A Return to In-Person Classes and Sessions

It's September 11, 2021 and the world appears to be re-emerging, re-engaging, and -- perhaps--reconsidering. I have spent much of the past two years teaching on Zoom. When this all began, and I set up classes and online sessions, it seemed we could learn a lot about teaching, learning, supporting, healing, and more from the …

Dance and Dementia

I'm heading into Halifax this next week to share the work on how dance and dance therapy addresses dementia in the aging brain/body. As I also have an aging brain/body, my interest in the ways in which dancing can help forestall a precipitous decline has increased. A lot! My first experience with dance therapy with …

Ways of Seeing

What does this mean? Dr. Suzi Tortora is a Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) and Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist who works with infants, children, and parents using her copious skills to engage in a highly effective therapy. She has clarified her approaches over a myriad of observation and intervention skills into a methodology she calls Ways …

Why creative dance and not ballet class?

Learning to move and moving to learn are interchangeable aspects of every child's growth and development.  From stretching in a yawn to exploring the visual field in infancy, from reaching for a toy to crawling across the room to mama as a baby, to dancing to music and rolling down a hill as a young …

Collective Effervescence through Dance

Richard (aka "The Husband") spends hours on the internets looking for interesting articles about the many MANY interests he has: nuclear energy, US politics, Cats that Look Like Hitler (yes, this is real), India news services, and movement studies. Today he found this:  https://aeon.co/videos/dance-seems-to-be-the-ultimate-frivolity-how-did-it-become-a-human-necessity? From the video: "Collective effervescence is a flow--a sense that the …