ADULT CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
BEG/INT ADULT MODERN (all levels, ages 14 & up)
MONDAYS, 6:30-8PM (CLASS STARTING AT 7PM ON SEPT 11)
This modern technique class is a beginning-intermediate level class working towards a grounded and direct approach to movement, infused with somatic principles and experiential improvisations. Class work explores sensation, instinct, and the inherent musical phrasing inside the body as well as the opportunity to learn basic movement patterns and simple phrase work.
Instructor: Kate Seethaler, Jenny Bennett
SCDT showcases contemporary movement training and performance practices that embrace multiplicity, arouse curiosity, and emphasize personal choice. Central to the school’s mission is an abiding respect for the tradition and history of re invention and a directive to continue challenging established ideals. In this vein, the Improvisational Practices Series brings in practitioners skilled in multiple approaches to improvising and performance practices. See the monthly descriptions for details of each months class!
Katie Martin - September
Peter Schmitz - October
Shaina Cantino, Aaron Brando, Lani Nahele - November
SOMA YOGA (all levels)
An energizing and indulgent movement conditioning experience for your whole being. Drawing on a vast array of physical modalities, including Yoga, Qi Gong, Pilates, Hanna Somatics, Feldenkrais Method, Body-Mind Centering, Ideokinesis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, contemporary dance, and bodywork practices. A unique sequence of movement patterns and explorations every class—from standing, sitting, to lying on the floor—that will awaken, deepen, and restore your full sensory intelligence and innate capacity for movement. Experience the art and ease of living in your body.
Open to all—bring a mat if you have one!
Instructor: Katie Martin
INT/ADV CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUES (all ages with previous experience)
This morning technique class is an intermediate/advanced highly physical class working towards a grounded and direct approach to movement, infused with somatic principles and experiential improvisations. We will focus on the volume and weight inside the body and its relationship to the floor, bring awareness to the feet, spine, and pelvic floor, encourage the feeling of release in the limbs, and articulate falling and suspending off-center. Class work explores sensation, instinct, and the inherent musical phrasing inside the body.
Instructors: Rotating- See teaching schedule here
DEVISING PHYSICAL THEATER (ages 18+)
SEPTEMBER 9-30, SATURDAYS 12-2PM
Devising theater is a method of collaborative theater making. This class is open to students of theater or dance 18+. Participants will learn how to generate content collaboratively, how to identify which themes are important to the group, then how to explore these themes through physicality, movement, and gesture. We will examine the process of growing an original physical theater piece that is visual and visceral. Participants can expect to make work that is unique to the individual lives, questions, aspirations, and imagination of the class. Together we will tap into the incredible and beautiful power of collective intelligence.
Instructor: Chris Gonzalez