Stomping Ground L.A. 

a community arts center for people to gather and create

We believe everyone is creative and should have the opportunity to express themselves in the arts.  SGLA provides a safe space for the development, creation, and sharing of artistic work by both professionals and the communities we serve.  

 

Upcoming Classes

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Price: $10
Room: Garage
Class Description:
This class is for EVERYONE WITH A BODY! It will be gentle, come-as-you-are, and (hopefully) unlock some new ways of thinking about and moving with your body.  
About Leah Zeiger:
Leah Zeiger is a choreographer, dancer, and activist based in Los Angeles. As a survivor of a teenage abusive relationship, Leah's work is largely derived from her lived experience as well as embodied research in the survivor community. Leah’s methodology - Body Memory - invokes somatic principles, improvisational scores, and body-based research to explore the ways in which our bodies hold memory and how those memories shape our life experience. In 2015 she founded The Sunflower Project, an organization that uses dance to educate young people on abusive relationships, which was launched by the premiere of the documentary “Untold” that tells the harrowing story of Leah’s abuse. Leah has her Bachelor’s in Dance, summa cum laude, from Columbia College Chicago. She has worked for the Joffrey Ballet, Red Clay Dance, Lucky Plush Productions, Joel Hall Dancers & Center, danceCREATE, and more. She was recently a simultaneous artist-in-residence at Volta Performing Arts and Awakenings Art, which involved a year-long inquiry into the question “how do survivors move?” and resulted in the premiere of her first evening length original work “Once It All Ends”. In 2021 she was nominated as a contestant for the Women’s Center for Creative Work’s LA FEMINIST ICONS. Leah is currently in production for her next original evening length work, titled "You Live In My Spine".
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Adv
Price: $10
Room: Warehouse
Class Description:
Creatively stimulating while also technically demanding, Ground Grooves is a floorwork-based class. Move in and out of the floor with awareness and control through floorwork and release technique, while getting sweaty to some sweet, sweet jams. This class is geared towards intermediate to professional level dancers and is taught by both Gracie Whyte and Laura Berg. Click here to register
About Ground Grooves:
Ground Grooves is a contemporary floorwork technique emphasizing continuous and fluid movement from a methodical and safe approach. Working both with and without momentum, dancers move through a variety of rolls, slides, inversions, and shoulder rolls. Ground Grooves classes emphasize a lush, spongy movement quality by absorbing impact with softness. Ground Grooves (Mon/Fri) is suitable for advanced/professional dancers. GG101 (Sat) is suitable for beginning/intermediate movers.
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Price: $20
Room: Warehouse
Class Description:
Class Description: "Dance Church® is a movement class that offers a fun and inclusive approach to dancing. Designed for people of all shapes and sizes, backgrounds, and identities, Dance Church is a communal space for people who want to move their bodies. The teacher leads this 55ish-minute class in a series of movement cues, accompanied by a curated playlist of multi-genre pop music. The format is open but guided throughout. No previous training is required, but open-mindedness is a prerequisite. Wear clothes you can sweat in. Most people go barefoot or wear socks. Get lost dancing together — it’s the dance party you wish you had last night. For more info and to register:
https://go.dancechurch.com/irl Registration opens on THURSDAY each week for the Saturday classes.
About Dance Church®:
Dance Church® is on a mission to empower dancers everywhere. From teachers to takers, we believe that everyone is a dancer, and dance is for everyone. From the studio to your living room, we envision a world where people can dance together from wherever — forever. Beginning as a small Sunday morning movement practice, Dance Church was created by Kate Wallich in 2010. Over the course of a decade, a joyful community of dancers and non-dancers alike have turned Dance Church into a massive gathering of people around the world, dancing and sweating together. To learn more: https://go.dancechurch.com/
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Open
Price: $10
Room: Warehouse
Class Description:
GG 101 is an entry-level floorwork class, geared towards movers of all levels who want to get more comfortable on the floor. 
About Ground Grooves:
Ground Grooves is a contemporary floorwork technique emphasizing continuous and fluid movement from a methodical and safe approach. Working both with and without momentum, dancers move through a variety of rolls, slides, inversions, and shoulder rolls. Ground Grooves classes emphasize a lush, spongy movement quality by absorbing impact with softness. Ground Grooves (Mon/Fri) is suitable for advanced/professional dancers. GG101 (Sat) is suitable for beginning/intermediate movers.
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Adv
Price: $15
Room: Warehouse
Class Description:
ABOUT THE CLASS | Significantly informed by both Release and Laban/Bartenieff techniques, this class encourages investigation, problem solving, and versatility. Release technique is a method of movement discovery in which the superficial musculature of the body gives way to essential skeletal mechanisms, ultimately revealing greater dimension throughout the body. Class work will be grounded in the principle that self-exploration is the dancer’s most effective tool of development and is essential to finding authenticity of movement. While designed for intermediate to advanced movers, beginning movers with a deep curiosity are also encouraged to attend. All participants will need to be vaccinated. Please bring proof of vaccination to the next class you plan on attending. If you are not vaccinated I encourage you to do your part to help stop the spread and mutation of this virus. We will be happy to have you in the space once you have taken this step to help keep everyone safe. If you are not able to get the vaccine due to a medical condition, just let me know and you will be welcome. WEEKLY RELEASE CLASSES SIGN UP
About Rebecca Lemme:
Rebecca Lemme is a choreographer, performer, educator, and visual artist. Founded in 2014, she is Artistic Director of the Los Angeles-based performance group Acts of Matter. Rebecca has been commissioned and presented by LA Contemporary Dance Company, Heidi Duckler Dance Theater, Santa Barbara Dance Theater, Los Angeles Theater Center, River North Dance Chicago, Thodos' New Dances, California Institute of the Arts, Loyola Marymount University, Columbia College Chicago, Loyola University Chicago, Grand Valley State University, The Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival, and was a finalist chosen to present choreography for The A.W.A.R.D. Show! 2010: Chicago. Additionally, she has toured nationally with contemporary repertory companies Luna Negra Dance Theater, River North Dance Chicago, and Hedwig Dances. She teaches extensively in contemporary, ballet, and improvisation for which she has created a unique movement style that encourages investigation, problem solving, and versatility. An Associate Professor at California State University, Long Beach, Rebecca co-facilitates the BFA program and coordinates the Scholarship Program. She was formerly a full-time faculty member at CalArts and has additionally been on faculty at Columbia College Chicago, Roosevelt University, Hubbard Street’s Lou Conte Dance Studio, Visceral Dance Center, and Joffrey Ballet Chicago. Rebecca holds a BA in English and Theater from Princeton University and an MFA in Choreography from California Institute of the Arts.  actsofmatter.com IG: @actsofmatter
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