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Contemporary Cross-Training Series: 7// February 10-March 14, 2014

  • Houston Station 434 Houston Street Nashville, TN 37203 USA (map)
 Photo: Eden Frangipane

Photo: Eden Frangipane

February 10-March 14, 2014

Mondays-Fridays, 9:30-11:00 AM

Houston Station

Special guest instructor Kim Greenberg teaches Somatic Awareness on Fridays this series: February 14, 21, 28, March 7 & 14.

Contemporary Cross-Training is a series of contemporary dance classes that offers advanced and professional dancers the opportunity to study a diverse range of contemporary dance concepts, vocabularies, and techniques on a daily basis. Designed to be a research lab for both dancers and teaching artists, New Dialect aims to create an environment where gifted teachers are encouraged to explore and refine their syllabi, and all participants are actively engaged in the process of identifying with clarity and confidence their own movement signatures.


Special Note: We will NOT be holding class on Tuesday, February 11, so that as many dancers as possible can attend OZ Nashville's master class with Wayne McGregor | Random Dance.


Guest instructor Kim Greenberg:

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Kim Greenberg, a recent transplant to Nashville, hails from NYC, where she lived for more than twenty years studying and performing Afro-Cuban Dance. She has an M.A. in Dance Education from Teacher’s College, Columbia, and has been a licensed dance teacher/choreographer in the public schools since 1996, working with children of all ages. She is currently working as a Somatic Movement Educator, and is a graduate of Martha Eddy’s Dynamic Embodiment® training. She is also certified to teach the Feldenkrais Method’s Awareness Through Movement® classes. She is a reflexologist and a Kinetic Awareness practitioner, and incorporates all of her training in her Somatic Awareness classes.

For more information see Kim's CLASS DESCRIPTION below and visit the official FELDENKRAIS website:


Class Descriptions:

Rebecca Allen- Contemporary Ballet: Following a ballet class progression with exercises inspired by Cunningham technique and William Forsythe's Improvisation Technologies, this contemporary ballet class is designed to build a healthy balance of strength and flexibility in the lower body, while increasing overall stability and exploring a full range of motion in the upper body.

Banning Bouldin- Flooring/Falling/Sliding: A cohesive and articulate training syllabus for the advanced dancer promoting awareness, stability, and specificity in an environment dedicated to research. Drawing from her extensive professional experience with some of the world's leading contemporary choreographers and instructors, Banning's class utilizes movement fundamentals rooted in Laban and Taylor techniques as influenced by 21st Century dance icons Mats Ek, Johan Inger, Aszure Barton, William Forsythe, and David Zambrano.

Kim Greenberg- Somatic Awareness: This class will combine the unique approach offered through a Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lesson with Kim’s training in Somatic Education and developmental movement. Dancers will focus on the deep, internal connections that enable us to move with ease from lying, sitting, standing and beyond.



Mondays-Fridays// 9:30-11 AM

February 10-March 14

Mondays and Wednesdays// Contemporary Ballet with Rebecca Allen

Tuesdays and Thursdays// Flooring/Falling/Sliding with Banning Bouldin

Fridays// Somatic Awareness with Kim Greenberg



Unlimited classes (5 weeks/25 sessions): $150

10-class card: $100

5-class card: $50

Drop-ins: $12

New Dialect accepts credit, cash, or check made out to New Dialect. If you are paying with cash, we ask that you try to bring exact change. Please be sure to arrive early to ensure class starts on time. Doors will be open at 9:00 a.m.

Note: 5, 10, & Unlimited class purchases are valid only for the current CCTS. Unused classes will not carry over to the next CCTS. 



Houston Station: 434 Houston Street, Nashville, TN, 37203


Contemporary Cross-Training Mission:

It is New Dialect’s goal to host and present high-level local, national, and international teaching artists on an ongoing basis. By further informing our community of the wide variety of high-quality movement vocabularies existing in the world of 21st century dance, we aspire to contribute to the bright future of contemporary dance in Nashville: training teachers, dancers, and choreographers to interpret and make work that is well-researched and inspiring.