A peaceful, calming blend of breathing, stretching, releasing, and centering the body-mind-spirit. Flow through a series of stretches at a steady, harmonious pace, designed to improve flexibility, increase range of motion, elongate healthy posture, as well as calm our minds and focus our energy, encouraging overall wellness through movement.
Benefits of Stretching include:
Enhances muscle endurance
Good for your heart
Greater sense of well-being
Helps to strengthen and tone muscles
Improve circulation and concentration
Improve memory and aid creativity
Increased flexibility and joint range of motion
Lowers blood pressure
Reduce tension and stress
Relief from pain
Stimulates the Lymphatic System
Classic Mat Pilates
A traditional core workout
Pilates is a system of flowing exercises designed to strengthen the core and lengthen the muscles, engaging both the body and mind. Pilates works from the inside out with control and precision. Pilates aides in: centering the body Injury prevention - sculpting the body - discovering and working deeper muscle groups. Possible benefits include: strengthening abdominal muscles - relieving back stress - sculpting muscles for a long lean look - connecting the mind and body through concentration and focus - centering and balancing the body, lessening the chance for injuries.
The Dance Lab classes include creative, thoughtfully designed, inclusive experiences that enhance body-mind-spirit connectivity in a safe and welcoming environment. Strengthening our bodies with mindfulness, purpose, and efficiency encourage a stronger self-image and healthier mindset. We incorporate lots of individual attention to help guide students through personal goals including expanding creativity, improved flexibility, better posture, strengthen, tone, reshape, recover, or simply just keep the body moving. The Dance Lab is thrilled to share more offerings that benefit adults in a positive way and encourage creativity for students of all ages.
A blend of Ballet, Pilates, and Yoga. Explore exercises at the Ballet barre, on the yoga mat, and seated in chairs. Develop long, lean legs, a stronger core, and more definition in your arms. This workout targets the whole body with a focus on balance, alignment, core strength, and overall toning.
An innovative Modern dance class incorporating a gentle dance warm-up, a focus on expanding dance elements, authentic explorations, and a calming cool down. Explore new ways of moving through space and connect with your own personal movement preferences. Improvisational structures allow for self-expression, creating unique dance flows. You will leave feeling refreshed and inspired.
A Creative Arts and Literacy Curriculum
Creative Arts Workshops
A blend of creative arts and literacy. Each workshop explores an artistic element including: art, yoga, creative dance, or poetry and connects those activities with literacy components including: story development, vocabulary building, writing skills, listening skills, creative writing styles, with lots of self-expression.
Art & Story
Yoga & Journaling
A uniquely creative experience blending stories with Creative Dance. Each Story Dance experience includes yoga stretches, movement games, dance explorations, along with the sharing of a story to guide our creativity and imaginative inspirations. Dance and Literacy come together with each carefully selected picture book and Creative Dance structures. Percussion instruments, world music, and props further encourage creative development.
Incorporating the expansive works of Rudolf Laban. A focus on motor skill development, increasing movement vocabularies, and encouraging creativity and imagination allow children to grow and learn. Creative Dance emphasizes the Joy of Dance! Sharing creative problem-solving and decision-making collaborations encourage each child’s artistic growth. Creative Dance develops Body-Mind-Spirit connectivity.
Elements of Creative Dance include:
Space, Body, Relationships, Time, Weight, Energy, Flow, and Effort.
Creative Dance include:
Stronger bodies, flexibility, coordination, fine and gross motor skills, proprioception, better balance, Cooperation, collaboration, social skills, problem-solving and decision-making skills, Imagination, creativity, body-mind-spirit connectivity, having a voice and being heard.
I am grateful for the opportunity to pass along a life long passion for dance and wellness to my students at The Dance Lab from the youngest of creative movers to the ever enthusiastic adults, and everyone in-between with a desire to nourish the creative spirit and nurture healthy body-mind connectivity.
I am blessed. Candace xo