Level: OPEN

at abrasiveMedia (438 Houston Street, suite 257, Nashville, TN 37203)

MONDAYS |  9:30-11am

January 14, 21, & 28


Contact Concepts is a hybrid, experimental dance lab where the syllabus uses information from contemporary dance forms, contact improvisation, bodywork, massage therapy, and energy healing as source material.

The class begins with patterns, phrases, and exercises that infuse focused stretching principles, body and muscle manipulations, and contemporary dance forms to warm the body and to cultivate self-awareness. The class will then begin exploring ranges of contact and physical connection. Instructional bodywork and durational task structures allow a deep investigation of physical partnerships. These exercises and partnerships progress into a creative incubator where movement ideologies and contact principles can develop, collide, flourish, shift, and expand.

Dancers of all levels are welcome. 

Prepay online for the entire week or pay at the door.  We accept cash, credit, or check made payable to New Dialect. 

There is no pre-registration required for class. Doors open at 9am. Class ends at 11. 

Please be sure to arrive with enough time to sign in and warm up before class begins. 

5 Class Pass

Save $10 off the full drop-in price. Good for all morning classes through May 2019.

10 Class Pass

20% discount off the full drop-in price. Good for all morning classes through May 2019. 

Our classes are supported in large part by the generous support of