MOVEMENT STUDIES

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


Contemporary Dance Classes

 

 

Creative Movement

Ages:  5 – 8 years
Instructor:   Angela Krapovicky
Price: $15 per class Register here>
Date: One Sunday per month (12/3/17, 1/7/18, 2/4/18 and 3/4/18)
Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

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.
For questions, contact Angela here. 

Ages:  9 – 11 years
Instructor:   Angela Krapovicky
Price: $15 per class Register here>
Date: One Sunday per month (12/3/17, 1/7/18, 2/4/18 and 3/4/18)
Time: 10:15am - 11:15am

Kids ages 9 – 11 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.
For questions, contact Angela here. 

Pre-registration is encouraged. 


Fundamentals I

Ages:  8-11 years
Instructor:   Kelly Armbrust
Price: $75 for 6 class series, $15 for drop-in. Register here>
Date: Saturdays, January 20th- March 10th (no class February 17th or 24th)
Time: 10:00-11:15am

This introductory class is a six week series that 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.  No experience necessary.



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.


Improvisation and Composition

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Ages: 12 and up (younger students with dance training and approval from teacher may join the class)  
Instructor:   Kate Gamble
Price: $160 for 10, $18 for drop in. Register here>
Date: Thursdays, beginning January 18th
Time: 5:30-7pm

Through improvisational tools and structures we will create short solo group studies taking time to get and give constructive feedback.


Barre Class
Instructor:  Olivia Fauver
Price: $16 drop in, register here>
Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays (February 27-March 29)
Time: 9-10am
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Barre Class blends together the best of many worlds: ballet, Pilates and strength conditioning. You’ll get a comprehensive workout as you lift and tone your muscles through small, isolated movements. Liv will target each of your muscle groups to the point of exhaustion and then stretch those muscles in a way that promotes long, lean growth instead of bulk. Barre Class is typically broken into four blocks: upper body, leg work, glutes and abdominals. Utilize light weights, exercise balls, resistance bands and the ballet barre to strengthen and tone the body. Exercise is accompanied by upbeat music followed by a relaxing final stretch. Classes are traditionally done barefoot or with socks.

Liv calls upon her background in many different dance forms to create challenging, high energy, high intensity barre classes crafted to inspire her students to be inspired by the power, expression and brilliance that already exists within their own bodies.


Somatics

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Date & Time:Wednesdays 5:30-7pm beginning Oct. 25th*
Thursday mornings  8:30-10am beginning Oct. 26th
* These classes will be faster moving but still open to new people. Some basic athleticism encouraged.
Instructor: Kate Gamble
Price: 
Drop in (90 minutes) $18
10 Class Series (90 minutes) $160

Kate Gamble will be continue to offer small group classes this fall and winter that focus on moving with ease and the integration of nervous system and bio mechanics. Using principles from Feldenkrais Method, Axis Syllabus, Neurodevelopmental therapy, Laban Movement analysis and other somatic practices, we will explore moving from within.

Movements will be guided along with the opportunity to find your own movement vocabulary through basic structured patterns. We will focus on mindfulness, breath, right effort, and awakening the senses. I like to think of this work as intelligent play!

Register here


Strength, Flexibility and Awareness: "Inspired by the Ido Portal Method"


Date: Saturdays, January 20-March 10
Time: 2-3:30pm
Instructor: Joseph Sargent
Price: Series: $125, drop in $18 Register here>

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This 8 week series of classes will provide tools for developing strength, flexibility, awareness and control of the body. It will draw on Ido Portal’s locomotion system, which is based in his experience with Chinese Martial Arts, Capoeira, modern dance techniques, and acrobatics. Movement patterns that will be taught will also be based in the natural movements of animals and primitive humans. Classes will feature a range of exercises to prepare and condition the body, including active mobilizations of the ankles, hips, spine, scapula and wrists, followed by lesson in locomotion and time to experiment and play. This class will also show how locomotive patterns can be combined and sequenced to produce fluid, beautiful, and highly enjoyable “floorwork,” which can also function as metabolic conditioning, in other words, a great workout!  


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AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT

Time: 5:30-7:30pm on
Date: TBD
Price: $50

Please register by email here.

First Session  
The first workshop will include two lessons that will have a profoundly calming effect on the nervous system. The opening lesson will consist of an exploration of the mouth with the tongue and connecting the oral cavity with the chest and abdominal cavity in breathing. The second lesson will be an introduction to the Bell Movement, which Feldenkrais developed later in life. It connects with peristalsis and is the basis of locomotion. 

Second Session
The second workshop will present two different strategies that lead towards a more resilient spine. The opening lesson explores the interaction of shoulder girdle and pelvis, demanding a flexible rib cage. The next lesson is done entirely in sitting, with the hands turning the spine via flexion and extension. 

Frauke Voss is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner. She was introduced to Feldenkrais ATM lessons through radio broadcasts in Switzerland. Years of work as a fibre sculptor led to repetitive strain injuries, physiotherapy and a Feldenkrais training. She maintains a practice in Toronto and Bermuda.



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