Friday Night Frolics
I’m offering movement workshops at Art & Soul, designed for adults without formal dance training, but open to trained dancers as well.
Friday Night Frolics are a playful way to unwind as the weekend begins.Do you yearn to unwind and move in a community of playful adults? Friday Night Frolics combine lightly guided exercises and games with a bit of whimsy to create playful explorations of movement in a safe, communal setting. Participation in improvisational, organic movement can be a profound and nourishing experience, as well as just plain fun. It also provides the opportunity to drop into your body and explore the canvas of space through your own movement vocabulary. Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely. If you like, come early (5:30 pm) to have a cup of tea, relax, and settle into the circle.
All levels welcome; no dance training needed. Pre-registration preferred, but drop-ins will be welcome as space allows.
The last Friday Night Frolic of 2022 is Friday, November 11 6:00 – 7:30 pm $20. Click here for Pre-registration
Centering Story in Our Bodies, Exploring Personal Lore is a new workshop offering in collaboration with medicinal storyteller Sonia Fernandez LeBlanc. In this reflective and whimsical workshop, we’ll tap into and share our personal stories through free writing, poetry, moving mediation, verbalization, and embodied play. These stories are curative elixirs for ourselves and others that offer us deeper personal understanding and connection. Amanda Cantrell Roche and Sonia Fernández LeBlanc will gently guide you through practices to explore and share your own personal lore through intuitive vocalization, movement, and writing in community-centered care.
Friday, September 30, 6-9 pm at Art & Soul Studio. Click here to register.
ONLINE OFFERINGS via Art & Soul Studio coming in January and February, 2023, as well as more Friday Night Frolics
Many of my workshops can be privately booked for a group of four or more, starting at $300 if you provide the space. Message me for details: email@example.com. See class listings below this video.
Here are some workshop options. Most of these are 2 to 2.5 hours:
Coming Into Your Radiance
We all have a light – an inner radiance – that is connected to our Source and fueled by what we most deeply love. Often this illumination is dimmed by the daily grind, life’s challenges, or neglect. Take this time to reconnect to Source, uncover your inner radiance, and create a space within for it to shine outward. Through writing, movement, and reflective play, both individually and communally, we will tap into our divine light and recognize it in others. This workshop will include gentle, physical contact with others in the group.
“The world is not whole without each of us awakening the divine spark that we are.” ~ Jenn Couture
Shifting Sands, Divining Balance
Being aware of and attentive to our center is vital in life. What keeps you balanced when all else is shifting around you? When do you need to take some risks and push yourself off balance? Through movement, creative writing, and other reflective play we will traverse the terrain of centeredness, grounding, and unexpected trajectories. This journey toward deeper awareness supports the ability to sustain balance in both calm and stormy seas.
“I came to this workshop expecting to learn to deal with the shifting world around me. Silly me, I thought what would happen is that I would learn to reorder the world in a more balanced way. What happened instead was that I learned to shift!” — Tracy
Crossing the Threshold: Beginning the Hero’s Journey
In the Hero’s Journey, the first threshold separates the ordinary world and the unknown world of risk and adventure. In crossing this threshold, the hero is often confronted by threshold guardians who try to block the passage, and sometimes an ally or mentor offers help. These archetypes and stages in the journey most notably defined by Joseph Campbell are far more than fairy tale myths; they have direct correlation to people and events in our lives.
Through group and private reflection, free writing and movement, we will consider thresholds we have and will cross in our lives, and will divine a path to crossing a significant threshold which leads us into an intrepid new world. No dance or writing experience necessary.
“What a profound and soulful workshop. I am still floating. I remembered, tonight, how important it is to take time out of this busy (and sometimes heavy) life in order to dig deep, reconnect with self, and to connect, also, with brave and generous fellow travelers. I feel a shift, and I was desperate for one.” ~ Sara Sharpe
Leading and Letting Go: Exploring Active and Passive Paths
There are times when we need to take direct action and responsibility, and times when we must learn to let go and follow a path that opens before us. In this active, playful workshop you will work with a partner to explore weight bearing and weight sharing, leading and following, and individually consider the metaphors for your life and relationships through writing and reflection. No dance experience required, but ability to get up and down from the floor and bear some weight needed. Physical contact with a partner is integral to this workshop, but no need to bring a partner.
“I was surprised at how profoundly I was affected by the time I spent moving around with (my partner). To be held closely and supported gently but firmly was a huge healing for me.” — Sally
In Words and Body: Articulating Your Vision
In the work of daily living, there are times when we lose sight of our dreams and aspirations. Articulating those dreams and pathways to attain them can help us find the motivation to forge ahead and speak our vision into existence. Through a journey to find inspiration and insight in the words of others, as well as exploring the active meditation of dance, we will tap into both intellectual and innate body wisdom to discover and define our vision for our future. You will leave with both enduring written prose, and the ephemeral but no less potent experience of painting your pathway toward attaining your dreams through the medium of body and space. No dance or writing experience necessary
“The experience definitely blew on the coals of my heart and gave fresh definition to my hopes and dreams.” — Maria,
Other workshops include “Boundaries” and “Written in the Body”.
These integrative, experiential workshops utilize creative process and exploration in movement and writing to discover personal truths. To book a workshop or discuss a custom-designed theme for your organization, please contact Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org