Dance Classes

Schedule

All dance classes are currently on Zoom. Please email me for links at ynfl@msn.com.

For class descriptions and fees, scroll down. As we return to the studio, you will find updates here.

  • BeSoul DanceTuesday – 9:00am – 10:00am ET
  • BeSoul Dance: Wednesday – 10:00am – 11:00am ET
  • BeSoul Dance: Thursday – 9:00am – 10:00am ET
  • Dance SpellsThursday – 7:00pm – 8:00pm ET
  • BeSoul Dance: Friday – 10:00am -11:00am ET
  • BeSoul DanceSaturday – 10:00am – 11:00am ET
  • BeSoul Dance: Sunday – 10:00am -11:00am ET

Descriptions & Fees

BeSoul Dance: Great music, inspired choreography, invigorating movement for every fitness level. Blending various movement modalities you will get a great workout for your body and a vacation for your soul.
Drop-in $18
10 class session $150 ($15 per class)

Dance Spells: Creating reality from the inside out via meditation, writing and dance. This is a true mystery school offering. You bring yourself and all that is moving through you. We center, write, dance and release. Read more about Dance Spells below.
Drop-in $20
4 consecutive classes $40 ($10 per class)

Pay via Venmo: @Maria-Laura-Skinner
Pay via Paypal to: casualdress@msn.com


Dance Spells as a Creative Medium

What does it mean to create reality from the inside out? Is the inner world truly reflected in the outer world, the world I consider to be “other” than me? Will choosing and cultivating a particular inner space translate into the outer world manifesting a clear reflection of that? This question has been central to me as a mover, an artist and a human for most of my life. Dance Spells grew out of this exploration.

Dance Spells is both a practice and an environment we create. The space is internal and external. The music is a medium to ride on. There is a movement meditation component to Dance Spells in that we use the dance to focus on a feeling, an intent or an experience that we would like to explore and possibly manifest. The practice of coming back to the focus while we are in the dance is the meditative component. There is also a therapeutic component in that as we dance and continue to come back to the focus, beliefs, attitudes and emotions that are wrapped up I the focus are revealed through the dance. There is a inspirational component in that the movement itself often shows us what is blocking up from allowing a solution. Often the solution is revealed. Sometimes a practice is revealed. Sometimes all we get from the dance is a movement past the places that felt blocked.

The writing component, the part where we write down what we are dancing for and as we dance check it off allows the left-brain energy within us, the list maker to know that something has been documented and done. However, the process itself is more right-brain inspired, allowing for non-sensical spaces to explore whatever we are choosing to develop or evolve.

Each dance spell is between 3-7 minutes long, depending on the song length. This is not a long time to hold a focus. The song itself creates the time container. At the end of the spell there is an invitation to write down any insights, inspirations or ideas that came through the dance.

The purpose of Dance Spells is to create emotional states that line us up with our higher selves and an open mind and heart. The way in which we release each dance spell at the end of each song allows us to clear the slate, know that we have made the offering and that we are not leaving it in the hands of the universe to show us something beyond our rational expectation. In a way, this is an invitation to the higher mind/soul to allow for a higher form of creativity that that available when we are consciously courting the unknown.