Level up your floor game, your inversion game, your skill vocabulary; and do it all safely in great company! This workshop will introduce dancers to acrobatic skills and concepts designed to expand their movement vocabulary. We will create new pathways to enter and exit the floor, fly through the air, and land with lightness and mobility. Drawing material from a wide range of acrobatic styles, we will explore both isolated movements and proper sequencing aligned with momentum. Safe progressions to learn new skills and practice existing ones will be emphasized, along with enhancing proprioceptive senses while airborne.
PREREQUISITES: general body awareness, willingness to explore, and the abilities to attempt a cartwheel and hold a plank for 45 seconds.
Early Bird (before July 1): $50
Dancer’s Group Member: $45 *
Regular Fee: $60
*Dancer’s Group discount not available online, call ODC Front Desk at 415-863-9830
Colin Epstein is a dancer and acrobat who calls Oakland home, and teaches parkour and acrobatics at Athletic Playground and Kinetic Arts Center. The rest of his time is divided between dancing on the ground & in the air for Bay Area companies including 13th Floor Dance Theater, Lizz Roman & Dancers, Palanza Dance, and Deborah Slater Dance Theater; directing Twisted Oak Dance Theater; and producing a yearly event (Constants & Variables) showcasing the amazing talent in the Bay