The Speaking Body™ Dance Class
$60 pre-registration required
Based on the principles of dance therapy and Gabrielle Roth’s Five Rhythms® dance popular in New York City and London, this class for adults consists of stretching and moving through various rhythms of music together, exploring the connection of different body parts, and learning to express yourself and your creativity through natural movement. The rhythms we move through are Flow, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness. We end with a slow moving meditation to music and have time to talk about our experience at the end. A wide variety of musical styles provided. Please wear clothes that are comfortable to move in and bring water. No previous dance experience necessary: all levels of experience and body types welcome—all that is necessary is an open mind and a willingness to explore movement.
Monica Gaydos has an MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and has been a Five Rhythms® dancer in both New York City and London for the past 14 years. She is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) through EmbodiYoga™. Originally from Pittsburgh, Monica has returned from her studies and is excited to bring this creative, expressive dance form to her hometown. She believes that every human being is a dancer, and that if you can breathe, you can dance. She hopes that by creating a space where people can move freely and explore, her students will gain a new sense of body awareness, strengthen the connection between mind, body, and spirit, and learn to use movement as a tool to express emotions and make new creative discoveries. She also aims to create a safe environment in which participants feel nurtured and connected to a sense of community.