastics. Terry coupled the sports world with her dance and music knowledge to help a variety of athletes in the total development of their freestyle performances. This led to the establishment of Klassic Kur in 1989.  Her freestyles have been highly successful in numerous international competitions and hold two World Cup titles.

The clinic will include a three hour lecture, 12 mounted sessions, and limited auditors. Terry directs a rider through choreography. The three hour seminar takes riders on a step-by-step journey of finding music that is right for their horse, a review of the rules, planning effective choreography and much more. This session is beneficial for Pony Club, National and FEI levels. 

The mounted sessions accommodate riders from Training Level through Grand Prix in 45 minute time slots each. All mounted participants will go through a tempo analysis, learn to ride to the beat of the music, and have choreography for one gait that is appropriate for their level. Many riders come to a clinic with specific objectives and we are happy to help them meet their goals. This allows for flexibility in the mounted sessions.

Riders have several options to maximize their participation. They may come with little experience; however they may choose to bring music, or choreography that they want to work with. If a rider does want Terry to create freestyle for them, they will be directed to contact Terry prior to the clinic. At the clinic Terry will then work to fine tune those freestyles.

  • Auditor: $85/both days or $45/1 day. Includes Lunch

Central Arizona Riding Academy (CARA)

(480) 580-0634

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CARA-San Tan Valley

41656 N. Rattlesnake RD
San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 United States
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