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Dance General Fitness and Well–Being Online

6 Online Platforms to Keep You Moving & Smiling

Happy New Year, Movers! The last couple of months have been so varied. Since my last post in September, I was actually swamped with working in the studios; then I went to California for the holidays; now I’m back in London and house-bound! With that said, I want to share what’s been helping me stay …

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Dance Interviews the Gyrotonic Method

Maurya Kerr: On Diversifying GYROTONIC® Studios & Amplifying Black Voices

I first met Maurya during my training days at LINES Ballet summer intensives back in 2001. She then became one of the main teachers at the LINES BFA program for Ballet and the GYROTONIC® Method, where I was also a student. During the pandemic, lockdown, and the Black Lives Matter’s uprising (all of which is …

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Dance Music Office

Movement Playlist #16: Studio Vibes

Check out these relaxing and moving tunes for some vibrational ambiance for your studio. Orginally made for StretchLab (pictured above), where clients want to relax during their deep stretches. As trainers, we spend most of our time in the studio, so why not let the atmosphere have feel-good vibes? I’ll keep adding on to this …

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Dance General Fitness and Well–Being Interviews the Gyrokinesis Method

Kayla Harley: On Health, Identity, & Making Things Work

I met Kayla way back in the day during our time at the LINES Ballet BFA program in San Francisco. I had also picked her to perform in my Senior choreography piece, so from working with her in this way, I always knew she had something special to offer. Flash forward 10 years, I was …

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Dance Guest Posts the Gyrotonic Method

Dialogues Between the GYROTONIC® Method & Contemporary Dance by Tatiana Pará (GUEST POST)

I met Tatiana Pará virtually after she responded to a post of mine asking if any other GYROTONIC® trainers have anything interesting to share – and she sure did! Tatiana is a dancer, teacher, researcher, therapist and somatic educator specialized in the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methods. Based in Rio de Janeiro since 2007, she’s dedicated …

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Interviews the Gyrotonic Method Wellbeing

Dr. Justine Bernard: On Living in Washington D.C. & Her Goals for Change

Justine is a Physical Therapist and GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Master trainer based in Washington D.C. I got in contact with her as soon as she revealed the changes she will begin making at her studio, Elements Center in response to ‘the last straw’ with inequality (see below). Justine speaks openly about her upbringing, her appreciation …

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Dance General Fitness and Well–Being

A Journey Back to Dance #8: Listen to the Body

Listening is a virtue, especially for the body. There’s no need to force the body into shape; let’s nurture the body instead. In a time where we’ve been physically confined (and mentally for some of us), we now need to start wiggling our nervous system a little bit as we re-emerge into the world. The …

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Dance Interviews Performance

Colleen Snell: On Artistic Collaboration & the Importance of Embodiment

“I believe in humans… their behaviour and their stories.” Colleen is a performer, choreographer, educator and the Founder/Co-Artistic Director of Frog in Hand – a dynamic, site-specific driven performance group that she began with her sister, Noelle Hamlyn. I first met Colleen in 2010 at London Contemporary Dance School where we received our Masters. I’ve been following …

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Freelancers Interviews

A Call for Movers & Makers

What a crazy time this is for all of us around the world. How has this period challenged your work physically, creatively, mentally, financially? Let’s talk about it. I’m looking for creatives, dancers, teachers, fitness instructors and any wellbeing practitioners to speak out on their current situation and promote any work they might be now …