Workshops

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pilates for parkinson’s with meg poe 

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!
 
Summer Session: Mondays, June 5 – June 26
                   2:00-3:15pm    
                   Price: $40
                   $15 Drop-ins available if space permits
 
 


These Pilates for Parkinson’s workshops will transition into our regular class schedule and will be joined by new weekly Dance for PD classes in July!  Please check under ADULT CLASSES in the left column for more information and class registration (or just click here).

American Dance Festival is excited to offer these NEW Parkinson’s Movement Initiative classes in partnership with NC Dance for Parkinson’s and Poe Wellness Solutions and supported by a grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation. Through funds raised by Moving Day® North Carolina, a walk for Parkinson’s, all classes offered through the Parkinson’s Movement Initiative are free for people living with PD and their caregivers.


Community movement workshop series with gerri houlihan

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 AGAIN by popular demand! 
Summer Series of 4
1:00-2:30pm

June 4, 2017
June 11, 2017
*Week off*
June 25, 2017
July 2, 2017

Price:
$40 for all 4 classes in the series
$15 for drop-in attendance as space permits

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inside/out: exploring movement with the hoop with gabrielle revlock

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. We will start at the beginning, learning 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, June 24, 2017
1:30-3:00pm

Price: $15

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CONTACT IMPROV JAM

Community members are invited to join ADF’s Six Week School in a supportive, focused space to develop and practice your ensemble and contact improvisation skills. The jam will begin by establishing rules and intentions, move into a brief session that imparts some basic skills for those new to contact, and arrive at an open jam session. Live music. All levels welcome.

2017 Improv Jam Dates:

PRICE: $10.
 
ADVANCE REGISTRATION ONLY. MUST REGISTER BY 9:00AM ON THE DAY OF THE JAM IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE.
**PLEASE NOTE THIS JAM WILL BE AT THE ARK ON DUKE’S EAST CAMPUS**
 
Directions to The Ark: http://bit.ly/290PyW7
Duke University parking info: http://parking.duke.edu/parking

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