This coming fall we are excited about expanding our movement curriculum. We have enjoyed a steady growth in our dance classes and increased depth in our somatic work. Our intent is to offer a broad spectrum of movement opportunities for all ages. We are committed to the highest quality of teaching which focuses on strength and flexibility as tools toward broadening one’s vocabulary along with a good understanding of bio mechanics and optimal developmental process in learning. In our creative programming we do the same but, also add an opportunity for authentic expression and a supportive community which supports personal growth and inquiry.
Below is a list of our upcoming classes. Try one…
Creative Movement Creative Movement introduces the elements of dance....weight, space, time, flow, shape, awareness of body parts, personal space vs. general space, relationships, etc. - CM Level 1Sundays, 9-10am beginning Sept. 17th. Ages 5-8 y/o.-CM Level 2 Sundays,10:15-11:15 beginning Sept. 17thAges 9-11 y/o.Fundamentals of Modern DanceThis 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.-FMDLevel 1- Saturdays 10-11:15 am beginning Sept. 23rdAges 8-11 y/o-FMD Level 2- Saturdays 11:30-1pm beginning Sept. 23rdAges 11-15 y/o-Modern Dance, Level 2/3- Tuesdays 3:45-5:15pm beginning Sept. 12thAges 11-18y/oUsing 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- Fridays 5:30-7, beginning Sept. 15thFaculty and guest teachers offer a myriad of dance explorations including repertoire, advanced technique and improvisational scoresKeep an eye on the Open Door calendar to see who is teaching. Class will depend on the instructor.Open Door’s Somatics programming includes classes, workshops and one on one sessions which are more therapeutic in nature and focus on the internal experience of movement. Kate Gamble is the primary teacher of these classes but is committed to bringing in gifted guest teachers. She incorporates her in depth knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, Feldenkrais technique and other somatic practices to facilitate transformational movement experiences. Whether your are healing from injury, frustrated by habitual movement patterns that no longer serve you or simply wanting a deeper internal experience of moving with ease and grace, this work can be of benefit. Somatic Techniques vary greatly and may focus on promoting body-awareness, mindfulness practices, assessing and improving posture, working with the breath, movement, or having integrative conversations.For more information email Kate directly at email@example.com
Small group classes begin in the Fall. Individual sessions can be arranged through emailing Kate.