Here’s the thing.
How do I share something that might be useful to a dancer with you? What if you could come up on your toes more easily, with less effort, just float up there like a child’s game?
It’s frustrating not to be able to transfer the experience directly, but have to use words to try and communicate how it feels. And it is a yummy feeling.
I was giving a private lesson in my Alexander studio. After working with my student on her feet, and then at table (ask me about that!) at the end of the lesson, I took a moment to work with her again, standing on her feet.
I helped her organize her back, her head and spine, and then took her up on her toes.
The more she stayed back in my hands, the easier it was.
She’s not a dancer, she came to me because of back and neck pain, yet there she was, hanging in air lightly up on her toes.
I jumped as I realized, I teach this without thinking to all my students, but this is especially good for dancers. I want to teach this to dancers…
Would you like to try?
Bring your shoes and come to class! No partner necessary but feel free to bring a friend and have some fun!
Sunday, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, $20 drop-in (Note, new class time!) at The Starlite Ballroom 5178 Moorpark Ave #60, San Jose, CA 95129
Body Dynamics for Dancers is a movement-based class for freedom in the body and better posture without tension. Students love what it does to make dancing easier. Based on the Alexander Technique, a method to improve posture without tension.
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