Class Descriptions

 
 
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Balance Arts Acting

Apply principles of the Alexander Technique to all aspects of your theater practice in this class. While exploring both classical and contemporary forms, we will consider various means to prepare for acting, to expand awareness of presence, availability, and emotional imagination, and to illuminate the ways that we use our whole selves to create space for new pathways, creativity, choice and change. We will also look at effective practices for vocal-use, physical embodiment, injury prevention, self-care, recuperation and rest. All to give us tools for finding less tension/effort and more ease, power, and freedom in our acting. These classes are informed and influenced by your current curiosities and questions around acting and performing.

Wednesdays 7-8:30pm

 
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Balance Arts Dance

Apply principles of the Alexander Technique to all aspects of our dance practice in this class. While exploring both technical and improvisational forms, we will consider various means to prepare for dancing, to expand our awareness of presence and embodiment and to illuminate the ways that we use our whole selves to create space for choice and change. We will also look at effective practices for injury prevention, self-care, recuperation and rest. All to give us tools for finding less tension and effort and more ease and freedom in our dancing. These classes are informed and influenced by your current curiosities and questions around dancing and performing.

Thursdays 6-7:30pm

 
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Balance Arts Music

Explore the connections inside your mind and body. Discover those same connections to your instrument and learn the process of playing your body. Cultivate a more balanced performing attitude and posture.

Tuesdays 4:30-6pm

 
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Balance Arts Singing

Discover how to sing with the freedom and ease you always knew was possible. Integrate principles of the Alexander Technique into the full act of singing with a pianist. Learn how to expand the Alexander Technique concept of tensegrity into the act of singing-acting so that your voice, the music, and the story all support each other into a unified, holistic, dynamic performance.

Tuesdays 6-7:30pm

 
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Balance Arts Fundamentals in Flow

Establish a calm, gentle, and balanced alignment on your back through your breath and spatial awareness, and then explore fundamental movements from that deepened mindful state. Spend time on your front, all fours, and then intentionally move to standing. Practice your balance and weight mobilization. Utilize your new understandings and insights in practical application and movement games. The class is taught through the Alexander Technique lens that provides you with a learning process for change and development.

Mondays 5-6:30pm, Thursdays 10-11:30am

 
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Balance Arts Intro to the Alexander Technique

Curious about the Alexander Technique and want to learn more? Come to the BAC’s Introduction to the Alexander Technique class to try it out! All are welcome.

Tuesdays 7-8:30pm

 
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ATchoirNYC

This choral experience is open to all people who enjoy singing with others! Each evening will begin with an extended whole-body 'tune-up' using principles of the Alexander Technique and we will explore exercises in vocalization while learning about our anatomy in motion. The second part will be a choral rehearsal where we will learn music and sing in a variety of genres and styles from baroque to modern, from classical to world music, culminating in an informal performance in December. Join us and improve your singing through expanded awareness!

Tuesdays 6:30-8pm

 
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Adaptive AT for People with EDS/HSD

Suitable for newcomers and returning students alike, these weekly classes will explore movement control, posture, and ease through awareness-building activities. Alexander Technique (AT), an experiential learning process, utilizes hands-on sensory feedback from qualified teachers and practical information about anatomy and body mechanics to assist students in developing skills that can reduce pain and improve quality of life. The type of AT taught in this course is designed to be safe and effective for hypermobility.

Mondays 6:30-8pm

This class is full for Fall 2019. To hear about upcoming offerings, check out integratinginstability.com.

 
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Balance Arts Teacher Training Course Open House

Come experience the Balance Arts Teacher Training Course! You will receive hands on work and be used as a practice student while getting to see what it’s like to be in the course. There will be an opportunity just before the end of class to meet with Ann to ask any questions and to schedule a private lesson with her.

Offered monthly