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!

Schedule

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Price: $15
Room: Garage
Class Description:
In Jennifer’s class, we take physical and mental risk to fully realize our capabilities. We use the principals of tai- chi and kung- fu to apply them to rigorous floor techniques and specificity within full bodied movement sequences. We work on and off our central-axis and play with meticulous improvisation to move our unique internal expression visibly outward to be clearly seen and heard in our dancing. We sweat together, we allow ourselves to be vulnerable, we inspire one another and practice the rituals of catharsis to our fullest capacity. SIGN-UP HERE
About Jennifer Rose:
Jennifer Rose is an international choreographer, performer, teacher, director and former member of internationally renowned Shen Wei Dance Arts. She has performed at notable venues such as Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Festival du Cannes and The Olympic Theatre in Beijing. She creates works in collaboration with regional artists and musicians globally, most recently The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voice, to produce highly theatrical and visual dance theatre to ignite cultural dialogue, give power to the unheard voice and demystify the body’s sensuality. Her work has been presented at the US Cultural Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, Cultural Consulate of Andalusia, Spain, Ancient Ruins of Extremadura, Spain, Congress-Legalize Dance, Los, Angeles, CA, multiple venues across Oaxaca, Mexico and various artist residencies around the world. She teaches masterclasses around the globe based on contemporary forms, theatrical expression and martial arts principals and alternatively offers workshops on Shen Wei's Natural Body Development Technique. She believes live performance is an opportunity for both performers and audiences to insist on real time transformation, express universal agreements and transcend the art of story-telling.
https://www.jenniferrose-live.com/
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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]  
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Price: $15
Room: Warehouse
Class Description:
BE MOVING w/ Bret Easterling IRL! 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) $15 per class
(If you are unable to financially contribute at this time please contact [email protected] for more options) REGISTER HERE  
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: $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.   Angel Tyson - September  Jamila Glass - October 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.
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Price: $5
Room: Warehouse
Class Description:
Kreation Station: Make friends with your creativity in a movement class that combines conditioning, improvisation, choreographic exploration, and play with plenty of humor and fun amidst focused work on our craft.  Led by long-term friends and creative partners - Kate Hutter Mason and Kevin Williamson. SIGN-UP HERE
About :
Kevin Williamson is an LA-based movement artist and Assistant Professor of Dance at Scripps College. A Lester Horton Award recipient, Bates Educators Fellow, and Center Theatre Group Sherwood Award Finalist, Williamson’s dance works have been presented at venues including DanspaceProject, REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival, Dixon Place, CounterPulse, LACMA, Austin’s OUTsider Festival, and the Beijing Dance Festival. Williamson has created original works for LA Contemporary Dance Company and Loyola Marymount University and choreographed opera/theatre projects for The Juilliard School, Yale Repertory Theater, Opera UCLA, Atlantic Theatre Company, Washington National Opera, and Geffen Playhouse. Kevin Williamson received his MFA in Choreography from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance and is a certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst.
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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. DM on Instagram to register
About WHYTEBERG:
WHYTEBERG is a Los Angeles-based contemporary dance theatre duo created by Gracie WHYTE and Laura BERG that makes colorful immersive works for non-traditional spaces, investigating the ways in which humor exists within a given circumstance. The antithesis of stale and passive traditional dance experiences, WHYTEBERG shows feel more like an adventure-filled party, leaning into the free-spirited functionality of unorthodox solutions in order to engage inner playfulness. Since its inception in 2014, WHYTEBERG has performed and choreographed for film, stage, music videos, and site-specific productions, working with prominent artists, platforms, and venues such as Mac Miller (Grammy and MTV Video Music Award Nominee), Anderson .Paak (Grammy Award Winner), Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (US Billboard top 10 musician), Seattle Art Museum, TEDxUCLA, and Jacob Streilein (Emmy-award winning animator). www.whyteberg.com
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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
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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
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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 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:
In Jennifer’s class, we take physical and mental risk to fully realize our capabilities. We use the principals of tai- chi and kung- fu to apply them to rigorous floor techniques and specificity within full bodied movement sequences. We work on and off our central-axis and play with meticulous improvisation to move our unique internal expression visibly outward to be clearly seen and heard in our dancing. We sweat together, we allow ourselves to be vulnerable, we inspire one another and practice the rituals of catharsis to our fullest capacity. SIGN-UP HERE
About Jennifer Rose:
Jennifer Rose is an international choreographer, performer, teacher, director and former member of internationally renowned Shen Wei Dance Arts. She has performed at notable venues such as Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Festival du Cannes and The Olympic Theatre in Beijing. She creates works in collaboration with regional artists and musicians globally, most recently The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voice, to produce highly theatrical and visual dance theatre to ignite cultural dialogue, give power to the unheard voice and demystify the body’s sensuality. Her work has been presented at the US Cultural Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, Cultural Consulate of Andalusia, Spain, Ancient Ruins of Extremadura, Spain, Congress-Legalize Dance, Los, Angeles, CA, multiple venues across Oaxaca, Mexico and various artist residencies around the world. She teaches masterclasses around the globe based on contemporary forms, theatrical expression and martial arts principals and alternatively offers workshops on Shen Wei's Natural Body Development Technique. She believes live performance is an opportunity for both performers and audiences to insist on real time transformation, express universal agreements and transcend the art of story-telling.
https://www.jenniferrose-live.com/
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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
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Price: $15
Room: Warehouse
Class Description:
BE MOVING w/ Bret Easterling IRL! 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) $15 per class
(If you are unable to financially contribute at this time please contact [email protected] for more options) REGISTER HERE  
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: $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.   Angel Tyson - September  Jamila Glass - October 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.
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Price: $5
Room: Warehouse
Class Description:
Kreation Station: Make friends with your creativity in a movement class that combines conditioning, improvisation, choreographic exploration, and play with plenty of humor and fun amidst focused work on our craft.  Led by long-term friends and creative partners - Kate Hutter Mason and Kevin Williamson. SIGN-UP HERE
About :
Kevin Williamson is an LA-based movement artist and Assistant Professor of Dance at Scripps College. A Lester Horton Award recipient, Bates Educators Fellow, and Center Theatre Group Sherwood Award Finalist, Williamson’s dance works have been presented at venues including DanspaceProject, REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival, Dixon Place, CounterPulse, LACMA, Austin’s OUTsider Festival, and the Beijing Dance Festival. Williamson has created original works for LA Contemporary Dance Company and Loyola Marymount University and choreographed opera/theatre projects for The Juilliard School, Yale Repertory Theater, Opera UCLA, Atlantic Theatre Company, Washington National Opera, and Geffen Playhouse. Kevin Williamson received his MFA in Choreography from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance and is a certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst.
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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. DM on Instagram to register
About WHYTEBERG:
WHYTEBERG is a Los Angeles-based contemporary dance theatre duo created by Gracie WHYTE and Laura BERG that makes colorful immersive works for non-traditional spaces, investigating the ways in which humor exists within a given circumstance. The antithesis of stale and passive traditional dance experiences, WHYTEBERG shows feel more like an adventure-filled party, leaning into the free-spirited functionality of unorthodox solutions in order to engage inner playfulness. Since its inception in 2014, WHYTEBERG has performed and choreographed for film, stage, music videos, and site-specific productions, working with prominent artists, platforms, and venues such as Mac Miller (Grammy and MTV Video Music Award Nominee), Anderson .Paak (Grammy Award Winner), Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (US Billboard top 10 musician), Seattle Art Museum, TEDxUCLA, and Jacob Streilein (Emmy-award winning animator). www.whyteberg.com
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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
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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
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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 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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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. DM on Instagram to register
About WHYTEBERG:
WHYTEBERG is a Los Angeles-based contemporary dance theatre duo created by Gracie WHYTE and Laura BERG that makes colorful immersive works for non-traditional spaces, investigating the ways in which humor exists within a given circumstance. The antithesis of stale and passive traditional dance experiences, WHYTEBERG shows feel more like an adventure-filled party, leaning into the free-spirited functionality of unorthodox solutions in order to engage inner playfulness. Since its inception in 2014, WHYTEBERG has performed and choreographed for film, stage, music videos, and site-specific productions, working with prominent artists, platforms, and venues such as Mac Miller (Grammy and MTV Video Music Award Nominee), Anderson .Paak (Grammy Award Winner), Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (US Billboard top 10 musician), Seattle Art Museum, TEDxUCLA, and Jacob Streilein (Emmy-award winning animator). www.whyteberg.com
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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

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]

SGLA Opening Collage with members of our community and LOGO
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