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 start during fall 2021.
COVID Safety Guidelines at Movement Research
We are thrilled to host [In-person] classes at Movement Research starting October 2021. We will soon share our Covid Safety Protocols for in-person classes.
- 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.
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.
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.
|Mon, Jan 3 – Jan 31||10:00am–11:00am|
[Virtual] BodyMind Dancing™
|Mon, Jan 3 – May 30||6:00pm–7:00pm|
[VIRTUAL] Topf Technique /Dynamic Anatomy
Jaime Ortega, Jen Harmon
|Tue, Jan 4 – Jan 25||1:00pm–2:30pm|
|Wed, Jan 5 – Feb 23||12:30pm–2:00pm|
|Fri, Jan 7 – Feb 25||10:00am–12:00pm|
[In-person] Pilates Mat Class for Dancers
Johanna S. Meyer
|Tue, Jan 11 – Feb 22||2:00pm–3:15pm|
[In-person] Alexander Technique
Alice MacDonald, Fabio Tavares
|Wed, Jan 19 – Feb 23||2:00pm–4:00pm|
Trisha Brown Dance Company Class
In the wake of COVID-19, Movement Research partners with the Trisha Brown Dance Company to host a $10 online weekly Company Class through Zoom taught by a rotating cast of current and former company members.
[Virtual] Trisha Brown Dance Company Class
Trisha Brown Dance Company
|Wed, Feb 9 – Feb 16||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.
Click to learn about upcoming classes:
[Virtual] Dark Room Ballet: Open Level Class
|Mon, Jan 3 – May 31||8:00pm–9:30pm|
[Virtual] Dark Room Ballet: Introductory Level Class
|Sat, Jan 22 – Mar 12||4:00pm–5:30pm|
[Virtual] Dark Room Ballet: No Diagram Anatomy for Dancers in the Dark Room
|Sat, Mar 19 – Mar 26||4:00pm–5:30pm|
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.
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.
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.
[Virtual] Honing a Practice - Deepening into Masunaga’s Reclining Meridian Stretches
|Jan 17 – Jan 21||10:00am–12:00pm|
[Virtual] Map 003: Listening to Color
|Jan 17 – Jan 21||1:00pm–3:00pm|
(Postponed) [Virtual] Falling into Attunement: Let's Play!
|Jan 17 – Jan 21||4:30pm–6:30pm|
Our classes and workshops are located in a variety of studio spaces across New York.