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

Austin, TX 78703 United States
$5 – $20
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Elements is Saturday, March 23rd from 2:30-4:30pm at the TownLake YMCA.

Class will be taught by DanceAbility instructor Tanya Winters.

//E Pluribus Unum//

“Drop a pebble in a pool of water and the whole is affected” -Alito Alessi

Collective consciousness…hive mind…group mind. Regardless of the term you use, from ants to bees to humans all living things are stronger when they work together. In this Elements class, we’ll explore what it’s like to move as a group and how our individuality contributes to a whole. We’ll play with concepts like follow and lead; action and response; and traveling together. We’ll see how these concepts deepen our sense of self, support us in adding to our movement repertoire, strengthen our listening skills, and encourage us to see beyond our selves.


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.


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!


March 23
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
$5 – $20
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