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PADL West Festival

 Sara is teaching at the first PADL West Festival in San Diego!

When: Friday August 11 – Tuesday August 15

Where: City Heights Performance Annex
              3795 Fairmount Ave
              San Diego, California

What:   4-day Intensive with Sara Shelton Mann
             11am-2pmAugust 11-14
              $120-240 (sliding scale)

              And FREE drop-in classes, jams, and events (August 11-15).
              Feldenkrais® and Contact Improvisation classes taught by
              Anya Cloud, Eric Geiger, and Karen Schaffman (Co-Directors,
              PADL West).

*Registration required by August 1 (limited space)*


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Dos Rios: Rescheduled! Sept 27 – Oct 3

We have rescheduled “Drop Your City Armor” at Dos Rios this year for the Fall.
The new dates will be:
Arrive Tuesday, Sept 27th
Class Weds, Sept 28th-Mon Oct 2
Leave Tuesday, Oct 3
The weather is usually gorgeous at this time of year and river-swimming conditions are good!  Abby and Sara will lead us in superb classes each day for five days.  We are really hoping that you are able to join us during these new dates.  
The payment will remain the same: 
$475 until August 15th
$525 after August 15
$150 deposit to hold your spot
Additionally, we are holding an advanced training with Sara and Abby immediately following the retreat.  This training is only open to students who have studied with Abby and Sara previously and must be approved by Abby+Sara.  The schedule of the advanced training is class Tues, Oct 3 through Thurs Oct 5 with departure on Friday, Oct 6.  
To join us in September, please send Hannah an email at

Dos Rios 2017 – Drop your City Armor & The Anatomy of Next / The Anatomy of More

To REGISTER, email:

 Rescheduled from the summer,  we are excited to once again be with you all dancing in one of the most magical places on earth.  

Hosted on a spacious and wild property near the town of Dos Rios, the land offers the peace and solace of deep rural Northern California. It also provides a beautiful converted hay barn dance studio, a main house, ample camping and access to spring fed swimming holes in the Eel river. During the retreat, nutritious, omnivorous fare will be prepared daily for retreat participants.

Come dance in the barn, swim in the river and discover yourself again unexpected.

Drop Your City Armor:  Bring your summer dancing into the harvest of your own practice. Spend five fabulous days with Sara and Abby as your guides. This annual workshop is open to all levels of experience. Bring your journals and an open mind.

The Anatomy of Next/the Anatomy of More:  This year we are offering an additional three days of study for those who would like to dive more deeply into the work. It is open to participants who are attending the first five days as well as those who have attended previous years. Other  experienced students are welcome with the approval of the instructors.  


Fee (including tuition, meals, camping) : $475

                                                                           $525 – after August 15th

$150 deposit by August 15th holds your spot and is non refundable.




We keep the price as low as possible to make it affordable.


Drop Your City Armor

ARRIVAL TIME: Between 2pm & 4pm on Wednesday, September 27th

CLASSES: Thursday, September 28th – Monday, October 2nd

PACK & DEPART: Morning of Tuesday, October 3rd


The Anatomy of Next / The Anatomy of More

ARRIVAL TIME: Between 2pm & 4pm on Tuesday, October 3rd

CLASSES: Wednesday, October 4th – Friday, October 6th

PACK & DEPART: Morning of Saturday, October 7th


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This retreat takes place off the beaten path, participants should be prepared for rugged land, wildlife, and know that weather can be variable with possible high temperatures. The wilderness is part of the majesty of Dos Rios!





The edge of improvisation and form. Composition – what is that –

Collaborating with and listening into the “unknown” as the primary practice of composing.

Daily Journal, short puzzles, and research into topics of interests with the “how” question.

Chi Cultivation, dancing, time to reflect and consider your options and creating from them.



Fixity is Overrated

Sourcing from the unpredictable and profound structures of Open Source Forms  (the rebellious outgrowth of Skinner Releasing) this obsessively movement based workshop aims to cultivate dynamic temporary physical ecologies for effortless yet non linear  and non logical experiences of the moving body.  We do this because we are committed to intelligent and radical kinesthetic sourcing as a creative and shifting ground for body based work.

Entering the Spacial Gap

a 3 week series of mixing basics with continued research

January 31 –  February 14

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 12pm

$20 for one / $15 for three or more

Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St., San Francisco, CA 94110

Entering the Spacial Gap

a 2 class series of mixing basics with continued research

November 22 and 23, 10am to 12pm

$20 for one / $35 for two

Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St., San Francisco, CA 94110