with Sara Delorena
This workshop is geared towards all ladies with a desire to dance. This class is open to all ages, all movement abilities, and all bodies. In this workshop you will be lead through exploratory movement exercises to discover your own innate sense for dance and movement.
You will discover how to tap into your own inner rhythm and organic ways of moving. We will create movement and build dances both individually and together. While this is not a dance technique class we will learn some basic fundamentals of Modern Dance “technique” solely as a means for you to explore more movement possibilities.
There will also be suggestions for creating your own personal dance practice. Together let’s move from rigidity to fluidity and discover the healing and transformative powers of dance!
Sara Delorena Bio:
Sara is a local Modern Dancer, Performing Artist, Choreographer, and Dance Instructor. Sara holds both a BA in Dance and a BA in Sociology from Sacramento State University. In December of 2015 Sara also completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training through Yoga Shala Midtown. Sara has performed with the Bay Area Geeks and Dolls Ballroom Dance Team, The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre, The Sacramento Black Art of Dance, and Lorelei Bayne Dance Projects. Sara has also performed works by Bay Area choreographers Shakiri of Zaccho Dance, and Sebastian Grubb former dancer for Axis Dance Company. Sara has attended workshops on topics such as the Spirituality of Dance, Bridging Communities through Dance offered by The Luna Dance Institute of Berkeley, and Indigenous Dance through Dancing Earth Creations. Sara has also attended workshops through the Tamalpa Institute which looks at the relationship between life and art’s ability to facilitate healing and change. Sara continues to study the principles of Isadora Duncan who is considered the Mother of Modern Dance. Sara has taken several workshops in Isadora Duncan Dance movement whose principles drew on nature, the human condition, the spiritual dimensions of dance, along with the connection of body, mind, and spirit through dance. Sara believes that dance is not something solely for the technically trained dancer, and that dance should be made accessible to everyone. Sara has witnessed the benefits and impact of dance in her own life as well as in others, and she believes that everyone should have the opportunity to reap the same benefits. Sara holds a strong love, passion, and desire for creating space where students can use dance as a means to have fun, strengthen their body, learn, create, connect with others, make personal discoveries, heal, and transform.