WHERE: Mesa Arts Center - 2nd Floor Studios
INSTRUCTOR: Allyson Yoder, Dance Artist
Mature Moving Me is a eight-week course in modern dance technique and creative dance-making for older adults. Designed for a range of physical abilities and dance experience, this class is physical, social, and creative!
In a supportive, joyful environment, participants will improve their strength, balance, range of motion, and body awareness, and achieve a sense of mastery by repeating and building upon choreographed movement phrases over the course of six weeks. The class emphasizes the development of a strong technical foundation, with a seated warm-up that progresses to standing, gentle stretching, movement that travels across the floor, and choreographed standing phrases. We will also flex our creative muscles, with regular opportunities for creative movement, improvisation, and dance-making.
Dance integrates mind, body, and spirit and has proven benefits to the brain and body as we age. Come and experience for yourself!
About the instructor:
Allyson Yoder is a graduate of Arizona State University with her B.F.A. in Dance. Part of the inaugural Creative Aging Teaching Artists cohort of 2016, she instructs the Mature Moving Me dance class for older adults at the Mesa Arts Center and is a consultant teaching artist on dance and creative aging at Arizona State University, the Arizona Commission on the Arts. As a teaching artist, Allyson works to expand access to meaningful dance experiences for movers across spectrum of age, physical abilities, and backgrounds.
Registration Limited: 20