Archive | August 2017 Summer Workshops

Acrobatics for Dancers with Colin Epstein

Sun, Aug 13 & 20, 3-5pm
ODC Dance Commons, SF

Cost: $80 Full Workshop; *$70.00 Early Bird Discount (before July 1)
$45 One Day Only; *35 Early Bird Discount (before July 1)
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This workshop will introduce dancers to acrobatic skills and concepts designed to expand their movement vocabulary, creating new pathways to enter and exit the floor, through the air, and land with lightness and mobility. Drawing material from a wide range of acrobatic styles, dancers will explore both isolated movements and proper sequencing aligned with momentum. Safe progressions to learn new skills and practice existing ones will be emphasized, along with enhancing proprioceptive senses while airborne.
Although no one is required to attend both sessions, Week 1 and 2 will feed into each other; covering different skills and movement pathways each week.

PREREQUISITES: general body awareness, willingness to explore, and the abilities to attempt a cartwheel and hold a plank for 45 seconds.

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Teacher Training for Dancers, Professionals, and Educators

Mon-Wed, Aug 14-16
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice St, Ste 200, Oakland

Cost: $300

Our teacher-training course is designed for teachers of dance and experienced artists interested in developing their teaching skills in leading integrated dance in an inclusive and supportive environment. Drawing on AXIS Dance Company’s creative practice, expertise and methodology in teaching integrated dance, students will explore the following areas:

  • Open door policy – Removing any physical and emotional barriers that prevent people with disabilities from attending class
  • Universal language and communication
  • Exploring a variety of dance techniques, disciplines and approaches to teaching dance
  • Stripping away the myths of integrated dance for a realistic approach to teaching inclusivity
  • To challenge and be challenged – a mutual dialogue of respect between teacher and student
  • Body specificity – Working with different bodies to ensure all are challenged and learning
  • Develop useful tools and skills to put into practice.
  • Ensuring best practice in integrated dance
  • Build teachers’ confidence and set up a teachers’ network for future support
    Q&A time for discussion and feedback

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AXIS Dance Company: Choreography and Performance

Thu-Fri, Aug 10-12
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice St, Ste 200, Oakland

Cost: $300

Each day begins with a technique class to develop technique, memory, coordination and movement qualities and dynamics. Students will use these skills to develop their own choreographic interests, investigate their own practice, and gain insight into the tasks and skills used to devise the work in the AXIS Dance Company’s current repertoire.

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Improvisation and Site Specific Work

Mon-Wed, Aug 7-9
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice St, Ste 200, Oakland

Cost: $300

Artistic Director Marc Brew and AXIS Dancers will lead students daily through improvisation scores and structured improvisation to develop partnering and listening skills in a trusting and safe environment. Students will respond to different sites and locations as well as each other, learning how we can effect time and space through the choices we make as performers and the influences around us.

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Ways Not To Drown Workshop Series

Mon-Fri, Aug 21-25
Technique 10-11:30am, Workshops 1-4pm
Studio 210, 3435 Cesar Chavez, SF

Cost: A la carte registration is available

Deborah Slater Dance Theater will be offering a week-long workshop series for artists of all disciplines, taught by company members. Our 2017 Summer Workshop series will feature technique Workshops in the morning covering ballet, modern, circus, hip-hop and a selection of classes in the afternoon covering writing, dance repertory, and dance composition.

Questions? Please contact: info@deborahslater.org

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youth CHANGE workshop 2017

Sat-Sun, Aug 12-13, 10am-5pm
Western Sky Studio, 2525 8th St, #13A, Berkeley

Cost: $200
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fcdc’s summer workshop for intermediate/advanced dancers ages 13-18 focuses on the creation of new movement, collaboration, and storytelling. Students will participate in modern dance technique class with Artistic Director Claire Calalo, learn repertory from company members, form lasting bonds with fellow dancers, and experience firsthand the uniquely democratic approach to dance-making of fcdc.

Questions? Please contact: forchangedance@gmail.com, (510) 754-9653

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Why Pre-Ballet? A Workshop for Teaching Artists with Amanda Whitehead

Sun, Aug 20, 1-3 pm
Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Berkeley

Cost: $30

Pre-Ballet – what is it supposed to come before and after? The class need not just be play-acting what bigger kids do; the pre-ballet class can be an opportunity to teach developmentally appropriate dance skills, social-emotional skills, and critical thinking. This workshop will touch upon classroom management, the use of music, and physical skills for the young ballet dancer.

Questions? Please contact: jill@shawl-anderson.org, (510) 654-5921

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Framing and Re-Framing Phrasework, with Abigail Hosein

Fri-Sun, Aug 18-20, 1-3pm
Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Berkeley

Cost: $120

This workshop offers intermediate/advanced dancers the opportunity to build upon skills needed to fully realize their dancing in process and on stage. Over three days, the dancer practices embodying, refining, re-working, and performing phrasework. The phrase material offered is lush, athletic, and detailed and emphasizes full body movement, musicality, and performance technique.

Questions? Please contact jill@shawl-anderson.org, (510) 654-5921

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Almanac, with Nina Haft

Sat-Sun, Aug 12-13, 1-4 pm
Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Berkeley

Cost: $120

What if we could feel planetary forces in our bodies? Would we then respond more personally to climate change? Nina Haft is developing contemporary movement practices that respond to the natural world, finding our place in the environment rather than visiting disasters upon it. With Sarah Chenoweth, she will share a movement practice – called Almanac – based upon her company’s research.

Questions? Please contact: jill@shawl-anderson.org, (510) 654-5921

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Duncan Dance Workshop

Wed, Aug 2 – Sun, Sep 24
Sundays, 12:30-3pm
Wed or Fri, 6:30-9pm
Mary Sano Studio of Duncan Dancing, SF

Cost: $220 for 8 weeks session attending once a week, drop-in $30
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This series of workshops will introduce basic Duncan dance concepts and technique to students who would like to experience Duncan dance for the first time or for those looking to keep up their technique. Bring your Duncan tunic if you have one, and if not, we’ll make one!

Questions? Please contact: (415) 357-1817, info@duncandance.org

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