Your Poetic Pelvis
December 4-February 8
Sundays at 4:00pm CST and Wednesdays at 6:30pm CST
Available as a livestream on Zoom or using the self-paced recordings.

Over ten sessions, we will explore the pelvis and its connections to the whole self. Everything is related to even small changes in the pelvis. The pelvis is a highly mobile structure, constantly responding to movement above and below it. Muscles that attach to the pelvis move in many directions, some connecting all the way to the upper spine, others crossing the hip joints and connecting into the legs all the way to the knees. This series will help you improve and clarify the fundamental movements of your pelvis for more effective action in your daily functions like walking, standing, and sitting. For those that recently took the pelvic floor series, this series can act like a Part 2, as we will continue to understand the pelvis through a whole new series of creative explorations (less focused on the pelvic floor itself).

Curious? Check out the Free Intro Class here!

Pay-as-able options are available for the ten-week series. More details for the Your Poetic Pelvis series can be found by clicking the links!

Contact Info

Sarah Baumert
sarah@body-matter.com
Photo with description of the event. Group of members from previous video series are in background

An event where you get to join us in the experience of making a dance video alongside other dancers from the community! Check out the previous dance video project here!

Saturday, December 10
4:30-8:00pm
Intermediate level. $20.

Schedule
4:30: Doors Open
5:00: Choreo
6:00: Choreo/Formations
7:00: Film
8:00: End

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Additional Info:
Levels are based on choreography and set formations within the time frame listed.
We will send out a confirmation email once you register and make payment. The performance outfit info will be in the email once you register.
Any questions or comment, please message or email us at EliteFamilyConnection@gmail.com.

Location Info

4th Street Dance Centre
5350 Hwy 61 North
White Bear Township, MN 55110
612-986-4066
website

Contact Info

Nancy Xiong
nancyhxiong@gmail.com
612-986-4066

The Blending of Yoga and Feldenkrais Winter Series
December 5-February 6
Mondays, 6:00-7:15pm CST
Available as a livestream on Zoom or using the self-paced recordings.

This will be a time to create space and feel what it is like living in this body.

When we have the courage to release places that feel physically stuck, mentally tight, or emotionally restricted, we can uncover a new internal landscape of this body we are living in. In these sessions we will invite space to become a more intimate part of our practice and our life. We will explore ways to move in harmony with our unique needs and how we feel each day, to encourage the body to soften and connect with the feelings of space and freedom.

Scholarships are available for this series. Please contact Sarah directly at sarah@body-matter.com for scholarship inquiries.

Contact Info

Sarah Baumert
sarah@body-matter.com

Moving Practice is a weekly class series for professional dancers. Classes prioritize rigor, diversity of contemporary aesthetics, variety of class content, and commitment.

Brenna Mosser teaches December Moving Practice:
Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30am

Professional-level dancers of all styles are welcome.
Pre-register here.

Suggested $17 per class; however, there is a pay-as-able option on all classes – we would rather you join us than not be able to attend due to financial limitations.

Brenna Mosser (she/her) is a Minnesota native who loves the physicality of dance, Laban Movement Analysis and environmental conservation. She went to the Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance for her bachelor’s and supplemented her degree with a level 3 license in Performance Dance and Arts Management from the National Center for Contemporary Dance in Angers, France. On returning home, Brenna joined the Conservation Corps, an Americorps program that focuses on prairie restoration in Minnesota. Alongside AMP, Brenna dances for ARENA Dances and Bernadette Knaeble. She teaches Modern and Jazz at the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, and is currently choreographing her first evening-length work based on evolution, science fiction and the environment.

Location Info

The Arena
711 W. Lake Street
Studio 308
Minneapolis, MN 55408
6128040238
website

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com

Please join Erin Thompson for her “Ring in the New Year” contemporary dance class in honor of New Year’s Eve on Thursday morning, December 29, 10:00-11:45am.

Before you make your New Year’s resolutions, come find peace with internal awareness, thrust your holiday limbs into the ground and fly across the floor flinging 2022 away! Accompaniment by the wonderful Dean Magraw.

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary
Thursday, December 29, 10:00-11:45am
In-person only!

Registration is open through Zenon’s MindBody portal and closes ten minutes before class.

Location Info

Zenon Dance School
Cowles Center, Fourth Floor
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

website

Contact Info

Erin Thompson
thomp065@umn.edu
612-221-3186