Friday, October 20, 2017

November Playshop: How to FreeDance




Have you ever felt lost when the teacher calls out "FreeDance!" in the middle of a Nia class?  Are you one of those that escape by getting a sip of water or hiding in the the back corner of the room until the choreography returns? Then you need this playshop. JAG has gone into the mind of a FreeDancer and will break down, step by step, what happens inside someone to allow them to FreeDance creatively for hours.
Learning these very simple tools will transform anyone into a passionate, creative, unstoppable FreeDancer. After this morning, you will no longer wonder what to do when the only direction is "FreeDance Everybody!" You will no longer run out of ideas and you will relish the opportunity to break into spontaneous FreeDance once you've learned these 'secrets'.
This is not the 8 Stages of FreeDance (which is for creating choreography) and it's not the Nia FreeDance class format which rellies on your ability to pull moves out of your back pocket. But this is literally the tools and techniques that are going on inside someone who loves to FreeDance.
Teachers: although this playshop is designed to address the needs of a student in a Nia class, it has proven to be invaluable information for any teacher hoping to inspire FreeDancing in their students. Using these tools, someone could easily guide themselves to FreeDance for hours, and similarly, the tools can also help teachers give a more supportive and inspirational experience of FreeDancing to their students in a classic Nia class or in a Nia FreeDance class. 
The first 90 minutes consists of JAG spelling out the ABCs, the "Nuts and Bolts" of the art of FreeDance. And after learning those, the last hour gives the students a wonderful opportunity to practice the art of "Anything Goes Movement Wise" in the context of a super-fun Nia class.
We'll be doing JAG's original "Woodstock Experience" routine which students all across the USA have been enjoying for years. It is a classic format Nia class, with the Focus on FreeDance, so there is plenty of opportunity to both enjoy JAGs choreography and break into FreeDance. 
If you already love FreeDance, you'll also really appreciate this work. It will undoubtedly give you more inspiration and increase your creative output.

The Playshop takes place at Balance Studio in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle.

Balance Studio
418 N 35th St.

Sunday, November 5
9:00 am - 10:30am = Learn the Tools
10:30am - 11:30am = Practice the Tools in the classic format Nia routine, Woodstock Experience, created by JAG

You can either pay at the door or use the PayPal button below to pre-purchase, or to purchase JAGs Nia class cards.

Nia with JAG

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