Dancing Examples of Self and Community Care in Jazz Dance Class
April 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
This workshop will be a jazz dance class! Hooray endorphins! Participants will share, through jazz dance activities, ways of incorporating daily mental wellness as an essential dance skill and include strategies for developing student agency, student leadership, student self-care and mindfulness, and teacher skills for students.
Jazz dance training invites technical sharing, expressive artistry and social exchange within a community that is foundational to the form. Classes offer rich opportunities for embedding and embodying history, social context and social justice. In response to recent life crises, events and shifts, jazz class has also provided a fertile environment for exploring self-care and for teaching students to prioritize individual and community well-being as an integral and intentional element of movement practice.