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Permission to Move: A Movement Workshop Designed for Non-Dancers

March 24, 2023

What does the idea of dancing bring to mind for you?

For so many, it's something that provides joy and fulfillment and yet for others, it can be a source of anxiety or embarrassment.

Even those that danced as kids often fear the possibility of having to dance as an adult and still others are convinced they are equipped with 'two left feet.' But the truth is, dance is nothing more than movement — and if you can move, you can dance — and even find a way to enjoy it!

Led by Women of Culture Founder, Alexandra Harper, this creative connection workshop is especially designed for those who are convinced they can't dance; those who have lost touch with their natural ability to dance, or those who simply want to re-connect with their bodies and the simple joy of movement.

It is all about letting go of any pre-conceived ideas about what dance should be or look like and finding the movement that feels right for you and your body, giving yourself permission to move, without expectation or judgement. It is an invitation to listen to the music and to your body, letting them (rather than your mind) lead the way.

This will be a great opportunity to (re)discover the pure & simple joy of movement while (re)connecting to yourself and the community in a safe and welcoming environment.

The workshop is geared toward female-identifying movers, but all genders and first-timers are welcome. No dance training necessary and no judgement allowed.


What to expect:

🕰 Friday March 24th from 6:30-8pm

📍 the Hatbox, inside the lobby of the Refinery Hotel, 63 West 38th St.

🧘🏽‍♂️ The evening will start with some grounding exercises to get out of your head and into your body. You will be led through some basic warm-ups and stretches, as well as a few very basic steps that can be adapted to your body and style as the evening progresses.

💃🏻 You won’t have to learn any specific choreography but instead, you will be invited to dance freely to a curated playlist with verbal cues for healing and release

💗 Please bring water and wear comfortable clothing, including sneakers (layers recommended). Journals and yoga mats will be provided.

✍️There will also be time for (optional) sharing and reflection in order to better integrate the experience and connect with the others in attendance.

💰 Tickets: Art-full members: $10 early bird through 3/10; $15 thereafter

Non-members: $20 early bird through 3/10; $25 thereafter

63 W 38TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10018
HOTEL & RESERVATIONS: 646.664.0310