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June Somatics Education: Special Topics Workshops

(All Workshops are Virtual)

Discovering Expressive & Coordinated Spirals
through the Lens of Alexander
Technique

Nicole Martinell

Date: Saturday, June 5 

Time: 10:00-11:30 am EST

Prop: arms-length Thera-band or piece of fabric (optional!) 

 

Spirals are everywhere in nature and in the body!  This
workshop explores how honoring the body’s natural
spirals supports dynamic alignment, strength and
coordination of movement, and higher extensions in
the dance classroom.  Workshop moves through floor
and standing explorations while highlighting anatomical,
metaphorical, and self-tactile cueing.

 

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Pilates and Its Relevance in Somatic Dance Education:
A Discussion and Movement Experience

Elizabeth Ahearn

Date: June 12, 2021

Time 9 am (1 hour & 15 min) EST

Props: Mat or towel to lie on

 

This workshop will discuss and embody the values taught in Pilates that support mindfulness, body awareness, repatterning, and a positive mental attitude, offering a unique bridge of both fitness training and somatic education for dancers. The workshop will conclude with participation in a Pilates Mat class focused on mindfulness in motion encouraging awareness of breath, quality of movement, alignment, and initiation while empowering participants to notice and make conscious modifications in order to develop body awareness and increase flexibility, strength, and performance.

 

 

Functional Awareness® In Practice

danah bella

Date: Saturday, June 19

Time: 10 am-11:30 am EST

 

Part movement, part discussion— this workshop will explore principles of Functional Awareness® (FA) and incorporate these ideas into a technique class setting. Functional Awareness® is an approach to embodied anatomy through reflective practice to enhance our understanding of movement function, facilitate ease in body action, and improve movement skills. 

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Please register for Special Topics Workshops using the online form and the Pay Now payment button to process payment, if needed.  Your registration is not complete until both the form, workshop selections, and payment (if needed) are received.

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Step #1 - Register: Complete this form

 

Step #2 - Complete Payment if a NON- Member

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