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.

[In-Person] Morning Class: Thursday Mornings

Vicky Shick
Thu, Oct 13 – Dec 15 10:00am–12:00pm

[In-Person] Morning Class: Anchoring in Space

Molly Lieber
Tue, Nov 29 – Dec 20 10:00am–12:00pm
2 additional events

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.

[Virtual] BodyMind Dancing™

Martha Eddy, Stephanie Tack, Sherry Greenspan
Mon, Sep 12 – Dec 19 6:00pm–7:00pm

[Virtual] Starship Somatics

Petra Kuppers
Tue, Sep 13 – Dec 21 11:00am–12:00pm

[Virtual] Topf Technique /Dynamic Anatomy

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

[In-Person] Klein Technique™ / Movement Class

Barbara Mahler
Fri, Sep 16 – Dec 23 10:00am–12:00pm

[Virtual] Klein Technique™/Stretch and Placement

Barbara Mahler
Thu, Sep 22 – Dec 22 1:00pm–2:30pm

[In-person] Pilates Mat Class for Dancers

Johanna S. Meyer
Tue, Sep 27 – Dec 21 2:00pm–3:15pm

[In-Person] Alexander Technique

Sarah White-Ayón
Wed, Nov 2 – Dec 21 2:00pm–3:45pm

[Virtual] Releasing

Julie Mayo
Mon, Dec 5 – Dec 19 10:00am–11:00am

[In-Person] Feldenkrais® and Improvisation

Antonio Ramos
Wed, Dec 7 – Dec 21 12:30pm–2:00pm
9 additional events

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

Jamie Scott, Lisa Kraus, Leah Ives, Patrick McGrath, Vicky Shick, Shelley Senter, Cecily Campbell, Mariah Maloney, Wendy Perron, Trisha Brown Dance Company
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.

Click to learn about upcoming classes:

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

[Virtual] Dark Room Ballet: Open Level Class

Krishna Washburn
Mon, Oct 3 – Dec 26 8:00pm–9:30pm

The Dark Room Presents: Audio Description as an Art Form

Krishna Washburn, Alejandra Ospina
Sat, Nov 5 – Dec 17 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.

The Underscore

Underscore Facilitators, Luce Mahler

[In-Person] Athletics of Intimacy

K.J. Holmes
Sat, Oct 15 – Dec 17 11:00am–1:00pm
2 additional events

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.

[Virtual] Honing a Practice – Grasping the Intangible

Eva Karczag
Jan 9 – Jan 13 9:30am–11:30am

[Virtual] on beginning

Sage Ni’Ja Whitson
Jan 9 – Jan 13 11:00am–1:00pm

[Virtual] Crip Movement Lab

Elisabeth Motley, Kayla Hamilton
Jan 9 – Jan 12 5:00pm–7:30pm

[Virtual] Before your eyes

Lisa Nelson
Jan 16 – Jan 20 12:30pm–2:00pm

[In-Person] Collective Strategies

Eleanor Bauer
Jan 16 – Jan 20 3:00pm–6:00pm

[In-Person] Felden-crisis

Antonio Ramos
Jan 23 – Jan 27 10:00am–12:00pm

[Virtual] BodyPortals/ CuerpxPortales: Fascia, Heart, and Guts

Marielys Lely Burgos Meléndez
Jan 23 – Jan 27 1:30pm–3:30pm
5 additional events



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

[In-Person] Dance & Healing - Exploring the healing body through movement and self-Shiatsu

Ori Flomin
Jan 16 – Jan 20 10:00am–12:00pm

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