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Dance TAG Workshop
December 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Dance TAG (Teaching Artists Group) workshop sponsored by Philadelphia Dance Projects
TEACHING FROM THE INSIDE OUT: A SOMATIC APPROACH TO BALLET TEACHING (and not just for ballet!) with Megan Flynn
Join TAG for a chance to experience ballet teaching from the “inside-out”. Megan Flynn’s pedagogy draws from a variety of somatic practices including Pilates and Laban Movement Analysis. Her ballet classes are rooted in the awareness of spinal and pelvic alignment, breath, core support and use of the pelvic floor. She develops sequences that engage Mobility-Stability, integrate the Patterns of Total Body Connectivity, and emphasize musicality and spatial awareness. The TAG session will include a typical ballet class structure, taught ‘transparently’ with explanations of the somatic ideas embedded in it. And it’s not just for ballet! This approach translates well to many kinds of dance teaching and many age groups. Big, bold, luscious dancing, from the inside-out.