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group classes

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

upcoming trapeze workshops with julie ludwick

3 Week Mini-Workshop Low-Flying Trapeze
A 3-class workshop geared for all movers with an emphasis on getting in touch with our Inner Somatic Selves as we improvise solos and duets in and around the low-flying trapeze.

Visit to "the deep well" of Skinner Releasing to let go of tension and free the body for creative impulses while ensuring proper body mechanics. Once in a releasing state, explore at your own speed and strength level. See more info on the somatic Skinner Releasing Technique click HERE

Dates & Times:
     Oct. 21, 28 & Nov. 4
     Sundays 10 am - Noon
Workshop fee:
     $90 or Purchase Before October14 for only $60

3-Class Fee Options

5 Week Low-Flying Trapeze Workshop
Each 3-hour class begins with a Somatic Warm up and improvisational explorations that increase our movement vocabulary and tap into our creativity. The last hour is a repertory workshop that includes solo moves and flights which will increase our physical strength and musical skills while allowing us to move at our own pace.

Dates and Times:
     Nov. 11-Dec. 16 (no class Thanksgiving Weekend)
     Sundays 9 am - Noon
Workshop fee:
     $200 or Purchase Before November 4 for only $160
     SPECIAL PRICE: Purchase Both Workshops $210
5-Class Fee Options

All Classes at
Soundance Studio
@ 281 N. 7th Street
Brooklyn, NY


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.