Our low-cost classes and workshops are led by established, progressive dance artists.

During Covid-19, Movement Research is offering [Virtual] classes through Zoom, some are *Free* others are available through a SLIDING SCALE. [In-person] classes will continue during spring 2022.

COVID Safety Guidelines at Movement Research

We are thrilled to host [In-person] classes at Movement Research starting October 2021. Please review our Covid Safety Protocols for in-person classes, workshops, and events.

View Faculty See the calendar for a full listing of upcoming events
  • Movement Research offers [Virtual] and [In-person] classes.
  • [In-person] classes are open-level. New to a movement class? Welcome! Please Review the class description and the faculty bio before class starts.
  • Pre-registration is needed for [In-person] classes. All participants must comply with the latest NYC safety mandates noted in class description.
  • [Virtual] classes are held through Zoom. Review the MR Zoom Etiquette Guidelines posted on the class description before class begins.
  • Automated closed captioning will be available for all [Virtual] classes and workshops held through Zoom.

Our Classes

Morning Classes

Morning Classes were once held everyday at 10am, but now happen throughout the week at various times of day. Classes offer the opportunity to experience an artist Faculty's movement practices, investigations, histories. Classes may include somatic, improvisation, and movement phrase exercises. If dance experience is recommended, it will be denoted on the class webpage.

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Physical Inquiry and Somatic Practices

A series of ongoing, weekly drop-in classes based in a variety of body practices, designed to expand one’s understanding and efficient use of the body. Classes are suitable for professional dancers and non-dancers alike.

[In-Person] Klein Technique™ Dance/Movement Class

Barbara Mahler
Fri, Jan 7 – Sep 10 10:00am–12:00pm

[In-person] Alexander Technique

Emily Faulkner
Wed, Aug 3 – Aug 31 2:00pm–4:00pm

[Virtual] Releasing

Yvonne Meier
Mon, Sep 12 – Sep 27 10:00am–11:00am

[Virtual] Starship Somatics

Petra Kuppers
Mon, Sep 12 – Sep 26 12:00pm–1:00pm

[Virtual] BodyMind Dancing™

Martha Eddy
Mon, Sep 12 – Dec 19 6:00pm–7:00pm

[VIRTUAL] Topf Technique /Dynamic Anatomy

Jaime Ortega
Sep 13 – Dec 20 1:00pm–2:30pm

[In-person] Pilates Mat Class for Dancers

Johanna S. Meyer
Tue, Sep 13 – Dec 21 2:00pm–3:15pm

[In-person] Alexander Technique

Alice MacDonald
Wed, Sep 14 – Sep 29 2:00pm–4:00pm

[In-Person] Klein Technique™ / Movement Class

Barbara Mahler
Fri, Sep 16 – Sep 30 10:00am–12:00pm

[Virtual] Klein Technique™/Stretch and Placement

Barbara Mahler
Thu, Sep 22 – Sep 30 1:00pm–2:30pm
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Trisha Brown Dance Company Class

Movement Research partners with the Trisha Brown Dance Company to host a $16 in-person weekly Company Class taught by a rotating cast of current and former company members.

[In-person] Trisha Brown Dance Company

Lisa Kraus, Leah Ives, Patrick McGrath, Vicky Shick, Lani Nahele, Shelley Senter, Cecily Campbell, Mariah Maloney, Wendy Perron
Wed, Sep 21 – Dec 22 10:30am–12:00pm

Dark Room Ballet

Hosted by Movement Research, Dark Room Ballet is taught by Krishna Washburn and designed specifically for the educational needs of blind and visually impaired people.

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[Virtual] Dark Room Ballet: Open Level Class
[Virtual] Dark Room Ballet: Introductory Level Class

[Virtual] Dark Room Ballet: Open Level Class

Krishna Washburn
Mon, Jan 3 – Sep 30 8:00pm–9:30pm

[Virtual] No Diagram Anatomy for Dancers in the Dark Room: The Cervical Complex (Neck Class)

Krishna Washburn, Alejandra Ospina
Fri Aug 26 6:00pm–7:30pm

[Virtual] Dark Room Ballet: Introductory Level Class

Krishna Washburn, Alejandra Ospina
Sat, Sep 3 – Oct 22 4:00pm–5:30pm

Improvisational Forms

Movement Research hosts a variety of classes in improvisational forms. Weekly Contact Improvisation classes take place in the evenings at Eden's Expressway and Gibney Dance 280 Broadway. The Underscore, developed by Nancy Stark Smith, is held monthly at Eden's Expressway on every second Sunday and led by a rotating roster of Underscore Facilitators. On Saturday mornings, K.J. Holmes leads Athletics of Intimacy, which explores dancing through the improvisational lenses of somatics, contact improvisation, and perceptual composition.

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Our Workshops


Workshops assist the pursuit of deeper levels of exploration into new dance processes, techniques, and ways of thinking and working, for faculty and students alike. Workshops are scheduled during MELT (Summer and Winter Intensives), in conjunction with the Movement Research Festival and at various times throughout the year.

[In-person] ONE SHOT Performing Improvisation

Meg Stuart
Sep 17 – Sep 19 11:00am–5:00pm



Movement Research’s Winter and Summer intensives featuring the most innovative teachers and creators in dance today. Workshops include technique, composition, somatic practices, and improvisation as well as non-studio topics like lighting design, reading groups, and “movie” nights.

For details visit >>MELT Summer 2022 webpage<<

Learn more about MELT

Our classes and workshops are located in a variety of studio spaces across New York.