A FREE workshop for community to discover the joy of movement and tap into creativity.
Move, Play, Dance! is special event to bring folks together to move and play in a two-hour workshop where they will participate in calisthenics, aerobics, and stretching through creative, playful exercises, games, and varied dance and movement practices. We hope to bring community members of all backgrounds and levels for a workshop that will challenge their minds and bodies while encouraging modifications, taking breaks as needed, and “listening to their bodies” so they remain comfortable and have an enjoyable experience.
Dance has unending benefits from improving physical fitness by increasing strength, flexibility, and stamina, to decreasing stress, improving cognitive function, and even reducing brain atrophy in older dancers. We hope to bring all this to the local community in partnership with MOAH:CEDAR as well as a greater sense of community.
● Discover the joy of movement and tap into creativity
● Connect with our bodies and find new ways of moving
● Learn varied dance techniques and exercises in a safe, judgment free environment
● Have fun and give ourselves permission to play in community with one another
● Get moving and encourage participants to include more movement in their everyday life
Please note: as this is a physical activity that you choose to participate in of your own free will, you are asked to sign a form that releases MOAH:CEDAR, The City of Lancaster, and facilitators from any liability for any injury that could occur during the event.
We are a group of collaborators who met through Antelope Valley Community College and share similar dance backgrounds, but also have varied experience we bring to the table when working on projects together.
Rachel Pace resides in Lancaster, CA and works as a Physical Therapist Assistant at a local orthopedic clinic. She also has had the opportunity to choreograph and work with the students at Antelope Valley College for the past few years for their dance productions. She has a passion for movement and hopes to share the joy it can bring to the community.
Rochelle Guardado is a dancer, teacher and choreographer. She has taught at various performing arts institutions such as Orange County High School of the Arts, International Dance Academy in Hollywood, Antelope Valley College, College of the Canyons, Santa Monica College and many Southern California dance studios. She has both performed and showcased work at venues around Europe and the U.S. including WUK Im Flieger in Vienna, Danscentrum Jette in Brussels, CCN Ballet De Lorraine in France, American Dance Festival at Duke University, El Portal Theater in Los Angeles and the Lancaster Museum of Art and History. Rochelle holds an M.F.A which she received through the Hollins University/American Dance Festival M.F.A. program in dance.
Katherine Grace Murphy is a dancer, dance teacher, and choreographer in Los Angeles. She has over ten years of experience teaching ballet, contemporary, and modern dance to a range of students of all ages and backgrounds at various studios from Los Angeles, CA to Seattle, WA. Since performing professionally in modern and contemporary ballet companies (including Ballet Bellevue, Coriolis Dance, Ashani Dances, and Charlotte Katherine Dances), she has choreographed several music videos and shown work at festivals and competitions across the U.S. No matter what kind of class Katherine is teaching, she strives to infuse the joy of movement and teaches her students to build trust with themselves, their bodies, and each other.
Move, Play, Dance!
Sunday, November 5th
2pm – 4pm PST