ALL ARE WELCOME

Everyone is an artist ready to be unlocked.

We want all people, at any age, to be curious, passionate, and supported in their learning. Stomping Ground L.A. seeks to be a connector of our community to facilitators and teachers in a variety of creative fields to expand our knowledge and capabilities.

If you ever question if you belong here - the answer is - yes.  Please consider this your creative home for learning, growing, and new experiences.  Please join us for a class, workshop, or open jam session!

**UPDATE**
As of November 4, 2021, in compliance with the L.A. City Ordinance, all participants in a public class or workshop, or attendees of a public event or performance taking place indoors, are required to show proof of vaccination or exemption upon entering the facility.

Schedule

- Registration link
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.
- Registration link
Adv
Price: $15
Room: Warehouse
Class Description:
Rebecca Lemme’s classes merge critical thinking processes with skill building and art making. She teaches a Release based technique class heavily grounded in Laban/Bartenieff Fundamentals. 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. 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.  rebeccalemme.com  IG: @actsofmatter
- Registration link
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.
Price: $10-$16
Room: Warehouse
Class Description:
Come join L.A. Contemporary Dance Company for open company class every Monday at Stomping Ground L.A.  Registration will open each Tuesday before class at 8am PST through our website. Capacity is limited and masks will be worn throughout the entirety of class.   REGISTER HERE
About L.A. Contemporary Dance Company:
The L.A. Contemporary Dance Company (LACDC) is a community-minded, non-profit repertory company devoted to the creation and promotion of cutting edge contemporary dance by Los Angeles artists.  We believe in the transformative power of an artistic experience, and seek to engage, educate, perform for, and connect with all people.  We provide a platform for artists to express their unique voice and cultivate their vision in a safe and supportive space.  This environment enables artists, students and audiences to experiment and grow together as we celebrate our diversity and provide equitable opportunities for people to move and be moved by dance. LACDC has presented work at prestigious venues throughout L.A. including Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, The Broad Stage, Ford Amphitheatre, L.A. Theatre Center, Odyssey Theatre, Alex Theatre, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Broad Contemporary Art Museum, and Natural History Museum. Other notable performances include Lincoln Center (NYC), Kennedy Center (DC), Newman Center for the Performing Arts (Denver), ODC Theater (San Francisco), Laguna Beach Art Museum, and Palm Springs Art Museum. The company has also toured internationally with sold out performances in Argentina and New Zealand. In 2018, LACDC was proud to be the first American headlining company to perform for Tempo Dance Festival in Auckland. Additionally, LACDC often expands its reach to collaborate with key artists and brands in the entertainment industry. The company joined indie rock band Foster the People on their 2013 summer tour, which included performing for over 50,000 at the Firefly Festival in Dover, Delaware. The company has also collaborated with major brands for the commercial campaigns of Samsung, American Apparel, and Hikvision USA and was recently featured in music videos for Vitamin String Quartet & K-Pop star Sulli.  Check us out at www.lacontemporarydance.org.
- Registration link
Price: $14
Room: Warehouse
Class Description:
GIVE & TAKE w/Tess Hewlett (LACDC) is a movement meditation for every body, skill level and age. You will ease into class through a guided improvisation, using everyday visuals to explore your bodies from the ground up. GIVE & TAKE is designed to be taken at your own pace -- allowing you to move as little or as much as you would like. You can take class sitting in a chair using only the upper body, incorporating a full range of movement and levels, or even lying down. The main focus is to quiet our minds and connect us - body, mind and soul. We finish each class with a simple “follow along” phrase as an easy, no stress intro into learning choreography. With GIVE & TAKE, the goal is for you to get out of class as much as you put in! Register here.
About Tess Hewlett:
Tess Hewlett, originally from Midway, Utah is a performer, educator, and choreographer based in Los Angeles. She has enjoyed sharing her talents with both concert and commercial dance. Over Tess’ career she has taught and performed all over the world with LA Contemporary Dance Company, Entity Contemporary Dance, Heidi Duckler Dance, and LOBOS art collective. A few of her commercial credits as a performer include Dua Lipa, Katy Perry, Jay-Z, The Voice, Dear White People, Transparent, The OA, Apple, and as a movement director for the HBO show Perry Mason. In the summer of 2019, she produced and co-choreographed her first evening length, site-specific piece “SURPRISE” which premiered in Silver Lake, CA.   
- Registration link
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.
- Registration link
Price: $20
Room: Warehouse
Class Description:
Entity’s Monthly Series contemporary class features a different instructor every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month! Come join our community!
About Entity Contemporary Dance:
Entity Contemporary Dance was founded in 2009 by choreographers Will Johnston, Marissa Osato, and Elm Pizarro with the intent to forge connections between the Southern California hip hop and contemporary dance communities. Based in Los Angeles and directed by Will Johnston  and Marissa Osato, Entity Contemporary Dance is a professional contemporary dance company that interweaves modern, jazz, and hip hop dance techniques to present dynamic repertory that explores the nuances of human emotionality and connectivity. Fostering communal collaboration and emphasizing a cross-genre dance education, Entity Contemporary Dance’s mission is to bridge the gaps between commercial and concert dance in Los Angeles.  Entity has created four evening length works—"Braxton vs. Oregon" (2014/15: Los Angeles, San Francisco), "PEEL" (2016/17: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Singapore, Hong Kong), "Transparent/see” (2019: Los Angeles, Singapore, Hong Kong, Mexico), and "The Spectacular Society” (2019/2020: Los Angeles, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out series *performance canceled due to the pandemic), in addition to performing in numerous festivals, benefit shows, and industry showcases. After winning the 2017 Capezio A.C.E Awards grand prize, Entity premiered its evening length work "Transparent/see” in Los Angeles and Asia and set excerpts of the work at University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance in New York. Entity has taught workshops across the U.S., Mexico, Asia, and Australia, and hosts open company class every first Wednesday of the month as well as annual summer and winter intensives. Entity was a company-in-residence at Edge Performing Arts Center from 2016-2020 and is currently a resident company at Stomping Ground L.A. Entity most recently to premiered "EntityFeatures”—a series of movement films created by company directors, members, and guest artists—at a live screening & performance event on Friday August 13, 2021 at James Irvine Japanese Garden at JACCC.
- Registration link
Open
Price: $18
Room: Warehouse
Class Description:
Gaga/people classes offer a framework for users to connect to their bodies and imaginations, experience physical sensations, improve their flexibility and stamina, exercise their agility and explosive power, and enjoy the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere.
SIGN UP HERE Throughout the class, participants are guided by a series of evocative instructions deployed to increase awareness of and further amplify sensation. Rather than turning from one prompt to another, information is layered, building into a multisensory, physically challenging experience. While many instructions are imbued with rich imagery, the research of Gaga is fundamentally physical, insisting on a specific process of embodiment. Inside this shared research, the improvisational nature of the exploration enables each participant’s deeply personal connection with Gaga. Gaga/people classes are open to people ages 16+, regardless of their background in dance or movement. Classes last approximately one hour.
About Anna Long:
Anna Long is a performer, choreographer, and certified Gaga teacher based in the United States. Raised in Massachusetts, Anna began her dance training with New England Dance Academy of Attleboro. She earned her degree in dance and biology at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.  In 2011, Anna was accepted to the pilot Gaga Teachers Training program in Tel Aviv, and trained under Ohad Naharin, Gaga faculty,  and members of Batsheva Dance Company and became a certified Gaga teacher in 2012.
Since then, she served as a guest teacher for CSU Long Beach, Columbia College, TU Dance, Lee Saar,  and Punch Drunk Theatre’s Sleep No More. Anna has produced and created works independently and has choreographed commissions by Visceral Dance Chicago, the Cambrians, Dance Works Chicago, Elements Contemporary Ballet, Loyola Marymount College, Dance in the Parks Chicago, Extensions Dance Company, and James Graham Dance Theater in San Francisco. Anna was chosen as a featured artist for Dixon Place’s Under Exposed series in New York City and presented work in the inaugural Netherlands Choreography Competition in Spring 2017, the 2019 Boston Contemporary Dance Festival and at the 2019  VHS International Solo Dance Theater Festival in Stuttgart, Germany. www.thisisannalong.com | Photo credit: Owen Scarlett
- Registration link
Price: $15
Room: Warehouse
Class Description:
Class will consist of a guided movement meditation dedicated to building support and communication throughout the body and an opportunity to learn phrases from Bret’s choreographic works! Designed for pre-professional and professional dance artists. TO REGISTER: bemoving.org/inperson-classes *If you are unable to financially contribute at this time please contact [email protected] for more options.
About Bret Easterling:
Bret Easterling is an international dance artist who received his BFA from The Juilliard School in 2010.   He was a formative member of Gallim Dance in New York City before joining Ohad Naharin’s Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv where he worked for seven years.  Now based in Los Angeles, Bret is on faculty at USC’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, Westside Dance Project, and the Artistic Director of BEMOVING.  He is a certified Gaga teacher who directs the Gaga Intensives in Los Angeles and New York, and curated the first ever Gaga Program at The School at Jacob’s Pillow.  He stages Naharin’s repertory at collegiate BFA programs and professional dance companies around the world. Bret has created many works of his own, receiving the Hector Zaraspe Prize for Choreography in 2010, and recognized as a Choreographic Fellow at the inaugural Ann & Weston Hicks Choreography Fellowship at Jacob’s Pillow in 2018.
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Price: $15
Room: Garage
Class Description:
Join Psychopomp for our open athletic modern/contemporary classes!⁠ Classes will focus on:⁠ Understanding how to deeply strengthen, mobilize and engage our muscles and joints in our warm ups ⁠ ⁠Moving dynamically through floorwork, inversions and phrasework with power, clarity and calmness⁠ ⁠Deepening our connection to what our driving purpose is for why we each choose to move ⁠ ⁠Sharpening our ability to articulately share our unique self with fellow artists and audiences⁠ To Register: DM on https://www.instagram.com/psychopompdance/
About Psychopomp Dance Theater:
Psychopomp Dance Theater was founded by Shenandoah Harris to fill the gap of what is missing in not only the microcosm of dance but also the macrocosm of our world. Shenandoah Harris moved to Los Angeles in 2016 to pursue her dream career as a professional touring dancer. Through personal experiences in the industry, she realized many forms of abuse run rampant. Psychopomp was created to not only advocate for a more tolerant, fair and honest community, but to create one. Psychopomp blends classical modern styles with high impact Acrobatic/Parkour movements, rooted in Kung Fu and Tai Chi. This movement can be high risk and physically exhausting. It requires a deepened sense of focus, trust and connection.The company uses archaic myths, religious stories or historical events as a starting point for inspiration. Humans are meant to move. The body is our first form of communication and transportation—our first way of survival. The more movement in our bodies and connection through exertion—the closer we become. Psychopomp presents the raw human experience, giving the viewer the opportunity to witness authentic expression and new perspectives. Psychopomp strives to help a person abstractly gain empathy through art and movement, creating a more empathetic world. @psychopompdance   @shenandoahharris www.psychopompdance.org
- Registration link
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: $22
Room: Garage
Class Description:
Dancing the Orisha's - West African Dance Workshop Join us in this first time live in person event. Dancing the Orisha's will take you on a journey of the Yoruba Gods and Goddesses. Embody the traditions, rituals and ideas, through dance. Sign up for this class to experience and explore West African Dance from Nigeria.
To register: venmo $22.00 @allenadance
Space is limited. No day of drop ins.
Mask wearing is required.
About Allena Allen:
Allena is a trained dancer of the West African diaspora. She has been teaching, learning and performing for over 20 years. Her passion is to bring this unique style of dance to people of all walks of life who love movement.
Check her out on instagram @allenadance.- email questions [email protected]  
- Registration link
Price: $20
Room: Warehouse
Class Description:
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. 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/
- Registration link
Price: $15
Room: Garage
Class Description:
Within a clear structure of exercises, the Countertechnique class thoroughly prepares the body for rehearsal and performance, enabling dancers to move bigger, more fluidly and more spatially, while becoming stronger and more flexible. By continuously and sequentially directing parts of the body away from each other in space, Countertechnique allows the moving dancer to work with an ever-changing dynamic balance. This dynamic balance reduces the pressure on the overall body structure and can be changed at any given moment.
About Rosanna Tavarez:
Rosanna received an MFA in Choreography from The Ohio State University and a BFA in Choreography from University of Michigan. She has a diverse background as a performer and has had the honor of working with Marina Ambramovic, Ryan Heffington (Sia), Travis Payne (Michael Jackson), Tony Michaels (Beyonce) and Rosanna Gamson/Worldwide. She also toured with N’SYNC and Jessica Simpson as one-fifth of the girl group Eden’s Crush and covered the Emmys, Grammys and Oscars in addition to hosting her own shows as a television personality for FOX, E!, TVGuide Network, and Telemundo/NBC. As a dance educator, Rosanna has taught as faculty and guest artist at numerous institutions including CalArts, University of Michigan, Loyola Marymount University, Scripps College, CalState Long Beach, Studio School, University of Southern Mississippi, Texas State University. She has also had the honor of teaching Countertechnique workshops across the country and to an international audience via the Countertechnique Online platform. Rosanna creates her own dance work in Los Angeles under the moniker LA DANSA DANSA. Her work has been presented at The Broad Museum, American Dance Festival, REDCAT, Highways Performance Space, Breaking Ground Dance Festival, Sarasota Contemporary Dance and the LA Department of Cultural Affair’s LA Dance Platform and have been supported by ARC grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation, UCLA Hothouse Residency and Show Box LA. www.rosannatavarez.com
- Registration link
Open
Price: $10
Room: Garage
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.
Price: $10-$16
Room: Warehouse
Class Description:
Come join L.A. Contemporary Dance Company for open company class every Monday at Stomping Ground L.A.  Registration will open each Tuesday before class at 8am PST through our website. Capacity is limited and masks will be worn throughout the entirety of class.   REGISTER HERE
About L.A. Contemporary Dance Company:
The L.A. Contemporary Dance Company (LACDC) is a community-minded, non-profit repertory company devoted to the creation and promotion of cutting edge contemporary dance by Los Angeles artists.  We believe in the transformative power of an artistic experience, and seek to engage, educate, perform for, and connect with all people.  We provide a platform for artists to express their unique voice and cultivate their vision in a safe and supportive space.  This environment enables artists, students and audiences to experiment and grow together as we celebrate our diversity and provide equitable opportunities for people to move and be moved by dance. LACDC has presented work at prestigious venues throughout L.A. including Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, The Broad Stage, Ford Amphitheatre, L.A. Theatre Center, Odyssey Theatre, Alex Theatre, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Broad Contemporary Art Museum, and Natural History Museum. Other notable performances include Lincoln Center (NYC), Kennedy Center (DC), Newman Center for the Performing Arts (Denver), ODC Theater (San Francisco), Laguna Beach Art Museum, and Palm Springs Art Museum. The company has also toured internationally with sold out performances in Argentina and New Zealand. In 2018, LACDC was proud to be the first American headlining company to perform for Tempo Dance Festival in Auckland. Additionally, LACDC often expands its reach to collaborate with key artists and brands in the entertainment industry. The company joined indie rock band Foster the People on their 2013 summer tour, which included performing for over 50,000 at the Firefly Festival in Dover, Delaware. The company has also collaborated with major brands for the commercial campaigns of Samsung, American Apparel, and Hikvision USA and was recently featured in music videos for Vitamin String Quartet & K-Pop star Sulli.  Check us out at www.lacontemporarydance.org.
- Registration link
Price: $14
Room: Warehouse
Class Description:
GIVE & TAKE w/Tess Hewlett (LACDC) is a movement meditation for every body, skill level and age. You will ease into class through a guided improvisation, using everyday visuals to explore your bodies from the ground up. GIVE & TAKE is designed to be taken at your own pace -- allowing you to move as little or as much as you would like. You can take class sitting in a chair using only the upper body, incorporating a full range of movement and levels, or even lying down. The main focus is to quiet our minds and connect us - body, mind and soul. We finish each class with a simple “follow along” phrase as an easy, no stress intro into learning choreography. With GIVE & TAKE, the goal is for you to get out of class as much as you put in! Register here.
About Tess Hewlett:
Tess Hewlett, originally from Midway, Utah is a performer, educator, and choreographer based in Los Angeles. She has enjoyed sharing her talents with both concert and commercial dance. Over Tess’ career she has taught and performed all over the world with LA Contemporary Dance Company, Entity Contemporary Dance, Heidi Duckler Dance, and LOBOS art collective. A few of her commercial credits as a performer include Dua Lipa, Katy Perry, Jay-Z, The Voice, Dear White People, Transparent, The OA, Apple, and as a movement director for the HBO show Perry Mason. In the summer of 2019, she produced and co-choreographed her first evening length, site-specific piece “SURPRISE” which premiered in Silver Lake, CA.   
- Registration link
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.
- Registration link
Price: Pay What You Can
Room: Warehouse
Class Description:
For the first portion of class, Genna works from the inside out finding the balance between strength & delicacy. Using guided tasks to engage the senses and the imagination, participants focus on listening to the body, while accessing new ways to create form and movement patterns. For the second portion of class, participants will have an opportunity to apply the tasks used in the warm up either in phrase work or improvisational structured tasks. REGISTER HERE
About Genna Moroni:
Genna Moroni is an L.A. native. She attended LACHSA and graduated magna cum laude from UCLA in 2012. She began her professional career in 2010 performing Barak Marshall’s work with BODYTRAFFIC and has continued to work as his assistant ever since. From 2012-2019, Genna was a founding member of Ate9 Dance Company. She performed at venues such as Jacob’s Pillow, White Bird Dance, American Dance Festival, Vishneva Fest (Moscow), The Joyce Theater and The Wallis Theater and had the opportunity to work with Guy Shomroni/Yaniv Abraham, Shahar Binyamini and Tom Weinberger in developing new works. Moving forward in her career, Genna is translating her concert dance experience as she dives into working in commercial film/stage. The roster of artists she has choreographed for/assisted includes HAIM, Dua Lipa, One Republic, Dominic Fike, Marina, Leven Kali/Smino/Topaz Jonez, Zella Day, Francisca Valenzuela, Empress Of, Marian Hill, Jarina De Marco and others. She has been fortunate to perform in videos for many of the listed above, as well as Perfume Genius, Carly Rae Jepsen, Sam Fischer and NIKI. As of 2020, eager to keep her connection to the concert dance stage, Genna has been fortunate to present work at R.E.D.C.A.T. in LA, Congress: Legalize Dance and was selected for the 2020 To the Sea: Dance Concerts at the Pier (presented by Jacob Jonas the Company postponed due to COVID). In 2020, Ballet Florida premiered her new work “tethered dreams” at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach and she received a commission to stage her work “a space devoid of matter” on LA Contemporary Dance Company. Most recently, she is in the studio preparing for her December premiere at R.E.D.C.A.T. NOWFEST 2020.  Outside of choreographing and performing, Genna is a certified Gaga teacher, part-time supplemental faculty member at USC Kaufman and a Dance Church® Teacher. She loves awakening the joy and potential of movement for both dancers/non-dancers! gennamoroni.com  IG: @minimoroni *Photo by Silvia Grav
- Registration link
Open
Price: $18
Room: Warehouse
Class Description:
Gaga/people classes offer a framework for users to connect to their bodies and imaginations, experience physical sensations, improve their flexibility and stamina, exercise their agility and explosive power, and enjoy the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere.
SIGN UP HERE Throughout the class, participants are guided by a series of evocative instructions deployed to increase awareness of and further amplify sensation. Rather than turning from one prompt to another, information is layered, building into a multisensory, physically challenging experience. While many instructions are imbued with rich imagery, the research of Gaga is fundamentally physical, insisting on a specific process of embodiment. Inside this shared research, the improvisational nature of the exploration enables each participant’s deeply personal connection with Gaga. Gaga/people classes are open to people ages 16+, regardless of their background in dance or movement. Classes last approximately one hour.
About Anna Long:
Anna Long is a performer, choreographer, and certified Gaga teacher based in the United States. Raised in Massachusetts, Anna began her dance training with New England Dance Academy of Attleboro. She earned her degree in dance and biology at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.  In 2011, Anna was accepted to the pilot Gaga Teachers Training program in Tel Aviv, and trained under Ohad Naharin, Gaga faculty,  and members of Batsheva Dance Company and became a certified Gaga teacher in 2012.
Since then, she served as a guest teacher for CSU Long Beach, Columbia College, TU Dance, Lee Saar,  and Punch Drunk Theatre’s Sleep No More. Anna has produced and created works independently and has choreographed commissions by Visceral Dance Chicago, the Cambrians, Dance Works Chicago, Elements Contemporary Ballet, Loyola Marymount College, Dance in the Parks Chicago, Extensions Dance Company, and James Graham Dance Theater in San Francisco. Anna was chosen as a featured artist for Dixon Place’s Under Exposed series in New York City and presented work in the inaugural Netherlands Choreography Competition in Spring 2017, the 2019 Boston Contemporary Dance Festival and at the 2019  VHS International Solo Dance Theater Festival in Stuttgart, Germany. www.thisisannalong.com | Photo credit: Owen Scarlett

CLASS RENTAL

We have large screen TV's, high speed Wi-Fi, sound system, and fully sprung Marley floors to support your class needs!

We are excited to welcome everyone back to the studios to safely explore, create, and develop our craft together at SGLA! We offer space to support your in-person or hybrid online teaching needs.  Let us know if you would like to rent studio space or learn more about the classes being offered by our community members at this time.  

Contact us at: [email protected]

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