Finding Each Other Again:
coming back into relationship through Contact Improvisation
Engaging for all levels of experience. Perfect for Beginners.
Max number of students- 12*
Covid Policies will be informed and responsive to current community context and may change as needed.
Current Policy for this Course:
N-95 masking or antigen testing immediately before each class required. **
Course Cost: $275 for the 9 weeks/18hrs
Financial Accessibility Options:
3 spots are available at $225
2 spots are available at $135
Please inquire before registering to receive accessibility options.
Shame-free payment plans available.
If these options are still prohibitive, please reach out and let's see what can work.
Registration required by January 14th, 2023
Need more info? Contact Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to join with a buddy and only work with them?
I am happy to work with folks boundaries and accessibility needs.
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The Fine Print:
*Minimum number of students for the class to run is 6 people.
** I recognize that even these COVID measures will not meet the needs of many bodies who must navigate these conditions with a greater risk assessment.
-In case of class cancellation during the course, our "make-up" classes will take place same times (Tuesdays 6-8) until the 9 gatherings are complete; ex: March 21 and 28.
Partial refunds can occur up until January 6th.
with Amanda Franz
Tuesdays January 17- March 14, 2023
As we emerge from a not quite over pandemic, a time in which for many of us touch, proximity and movement were all limited or reshaped, coming into community practice of embodied relational listening skills is more relevant than ever.
Contact Improvisation is a dance/art/movement form likened to a moving meditation. Like other contemplative movement forms, deep inner listening, building foundations for support and ease, finding play within, and following your truth are fundamental components. Yet unlike many others, this form brings in the relational components of listening to another and building a deep capacity to communicate and respond.
Particularly within our current political/social context, the skills of listening to self and another are of utmost importance. As we navigate new layers of boundaries of safety and consent, being in embodied practice of hearing our bodies yes's, no's and maybe's is vital work. And, as we move through a collectively traumatic moment, in which our nervous systems have been shaped by proximity and touch equaling danger, finding safe enough spaces to relearn safe touch and proximity and to find play together is necessary for us to metabolize this collective experience.
Contact Improvisation provides a physical format to practice embodied skills of communication and listening, while providing a safe and consensual way to invite new patterns, release tension, and find your playful wild self.
In this workshop we will:
Learn skills of Body Listening and Communication
Investigate Consensual Touch and Personal Boundaries of Safety
Explore Sharing Weight and Relating to Gravity
Use Somatic Tools to Ground and Center
Connect with Anatomy to Inhabit our Three-Dimensionality
Click here to learn more about contact improv.
What are past students saying.....
"Contact Improvisation is a wonderful way to open one's body and mind into new and unexpected ways of being, feeling and moving. Truly inspiring and healing" ~ Peter Fried, student of contact
"Beautiful exploration of consent and how to reconnect with our humanity" ~ H.K.
"I came in knowing pretty much nothing and left with tools to feel confident exploring this movement form." ~ Ellen Kraft
"Amanda is a deep, kind, intuitive teacher of mobility awareness and connection. She holds a calm, spacious, responsive learning container that is safe, cohesive, and expansive for diverse groups of participants." ~ Jess Ann Rubin
"Outstanding embellishment of intelligent and emotional forthcomings in contact improv dance movement!" ~ Theo