return to Morning Classes


Instructor: ERIN LAW

Level: OPEN

Centennial Performing Arts Studios ( 211 27th Avenue North | Nashville, TN 37203 )

MONDAYS |  9:30-11am

September 2 - December 9, 2019

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Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst Erin Law leads classes connecting Somatics (a gentle movement practice that fosters mind-body connection) and Contact Improvisation—cultivating awareness of relationships as a lens through which to engage in movement. 

Each class will be different as we engage in a range of movement experiences flowing between somatic practices like Authentic Movement and Bartenieff Fundamentals, communal practices like Group and Contact Improvisation, and overarching principles like Emergent phenomena and collective consciousness.

Ultimately this class seeks to create a container in which we can track desire, attend to choice, bravely express imagination, forge meaningful connections, embrace wholeness, and open ourselves to new possibilities. 

“In this class we'll breathe, soften, yield, fall, touch, share weight, push, reach, and collectively nurture a compassionate environment in which we feel safe enough to take risks. These concepts of embodiment will guide us into structured improvisations in which we learn to fluctuate between different types of relationships: self-to-self, self-to-other, self-to-group, and self-to-environment.”

— Erin Law

Dancers of all levels are welcome. 

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. 

N E W P A Y M E N T P O L I C Y:  P A Y A T T H E D O O R


Drop-in OR register for multiple sessions at the front desk of Centennial Performing Arts Studios.

[ New Dialect will no longer be accepting payments for morning classes through our website. ]


Erin is a Licensed Massage Therapist, somatic movement educator, and multidisciplinary artist offering Ha.Lé Bodywork, Cupping Therapy, and Ha.Lé Movement Classes.

She graduated from the Mind Body Institute, a Nashville-based massage therapy school, and also holds a B.A. in Dance from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, a M.F.A. in Dance from Smith College, and a Certification in Laban Bartenieff Movement Analysis from the Integrated Movement Studies Program.

Her experience in dance, kinesiology, and somatics has taught her the importance of maintaining a healthy and balanced body for optimum performance.

Bodywork has been an integral part of her life as someone who is invested in physicality, and she is delighted to be able to provide therapeutic relief for other athletes and dancers.

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