LONGEVITY TRAINING FOR DANCE PROFESSIONALS
Dance Teachers: Are you tired of teaching in pain? Do you miss full-bodied movement? Would you like to feel less exhausted at the end of your teaching day?
Dancers: Do you feel your technique is at a plateau? Are you constantly struggling with particular movements, or with movement pick-up? Do you have consistent discomfort in particular types of technique or choreography?
My work combines my decades of experience teaching dance technique with the powerful learning of the Feldenkrais Method® to keep you in the studio or onstage, doing what you love, as long as you like.
The Feldenkrais Method uses mind and movement to help you use your instrument – your body – to its fullest. It is not a specific WAY to move, but an exploration of HOW you move. It gives you the time and opportunity to observe yourself in detail and fine tune your movement awareness. Dancers can develop deeper artistry, stronger technique and healthy mechanics. Teachers can discover a method of self-care that continually supports your own body, freeing you to teach comfortably and safely.
My decades of experience teaching dancers of all levels, from beginners through professionals, has given me the expertise to bring these two areas of learning together freshly and powerfully. I offer a variety of opportunities to help you dance or teach with more awareness, make clearer artistic choices, and stay healthy and pain free:
Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® group classes: I teach both open classes and classes tailored for specific groups, such as a dance faculty or performing ensemble. For information on open classes, visit my Feldenkrais website. To set up a private workshop, contact me here.
Workshops for Dance Faculty: Bringing the physical and mental benefits of the awareness developed through Feldenkrais Method® into the process of dance training and education is a personal mission for me. I create professional development workshops for faculty and student teachers to show how to use principles of the Method to the enhance dancers’ learning in ballet technique. To set up a workshop for your company or faculty, contact me here.
Private Functional Integration® Lessons: I offer private lessons, working with individuals on dance technique improvement, performance enhancement, dealing with chronic pain or returning to dance after an injury. In these sessions, we explore your personal needs and movement questions in a supportive, calming setting. Each session is tailored to support your neuromuscular organization and address your movement questions. More info here. Contact me to schedule an appointment.