Education programs

The main mission of the courses is to facilitate our students the tools for accessing their creativity & expression, refining the technique of moving, guiding with the ways of their research.

All the courses and classes are designed according to Alina's original methodology of her artistic and movement research, as well as the pedagogy.

REGULAR CLASSES:

Body Movement basics

in-person / online / group / 8 weeks / 2 hour sessions / thursdays / coming in October

one of our student’s most popular and favourite courses: where wego back to the very root of the movement and practice the development of its smallest quants. body isolations technique that go together with rhythm and musicality, go together with somatic practices that take human anatomy as the principle source of the movement mechanics. 

Duration: 8 weeks, START: October 2024

Schedule: tba

Mode: in-person & online (Zoom), at the House of Giant Steps, Barcelona, Sagrada Familia

Level: open (experience doesn’t matter)

Price: tba
 
classes are in English or Spanish depending on the students.
 

jazz techniques

in-person / group / 8 weeks / 2 hour sessions / wednesdays / october 2024

a course on how to develop your dance expression through a hybrid style of jazz dances and contemporary dance approaches to movement. here we will be learning a certain technical aspect of movement (jazz vocabulary, footwork, coordination, body isolations, musicality, rhythm, etc.), and then apply it to an improvisation strategy that Alina will be proposing to you. the peculiarity of this course is that you can discover the freedom of your movement, organizing it in space and time, based on the improvisation principle of jazz, and the movement technique which is a hybrid between social jazz dances and contemporary dance, Alina’s unique research in both social and contemporary dances.

Duration: 8 weeks, START: October 2024

Schedule: Wednesdays, 19:30 – 21:30

Mode: in-person, at the House of Giant Steps, Barcelona, Sagrada Familia

Level: open with previous experience

 
Price: tba 
 
 
 

Thinking the Dance

Telegram chat / group sessions / 5 weeks / individual flexible schedule / June 24 - July 28 / 30 minutes of individual daily work

On this course students are offered to learn the dance and critically think about it, from various perspectives and practices that help me to shape my dance, message and mission, and keep it nurtured daily. My proposition is to create a space where we think through the movement, and do it independently, everyone at its own rhythm according to their needs, coming together for a group discussions in the chat.

Throughout the course I will guide you and accompany you in the chat through a thoroughly prepared and structured dance and thinking practices: video tasks to dance, texts to read and reflect upon, texts to write, dance pieces and other inspirational video footage to work with consciously, movement fundamentals and anatomy materials to familiarize with and contribute to the consciousness of how you move, audio messages with necessary explanations, music to listen and to practice to, emotional support and accompaniment from me in the chat throughout all the month. The tasks are given to you daily or once in 2-3 days, depending on how much effort and time the task demands. I will go through all the tasks with you and live this experience together with students.

Duration: 5 weeks, START: 24.06

Level: everybody, open with dance experience, teachers of social dance, amateur social dancers, beginners and advanced.

!! For this course to happen there should be minimum 10 people in the group.

IMPORTANT: If you sign up for “Thinking the dance” course, make sure you make time to be actively involved in the courses’ activities and group discussions.

Price: 120 euro

individual mentorship

in-person or online / individual / 4 classes mininmum / 1 or 2 hour sessions / individual schedule

personalized lessons according to the student’s request. if there is any specific aspect that you want to work on, or prefer individual classes to group, then this format is for you. the content of the lessons is designed specifically and accordingly to the student’s needs, level and rhythm of learning. the advantages of personalized courses is individual feedback and flexible schedule. 

Duration: 4 classes, 5 hours

Schedule: to be agreed individually

Mode: in-person, at the House of Giant Steps, Barcelona, Sagrada Familia, or online in Zoom

Level: any

Price: 240 euro 
 
 
 

the polyrhythmic body [15.06]

in-person / group / 3 hour single session / intensive

A dance workshop that places rhythm and musicality as a central topic of the movement research and construction of the improvisation flow. With 14 years of experience of collaborating with live jazz music, Alina has developed her method to approach the rhythm through choreographic decisions of spontaneous composition. Alina is going to introduce her approach to train rhythms and develop polyrhythmic relations through the individual body movement as well as group dance expression.

max. 8 in-person places available

Duration: 3 hours

Level: everybody, open with dance experience, teachers of social dance, amateur social dancers, beginners and advanced.

for your festival:

LECTURES ON DANCE & PERFORMANCE HISTORY & THEORY

We all know how important is knowing what you dancing, where it comes from, or which culture you enter a dialogue with and in which way. Conferences, seminars, lectures and talks about dance history in general, and the history of the dances of non-eurocentric perspective, is the object of Alina’s research. Currently finishing her PhD in Comparative Literature and Performance Studies at the University of Barcelona, researching about colonialism & contemporary choreography. Alina is sharing the fruit of her research on the SOUND from the Cat’s Corner lectures, adapted for the events of social dance as well as for the professional academic environment. In her lectures Alina addresses such issues as corporeality & colonialism, body representation & power relations in professional and social dance practices.

 

Level: open, professional & social dancers.

Duration: minimum 1,5 hours

THE POLITICAL BODY: individual and collective spontaneous composition and improvisation

this workshop has a purpose of exploring power relations of the bodies in dance improvisation, as well as individual and collective spontaneous composition. here we focus on the movement quality, where it can be derived from and how it can be applied to the creative flow of improvisation; as well as on the question of time management and rhythm, while practicing individually or collectively.
the sessions have the underpinning of a moving body as a political entity: what decisions do i make as a dancing body? how do i express what i want to express, when and where? how do i relate to others and how do i contribute to the collective space, developing my strong individual voice?
dance technique and improvisation are the tools here to explore these issues.
 
Level: open, with dance experience
Duration: minimum 3 hours

THE IMMERSION LAB

The lessons consist of experimental-based movement research practice sessions framed by the 4 elements of nature. On these sessions you are guided to go deep inside yourself, listen to your body and finding your own ways of moving and being creative within the familiar languages of dance. The activities encompass an intense dance improvisation practice involving various approaches like imagination, somatic and anatomic, also with extra-dance activities like text, image, video, meditation.

 

Level: open with previous dance experience, professional & social dancers.

Duration: minimum 2 hours.

the polyrhythmic body

A dance workshop that places rhythm and musicality as a central topic of the movement research and construction of the improvisation flow. With 14 years of experience of collaborating with live jazz music, Alina has developed her method to approach the rhythm through choreographic decisions of spontaneous composition. Alina is going to introduce her approach to train rhythms and develop polyrhythmic relations through the individual body movement as well as group dance expression.

 

Level: everybody, open with dance experience, teachers of social dance, amateur social dancers, beginners and advanced.

Duration: minimum 3 hours