Workshops

adf studios FALL term Workshops

All upcoming workshops will be posted here!  Watch this space.  🙂

Unless otherwise noted, all workshops will be held at ADF’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios, 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705 


Power and Release Technique with NCDF Artist MEGAN MAZARICK

Price: $5!
Class level: Intermediate/Advanced

Megan teaches a fluidly-staccato-swinging-floorwork-handstand-post-modern-pelvis-rolling-eyes-widening-absurdist-release technique class. Thirty minutes of dynamic floor noodling, some chewy across-the-floor inversion practice, and longer phrasework is to be expected. Incorporating elements of classic modern dance technique (Limon, Horton, a dash of Cunningham, and perhaps even a sprinkle of some ballet) with improvisation, yoga, and release, Megan is interested in movement that is both raw and specific, with an emphasis on pathways of motion.

Photo by David Cimetta

 

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About the instructor:
Megan Mazarick is a choreographer, performer, and teacher. Growing up, she took dance classes with her mom at Arts Together in Raleigh, NC a studio that encouraged creativity and loving the skin you are in. She earned her BFA in dance from UNCG and an MFA in choreography from Temple University. As a choreographer, she makes work that is humorous, political, theatrical, and personal, often including a stop motion physicality and love of fantasy. She has shown work internationally (Singapore, Bulgaria, Egypt, Poland, Australia, and Hungary) and throughout the USA (Philadelphia, San Francisco, Minneapolis, New York City, etc.). As a performer she has worked with Susan Rethorst, Keith Thompson, Marianela Boan, Merian Soto, Anonymous Bodies, and members of Lower Left. Megan has taught technique, improvisation, and composition classes at studios, festivals, and universities around the globe.

 

parkinson’s movement initiative WOrkshops

 

Volunteer Orientation and Refresher for Parkinson’s Movement Initiative

Monday, October 8, 10:30-12:00pm

Are you interested in supporting your community? Become a Parkinson’s Movement Initiative Volunteer! We are looking for volunteers to support Dance and Pilates for Parkinson’s.

This workshop is FREE and is a great place to start if you would like to get involved or learn more about the program, and is also a great refresher for our returning volunteers from last term.

  • What makes a good volunteer?
  • People person interested in building relationships
  • Enjoy offering support and assistance
  • Observant of self, others and surroundings
  • Ready to get moving
  • Ready to have fun

In this training you learn about the following:

  • The Parkinson’s Movement Initiative
  • Why Dance and Pilates for Parkinson’s
  • Common Symptoms
  • What to expect in class
  • Volunteer expectations

To learn more contact Meg (meg@poewellnesssolutions.com) or Susan (ncdanceforparkinsons@gmail.com).

For registration info, contact Julia (studios@americandancefestival.org).

 

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American Dance Festival is excited to offer Parkinson’s Movement Initiative classes and volunteer trainings 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.