Workshops and Master Classes

Engagement and Local Activism Webinar

April 26, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Hear from artists who choreograph in places and ways that raise awareness of social issues, rallying neighborhoods to action: Forklift Danceworks, whose new work around Austin Parks’ city pools, engages Parks staff and residents in the Eastern Crescent community; Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, whose ArtBursts for the African American community in the Five Points neighborhood of Denver…

Pelvic Power and Core Integration: A Franklin Method (R) Workshop with Josie Bray

April 28, 2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Franklin Method is a student-centered system for teaching functional movement and anatomy, using imagery designed to make you feel better in body and mind. In this workshop with Josie Bray, you will learn warm-up techniques that have been proven to increase flexibility and balance without stretching, ways of calming the mind and nervous system,…

Contact Improvisation with Felice Wolfzahn

April 28, 2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come for the afternoon to explore an introduction to this invigorating, spirited, and rich dance. Contact Improvisation is primarily a duet movement form; a resonating exploration of how moving in balance with ourselves allows us to move in greater harmony with others. Two people move together playing in a physical dialogue, communicating through the language…

Repertory Workshop with Bill Evans

April 28, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
May 5, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
May 12, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Bill Evans is an iconic dance figure and award-winning choreographer. He will guide the development of a new work in four three-hour sessions. Participants must agree to attend all four sessions. The new work will be performed in Bill Evans’ performance at The Dance Complex May 19 & 20. Dancers of all ages who have…

Contemporary Floorwork

April 29, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Beginning with grounding exercises, this class encourages participants to work with gravity in order to move efficiently on a low level. We will focus on traveling across the space (slides, rolls, inversions, etc.) while remaining connected to the ground. Class will culminate in phrasework that emphasizes moving quickly into and out of the floor. This…

Street Pop Workshop

April 30, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This beginner-friendly workshop is all about fun times and great vibes. Warm up and stretch with us to get the body ready for movement, then dive into learning an upbeat and sassy combo! *Dancers can attend one or two sessions!

Bringing Dance to People with Dementia

May 5, 2018
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
May 6, 2018
9:00 am - 5:30 pm

15 hour training at an Assisted Living in Westwood, MA to help dancers, dance educators, dance/movement therapists feel more confident to lead a dance/expressive movement program for people with memory loss. This training provides theoretical and practical skills for anyone interested in bringing dance to people with neurocognitive challenges. The training is experiential and interactional…

Engagement By, With and For LGBTQ Communities Webinar

May 10, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Hear from artists whose projects are designed to speak to and embrace the LGBTQ community: Abraham.In.Motion, who developed a pre/post engagement strategy for multigenerational LGBTQ audiences during the tour of the new work Dearest Home; Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, who partnered with SAGE and the Ali Forney Center to reach the LGBTQ population, including homeless youth…

Experiential Anatomy

May 11, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
May 12, 2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will approach moving from the inside out. Where each individual can connect to their own movement sources, vocabulary, facility, and inspiration while learning crucial information about the body and movement. Information that supports dance technique and all other aspects of movement. We will first tune our bodies with a Feldenkrais floor-barre, connecting into…

The Price is Right: Demystifying the Value of Your Work

May 16, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

How should I price my work? As artists, this can be a familiar phrase and an all too-common scenario. Your painting is done, but what is next? Pricing can be daunting. To determine, the value of a piece is subjective and a difficult hurdle in selling your work. In this panel discussion, industry art professionals…