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!

NEW TO SGLA?  Please complete a waiver HERE before joining us for class or rehearsal.

**COVID UPDATE AS OF AUG 2022**
Everyone is welcome to take class with a mask.
To participate without a mask, please provide proof of vaccination or a negative test (PCR < 48 hrs / Antigen < 24 hrs).  

Schedule

- Registration link
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".
- 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:
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/
- 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.
- Registration link
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
- Registration link
Open
Price: $15-25
Room: Warehouse
Class Description:
Each month will include a one-hour lesson investigating an aspect of Contact Improvisation practice, which will also serve as a way into the second hour of open CI Jamming. The content will be accessible for beginners, and welcoming for dancers of any experience level. What is Contact Improvisation? "Contact Improvisation is an open-ended exploration of the kinesthetic possibilities of bodies moving through contact. Sometimes wild and athletic, sometimes quiet and meditative, it is a form open to all bodies and enquiring minds." —from Ray Chung workshop announcement, London, 2009 *Participants are encouraged to attend for the full two hours. However, experienced CI dancers are welcome to arrive respectfully on their own timing. Attire: Wear long pants and a long-sleeve shirt or layers (bring an extra if you tend to sweat), and bring a water bottle. Kneepads are encouraged but not necessary. Masks are optional. No jewelry please. Fee: Sliding Scale $15-25 More info and to sign up: www.bossyflyer.com/movementlab - OCT IN GARAGE
NOV/DEC IN WAREHOUSE
About Ezra LeBank:
Ezra LeBank is a Movement Professor at California State University Long Beach. Meditation, Aikido, and acrobatics all work their way into his CI practice. His many CI influences include Nancy Stark Smith, Ray Chung, Rebecca Bryant, Mike Vargas, and Shel Wagner Rasch. He has taught at International Contact Festival Freiburg, Warsaw Flow: Poland Contact Festival, Seattle Festival for Dance Improvisation, West Coast Contact Jam, Convergence [email protected], and workshops from Melbourne to Athens to Cagliari to Los Angeles. His research asks the question if we can fly and fall without noticing much, and always asking about moments of crisis. More at www.bossyflyer.com/movementlab  
- Registration link
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
Price: $12-$20
Room: Warehouse
Class Description:
Come join us for weekly company classes every Monday afternoon at Stomping Ground L.A. where we facilitate an open and supportive environment for dancers to consistently train and explore.  Each month we have a rotating roster of teachers, including our Artistic Director, company members, and special guests. Company Class times typically take place from 12:00-1:30pm, but are subject to change.  Check here for the current teacher schedule and class times: https://lacdccompanyclass.funraise.org/ Level: Intermediate/Advanced  Class Rates: $12 - $20 Link to Register: https://lacdccompanyclass.funraise.org/  
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: $15-$20
Room: Garage
Class Description:
Freestyle techniques merging the exploratory natures of hip hop and contemporary dance while acknowledging different approaches to musicality and centering individual research and communal exchange. For int/adv movers from all dance forms and personal styles. Come explore ways to own your multiplicity as a moving human. $15-$20
Venmo to sign up!  
About Amy O'Neal:
Amy O’Neal is a hybrid dancer, choreographer, curator, and dance educator. A sought-after artist for over two decades, she teaches and performs nationally and internationally and choreographs for live performance, dance film, music video and virtual reality. From 2000 to 2010, along with musician and composer Zeke Keeble, O’Neal co-directed locust, an experimental multidisciplinary video, music, and contemporary dance company. Inspired by hip-hop culture and experimental cinema, locust‘s work created social commentary with humor and heavy beats. From 2010 until now, she has shifted to creating experimental dance work centering people and practices of hip-hop and house culture while directly addressing race, gender and the sampling nature of innovation. She premiered her first evening-length solo in 2012 where she examined her influences, questioned her relationship to Blackness as a white woman, and paid homage to her teachers and dance heroes. As a practicing guest of Black dance culture, she has participated in experimental and all-styles battles, co-organized and co-produced Seattle House Dance Project, and developed hip-hop curriculum for the University of Washington. Her passion and research meet at the intersection of the hip-hop, house and contemporary dance communities. Within this intersection she explores the complex differences, nuances and layers of hybridized movement vocabularies. For example, in her eighth evening-length work, Opposing Forces, O’Neal and five Seattle-based B-Boys explored fears of feminine qualities in our culture through the hyper-masculine form of Breaking. Opposing Forces toured from 2014 to 2017, and an award-winning documentary about the show called How it Feels premiered in 2019. City Arts Magazine wrote, “O’Neal synthesizes complex themes with a cohesive, penetrating aesthetic. Her latest work transcends disciplines and boundaries. It is a bridge between worlds, a translator for opposing points of view, a force for good.” O’Neal is a grantee of Creative Capital, National Performance Network, National Dance Project, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Artist Trust, and 4 Culture. She is a two-time Artist Trust Fellow, DanceWEB/ImpulsTanz scholar and Herb Alpert Award nominee with a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts, where she was awarded the first Distinguished Alumni Award in 2014. While at Cornish, she danced and toured with the Pat Graney Company from 1998 to 2001and Scott/Powell Performance from 1997-2004. . O’Neal has been an Artist in Residence at Bates Dance Festival, Headlands Center for the Arts, the US/Japan Choreographer’s Exchange and Velocity Dance Center. Since 2001, she has worked both on stage and screen with musician/comedian, Reggie Watts, band leader for “Late Late Show with James Corden.” She has improvised with Watts in NYC comedy clubs, toured together in original stage shows, choreographed his iconic 2010 Comedy Central video F…, S… Stack, and in 24 hours, created an evening-length dance/music show with him. Along with NYC based artist Ani Taj, she co-choreographed Runnin’, a virtual reality music video for Watt’s Wajatta project with electronic music artist John Tejada. Runnin’ premiered at the New Frontier VR showcase at Sundance Film Festival and won Best Interactive at SXSW in 2019.  Also in 2019, she choreographed a virtual reality project for Procter & Gamble promoting more diversity in productions for the advertising and film industries called Look Again which premiered at Cannes Lions Festival in France. After 20 years in Seattle, O’Neal relocated to Los Angeles in 2016 and started The Rhythm Assembly, a freestyle techniques class merging the social and exploratory natures of hip-hop and contemporary dance at Ryan Heffington’s studio, The Sweat Spot, which closed in 2020. She joined the faculty of the University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman School of Dance in 2018 where she teaches hip-hop, house and improvisation techniques, and lectures on Black social dance history and practices. She feels the most at peace when she can embody her full experience as a human and is passionate about creating space for others to do the same.
- 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: $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: https://www.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.
- 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:
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/
- 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.
- Registration link
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
Price: $12-$20
Room: Warehouse
Class Description:
Come join us for weekly company classes every Monday afternoon at Stomping Ground L.A. where we facilitate an open and supportive environment for dancers to consistently train and explore.  Each month we have a rotating roster of teachers, including our Artistic Director, company members, and special guests. Company Class times typically take place from 12:00-1:30pm, but are subject to change.  Check here for the current teacher schedule and class times: https://lacdccompanyclass.funraise.org/ Level: Intermediate/Advanced  Class Rates: $12 - $20 Link to Register: https://lacdccompanyclass.funraise.org/  
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
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: $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: https://www.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.
- Registration link
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".
- 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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We have fully sprung Marley floors, sound system, AV equipment, high speed wifi, and good vibes to support your class needs!

We are excited for you to explore, learn, and connect at SGLA with your community!  SGLA does not hire teachers or curate training programs - instead we are here to support each of you to uniquely share your voice as an instructor in the ways you want.  

Check out the booking calendar on our "booking" tab, or reach out to us at [email protected].

SGLA Opening Collage with members of our community and LOGO
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