Date(s) - Friday, October 27, 2017 - Friday, November 17, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
East Street Studios
Come join Aaron Brando and Robyn Coady in a dance workshop for couples looking to expand their physical dynamic with each other.
So often in a long-term relationship, or even a relationship that is fresh, we can fall into patterns, and habits that inhibit our natural impulses and curiosity. This class is designed to awaken those impulses and offer a space and time to play and explore in new ways with your partner.
We will draw from techniques in basic movement principles, somatic awareness practices, and improvisational techniques. No prior experience is necessary!!! The material is designed to be accessible, so that anyone can learn and apply to their own body.
What You’ll Learn:
• You’ll develop new physical skills and vocabulary in relationship to others.
• You’ll learn how to identify your limitations and move beyond them.
• You’ll learn how to recognize and respond more readily to non-verbal communication.
This class will give you opportunity to develop new skills in relationship that focus on connecting non-verbally and instead, use the body to communicate.
No prior experience as a dancer or performer is necessary!!! Come with a willingness to engage and experience something new!
1st Class is open, then we will close the group.
$40 per couple, + $10 if you need childcare.
Childcare Details: We will provide pizza, and games in an adjacent studio. ***Please notify us ahead of time if you are planning to bring children and arrive at least 20 min early to drop off and situate your child(ren). We will start promptly @ 6:00.
AARON BRANDO holds a Masters Degree in Education and loves the art of crafting pedagogy in a non-codified system such as Contact Improvisation. Brando teaches CI in the U.S. and internationally. He currently tours with Set/GO!, a dance company focusing on spontaneous choreographies within CI. Brando trained with Tom Myers at the KMI Institute and is a Structural Integration practitioner. He served a two-year residence at the Kripalu Center for Yoga, is a certified Yoga teacher and has a 20+ year history with Vipassana Meditation.
ROBYN COADY grew up in the suburbs outside of Pittsburgh and in the mountains of Vermont. She spent most of her adult life in New York City where she trained as a dancer, performer and filmmaker before getting her Masters in Social Work at New York University. Robyn currently teaches dance to children at The School of Contemporary Dance and Thought in Northampton MA. Robyn holds a BFA from New York University ‘s Tisch School of the Arts for Experimental Theater (ETW) where she first began to create performance based work dedicated to integrating bio, pyscho, and social issues. She continues to work in these spheres as a dramaturg, psychotherapist, filmmaker and dancer teacher. Robyn plans on opening a private practice integrating dance and psychotherapy in Florence MA. Please contact for more details. firstname.lastname@example.org