TU Community Dance
Functional Awareness® (FA) is a practical somatic approach that provides a series of explorations in experiential anatomy to:
Functional Awareness®: Anatomy in Action explores the relationship between the skeletal structure, the muscle structure and the myofascial tissue to sustain a dynamic elasticity and to promote efficiency of movement. It provides strategies to ease tension in daily movements as well as improve one’s practice in movement skills such as dance, yoga, running, and other physical training.
This in-person workshop will be offered at Towson University with availability to purchase video recording of the section if unable to attend in person.
|18+||1/23||12 pm - 2:30 pm||CA 1001||$50|
50% discount for furloughed/unemployed artists.
This workshop will take place online via Zoom.
Functional Awareness Summer Study week will be held virtually from Towson University
|18+||August 1 - 5||8:45 am - 3:45 pm||CA 1001||$350 (early bird rate before May 1st; $400 after May 1st)|
Functional Awareness Movement Educators develop a firm foundation in anatomical and somatic approaches to movement. Participants learn specific strategies and skills to improve dance skills and facilitate efficiency of movement. Dance educators learn to practice the principles of efficiency in action in the studio and to integrate FA into daily life.
The summers can be attended in any order.
Total Cost = $1250
“…your workshop (Functional Awareness Anatomy in Action for Alexander Teachers) was
incredible. You are organized, incredibly knowledgeable and well versed. Your workshop
was jam packed with practical information and procedures. What I liked the best of
all is your integrity, commitment and love of the work…that was so encouraging to
—Eve Silver M.AmSAT
“I wanted to tell you that we did the FA theraband activity for tendu today in my
Ballet 4 class. It worked like a charm. All the dancers said they could feel the
musculature they needed to support themselves and they felt more turned out. The
best part of all was that they felt strong and as a result, more confident. The power
and balance they took into the center floor was amazing. It was one of our best classes
“Thank you very much for sharing your wisdom and learning with us. I will certainly be back for more.”
—Maria Royals, Director of Dance at the Carver Center for the Performing Arts
“The concepts that I learned during the Functional Awareness workshop have come into
play every day in both my personal and teaching experiences since I took the class.
One of the most powerful ideas that I have retained is that of encouraging my students
to release held tension rather than suggesting an alternative posture that would merely
end up substituting one tension for another. It seems quite radical to think that
our bodies might still intuitively know what to do, and how to be, if we can only
get out of the way.
“Overall, I found the Functional Awareness workshop to be an extraordinarily useful filter which I am applying to almost every aspect of my physical life as a person and as an educator.”
—Sharen Camille Becker
For more information about Functional Awareness and Nancy Romita -http://functionalawareness.org/