Virtual Class: Dancing Bodies, Dancing Minds!
Challenge your body and mind in this fun dance-based class! Our bodies can solve problems, make shapes and patterns, respond to sounds, and communicate just like our brains can. Work through a series of physical tasks and activities rooted in contemporary dance and improvisational methods, building our strength, flexibility, and creative skills just like dancers do.
Rather than focusing on one specific dance style or technique, creative movement will be the name of the game, so no dance training is required to grow as a mover. From there we’ll work both alone and as a group to make and share mini-dances! Learn how to take the ideas and patterns we’ve already touched on, and make them into a composition all your own. Express yourself, go beyond familiar patterns, and find the magic in your movement!
Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in, and socks. Bring a notebook and something to write with. Any floor surface at home is fine (hardwood, carpet, outdoors), only cement is not encouraged. Try to find a room with minimal obstructions; class will offer lots of flexibility so a minimum of 6x6 feet of cleared space will allow students to participate fully.
This class will be live-streamed. We will send you details about how to access your class before the class meeting. Technology requirements for participants:
- High speed internet connection
- Electronic device (laptop recommended) with working camera, microphone, and speakers
For more information about Artistree virtual classes, please contact Wendy Seiple at 802-457-3500 and email@example.com
Erin McNulty is a contemporary dance artist, improviser, and educator. She holds a B.S. from Boston University’s College of Communication and a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Dance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance in London. Erin is a company member with Natalie Johnson Dance in Boston and a former principal dancer with Kairos Dance Theater; she has also danced in projects with Eliza Malecki Dance, Rachel Linsky, Zoe Dance Company, Kelley Donovan & Dancers, Bethan Peters, and Paula Josa-Jones. Erin has choreographed for stage and film, including a 2018 dance film supported by NEFA's New England Dance Fund, and a 2020 short film commission for the international fringe Shawna Shea Film Festival in collaboration with dance artist Suzannah Dessau. Her live work has been presented by Trinity Laban, Providence Dance Festival, Artbeat, Salem Arts Festival, NACHMO, and Dance for World Community among others. Erin is passionate about thoughtful arts access and inclusive, rigorous dance education. She is a Teaching Artist & Instructional Coach for Boston Ballet's Education & Community Initiatives; and is on dance faculty at Boston University and several local studios. Erin also teaches fitness through Forme Barre Fitness. For more information about Erin, visit her website: erinkmcnulty.com