MOVEMENT STUDIES

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

 

Contemporary Dance Classes

FUNDAMENTALS OF MODERN DANCE
Instructor: Kelly Armbrust
Ages 10-14
4 Saturdays, 11-12:30, April 29th through May 20th
Price: $64 for series of 4 classes, $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.

No experience necessary.

LEVEL 2-3
Ages 11-18
Tuesdays, 3:45-5:15
Instructor: Kelly Armbrust, Kate Gamble and guests
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.
 

ROTATING FRIDAYS
Ages 13 to adult
Every other Friday from 5:30-7 beginning March 10th.
Instructor: Faculty and guests- revolving schedule.
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.

 

CREATIVE MOVEMENT FOR KIDS AGES 5 – 8

Instructor:   Angela Krapovicky (email her if you have questions)
Price: $70 for series of 6 classes, $15 drop in. 
Sundays from 9-10am, April 30- June 25th
Informal showing June 4th 9:45-10:45
No class May 14th, May 28th, June 18th

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. 

What to wear: bare feet and comfortable clothes to allow for movement.
What to bring: water in a closed container to drink.

 

CREATIVE MOVEMENT FOR KIDS AGES 9 – 11

Instructor:    Angela Krapovicky (email her if you have questions)
Sundays from 10:30am -11:30am, April 30th- June 25th
Informal Showing June 4th 9:45-10:45
No class May 14th, May 28th, June 18th
Price: $70 for series of 6 classes, $15 drop in. 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 and in groups. No experience needed.

What to wear: bare feet and comfortable clothes to allow for movement.
What to bring: water in a closed container to drink.

 

ADULT MOVEMENT Programs: 16 and UP

ATHLETIC MOVEMENT PERFORMANCE
Instructor: Scott Stone
Date and time TBA.
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.

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