As part of the Program in Dance’s fall 2019 co-curricular dance offerings, Ron Wood leads a Contemporary Practices class on “Capoeira Movement Flow.” The Contemporary Practices class series explores varied techniques and approaches to contemporary dance. With a curriculum of rotating guest teachers, the course challenges students to widen their understanding of contemporary dance through physical exploration.

The Program in Dance offers weekly, drop-in co-curricular courses where members of the University community can train with professionals. Classes are FREE and open to all Princeton University students, alumni, faculty, and staff. No prior dance or movement experience needed.

No advance registration required; participants will be asked to sign in and show Princeton University ID. Participants may leave class early if needed.

These classes are not open to the general public.



Ron Wood is an accomplished martial artist, dancer/choreographer and fitness trainer. He holds ranks in Kenpo Karate, Capoeira and the Joe Lewis Fighting Systems as well as extensive training in many other styles of combat. A core member of Rennie Harris Puremovement for 10 yrs, he went on to run his own dance company Zen One Dance Collective. He is also the founder of Positive Position, a brand he developed to embody his over 30 years of movement experience in these arts.

Classes are designed to build strength, flexibility and coordination as well as body/environmental awareness allowing the the practitioner confidence in any movement. As a teacher he is proud to pass on information that was given to him by mentors, learned from communing with fellow artists and honed through trial and error. He finds motivation in motivating others.

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