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June 2019

Body Shift Elements Class

June 8, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Town Lake YMCA, 1100 W. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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$5 – $20
people in various poses on the floor

The Elements class takes place every 2nd Saturday of the month from 2:30-4:30pm at the Town Lake YMCA in the large group exercise room on the first floor.

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Body Shift Foundations Class

June 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
McBeth Recreation Center, 2401 Columbus Dr.
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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$5 – $20
a man in a wheelchair holds hands with an able-bodied female dancer in a dance studio

Foundations is a class for people of all unique mental and physical characteristics. Each class 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.

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July 2019

Body Shift Foundations Class

July 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
McBeth Recreation Center, 2401 Columbus Dr.
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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$5 – $20
a man in a wheelchair holds hands with an able-bodied female dancer in a dance studio

Foundations is a class for people of all unique mental and physical characteristics. Each class 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.

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August 2019

Body Shift Elements: Summer Dance Jam 1

August 10, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Town Lake YMCA, 1100 W. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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$5 – $20
dancer in wheelchair joins hands with other dancer

The Elements class takes place every 2nd Saturday of the month from 2:30-4:30pm at the Town Lake YMCA in the large group exercise room on the first floor.

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Body Shift Foundations Class

August 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
McBeth Recreation Center, 2401 Columbus Dr.
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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$5 – $20
a man in a wheelchair holds hands with an able-bodied female dancer in a dance studio

Foundations is a class for people of all unique mental and physical characteristics. Each class 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.

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Body Shift Elements: Summer Dance Jam 2

August 24, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Town Lake YMCA, 1100 W. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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$5 – $20
Dancers with and without disabilities

The Elements class takes place every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 2:30-4:30pm at the Town Lake YMCA in the large group exercise room on the first floor.

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September 2019

Body Shift Intensive: Dancing in Community with Karenne H. Koo

September 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on September 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm

$25
dancers with and without disabilities

This workshop is designed to encourage movement expressions through improvisation techniques founded upon the free approach to dance and movement pioneered by Barbara Mettler. Participants will be guided through movement explorations to expand movement vocabulary; to sense and feel kinesthetically how his/her/their body moves; and how to bring in his/her/their whole self to the dance. Movement themes will celebrate the natural, authentic dancer within each person and serve to encourage a fully inclusive and participatory creative environment where each individual can contribute to the group experiences.

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Body Shift Intensive: Dancing in Community with Karenne H. Koo

September 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm

$25
dancers with and without disabilities

This workshop is designed to encourage movement expressions through improvisation techniques founded upon the free approach to dance and movement pioneered by Barbara Mettler. Participants will be guided through movement explorations to expand movement vocabulary; to sense and feel kinesthetically how his/her/their body moves; and how to bring in his/her/their whole self to the dance. Movement themes will celebrate the natural, authentic dancer within each person and serve to encourage a fully inclusive and participatory creative environment where each individual can contribute to the group experiences.

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December 2019

Body Shift Winter Dance Jam

December 14, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Town Lake YMCA, 1100 W. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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$5 – $20
Tanya sitting in her chair on a dirt road and the chair has large orange fabric draped form the seat of it. Tanya is holding her crutches diagonally up towards the blue and white sky. The photo is taken in New Mexico and has desert landscape with small hill on it. Photo by Pat Perret

In place of our regularly scheduled Elements class we will have a Winter Dance Jam. We will start with a guided warm-up to lead us into open dancing with and without music.

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February 2020

DanceAbility Method: Lecture Demonstration

February 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:20 pm
FREE

Lecture Demonstration:  "The DanceAbility Method: Creating a Social Model of Inclusivity Through the Language of Dance" Olivia O'Hare and the Body Shift Collective will present a lecture demonstration titled "The DanceAbility Method: Creating a Social Model of Inclusivity Through the Language of Dance" on February 21st from 11am-12:20pm (including Q & A) in the Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center at Texas State University (405 Moon St, San Marcos 78666). This event is free and open for public. The language…

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