2015 Dance New England Spring Weekend

Dance Friday presents:

2015 Dance New England Spring Weekend

March 27th through 29th, 2015

3 Church St., Harvard Sq., Cambridge MA


Register now!  Pre-Registration Discount Pricing Deadline: March 10, 2015


Friday March 27th

8 pm – Midnight

Barn Room:Dance Friday

8-9:30 pm Class Period 1

Stan Strickland Live Music and Movement

Singer, saxophonist, flutist, actor Stan Strickland has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Scandinavia, the Caribbean, New Zealand and the former Soviet Union. In addition to numerous radio and television appearances, Stan has performed in many clubs and concert halls, including Jordan and Symphony Halls in Boston, Carnegie Recital Hall and Town Hall in New York, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Stan has performed with jazz greats Yusef Lateef, Pharoah Sanders, Herbie Mann, Danilo Perez, Shirley Scott and Marlena Shaw.

9:40-Midnight Enjoy dancing to DJ’d music by Rose

Saturday March 28th

12:30 pm – 1:00 pmSet-up and Registration, Opening Circle

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Class Period 2

Helverson Room: Zumba® —Jenna Osburn

The class that started the dance-fitness revolution and changed the way we look at a “workout” forever. It’s fun, effective and best of all? Made for everyone!

Zumba combines Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system. With classes and instructors worldwide, anyone can Join the Party!


Barn Room: Blue Tango — Hsueh-tze Lee

Argentine Tango has been enthralling dancers for over 100 years, and is surging worldwide among dancers of all ages. In social tango, dancers improvise musically within a close embrace. Tango is creative, dynamic, challenging, fun, expressive and transcendent. Come singly or with a partner to discover the special connection that is tango. Hsueh-tze Lee teaches tango across the United States and internationally.

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Class Period 3

Helverson Room: Chakradance™ — Christabeth Ingold

Description:Chakradance™ is a sweet dance with the soul. It’s an inward journey where you meet your self exactly where you are, and illuminate your 7 major chakras (energy centers). Each chakra is key holder to different parts of your self and your life, and may be holding old patterns that no longer serve you. In Chakradance™, you will balance, unblock, and free up your energy flow as you simply listen to the rhythm of your soul. When energy is flowing through you, you feel better and more clear emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. You will also be guided through meditation and creating a mandala. Come enter into this beautiful waking dream, and possibly even meet your inner warrior!

Christabeth Ingold is a fierce, sparked up certified life coach, Reiki practitioner and Chakradance™ facilitator. Her favorite work is being a student of life and loving you up. Meeting you exactly where you are, Christabeth will dive deeper with you and push you forward into living the awesome life you want! She is committed to your growth and spreading your flame. Christabeth has a background in expressive therapy, wellness and life coaching, Reiki and loving big. You may find her giving hugs, laughing, dancing or connecting with Mother Earth.

Barn Room: Modern Jazz Blues—Adrienne Hawkins

Modern Jazz Blues is the power of Modern, the soul of Jazz, and the spirituality of the Blues put in an emotional context of contemporary life through movement. Using simple explanations for complex technical movement, lines of power and repetition of existing dance movement from the Techniques of Ballet, Horton and Limon to engage and strengthen your core muscles as used by your appendages, this class is meant to increase flexibility and bring a sense of connection between your mind and body. MJB uses a variety of music from Classical, Jazz, R&B, disco to hip-hop and rap to instill musicality, technicality, spirituality and movement as one.

Adrienne T. Hawkins is well known as a teacher of dance through out the world, she is an award-winning choreographer that is known for her incomparable mixture of humor and passion. She uses the technique of Modern, the soul of Jazz plus the power of the theater as a vehicle for freedom in a communicative Art, an Art that speaks to the audience.

3:30pm – 4:30 pm Class Period 4

Helverson Room: CircleSinging—Ben Silver

CircleSinging is a form of facilitated Vocal Improv which could be described as “a drum circle for singers” or “improvised choral music.” During the course of the ever-changing chant, the leader develops and gives parts to a circle of singers, which in turn supports individual solos. Both participating in and witnessing the creation of the music that emerges is an exhilarating and joyful experience.

Ben’s music slides through R&B, folk, funk, jazz, and more. He runs a monthly CircleSinging Series in NYC and has been performing, leading CircleSinging events, teaching Vocal Improvisation, ensemble skills and other singing workshops in various parts of New York State, the Mid-Atlantic, New England, California and the Pacific Northwest for over 25 years.

Barn Room: Waves 5 Rhythms®—Margaux Skalecki

The Gabrielle Roth 5 Rhythms® of movement® is a practice of awakening that invites us to be curious to the waves of energies that travel through all things.

As we surrender into our own movement, the inspiring, self healing, meditative, spiritual and relationship focused practice invites us to just show up.

Flowing: Earth bound and Curious. Staccato: Fire and Clarity, Chaos:Water and a Cacophony. Lyrical : Air and Confetti

Stillness: Oneness and Completely

4:45 pm – 5:45 pm Class Period 5

Helverson Room: Noyes Rhythm—Emily Mott

Noyes Rhythmis a century-old movement practice emphasizing the relationship between image and movement. This workshop begins with an exploration of Noyes principles of alignment and elementary Noyes techniques guided by both physics similes and symbols from nature. After establishing this foundational vocabulary, participants will experience a traditional Noyes recreation class, an image-driven improvisational journey infused with beautiful music. The Noyes class consists of three parts: an opportunity to shed self-conscious awareness of ourselves as people, the practice of technique to develop strength and coordination, and the release of the body into image-driven, free movement. Noyes movement follows organic, energetic pathways and cultivates inner awareness of harmony, strength, freedom, and joy.

Emily Mott is a dancer and a musician. She has taught the Noyes Rhythm movement system to adult classes for ten years and is now a program director for the Noyes School of Rhythm in Portland, CT. She has studied yoga, T’ai chi, and Feldenkreis. Emily also has a private music instruction studio and runs music and movement classes for children. Additionally, she works with horses and children as a therapeutic riding instructor.www.noyesrhythm.org

Barn Room: Contact Improvisation as an awareness practice — Neige Christenson

We dance with the bodies we have, and meet other bodies in motion. Much can be noticed and appreciated as we find ways to connect with others with grace and curiosity, exploring how the properties of gravity interact with our own physical truths. Dancing CI is as much a question as an answer to the question: who am I and what is happening now?

Appropriate for all levels of experience. 

Neige Christenson has been an avid Contact Improviser since the mid-eighties, as a devoted jam participant, teacher and performer. She loves the way the CI duet can be a metaphor for human interaction and relationship and also be quite abstract, and the opportunity it creates for full physical expression and connection.

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Helverson Room:

Community Dinner & DNE Community Meeting

DNE Community Dinner and Meeting is open to all and free of charge; however,
please register that you are coming so we do not run out of food.

Children welcome to participate in Family Friendly classes while parents attend the meeting,
$10 per evening class fee applies, $30 family max for evening classes.

Barn Room:, Family Friendly Class: Dancing All Over the Place—Catherine Williams

“Dancing All Over the Place” is a curriculum Catherine designed to teach young, kinetic learners geography. In this fun, family friendly class we will learn dances from around the globe. You may just pick up a few words of from another language, while learning how people around the globe move.

Catherine Williams is a visual artist and dancer, who has been teaching dance for over 20 years. For the past few years, she has been choreographing works that use professional and amateur dancers of all ages.

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Helverson Room: DNE Community Meeting (Continued/Wrap up)

Barn Room, Family Friendly Class: Contemporary Hip Hop—Que Unlimited

Every song tells a story…every story has a beat..every beat has a move…As Fun As Timed Charades! You and yours are sure to have a great great time learning and performing new routines (after and before warm up) with Henry Oliveras/The Artist Que Unlimited who performs throughout New England currently expanding to Manhattan with a Dance cameo on “Chief”, independent rap artist, upcoming video “Shuttem Down” (tentative release, Dec 2014). SO, move..be moved by the rhythm and meaning of lyric in songs…in urban music blending elements of traditional hip hop, ballet, African, tap, jazz, Latin in expressions, both explosive and tender for a fun expressive workout! So, come, sharpen your mind, sharpen reflexes and have a great mentally and physically challenging time.

8:30 pm – Midnight

Barn Room: Dance with guest DJs Dave & Hrana

Sunday March 29th 

12:30 pm Barn Room Opening Circle

1 pm – 2:00 pm Class Period 6

Barn Room: Nia with a World Music Twist ff—Alice Heller

Come celebrate being in your body with a delicious blend of earthy African dance moves and heavenly Nia Technique. This all level workshop includes dance, martial arts and healing arts like yoga set to great music that will inspire your somatic experience.

Alice Heller blends her love of rhythm, movement and spirit to bring you a multidimensionally accessible movement class. No experience required as her classes are based on the body’s way. She is a Certified Blue Belt Nia instructor and an African dance teacher.www.alicehellerdance.com

2:10 pm – 3:10 pm Class Period 7

Barn Room: JourneyDance ff—Suzy Spivey

Reconnect with your innate state of joyful well-being and celebrate LIFE! Guided visualization, free movement exploration, powerful dance rituals, and inspiring world music lead you on an empowering journey to self-acceptance and transformation. As we release, shake loose, and let go to freedom, we rejuvenate and connect body, mind, and spirit. Your mind becomes clear, free, and positive, allowing you to access your inner power, aliveness, and passionate heart.

EVERYONE WELCOME! No dance experience necessary. Bring your willingness to play, explore, and be open to joyful connection—with yourself and others.

Suzy Spivey has been teaching JourneyDance classes and workshops since 2006. She serves as Seasonal Staff at the Omega Institute and is a Certified Journey Dance, Kripalu Yoga Dance, and Shake Your Soul teacher. She is also a Certified Life Coach, specializing in guiding people through transition to transformation. Visitwww.suzyspivey.com for more information.

3:20 pm – 4:20 pm Class Period 8

Barn Room: BollyX® ff—Fen Tung

BollyX®is a Bollywood-inspired cardio dance fitness class that will get you moving, sweating and performing to the best music from India. This class is open to all fitness levels. Come with an open mind and get ready to unleash your inner rockstar! While sneakers are recommended, you may dance barefoot if you’d like. At the very core of a BollyX® workout is the inspiration it draws from the music and dance of Bollywood, the film industry of India. We embody the infectious energy, expression and movement of Bollywood and aim to expand the reach of fitness to more people worldwide. Please visit the website for additional informationhttp://bollyx.com/ (Indoor dance shoes may be worn for BollyX class.)

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Class Period 9

Barn Room: Chair Massage—Jessica Lupien

Let your tired, aching bodies float from an after-dance massage!  This class will be a combination of shiatsu and Swedish massage.  We will focus on moves that save the fingers and wrists of the massaging person, and on slowing the moves down to promote deeper relaxation. Jessica Lupien, MA Health Psychology.

5:30 pm- 6:00 pm Barn Room Closing Circle and Clean up


Preregister by 3/10 for discounted rate

Full weekend        Walk in

Adult                         $90      $115

Youth 13-23           $55      $70

Children                 $40      $55


              Saturday only       Walk in

Adult                        $65        $90

Youth 13-23          $40        $60

Children                 $30       $40


                  Sunday only        Walk in

Adult                       $45          $55

Youth 13-23         $30          $35

Children                $25          $30


Saturday Per Class Rate


      Adult                                $35

      Youth 13-23                  $28

      Children                         $15

Sat. Night Dance only    $15

Sat Class & Dance           $45


Sunday Per Class Rate

      Sunday Adult             $30

      Youth 13-23                 $28 

      Children                       $15

All refunds subject to 5% fee.

No refunds for no-shows.

50% Refund after 3/7/15.

25% Refund after 3/25/15.

To pay by mail, either register online and send a payment by check, or send the paper registration with your payment.

Please make checks out to Movement Collective, and send to:

Dance Friday

c/o Robert Cormier

29 Concord Avenue Apt. 404

Cambridge, MA 02138


Work exchange is limited and available.

Please contact aileen@dancefriday.org

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