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Community Workshop: Kinesiology + Dancing Into Self Integration// April 12, 2014

  • Friends Meeting House 530 26th Ave. N Nashville, TN 37209 USA (map)

This workshop is designed for men and women with no previous dance experience and dancers of all levels ages 14+. Carrie Gerow leads participants to a deeper self-awareness and ease of movement: inviting us to accept with gratitude the wondrous design of our bodies.

This particular class will focus on the spine in a study of it's natural functioning curves and efficient, pleasant, empowering alignment to support balance and integrity.

Carrie Gerow: instructor

Carrie serves on the faculty of Belmont University's dance program, where she has created and teaches the first dance kinesiology curriculum offered at the university. She also teaches courses in ballet, modern, Pilates and pedagogy, in addition to choreographing works for the Belmont Dance Company. Having served as a teaching artist with the Art Smart Program through the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, she draws on the ideas of aesthetic education to facilitate her teaching. Carrie has been a member of New Dialect since its inception, both as a dancer and a teaching artist for Contemporary Cross-Training.



Anatomy and Kinesiology: Through discovery of our true form, function and structure, we can "see" inside our bodies to connect with and move in them more fluently, with greater ease and savvy. Imagery guided movement can then come alive in vivid detail led by our ever more finely tuned and educated kinesthetic sense.

Dancing into Self-Integration: This workshop aims to gather aspects of the body that have somehow been shunned from the self as unworthy or undesirable and reintegrate them as valued attributes just as they are today. We practice movement designed to take inventory of the body as it is in the present, gently yet consistently guiding it toward efficient movement patterns with strength, ease and cultivation of pleasant presence in our experience.



Saturday | April 12, 2014      

11:00 AM-12:30 PM






Nashville Friends Meeting House

530 26th Avenue North

Nashville, Tennessee 37209


Special Note: Participants in this workshop will need to bring a yoga or Pilates mat and socks.