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, April 13th from 2:30-4:30pm at the TownLake YMCA and will be taught by Tanya Winters.


“Contact Improvisation. Feeling the contact and responding to it in harmony. It is the dance of life.” -Alito Alessi

What goes into making a photograph? In this Elements class, we’ll tap into the sensations of our own bodies and figure out different ways to make connections with each other. We’ll explore touch, relationships, balance and space. We’ll play with weight sharing, shapes, and build images together.

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.


April 13
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
$5 – $20
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