Wednesdays 8:30 – 9:30 pm: October 5 | 12 | 19 | 26, 2016

Admission $8, Instructor Kyle Smith

Spatial Beings is a group movement class designed to increase kinesthetic and proprioceptive awareness through exercising the body and mind.  Through intentional non-judgment, participants are encouraged to meet themselves where they are at as we create more space in our bodies through a mix of light cardio, muscular lengthening, awareness practices, and brief improvisational dance parties.
Kyle Smith is an ACE certified group fitness instructor, as well as a Dance and Psychology student at Portland State University.  Kyle has been a Portland based performer for over five years under the guise of DieAna Dae, and is also the creator of Instagram sensation #emojidrag.

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FANTASTIC-ACTION Sunday, August 14 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm

 This class is FREE to attend. Water and other drinks and snacks will be provided.

home school is joyous to announce the second session of our first class of second semester: FANTASTIC-ACTION, given by Allie Hankins of Physical Education.

FANTASTIC-ACTION is an ALL-LEVELS movement/embodiment event. We will breathe, vocalize, bounce, sweat, push, rest, DANCE, and work as individuals, partners, and as a group in actions that help us access the pleasure of effort, and all of the ridiculous delights of having a body. Dynamic music buoys us through our fatigue and steers us to an empowering transcendent climax.

Allik Hankins and dancers at FLOCK

Allie Hankins leads dancers in group work at Flock, in N Portland.

Allie Hankins is a Portland-based performer who makes works that toy with the destabilization of persona through uncanny physicality, layered imagery, and a biting wit all while trying to suppress her contentious eagerness to please. Her current collaborators include Physical Education (Lu Yim, keyon gaskin, and Taka Yamamoto), Rachael Dichter (SF), Morgan Ritter, Rose Mackey, and Maggie Heath. Most recently, Hankins has performed with Julien Prévieux (Paris), Morgan Thorson (Minneapolis), Tahni Holt, and Suniti Dernovsek. She has been an Artist in Residence at the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, the Robert Rauschenberg Residency, and the New Expressive Works Residency at Studio 2.

Saturday, December 12 from 11am – 2pm

Theatrical Zilling with NagaSita
(All levels welcome! Expect to be challenged)

This workshop will open with practicing zill patterns, followed by body isolation drill combos and captivating facial expression integration for a lovely theatrical polish. We will culminate with some bangin choreography keeping an emphasis on downward isolations, fancy footwork and serpentine grace, for you take home to digest and spice up your ever evolving dance repertoire.
SPACE IS LIMITED! I’m capping it off at 10 students, so please be sure to PRE-REGISTER asap if you wish to attend. See you soon!
Please let me know if you don’t have zills so that I can bring extras or tell you where to go to get your first set!

$60 – To pre-register you can send your payment via paypal to tiare_tashnick@hotmail.com

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Saturday, March 28th – 10-11am & Monday, March 30th – 8-9pm

Milkshake: Twerk, Wine Bounce & Play wraps up another fun series with its last two classes for the season. Bring your friends and enemies to celebrate Spring with booty shaking and a good sweat. $10 drop in, or bring two friends and 3 folks bounce for $20!
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Milkshake is a booty-centric dance workout for ALL bodies & ALL booties. Practice and explore intersecting styles of dance including twerk, wine, bounce and yike. You’ll also find hip openers, core strength building, and shaking it every way it feels good.

A note from our facilitator – Erika Stanley “My approach to teaching is of being a fellow student, not an expert or owner of the cultures that birthed and transformed these dance styles. The music we enjoy comes primarily from black american, afro caribbean, and other (queer) hip hop culture. I’m teaching as a demonstration of owning my body and my pleasure. These dances and the music I share in class give me a lot of pleasure. I offer this class as an invitation for others to be more connected to their bodies in a safe space, so they can discover ways of moving that bring them pleasure. I also wanted to hold a space that is deeply intentional, queer/sex/body positive, where we can celebrate our selves and play together.”

This is a queer/sex positive and body positive class. We encourage critical thinking and feedback. Teens and adults of all experience levels welcome. Dress to sweat and bring your water bottle. Leave your -isms at home.


Tuesday, November 11th, 6:30 – 8:30pm

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Hello Energy Dancers!
Join me this coming Tuesday for a new dance! energy focused, strange world music, other like sensing dancers… Temple of the Dancing Roots is a new ecstatic dance offer entirely focused on energy awareness, a safe container to explore, deep dive into your sixth sense and more!

what: Temple of the Dancing Roots, a new energy focused ecstatic dance
where: Lightbox Kulturhaus
when: 6:30 – warm up, 7 – circle, 8:30 – closing circle
how much: $8 to $12 donation for space and music

I am looking forward to dancing my roots off with all of you!
with love and delight – in humble gratitude,
Elodie