Movement Improv with Leah M. Friedman

This class is an opportunity to make connections between your logical side and emotional/spiritual side through guided movement. Each month will be centered around a new theme; we might set goals/resolutions, explore decision making, think about the future/manifestations, or anything else that comes up. This can be a space for dancers who haven’t moved for themselves in a while, non-dancers looking to move more, and anyone in between with an open mind and affinity for dance.

Leah M. Friedman is a Philadelphia-based dancer, creator, and researcher. She has performed and worked with Philadanco! The Philadelphia Dance Company, Philadanco’s D/2, Dawn Marie Bazemore/#dbdanceproject, and Waheedworks, and has presented work with Philly FringeArts (2021), Proteo Media (2020, 2021) and thINKingDANCE (2020). Leah also teaches Graham technique and improv classes and holds a B.S. in Cognitive Neuroscience.

The Naked Stark – Release-based Movement Practice

About release-based movement practice
“Blending Kline Technique, Safety Release Technique, and release technique, my class is an energetic exploration of movement from the inside out. Emphasis is placed on the initiation of the movement and the path the various body parts take in space to discover how one’s own body moves with/in the movement. We embrace the space through phrases that move in and out of the floor and carry us in and out of balance. I bring all of these ideas together through material that is infused with what I am researching, passionate about, and is foundational to the aesthetics I love. Class begins quietly and gradually builds in complexity, culminating in a dynamic phrase. Sleeves and knee-pads or long pants are recommended.” – Katherine

Class is currently limited to 6.
Links to RSVP and sign our COVID community guidelines are on our website.
Registration is free and open weekly until 2pm.

Dancing together is the most important – no questions asked, pay if you can, barter is also welcome.

The Naked Stark – Release-based Movement Practice

About release-based movement practice
“Blending Kline Technique, Safety Release Technique, and release technique, my class is an energetic exploration of movement from the inside out. Emphasis is placed on the initiation of the movement and the path the various body parts take in space to discover how one’s own body moves with/in the movement. We embrace the space through phrases that move in and out of the floor and carry us in and out of balance. I bring all of these ideas together through material that is infused with what I am researching, passionate about, and is foundational to the aesthetics I love. Class begins quietly and gradually builds in complexity, culminating in a dynamic phrase. Sleeves and knee-pads or long pants are recommended.” – Katherine

Class is currently limited to 6.
Links to RSVP and sign our COVID community guidelines are on our website.
Registration is free and open weekly until 2pm.

Dancing together is the most important – no questions asked, pay if you can, barter is also welcome.

Equilibrium Dance Academy: Modern-Contemporary for 13+

Our Modern/Contemporary class is for Intermediate/Advanced dancers for ages 13 plus. In this class students work on a variety of Modern techniques such as Horton and Limon with combining elements of Contemporary style dance. This class is taught the the Artistic Director. Angelica Spilis is a Philadelphia native who studied dance at Temple University in the Boyer College of Music and Dance where she received her BFA (2012) and MA (2015) degrees in dance. Her Masters of Arts degree included many choreographed works and her written thesis called Dancing With Arthritis where she created a Somatics-based dance class for dancers who have arthritis. At Temple University, Angelica concentrated in Modern, Jazz and Improvisational Dance. Along with continuing her dance education, Angelica has taught at many dance studios in the Philadelphia area and performed for numerous dance companies, such as Philly Sirens, ContempraDance Company and Steven Welsh/SWERVE.

The Naked Stark – Release-based Movement Practice

About release-based movement practice
“Blending Kline Technique, Safety Release Technique, and release technique, my class is an energetic exploration of movement from the inside out. Emphasis is placed on the initiation of the movement and the path the various body parts take in space to discover how one’s own body moves with/in the movement. We embrace the space through phrases that move in and out of the floor and carry us in and out of balance. I bring all of these ideas together through material that is infused with what I am researching, passionate about, and is foundational to the aesthetics I love. Class begins quietly and gradually builds in complexity, culminating in a dynamic phrase. Sleeves and knee-pads or long pants are recommended.” – Katherine

Class is currently limited to 6.
Links to RSVP and sign our COVID community guidelines are on our website.
Registration is free and open weekly until 2pm.

Dancing together is the most important – no questions asked, pay if you can, barter is also welcome.

Movement Improv with Leah M. Friedman

This class is an opportunity to make connections between your logical side and emotional/spiritual side through guided movement. Each month will be centered around a new theme; we might set goals/resolutions, explore decision making, think about the future/manifestations, or anything else that comes up. This can be a space for dancers who haven’t moved for themselves in a while, non-dancers looking to move more, and anyone in between with an open mind and affinity for dance.

Leah M. Friedman is a Philadelphia-based dancer, creator, and researcher. She has performed and worked with Philadanco! The Philadelphia Dance Company, Philadanco’s D/2, Dawn Marie Bazemore/#dbdanceproject, and Waheedworks, and has presented work with Philly FringeArts (2021), Proteo Media (2020, 2021) and thINKingDANCE (2020). Leah also teaches Graham technique and improv classes and holds a B.S. in Cognitive Neuroscience.

Equilibrium Dance Academy: Modern-Contemporary for 13+

Our Modern/Contemporary class is for Intermediate/Advanced dancers for ages 13 plus. In this class students work on a variety of Modern techniques such as Horton and Limon with combining elements of Contemporary style dance. This class is taught the the Artistic Director. Angelica Spilis is a Philadelphia native who studied dance at Temple University in the Boyer College of Music and Dance where she received her BFA (2012) and MA (2015) degrees in dance. Her Masters of Arts degree included many choreographed works and her written thesis called Dancing With Arthritis where she created a Somatics-based dance class for dancers who have arthritis. At Temple University, Angelica concentrated in Modern, Jazz and Improvisational Dance. Along with continuing her dance education, Angelica has taught at many dance studios in the Philadelphia area and performed for numerous dance companies, such as Philly Sirens, ContempraDance Company and Steven Welsh/SWERVE.

The Naked Stark – Release-based Movement Practice

About release-based movement practice
“Blending Kline Technique, Safety Release Technique, and release technique, my class is an energetic exploration of movement from the inside out. Emphasis is placed on the initiation of the movement and the path the various body parts take in space to discover how one’s own body moves with/in the movement. We embrace the space through phrases that move in and out of the floor and carry us in and out of balance. I bring all of these ideas together through material that is infused with what I am researching, passionate about, and is foundational to the aesthetics I love. Class begins quietly and gradually builds in complexity, culminating in a dynamic phrase. Sleeves and knee-pads or long pants are recommended.” – Katherine

Class is currently limited to 6.
Links to RSVP and sign our COVID community guidelines are on our website.
Registration is free and open weekly until 2pm.

Dancing together is the most important – no questions asked, pay if you can, barter is also welcome.

Equilibrium Dance Academy: Modern-Contemporary for 13+

Our Modern/Contemporary class is for Intermediate/Advanced dancers for ages 13 plus. In this class students work on a variety of Modern techniques such as Horton and Limon with combining elements of Contemporary style dance. This class is taught the the Artistic Director. Angelica Spilis is a Philadelphia native who studied dance at Temple University in the Boyer College of Music and Dance where she received her BFA (2012) and MA (2015) degrees in dance. Her Masters of Arts degree included many choreographed works and her written thesis called Dancing With Arthritis where she created a Somatics-based dance class for dancers who have arthritis. At Temple University, Angelica concentrated in Modern, Jazz and Improvisational Dance. Along with continuing her dance education, Angelica has taught at many dance studios in the Philadelphia area and performed for numerous dance companies, such as Philly Sirens, ContempraDance Company and Steven Welsh/SWERVE.

The Naked Stark – Release-based Movement Practice

About release-based movement practice
“Blending Kline Technique, Safety Release Technique, and release technique, my class is an energetic exploration of movement from the inside out. Emphasis is placed on the initiation of the movement and the path the various body parts take in space to discover how one’s own body moves with/in the movement. We embrace the space through phrases that move in and out of the floor and carry us in and out of balance. I bring all of these ideas together through material that is infused with what I am researching, passionate about, and is foundational to the aesthetics I love. Class begins quietly and gradually builds in complexity, culminating in a dynamic phrase. Sleeves and knee-pads or long pants are recommended.” – Katherine

Class is currently limited to 6.
Links to RSVP and sign our COVID community guidelines are on our website.
Registration is free and open weekly until 2pm.

Dancing together is the most important – no questions asked, pay if you can, barter is also welcome.