Movement based playgroup for parents and kids(1-3 years old) The class includes singing songs combined with movements and rhythmical exercises, as well as dance improvisation exercises based on contact improvisation. One of the main parts of the class is also the training of psychomotoric skills like climbing, jumbing, balancing. In every class we also include different games and movement exercises which are aiming the learning of the kids in a creative way. We learn the colors, the shapes the animals etc and we embody all this information playfully.
Creative dance for kids (3-6 y)
Creative dance for kids is not a usual dance class where the motive is to teach children to dance. Instead the motivation is to open up the creativity of the body, inspire the imagination and unravel social insecurities while working with other kids in a group. These goals are worked on together with the kids, listening to their feelings and ideas at every step and in the context of contemporary dance techniques. Other tools we are using are imagination games, storytelling and musical instruments. The ideal outcome is not to learn a dance technique that the kid can imitate, but a mutual progression towards developing as a person creatively and socially and in relation to one’s own body. The children are so full of creativity that an adult can only approach a child with great humbleness and from there both can learn from each other.
Inclusive dance class
My inclusive dance class is inspired by the the inclusive method of Alito Alessi called Danceabilty which I am certified in, as well as methods developed from my own research journey. The special thing in this class except of the fact that everybody can take part despite of any physical mental or emotional limitation is that the focus is not the therapy but on the creative and artistic collective work.
Contact improvisation (open level)
CI is a form of improvised dancing that has been developing internationally since 1972. It involves the exploration of one’s body in relationship to others by using the fundamentals of sharing weight, touch, and movement awareness. Steve Paxton, the founder of this dance method, wanted to break social conventions like the taboo of “touch” between strangers but also challenge the established gender roles like the leading role in all the pair dances which is always possessed by a male person.
Dance for Parkinson’s
This class is inspired by Andrew Greenwood’s Method, which is one of the pioneers in this field. The aim of it is to prevent the symptoms of the illness to get worse and to improve the quality of life of people with a Parkinson’s disease through the training of dance skills, movement coordination and rhythm. The most important in this class is to come together and have as much fun as we can.Even though it helps drastically, it is a social event and not a therapy.