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The Axis Syllabus Feldenkrais® Dance Convergence 

Classes meld the sensory attributes of small refined body motions to larger movement in highly satisfying dances. Mimicking the teacher or visually following choreography is not necessary. *Feldenkrais® ATMs reveal sensory details of movement while the lens of The Axis Syllabus* offers a way to look at skeletal biomechanics and physics of an articulating body in motion. We will converge into highly exhilarating dances.

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Motion Pacific, 131 Front St., Santa Cruz CA.

Weekend One: The Spinal Engine ♦October 26, 27, 28, 2018

Feldenkrais® ATM Dance: Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 1:00-3:00 ♦ The Axis Syllabus Dance: Saturday & Sunday: 3:15 - 5:15

The spine acts as a wave, an engine and a spring. The spine’s shape and structure reveal the potential for tri-directional motion that support contra-lateral limb movements, skeletal undulations along with compression and rebound for receiving and launching weight. These notions will drive our inquiry as we sense into, explore and study the details of the dancing spine.


Weekend Two: Sculpting First Steps♦ February 22, 23, 24, 2019

Feldenkrais® ATM Dance: Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 1:00-3:00 ♦ The Axis Syllabus Dance: Saturday & Sunday: 3:15 - 5:15

We will sense into the feet as articulators and supports while the body participates in the everyday actions of walking, turning, standing, and crouching. Embracing oscillations, de-segmentation and unification of body masses over a small base of support will be some principles explored while we hone our awareness to locomote and dance across the floor.


Weekend Three: Arms as Wings & Supports ♦ May 3, 4, 5, 2019

Feldenkrais® ATM Dance: Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 1:00-3:00 ♦ The Axis Syllabus Dance: Saturday & Sunday: 3:15 - 5:15

There is potential for arms to offer buoyancy, delicate articulations and sound skeletal support while moving through space.  In this class we will slow down to explore and harvest sensory details of arm use for dancing while reaching, supporting and accelerating or decelerating our body in motion.


Classes held at: Motion Pacific, 131 Front St., Santa Cruz CA.  

3 weekends and 30 hours of classes total. You can take all 3 weekends, 1 weekend or Drop-in each day.  

Fees

  • One Weekend: Early: $160 Regular: $180

  • Two Weekends: Early: $ 310 Regular: $340

  • Three Weekends: Early: $455 Regular: $480

  • Drop in: $40.00

Payment Options

  • All classes have an Early Fee up to one week prior to the first day of class.

  • Pay by check: send to 111 Seton Way, Santa Cruz CA 95060. Make check out to: Mir & A Company.

  • PayPal Invoice: send an email to miranda@baymoon.com and list the classes you want to register for. I will send you a return email with an “Invoice” to pay via PayPal. A (safe) link will be provided to send fees for classes. PayPal charges 2.9% + .30 cents per transaction.

  • Eventbrite will only allow for the first weekend in October payment and has a $7.50 transaction fee.

  • Questions? please ask: 831-234-4870 or miranda@baymoon.com

*The Axis Syllabus is a resource manual that maps complex human movement.  Miranda uses the Axis Syllabus in dance while applying anatomy and biomechanics to harness kinetic energy for dancing with ease and exhilaration. She aims to harness our sensory capacities to garner awareness of movement principles for safe daily use that can lead up to high-performance physicality. 

*Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement (ATM)’s employ a collection of small movements through sensory tactics to discover a larger movement whole. The aim is to gain body control by utilizing the sensory system and eliminating excessive will or effort. Priority is given to noticing ease and comfort while learning simple to complex movement.