DANCE OUTREACH: Community Workshops

 ALL PROGRAMS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH OR SPANISH

Choreography Masterclasses
Participants are guided through a challenging and innovative dance class complete with warm-up, conditioning and a chance to learn original Maura Garcia Dance choreography. One workshop generally runs for 1.5 or 2 hours.

Dancing Stories workshops

These workshops allow people to move, learn and have fun while exploring the oral tradition through dance.  Students interpret stories through self-created choreography and group dance collaborations.  Classes run from 45 minutes - 2 hours.

Movement Response workshops 
Experiential, movement-based classes that teach participants techniques for using movement to respond to anything and everything. Whether it be a story, a math lesson, a personal experience, a painting or a tree, movement response classes explore how events and objects can be interpreted, understood and explored via dance. Participants leave with deeper appreciation of whichever subject is being explored. Movement Response workshops can be modified to suit people with all types of physical abilities from those in wheel chairs, to passersby in street clothes to professional dancers in a studio.  Movement Response classes are offered as one-time sessions or 1-2 week residencies with the variety and depth of tools explored increasing with the length. 


“Sources of Movement” Lecture Demonstrations
This lecture introduces audiences to behind the scenes processes used to create choreography and convert everyday events into 
movements. In addition to outlining choreography-generating techniques and providing examples of how they can be used, Artistic Director Maura Garcia demonstrates the techniques via audience participation activities. She also discusses the stories behind her own choreography. Demonstrations typically run 45 minutes - 1.5 hours.