November 18 & 19
Studio: Steps PDX (SE Location)
1734 SE 12th Ave.
Portland, OR 97214
Ages 13 to Professional
- Single Class - $15
- 3-Class Pass - $36 ($12/class)
- 5-Class Pass - $50 ($10/class)
Stephanie Zaletel (SZALT)
November 18 @ 11:45am - 1:15pm
Informed by an embodied understanding of autonomy, dancers will work with the energy and interests of the collective, memory research, and structured play. Building from an intuitive floorwork warm up into new repertoire from my new work, ‘Vagus Excerpts’, we explore dreams and the language of the nervous system.
** Bring water, layers, and a journal. **
Sweta Ravisankar (Sarada Kala Nilayam)
Storytelling through Bharatanatyam
November 18 @ 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Bringing a contemporary approach to the expression-based nuance and foundations of Bharatanatyam, students adapt rhythm, gesture, and form to explore and create from the foundations of this integral dance tradition, enhancing their technique and performance expression in their contemporary work.
Samuel Hobbs (push/FOLD)
Visceral Movement Theory™ — Suspended Action
Movement & Partnering
November 18 @ 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Playing with dynamic balance, the persistence of momentum, and the sensations of gravity suspension, dancers release the stored power and strength from our structures by exploring the action potential of our joints, tendons, and fascia. Through guided movements, partnering, and phrase work, dancers should expect floorwork, mid to high-level movement, and working with partners of varied genders and sizes.
Breathe Easy, Move Freely
November 19 @ 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Through imagery, fantasy, guided improvisation, and phrase work, dancers explore the tools of gravity, breath, and the natural flow of energy in the search for effort reduction in contemporary movement—exploring how breath can be used as a tool for authentic expression.
African Contemporary; Afro-Brazillian; Traditional West-African
November 19 @ 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Drawing from traditional West African movements and contemporary dance principles, this class focuses on rooting—incorporating groove into release, lines, contraction, spinal mobility, and grounding.
Through active investigation, African dances uniquely improve expression while enhancing the body and musical awareness, enabling the dancers to be centered and connected with themselves and their surroundings.