27
April
2:30 pm — 4:30 pm
TownLake YMCA
1100 W Cesar Chavez St

Austin,TX78703United States
$5 – $20
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Elements is Saturday, April 27th from 2:30-4:30pm at the TownLake YMCA and will be taught by Tanya Winters.

//Lean on Me//

“The body never lies.”-Martha Graham

The definition of balance is an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady. In this Elements class, we’ll explore the relationship between balance and movement. We’ll discover our center of gravity, play with counter balance and learn new ways to support each other. We’ll be able to read the amount of support and how to ask for more/less. We’ll understand how support affects our movements and the relationships we have with others.

Elements is an on-going class in which we study dance and movement improvisation as well as somatics. DanceAbility is our foundational method with which we work to ensure inclusion. It is an equal collaboration and learning environment for every ‘body’ regardless of unique physical or mental characteristics. No gym membership is required to attend. Open to adults age 18 and up; all abilities and experience levels. No registration necessary and fee for class is on a sliding scale from $5-$20, cash or check accepted. See you at the Y!

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Simply, Tanya loves to dance! She enjoys pushing the boundaries of art and disability. She began dancing in 2007 at Austin Community College and has been a regular Body Shift participant since its inception. She has had the privilege of studying with several wonderful dancers including Alito Alessi, Nina Martin, Karen Nelson, and Stephen Koplowitz. Tanya became a certified DanceAbility instructor in 2011. She has participated in many student projects including the Justice Project, The Way You Move Your Body, Bodies in Public Space, and Being/With Others. She has enjoyed dancing in several Body Shift pieces including Crippin’ the Streets, Your Way of Thinking, and Echo. She is a co-choreographer of Together and Apart and is currently working on a Solo piece called Who am I Now.

Details

Date:
April 27
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
$5 – $20
Event Category:
Organizer:
Olivia O’Hare