Let's dance with the people we live with from our homes! This class is for families of all definitions and ages who want to move together. Participants will explore movement, play, learn, and make dances with each other, embracing how movement can be used as a source of expression, connection, and joy across generations. Emphasis will be on play and experimentation. Ashley has training in Adaptive Dance and welcomes diverse participants.
For: Families! Families can be defined broadly. My families dancing class would also be suited for folks who have members with Autism or Downs.
Ashley Hensel-Browning works as a dance educator, community artist, and choreographer. She has received multiple grants for her work in public schools and community sites and is a Juried Teaching Artist on the Vermont Arts Council Teaching Roster. Her work focuses both on curriculum and community development through movement. Recent projects have included a teacher training and residencies incorporating math in movement, making music and making dance, choreography residencies, library programs that integrate literature and movement, work with youth in restorative justice programs, and work as a teaching artist with the Community Engagement Lab. Past projects have included work at Boston Ballet's CityDance, dance in correctional facilities, and family dance classes.
If you need special accommodations, please note VDA will need at least two weeks notice before the class start date. We will do our best to accommodate all needs.
How to Register: Click on “Get More Info” to register for this class, or any class in our fall Resilient Dancing Series! If you need assistance filling out the form, please call 410-458-3672.
Payment: VDA member and Non-VDA member pricing is listed in the registration form. To make your payment please visit vermontdance.org/support, or use our paypal address as listed on the form.
If you are planning to call in as a group, with two or more people sharing one screen, email us to set up a scaled payment to fit your specific needs.
If money is a barrier for you, please email a scholarship request letter detailing your interest, class dates, and amount of support needed.
Thanks to our Scholarship Fund sponsors: Rabble-Rouser Chocolate & Craft Co. (lead sponsor) Northfield Savings Bank, Vermont Federal Credit Union, and City Market Onion River Co-op (participating sponsors) for helping us to provide access to all.
We are pleased to announce that this project is supported in part by the Vermont Humanities Council. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed do not necessarily represent those of Vermont Humanities Council.