Anatomical Approaches to Contemporary Dance

In this advanced studio course, dancers will study experiential anatomy in conversation with a variety of approaches to contemporary dance. Students will train intensively with a rotating faculty and guest artists, building versatility while applying learned concepts to new challenges. Students will explore relationships between scientific information, aesthetic priorities, training goals, and creative practices. We’ll optimize movement using somatic and conditioning techniques such as Pilates, neuromuscular patterning, PNF, and visualization. Drawing and journaling will clarify personal goals and understanding of movement capacities.

Prerequisites and Restrictions

This 400 level advanced movement class is open to those with relevant experience in dance. Please email Sasha Welsh at to discuss if the course is appropriate and request permission to enroll.




Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
4:30-6:20 PM


Sasha Welsh