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

Vicky Shick

Morning Class with Kayvon Pourazar

Kayvon Pourazar
Fri, Jun 3 – Jun 24 10:00am–12:00pm
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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.

[Virtual] BodyMind Dancing™

Martha Eddy
Mon, Jan 3 – Aug 16 6:00pm–7:00pm

[VIRTUAL] Topf Technique /Dynamic Anatomy

Jaime Ortega
Tue, Jan 4 – Jul 27 1:00pm–2:30pm

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

Barbara Mahler
Fri, Jan 7 – Jun 24 10:00am–12:00pm

[In-person] Pilates Mat Class for Dancers

Johanna S. Meyer
Tue, Jan 11 – Jun 30 2:00pm–3:15pm

[Virtual] Releasing

Yvonne Meier
Mon, May 2 – Jun 1 10:00am–11:00am

[Virtual] Klein Technique™/Stretch and Placement

Barbara Mahler
Thu, May 12 – Jul 1 1:00pm–2:30pm

[In-person] Feldenkrais®

Rebecca Davis
, Jun 1 – Jun 29 12:30pm–2:00pm

[In-person] Alexander Technique

Emily Faulkner
Wed, Jun 1 – Jun 22 2:00pm–4:00pm

[Virtual] Releasing

Julie Mayo
Mon, Jun 6 – Jun 28 10:00am–11:00am
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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

Wendy Perron, Jamie Scott, Mariah Maloney, Irene Hultman, Trisha Brown Dance Company, Vicky Shick
Wed, Apr 6 – Jun 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
[Virtual] Dark Room Ballet: Introductory Level Class

[Virtual] Dark Room Ballet: Open Level Class

Krishna Washburn
Mon, Jan 3 – May 31 8:00pm–9:30pm

[Virtual] Dark Room Ballet: Introductory Level Class

Krishna Washburn, Alejandra Ospina
Sat, Apr 9 – May 28 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] Finding Coherence

Deborah Hay
May 23 – May 27 10:00am–1:00pm

[In-person] Sounding Body Series: Revelatory Vibration

Tatyana Tenenbaum, Marisa V. Clementi
Wed, May 25 – Jun 9 5:00pm–7:00pm



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

[In-person] A patient unfolding: We will build this moment together

Jasmine Hearn
Jul 11 – Jul 15 10:00am–12:00pm

[Virtual] Starship Somatics: Speculative Embodiment

Petra Kuppers
Jul 11 – Jul 15 11:30am–12:30pm

[In-Person] Moving Between Worlds

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Jul 11 – Jul 15 1:00pm–5:00pm

[In-person] Horizons

Irene Dowd
Jul 11 – Jul 15 3:00pm–5:00pm

[In-person] Morning Moving Together

Vicky Shick
Jul 18 – Jul 22 10:00am–12:00pm

[In-person] Contact 22 : a Touch R/Evolution

K.J. Holmes
Jul 18 1:00pm–3:00pm

[In-person] A Spell for Utopia (Pleasure Practice)

luciana achugar
Jul 18 – Jul 22 4:00pm–6:30pm

[Virtual] Imagining Liberation: A Conversation, A Game, A Study, A Process, A Meeting, An approach to Making Dances. Prayerfully, an approach to "Shaping Future".

Marjani Forté-Saunders
Jul 25 – Jul 29 10:00am–12:00pm

[In-Person] Klein Technique™/Stretch & Placement

Barbara Mahler
Jul 25 – Jul 29 1:00pm–3:00pm

[In-person] Improvisation Strategies

Ishmael Houston-Jones
Jul 25 3:30pm–6:00pm
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Our classes and workshops are located in a variety of studio spaces across New York.