June 12-15, 2018
$200 Full Series
$60 Drop In
Learn ballet through an internal sense of the body rather than simply imitating the teacher. This workshop will be geared to dancers who are tired of faking their way through ballet and for teachers seeking new information for themselves and their students. We will begin the day with a somatic exploration and then apply it to ballet technique. All questions will be addressed in a supportive and caring atmosphere. Instead of simply ‘trying harder,’ this workshop will utilize embodied anatomy from Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and the Feldenkrais® method and to address habits that interfere with ease and higher performance. Become more comfortable in class and learn how to make ballet fit your body in order to access a freer technique.
Augusta Moore, Ballet Director of the ODC Dance Commons, is dedicated to teaching compassionate, interesting and self-evolving material in her classes. She has danced a large & varied repertoire with the San Francisco Ballet, The Pennsylvania Ballet and the Chicago City Ballet. Augusta has taught, directed and choreographed for a number of organizations including; Ballet Frankfurt, UC Berkeley, Stanford University, Naropa University, San Francisco School of the Performing Arts and Lines Ballet. She mentors teachers, and individually, she has coached people from all walks of life. Augusta has been studying with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais® practitioner, teaching Feldenkrais® and Ballet classes at the ODC Dance Commons. Augusta has been teaching for over thirty years.