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Foundations of Diasporic African Dance: A 4-Week Series

  • The Wellness Studio 7887 Soquel Drive, Suite E Aptos, CA 95003 USA (map)

Foundations of Diasporic Dance: A 4-week series to support bringing consciousness and body awareness to your dance.

Taught by Deb Voisin

> Tuesdays: June 18, June 25, July 2, July 9
> > 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
> > > Series cost: $60 ($15/class)
> > > > Drop-ins: $20

**Minimum of 8 people pre-registered for class to occur.

This 4-week series is designed for new and existing African dance students to reduce their chance of unnecessary injuries and increase their confidence, understanding, vitality and joy in diasporic dance.

Areas of Focus:
- Spinal rolls, undulations, and articulations on every plane
- Neck and upper back articulation and strengthening
- Arm range of movement and relationship to hip movement
- Strengthening and mobilizing hips and legs
- Corseting the core to stabilize and mobilize arms and legs
- Foot strength- using the original design of your feet for reduced foot strain

About the Instructor:
Deb Voisin has been passionate about helping people move better for more than 30 years. She started studying West African dance over 20 years ago as a result of studying the Gokhale Method of Ancestral, Pain-free Posture. She has been teaching the Gokhale Method to help people recover from back pain for 4 years. She has taught beginning West African Dance for 12 years and has travelled to Guinea with Youssouf Koumbassa and Alseny Soumah to study dance intensively. She has also studied, taught, and/or performed a variety of other movement forms including Ido Portal's Movement Method; Original Strength; Contact Improv; Chung Moo Doe; salsa, modern, Afro-Haitian, Tahitian, West African, and Afro-Brazilian dance; Body-Mind Centering®; Zumba; improv theater; and 4 forms of yoga including certification in Rodney Yee’s first ever teacher training program in 1996. She also has 20 years of experience working for tech companies like Amazon and Google making products, services, and instructions easier for millions of people to use. She is devoted to her students quickly grasping concepts that took her years to learn as an adult struggling to move better. She studied architectural engineering at the University of Kansas.

To reserve your spot, use the registration tool below!