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

Austin,TX78703United States
$5 – $20
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Elements will be Saturday, August 25th from 2:30-4:30pm at the TownLake YMCA. Class will be taught by DanceAbility instructor Tanya Winters.

//Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes//

“Dance is not simply external; it grows from the inside.” – Alito Alessi

“Sensation” means the physical feedback you get from your movement (not emotion). After exploring what it feels like to move our bodies, we’ll be focusing on individual body parts. We’ll experience how limiting our choices can open up our movement possibilities, heighten awareness, and affect our relationships 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!


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.


August 25, 2018
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
$5 – $20
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