hi lovely dancers, We have been working hard to pull together some exciting NEW plans for Body Shift in 2013—based very much on your feedback and input. Monthly Elements Class! Our 3rd Saturday of the month class will continue, but the focus will be on reaching the beginner or person who is new to dance. See…

Our annual Body Shift mixed-ability dance weekend is coming up Oct. 5-7th. We are seeing registrations come in, but as has been in the case in past years, I am not seeing my fellow trained dancers sign up- at least not very many. I think I need to say something…something that has been on my…

Rita Mathis, a student of mine and a Body Shift participant, wrote this essay regarding her work in mixed-ability dance. I just love how she writes and what she says. One of my favorite insights: “The mixed abilities dance workshops serve to show people that they are complete by virtue of being themselves.” Enjoy! “Que…

Martha Graham choreographed a dance about Emily Dickinson and called it “Letter to the World.” Martha always came up with the best titles. So I stole one of them. So what have I been doing since we last talked? Since maybe that has been years for some of you (or never!) or just a few…

Body Shift finally happened. After years of working towards it, we pulled off an entire weekend of mixed-ability dance. Over 50 dancers participated- about half identified as having a disability and half did not. It was an amazing gathering. Thoughtful teachers- all with diverse teaching styles- and a very enthusiastic group of dancers. Here are…

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