Body Shift

Body Shift

For over 10 years, Forklift Danceworks and VSA Texas have been engaged in the world of mixed-ability improvisational dance. Everyone moves in unique and different ways, and Body Shift offers dance classes for anyone to explore movement and the body. Body Shift creates a welcoming environment that empowers everyone to fully embrace dancing in their own unique way, promoting the idea every Body can find enjoyment in contemporary dancing.

For more updates, visit the Body Shift website or email bodyshiftaustin@gmail.com and request to be added to the Body Shift email list. Check out Body Shift's facebook page to see photos/video from workshops and performances.

Classes and Events

Elements Class— for beginners to Body Shift
Come shift your perspective! In Body Shift's on-going Elements class we offer a fun and accessible environment in which to explore dance improvisation. You can be a beginner and learn tools to create your own dance. You can be a professional dancer and be challenged to move in new and unique ways outside of your habitual patterns. We use the internationally renowned DanceAbility method of improvisation to encourage individual creative expression, increased body awareness as well as collaboration and ensemble thinking.
2nd and 4th Saturday of the month
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Town Lake YMCA (1st floor exercise studio) 1100 West Cesar Chavez Street
 
Choreography Lab- Ever had an idea for a dance? Maybe you've wondered what it takes to make one? If you answered yes to either of these questions, Body Shift's Choreography Lab is for you. Participants are encouraged to explore their own creative ideas in a supportive environment. Basic improvisational dance skills or participation in the Body Shift Elements class is preferred.
Beginning January 2017
Every 3rd Wednesday
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
, Northwest Recreation Center
 2913 Northland Dr.