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Throughout the year, Philadelphia Dance Projects presents stimulating and provocative programs, from performances by renowned independent dance artists and companies to film events, workshops, classes, educational programs, and forums for artists, aspiring artists, and students, all geared toward a broad-based audience.

TEACHING FROM THE INSIDE OUT: A SOMATIC APPROACH TO BALLET TEACHING (and not just for ballet!) with Megan Flynn

FREE
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 1:00pm
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Megan Flynn

Sunday, December 2                 
1:00 – 3:00 pm                 
Community Education Center

Join DANCE 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.

Megan Flynn is currently an Assistant Professor in Dance at Muhlenberg College and the Artistic Director of the Philadelphia-based Megan Flynn Dance Company. She earned an MFA in Dance from the University of California, Irvine, and is a fully-certified Pilates Instructor. She received a BFA from Tulane University and a Professional Diploma from Trinity-Laban in London. Megan performed with David Parker & The Bang Group, Eliza Miller Dance, Kathy Westwater and EgoArt, Inc. in New York City, Boston and abroad. Teaching, choreographing and performing have taken her across the US, England, Ireland, Scotland, Spain and Russia.

Location: 
Community Education Center (CEC)
3500 Lancaster Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Past Events

WHAT THE H*LL AM I DOING?? with Monica Cameron Frichtel & Teresa VanDenend Sorge

November 18, 2018 - 1:00pm
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Sunday, November 18                   
1:00 – 3:00 pm                   
Community Education Center

TOOLS FOR CROSS-CULTURAL ARTS TEACHING with Belle Alvarez

October 28, 2018 - 1:00pm
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Sunday, October 28                     
1:00 — 3:00 pm                         
Community Education Center

Danube/Schuykill - 2018 BILATERAL: Budapest/Philadelphia Dance Artists Exchange

October 3, 2018 - 7:00pm
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See all the Budapest guests and former Philly BIL

"Dance Games for Community Building, Part II" with Bethany Formica

April 8, 2018 - 1:00pm
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Building on her successful 2016 TAG workshop on dance games, Bethany Formica returns with a new collection of games that use play and laughter to enliven the body in completely unexpected ways. Join in for dance games that develop community, connection and communication skills, and encourage all players to have a blast. We’ll be fixing traffic jams, making mistakes, and multitasking together.

“Dance Exchange/Toolbox: Strategies for Creating Movement” with Elizabeth Johnson & Jame McCray

March 25, 2018 - 4:00pm
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This workshop will have you moving with meaning, and creating choreography from content. Learn and practice methods for devising original work and generating movement in an environment that cultivates creativity, curiosity, and collaboration. The workshop will focus on tools drawn from the Dance Exchange’s extraordinary toolbox for developing movement and choreography with applications ranging from schools to community work to dance companies.