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group classes

  • Low-flying Trapeze
    Dance in Brooklyn
  • Trapeze
    in Manhattan
  • Skinner Releasing
  • Modern Dance
  • Improvisation &
    Composition Classes

all workshops with julie ludwick

Introductory TRAPEZE Series - Somatic Improvisation in low-flying trapeze

Saturdays Feb. 22, 29 and March 7
10 am to Noon

Workshop Fees

Early Bird = (before Feb. 15) = $75
Regular Price (Feb 16 or late) = $90
Single/Drop-In Class = $40

Tap into your inner self and improve your kinesthetic awareness with our meditative and improvisational approach to Aerial Dance. Learn basic hangs for low-flying trapeze and how to improvise your own dance within set perimeters. Technical clues are given for basic skills about flying, floating, and laying out in space and these  clues allow you to dance with a sense of ease and delight.

Intro Workshop Options


Ongoing TRAPEZE SeriesSomatic Improvisation in low-flying trapeze

Saturdays March 14 - May 16 (no class Easter weekend)
10 am to Noon

Workshop Fees

Early Bird = $200
Regular Price = $240
Single/Drop-In Class = $40

Dive into opportunities to morph your kinesthetic awareness into technical knowledge and you will find yourself moving with greater ease when in the air, on the studio floor, or walking down the street. Improvisational structures provide guidance for explorations while also allowing options to explore your own movement expression. Aerial Dance skills are integrated with meditative imagery, hands-on partnering work, and informal discussions that allow students to learn from one another and explore in a myriad of ways.

Ongoing Workshop Options

All Trapeze Classes at
Soundance Studio
@ 281 N. 7th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Take the G train to Metropolitan Station


Each year Fly-by-Night offers scholarships to adult dancers of color who wish to study Aerial Dance with the company. This FREE audition class brings together a community of dancers who that otherwise wouldn’t have the chance to try Aerial Dance. The audition is usually held over the weekend of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. We just finished our audition process for 2020, please join us next year!


skinner releasing technique (SRT) 

This meditative movement technique is inspired by Eastern philosophy. Classes are designed to help students discover and let go of hidden tensions and feel physically at ease. Activities include guided poetic imagery that calms the whole self as well as hands-on tactile studies that help us to let go of tension. As tension drifts away our creative selves emerge and we find ourselves able to tap into a more improvisatory and flexible mindset. Classes are designed for movers of all kinds; students move as little or as much as they like and no experience is necessary.

modern dance classes

Ludwick teaches traditional modern dance with an emphasis on dropping the center of weight and movement that takes students off their vertical center to explore multiple spatial planes and levels. She incorporates her knowledge of Skinner Releasing Technique to enhance their understanding of proper alignment and performance presence.

improvisation classes

Ludwick has designed and taught college courses in Improvisation for both 2 and 4-year colleges as well as preprofessionals at private studios and summer dance programs. Students learn how to use improvisation to get in touch with their own movement impulses and to foster new movement vocabulary. Simple improvisation scores are introduced and explored through performance, viewing, and discussion as they gain in complexity. Discussions emphasize stating what the students see and how that connects with the movement score.

composition classes

Ludwick applies her training with Bessie Schoenberg, Nita Little, and Martha Meyers to her approach to composition. Students explore basic tools (theme and variation, time and music, space and effort) and apply them to short movement studies. They observe one another and learn how to discuss what they see. These classes often involve some aspects of improvisation in the beginning depending on the students' experience.