San Francisco Trainings

 FRESH Festival 2016. Photo By Yvonne Portra

FRESH Festival 2016. Photo By Yvonne Portra


Underbelly, horizontal thinking, and the big picture
Saturday+Sunday, December 8-9, 2018
Joe Goode Annex, San Francisco, CA

Improvisational dancing from the lower, middle, and upper grounds of the body.  Creating a bridge into familiar patterns that we use to approach movement activities and the thinking process hoping to get to the yummy object.  Then we jump cut to the ascended state.

$90 if paid ahead of time
$100 at the door

Registration/ more info:

FRESH Festival Practices Intensive: Sketch Dancing

Chi Cultivation and Research.  Basic structures of technical improvisation followed by compositional puzzles constructed from conversations. Dance, write, and compose  Declutter and restructure.

It will be fun. You will get to explore from your own perspective puzzle solving.  Find a voice and run with it. Love it.

Monday-Friday, January 7-11, 2019
Joe Goode Annex, San Francisco, CA
More info on FRESH Festival 2019

Moving Alchemy: March Class Series

Solo Neutral Follow, Spacial Gap+Interim Space, The Theory of Objects, and Rhythm, Space, and Time Quadrants

Will always include chi cultivation, puzzles and scramble, technical improvisation including solo and contact.  

Each week, we focus on a different thing (mini-intensive).

Mondays-Thursdays, March 4-28, 2019
Joe Goode Annex, San Francisco, CA

$20 drop-in if there is space
$220 for the whole series

Registration/ more info:

Weekly Class SeRies

Riding the Rapids

Open Classes with Sara Shelton Mann
Tuesdays + Thursdays at 10AM
September 18-November 20- See calendar below for dates

We will begin with methods that cultivate chi, engage with information received through visual, kinesthetic, and auditory fields. We continue working with improvisational puzzles as technical skill- using pulse points, periphery to core, exploring pulse points wrapping the periphery into the core; the navel as an informational being; implied direction starting from the skin and moving into the layers of touch; surfaces of the body that implement quality; and space as a partner, both non-local and inwardly directed. We will begin with the feet, hands, and eyes reaching out into the world as gates into how we negotiate the terrain of our awareness.  Researching different curves of energy flow.

$100/7 classes, $45/3 classes, $20 drop-in

September 2018 Dates:
Tuesdays + Thursdays, September 18, 20, 25, + 27

October 2018 Dates
Tuesdays + Thursdays, October 2, 4, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
*Note: No class on October 9 + 11

November 2018 Dates
Tuesdays November 6, 13, 20, 27
+Thursdays November 1, 15
*Note: No class on November 8, 22, 29

December 2018 Dates:
Tuesdays, December 4, 11, 18

Joe Goode Annex, San Francisco CA