Classes are Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9-10:30AM in our upstairs studio.
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133 Sycamore Street
Decatur GA 30030
Phone: (404) 373-4154
133 Sycamore Street
Decatur GA 30030
Phone: (404) 373-4154
Rates: Drop-in $10, or purchase a class card of 5 classes for $40 or 10 for $75, good for all regular Core Dance Classes. To purchase class cards, or pay for one class, please pay here at the studio.
Directions: Our back entrance is accessible by way of North McDonough Street, at the intersection of Trinity Avenue and the Decatur Square. Look for the entrance between Waffle House and DeWoskin Law Firm. If you get turned around, please call our office at (404) 373-4154.
Parking: Due to the very small nature of our parking lot, Core’s lot is limited to Core staff. Please find on-street parking or take MARTA when attending class. MARTA’s Decatur Station will plop you down right next to us in the Decatur Square. Visit itsmarta.com for details on Decatur Station and for train and bus schedules.
Contemporary Modern Technique with Kristin O'Neal
In this class we will warm our way from the floor activating a strong core and sturdy base towards verticality while exploring every inch of space along the way-- this involves sliding/gliding, folding/creasing, a juicy relationship with the floor, connection to breath and partners, discovery of weight and weightlessness, swinging, pouring, falling, flying and anything else that may inspire us on the way...and always, musicality!
Discover the Artist within You with John McFall
Preparing your physical self. Preparing your mind, intellect, imagination, feelings, and emotions, are qualities that come into focus. Presence is an expectation that denotes a complete commitment to intention and purpose. Typical floor and standing exercises that stretch muscles and tendons and stimulate circulation. A variety of breathing exercises to compliment awakening your physical as well as spiritual self. Focus on heightening all your sensory faculties. Combining breathing components that enhance, assimilate, and move energy. Breathe that oxygenates your organs, circulation, thinking, and generally affects everything about how you live. Each class is a bit different. When we feel tuned up we take space and fill it with movement. Various themes, ideas, and feelings determine the shape, style, or not of what happens in the space.
Ways to Create-A Workshop in Choreographing with Dafi Altabeb
A workshop with choreographer, Dafi Altabeb, focuses on the ways she creates. Altabeb shares her origins for creation and the tools she uses to invent new material with the dancers she works with. Through different exercises, games and improvisation, the dancers will experience a lab of creation to create our personal, emotion & delicate material. We will improvise alone, in couples and in groups through clear instructions, words, connotations, images and dramaturgic instruction. The class will progress in a way that inspires the dancers to build a small phrase from their experience that is presented and discussed within the class.
Dancing 360o: Acro in Contemporary Dance with Rose Shields
This class will lead through an aerobic warm up with strengthening and stretching exercises to help prep the body for bearing weight, weight sharing, and balancing on uneven surfaces. We will explore building human pyramids, inversions, and perhaps phrase work that explores seeing the world from different angles.
The 90 Minute Moment with Anna Bracewell Crowder
Everything is perfect and nothing is perfect. Come lose yourself, find yourself, turn inside out or outside in, you choose. Expect nothing and everything. Give it over and take it over at the same time but nothing for granted. Catharsis or a meditation. Which one is it? Wouldn’t it be cool if it wasn’t?
Dance Making in the Moment with Yolande Snaith
This workshop will focus on embodied movement practice and an approach to dance making that invites the knowing body to be the guide, embracing the ‘excitement of being led by the unmade dance’. Participants will be guided through processes that engage with physical immediacy, inward tuning, practicing listening, practicing seeing, trusting in physical thinking, and exercising specific modes of choreographic / compositional awareness. We will also work with what I refer to as ‘physical and visual mapping;’ a method that provides a kind of choreographic ‘climbing frame’ to ‘play’ on in different ways, by applying a range of sensory focuses and modes of awareness. This allows space for malleability, modulation, variation, expansion and contraction of the movement material and relationships to time, space, dynamics, gravity, other bodies, and the environment.
Low & Slow with Scott Wheet
In this class you will be asked to remain in constant dialogue with the floor, questioning the roles of gravity, effort, and support along the way. In this way, I aim for us to seek a deeper and more intimate relationship to the ground beneath us, imbued with agency and intention. We will prepare the body for practice through centering - specifically tuning in to sensations and anatomical awareness via prompts saturated with imagery. For me, this centered state enables the body to become primed for exertion, remaining soft yet agile. As our bodies become available and warm, I’ll help to facilitate bridging our horizontal bodies to our vertical bodies with pathways that explore folding, sliding, pushing & pulling. Over time we will build a common vocabulary that layers upon itself, encouraging a flow-like state to play inside of.
*Knee pads and long pants are highly recommended!*
Contemporary Technique with Ashlee Ramsey
With a foundational premise that the mover is her or his greatest teacher, this technique class weaves somatic modalities into dance technique training to foster deep kinesthetic awareness and experiential investigation of concepts. Through a combination of choreographed sequences and improvisational explorations, we will engage in movement activities that in terms of both function and expression: explore and develop spinal mobility and fluidity, prime the body-mind’s fundamental patterns of connectivity, play with gravity, ride momentum through fascial elasticity and alter the vertical, upright perspective.
Contact Improvisation Jam with rotating facilitators
Come explore with us! First & Third Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm, this jam is facilitated by rotating practitioners from the Atlanta CI Community. Skill-building and integrated warm-up takes place for the first half hour which explores movement of the body through partnering, points of connection that can include weight-sharing, counter-balancing and momentum. $10 suggested donation or pay-what-you-can.
Questions? Contact Stefanie at email@example.com or (404) 373-4154.