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Pilates for Parkinson’s consists of a warm-up focusing on alignment, exercises challenging strength and balance, and a cool-down for stretching and relaxation. All exercises are explained and demonstrated with options for beginners as well as more advanced participants. Time is spent seated in a chair, standing with the wall or a chair for support, and on the floor. Each class explores new ideas for improving strength, flexibility, and balance. All people with Parkinson’s and/or PD care partners are invited!
Session I: Mondays, January 9 – March 6
Session II: Mondays, March 13 – May 8
**Please note there will be no class April 10**
$15 Drop-ins available if space permits
THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED. Please call 919-797-2871 with questions. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Movement is the essence of life and our bodies are built for it. This workshop seeks to investigate and practice a way of moving that is in harmony with the body’s natural design. Through multi-directional exercises, improvisations and anatomical theory, this class will refine your understanding of the human body in motion. Focusing on energy conservation, injury prevention, and reducing myo-fascial pain, the class will address individual dancer concerns in regards to movement challenges on the one hand and tools for improving virtuosity and athleticism on the other. It is common to have a mixed level group, so the individual abilities and needs of the participants will be taken into account. Class will begin slowly and culminate in a multi-directional phrase with floorwork, inversions, and jumps that can be executed at a slower or faster pace.
Sunday, March 5 from 2:00-4:00pm
Minimum of 10 students needed by 9:00am on 3/3/17 for this workshop to move forward, so please register in advance to avoid disappointment!
This workshop is intended both for dancers who want to expand their neuro-muscular awareness and for anyone curious about the hula hoop as a fun, cardiovascular activity. Starting at the beginning, students will learn how to keep the hoop going. From there we will use the constant motion to explore spirals, subtle weight shifts, and pathways through the body. We will direct our attention to not only how we can act on the hoop but how the hoop is acting on us. Be prepared to problem-solve, sweat, embrace awkwardness, and find communion with your new dance partner, the hoop. Class will include skill training and improvisatory structures.
Saturday, March 11 from 2:45-4:15pm
Have you been thinking that you need some dancing in your life? Here’s your opportunity! Whether you have some dance training in your background or you’ve always wanted to explore dance as a movement practice, this class is for you. The class will begin with stretching and strengthening exercises on the floor and progress to simple movement sequences traveling through space. The class is targeted towards adults who have a passion or curiosity about dance.
No previous dance experience necessary.
Back by popular demand!
Four Sundays in a row starting on March 19:
March 19, 2017
March 26, 2017
April 2, 2017
April 9, 2017
$40 for all 4 classes in the series
$15 for drop-in attendance as space permits
Led by Claire Porter and Sara Juli, the workshop WHISTLE WHILE WE WORK will explore our workaday lives through rule making, rule breaking, and whistles. Incorporating movement, text, and sound, we will investigate following rules and bending rules – all while teasing out fun variations and structures. We will organize what we’ve created into mini-dances and then perform for each other. For all ages and abilities.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm
CONTACT IMPROV JAM
Next jam TBD.