https://www.facebook.com/events/579058227112241 Democracy Center
45 Mt. Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
$0-100, sliding scale
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Join us for a day of workshops and the return of Eclipse! K.Lani (she/her) will be hosting a 3-part micro fusion workshop (all classes will be ambidancetrous—come with any dance experience, or no dance experience at all!). Then, you can practice both your micro and macro dancing at Eclipse at our usual location, Q Ballroom!
Micro is a subgenre of partner Fusion dance. Where Fusion focuses on adapting our movements to each partner and song, Micro dance is about being present and appreciating each moment with our partner. Taking advantage of primarily less, and smaller movements, Micro is the art of mindfulness in motion. It requires no previous dance or partner experience, just a willingness to hug out a song.
1-1:30pm Check-in and warmup
1:30-2:45pm Workshop 1: Micro Hugs
Do you ever find hugging to be awkward, even when it’s someone you’re close to? The foundation of good micro is the same foundation as a good hug.
Good hugs start with confident posture and how you connect to another body. Learn to initiate and sustain touch with others, adapting your hugs to any body. Add some music and we’ll turn those super comfy hugs, into dynamic dancing hugs!
3pm-4:15pm Workshop 2: Micro Moves
So micro dance is about moving smaller and doing less. But how do I actually dance it? Just because less is more doesn’t mean you don’t still have tons of options for how to move your body! Come play with body isolations and explore the many planes you can move them on. Let’s maximize your micro options!
4:30pm-5:45pm Workshop 3: Micro Harmonies
We say partner dance is a conversation, well a unique thing in Micro is you don’t need the lead/follow dynamic. With small movements you can actually whisper over top of each other. Instead of talking, it becomes more like singing together, interweaving your movements! You can sing the same part, sing harmonies, or sing a different part entirely. Come learn how to tune your movements and responses to create beautiful harmonies together.
8pm-12am Eclipse - https://www.facebook.com/events/2266052786877344/ -
𝑹𝒆𝒈𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏: Pre-registration required; limited spots https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSeN6HYsxRB.../viewform...
𝑷𝒂𝒓𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈: Street parking and limited lot parking. In our experience, you can park in the lot without being ticketed on weekends and weekday evenings after school hours.
𝑴𝒂𝒔𝒌𝒔: Mask required
𝑽𝒂𝒙: COVID vaccination in the past 12 months.
𝑩𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒐𝒎𝒔: There are two porta potties on-site by the community garden in the park. There are also local businesses within a 5-10min walking distance.