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.

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  • 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.

[Virtual] Releasing

Julie Mayo
Mon, Jan 3 – Jan 31 10:00am–11:00am

[Virtual] BodyMind Dancing™

Martha Eddy
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

[In-person] Feldenkrais®

Tasha Taylor
Wed, Jan 5 – Feb 23 12:30pm–2:00pm

[In-person] Klein™/Barre

Barbara Mahler
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
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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.

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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 – May 31 8:00pm–9:30pm

[Virtual] Dark Room Ballet: Introductory Level Class

Krishna Washburn
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

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.



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.

Learn more about MELT

[Virtual] Honing a Practice - Deepening into Masunaga’s Reclining Meridian Stretches

Eva Karczag
Jan 17 – Jan 21 10:00am–12:00pm

[Virtual] Map 003: Listening to Color

Jasmine Hearn
Jan 17 – Jan 21 1:00pm–3:00pm

(Postponed) [Virtual] Falling into Attunement: Let's Play!

mayfield brooks
Jan 17 – Jan 21 4:30pm–6:30pm

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