MOVEMENT STUDIES

Exploration of the many faces of movement: Somatic and Creative movement classes and workshops.

Contemporary Dance Classes

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

Date: Sunday mornings from  Sept. 17 - Oct. 22
Instructor: Angela Krapovicky
Price: $70 for the series or $15 for drop-ins.

9:00am - 10:00am Register here>
Kids ages 5 – 8 will discover the joy of movement and improvisational dance
in an inclusive environment. They will use imagination, increase
body/spatial awareness, channel expressive energy, learn about respecting
self and others and have fun! Basic movement concepts will be explored
through structured improvisational activities. No experience needed.

10:15am - 11:15am Register here>
Kids ages 9 -11 will discover the joy of movement and improvisational dance
in an inclusive environment. They will be invited to channel their creative
energy and work with movement concepts of space, time, force and flow.
Using improvisation and imagination, they will learn about creating
choreography both individually an in groups. No experience needed. 


Fundamentals I

Date: Saturdays, Sept. 23rd- Nov. 11th, 2017
Time: 10-11:15 am
Instructor: Kelly Armbrust
Ages: 8-11
No experience necessary.
Price: $128/series, $18/drop-in. Register here>

This class will explore fundamentals of modern dance through floor work, standing center work, traveling phrases and creative exploration of concepts.  We will work toward healthy, skeletal alignment, greater strength and flexibility, and attend to both our inner and outer experience of moving through space. Concepts will include grounding/centering, release/recovery, various forms of partner work and more.


Fundamentals II

Date: Saturdays, beginning Sept. 23rd
Time: 11:30-1
Instructor: Kelly Armbrust
Ages: 11-15
No experience necessary.
Price: $160/ten class punch card, $18/drop-in. Register here>

This class will explore fundamentals of modern dance through floor work, standing center work, traveling phrases and creative exploration of concepts.  We will work toward healthy, skeletal alignment, greater strength and flexibility, and attend to both our inner and outer experience of moving through space. Concepts will include grounding/centering, release/recovery, various forms of partner work and more.


LEVEL 2-3


Date: Tuesdays
Time: 3:45-5:15
Instructor: Kelly Armbrust, Kate Gamble and guests
Ages: 11-18
Price: $18 drop in, $160 for 10 classes. Register here>

Using imagery and grounding techniques from somatic traditions, we will play with gravity, weight, release, and recovery to enliven our movement. Some experience necessary.


Pilates Mat Classes

Date: Thursdays, November 2- December 14 (no class on Thanksgiving)
Time: 5:30-6:30
Instructor: Susan Burke
Price: Drop in, $18.00; Series, $96.00
Register through email here>

Pilates Mat Classes are based on the original series of movements designed by Joesph Pilates. There is a progression to the series, so as you get stronger you can build your practice based on your own body's needs and strengths. Although Mat Classes vary, they are each based on the principles of the Pilates Method. A Mat Class challenges your body while focusing your mind, building a stronger body head to toe. We will also use small props to add some challenge and feedback.


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ADULT MOVEMENT Programs: 16 and UP

ROTATING MONDAYS

Date: Mondays beginning March 10th
Time: 5:30-7
Instructor: Faculty and guests- revolving schedule.
Ages: 13 to adult
Price: $18 drop in, $160 for 10 classes. Register here>

Keep an eye on the Open Door calendar to see who is teaching. Class will depend on the instructor. We will be working on repertoire, more advanced technique, and improvisational scores. More info email Kate here.

 


ATHLETIC MOVEMENT PERFORMANCE

Date and time TBA.
Instructor: Scott Stone
Price: Series, $100; Drop in $18. Register here>

Explore your body with a fun and creative variety of movements that enhance strength, mobility, and overall body awareness. Our busy lifestyles and routines often cause ailments, as we neglect to move in the way our bodies were designed to move. In this class, we will learn a sequence that includes these types of movements: squat, hinge, push, pull, rotation, carrying, walking, and running. At the end of six weeks, you will be able to incorporate these movement sequences into your daily life and fitness routines.