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Body Shift Foundations Class

August 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$5 – $20
a man in a wheelchair holds hands with an able-bodied female dancer in a dance studio

Do you want to get your body moving, but don’t know where to begin? Are you intimidated by typical dance classes because you feel like you don’t fit in? Body Shift has a solution to bring out the dancer in us all! We offer you Foundations – an improvisational dance class for ALL people – especially designed to be accessible to those with little to no dance/movement experience.

Each class we will explore ideas like developing body awareness, non-verbal communication, understanding of time/rhythm and choice making to support students in the discovery of their own movement language. Students will have the opportunity to awaken their creativity, notice habitual movement patterns in order to expand movement possibilities, and have a lot of fun in the process. We will learn how to allow our bodies to breath and move in ways that feel good to each person in the room without judgement.

People of all unique mental and physical characteristics are invited to participate. Our goal is to offer a class where there are no wrong choices so everyone in the room feels empowered and successful to come and be as they are. Material in this class will be strongly based on the DanceAbility method, an approach to dance for people with and without disabilities. No movement experience necessary to join. Drop in occasionally or join us every month; open ended attendance.

The Foundations class takes place at McBeth Recreation Center (2401 Columbus Dr, Austin, TX 78746) every 3rd Monday of the month from 7:00-8:30pm. Sliding scale/donation based – $5-$20. Adults age 18 and up.

NEW! You can now pay class fees online here.

For more information email Olivia O’Hare or call 512-454-9912.


August 19, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$5 – $20
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Olivia O’Hare


McBeth Recreation Center
2401 Columbus Dr.
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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