Community Dance Jams

 

Upcoming dates:

May 22nd
June 5th
August 7th
September 11th
October 16th
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, Studio E
1428 Alice St., Oakland, CA 94612

$12 per class; cash, card, and check accepted at the door, or register online:

Dance Jam Single Class
12.00

Good for admission to one Community Dance Jam in 2017.

Our inclusive Jams are geared towards movers of all levels, experience and ability. This is a great way to connect and enjoy moving with the extended AXIS community in our accessible studio. An AXIS company member will lead you through instructions for the first 30min of the jam to give you a movement score/structure you are comfortable to explore individually or with others. Our Community Jams are a safe and respectful place for all to dance.

Jams will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. with a 30-minute jam instruction and introduction to the company’s physically integrated dance philosophies. Sourced in contact improvisation, the jams will cultivate mindful awareness and mutual exchange. Contact Improvisation is a physical investigation into gravity, momentum, and weight sharing solo or between two or more bodies. Dancers will move with constant attentiveness to their own bodies, impulses, and trajectories, while listening and responding authentically to their partners.

Wear comfortable clothing, yoga wear, sweats and comfy dance gear that you can move in. Folks typically go barefoot, however wear tennis shoes or dance shoes if you need them. Bring your water canister. To help make our events accessible to all people, please use fragrance free, non-toxic toiletries and cleaning products and other supplies, and avoid scented products whenever possible. However, please note that our building is shared by multiple organizations and that chemicals and scents may still be present throughout the building.


 

Summer Intensive & Teacher Training

 

Application deadline May 5th

August 7-16, 2017, 10am-5pm
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice St., Oakland, CA 94612

Module 1: Improvisation and Site Specific Work | August 7-9, 2017
Module 2: Choreography and Performance | August 10-12, 2017
Module 3: Teacher Training for Dancers, Professionals & Educators | August 14-16 

Learn new skills in three different modules derived from the company’s working ethos and repertoire that will enhance and develop your own practice in improvisation, choreography and performance, and dance education.  Back by popular demand, our specialized 3-day teacher training provides professional dance teachers and experienced artists the chance to enhance their skills and working methods in inclusive dance and translation for dancers with physical disabilities. Modules taught by AXIS Company Dancers and led by Marc Brew, who returns to the Summer Intensive as AXIS Dance Company's Artistic Director.


Past classes in 2017

Stanford Live presents: Fundamentals of Inclusive Teaching and Working With Diverse Students

Thursday, February 9th, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
FREE - email frandzel@stanford.edu or 650.736.8786 for more info or to RSVP
Bing Concert Hall Studio on the Stanford campus

 

With the goal of introducing inclusive dance practices and sensitivity, AXIS Dance Company offers this exciting, movement-based workshop geared toward teachers and faculty working with diverse populations. The session includes learning and experiencing participatory exercises and activities for use in classrooms as well as discussion about disability, language, and the development of AXIS’ extraordinary inclusive community education program.

 

Dance4All: AXIS Intensive at Gibney Dance Center, NYC
AXIS' first-ever East Coast Intensive!
 

Mon-Wed, March 6-8th, 10-4 pm
$300 - Learn more
Gibney Dance Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, NYC

AXIS & Gibney Dance Center present Dance4All: AXIS's first ever three day intensive on the East Coast! Join AXIS Dance company's Guest Artistic Director Marc Brew and AXIS Company Dancers for an intense, fun and explorative adventure in dance and disability. All people interested in contemporary dance are welcome to join us! Drawing on AXIS Dance Company's 29 years in leading the field of physically integrated dance, we will share with you an interment journey of discovery into the working practices and methods of the company. You will develop skills in physically integrated dance through the use of inclusive language, improvisation, partnering work, translation, learning existing repertoire and developing choreographic ideas and tasks to share with fellow artists.  AXIS' first East Coast Intensive is not to be missed!

AXIS is thrilled to continue its partnership with Gibney Dance in NYC that was launched last May when they hosted our National Convening on the Future of Physically Integrated Dance.  

 

AXIS Dance Company Teacher Training in Physically Integrated Dance - The Fundamentals

 

Wednesday, March 8th, 5-8 pm
Fee TBD - Stay tuned for registration info!
Gibney Dance Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, NYC

AXIS Dance Company offers this exciting, movement-based workshop geared toward teachers and faculty working with diverse populations, with the goal of introducing inclusive dance practices and sensitivity. The session includes learning and experiencing participatory exercises and activities for use in classrooms as well as discussion about disability, language, and the development of AXIS' extraordinary inclusive community education program.


*FRAGRANCE FREE POLICY:

We request that all people please NOT wear fragrance or scented products when attending AXIS Dance Company events.

AXIS Dance Company is working to create a space that is accessible to those with chemical and fragrance sensitivities. However, please note that we cannot control the use of cleaning products or scents by other organizations and individuals in our building. For more information, please contact us at info@axisdance.org