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Tue, Jul 11

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Zoom class

All Abilities Contemporary Brazilian Dance with Instructor Stephanie

Dance for All Bodies invites you to take Contemporary Brazilian with Instructor Stephanie!

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All Abilities Contemporary Brazilian Dance with Instructor Stephanie
All Abilities Contemporary Brazilian Dance with Instructor Stephanie

Time & Location

Jul 11, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT

Zoom class

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About the event

Cost: We have a suggested donation of $5-15. Your donations directly go towards paying our instructors and allows us to offer these dance classes available for all abilities! If you are not able to donate at this time, we still hope to see you there! Just make sure to select "Free" when you register.

What is Contemporary Brazilian Dance Class? This dance class is not our usual Brazilian dance class; it is a meditative, explorative and musical movement experience that uses Contemporary & Brazilian dance techniques, music and concepts. 

What to expect: This class can be taken standing or seated. Our instructor Stephanie Bastos, teaches both in seated and standing positions. Expect meditation, warm-up, skill-build and playfulness through improvisation and choreography rooted in Contemporary & Brazilian dance techniques and African polyrhythms. 

Agenda: 

The class will start and end with a meditation. At the beginning of the class Stephanie will use the brain dance, which is a technique and concept created by a dancer and scientist that composes eight developmental movement patterns human beings are programmed to move through from 0-12 months that wire the central nervous system. The class will then transition to learning and creating choreography. You might be expected to participate in this class, introduce yourself, your name and even get to contribute to the choreography! This class is all about finding your inner choreographic muse. Stephanie believes in meeting their students where they are at and will focus on creating a fun and collaborative experience by bringing dance technique, choreography and musicality into her class. The dance class aims to bring your focus internally and support your body so that you can move forward in your day with a fresh mind, spirit and energy. In this class, expect to explore new shapes of the body and new pathways of moving. The creative challenge may push your mental boundaries, but your body will feel good! Usually, the class creates a movement phrase together and participates in shared improvisation. This class definitely focuses on teaching participants how to use their bodies to express themselves!

 

Adjectives: 

Meditative, rhythmic, exploratory, playful artistry, mid-class pace 

Zoom Link: In your confirmation email, you will receive a Zoom Link, Meeting ID and passcode.

You will also receive a reminder email with the same information, 1 hour before the event.

* Make sure to check your Spam folder, as many of our participants have mentioned that the email has gone to their Spam folder.

Accessibility: Please let us know if you have any access needs we should be aware of when you register for the class.

ASL Interpretation: This Zoom class will have an ASL interpreter.

Closed Captions: We have Closed Captions (CC) enabled on Zoom! You can either follow along the directions as CC or as a transcript.

First Time Taking a Class with Dance for All Bodies? Please take 3 minutes to fill out these two forms linked below:

1- Demographics Survey

2- Media Release Form

If it is your first time taking a Zoom dance class with Dance for All Bodies, we have some tips for using Zoom that can be found here.

Cost: We have a suggested donation of $5-15. Your donations directly go towards paying our instructors and allows us to offer these dance classes available for all abilities! If you are not able to donate at this time, we still hope to see you there! Just make sure to select "Free" when you register.

 

More information about Stephanie:  Stephanie Bastos is the daughter of Bernadette Chaves Nunes and Aluizio Ribeiro Bastos, started her performance career as a child with the Miami Ballet and in her teens, became one of the founding members of the internationally acclaimed Isadora Duncan Dance Ensemble of Miami, FL directed by Andrea Seidel and featured in Isadora Duncan Dance and Repertory by Princeton Book Company. As a pre-professional, she was awarded scholarships to train at American Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow and Bates Dance Festival after losing her leg in a tragic car accident and subsequently retraining herself to dance with a prosthetic leg. Since then, she has received her BFA in Dance from New World School of the Arts and has been performing, touring and teaching Contemporary Dance throughout the United States, Germany, Poland, Argentina and Brazil. She has trained with master teachers; Martha Mahr, Thomas Armour, Andrea Seidel, Julia Levien, Peter London, Donald McKayle, Chuck Davis, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Reginald Yates, Tania Santiago and Mestre King among others. Winner of the 2011 San Francisco "Izzies” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Performance Ensemble with Ase West Dance Theater Collective, she has also worked with the Urban Bush Women, Axis Dance Company, Deep Waters Dance Theater, Aguas Da Bahia and Ron Brown’s/ EVIDENCE as a guest performer for the “Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth”, Soundsuits exhibit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF. 

Stephanie’s bio with ABDP is at this link.

https://www.danceforallbodies.org/stephaniebastos

Tickets

  • Contemporary Dance class

    If you are not able to donate at this time, that is okay! If you enjoy dancing with us, you can help us by bringing your family, friends and community members to these classes.

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  • Contemporary Dance class

    Your donation of $5 dollars will go directly towards paying our instructors for their time. You help us make a difference by allowing us to organize more classes! Don't forget to invite your friends, family and community to join us.

    $5.00
  • Contemporary Dance class

    Price: $10 - Your donation of $10 dollars will go directly towards paying our instructors for their time. You help us make a difference by allowing us to organize more classes. Thank you!

    $10.00
  • Contemporary Dance class

    Your donation of $15 dollars will go directly towards paying our instructors for their time. You help us make a difference by allowing us to organize more classes! Thank you so much for believing in us.

    $15.00

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