Community Moves – BASIC with Megan Yankee

Tuesdays evenings, 5:30-6:45pm
January 7-February 25
Price: $96 to enroll for full 8 class series or $15 to drop in
*This class will only run if it meets minimum enrollment. Once minimum enrollment is met, it will open for drop-in options, and regular class cards can be used to attend.

Community Moves: Basic is an intersectional, intergenerational modern dance class designed to unite people of all experience levels through movement (including beginners!). Students can expect exercises to be taught at a gradual, gentle pace that focuses on developmental movement patterning, balance, breathing, and simple choreography. Megan offers exercises in such a way that empowers students to individually modify movements for more or less challenge. Students are encouraged to interact, help each other create mini-dances, and celebrate their unique and shared movement experiences throughout class. In addition to focusing on precision, the class is intended to embolden new movers and provide a gentle weekly practice for more experienced movers at the same time.


About the instructor:
Megan Yankee is a dancer, experimental choreographer, and movement educator who holds an MFA in Dance from Texas Woman’s University. She has taught dance online as well as in a range of face-to-face settings including non-profit dance studios, public and private school residencies, private lessons, dance festivals, intensives, and collegiate programs. Her movement lineage includes an eclectic mix of contemporary dance techniques, gymnastics, colorguard, contact improvisation, as well as somatic and release techniques. She has presented work in Kampala, Uganda; Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; Belfast, Northern Ireland; and in festivals across the US. She has performed in works by Amie LeGendre, Larry Keigwin, Michael Foley, Christie Nelson, Jordan Fuchs, Sandy Mathern-Smith and Sarah Gamblin. For more information, visit

About This Event

ADF's Samuel H. Scripps Studios, 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705

January 7 to February 25, 2020
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm