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Creative Movement Class for Adults


Modern Dance with a Twist! 

Express your creativity!

Designed for teachers, actors, musicians but all are welcome!

Working collaboratively, we will explore techniques and vocabulary of the performing arts to present diverse narratives integrating elements of dance, music, and theater!  Students will receive class notes by e-mail after each class. 

This class is inspired by the educational philosophy of Orff Schulwerk which has been used internationally for over three decades in Music and Movement education for children.

Instructor Samantha Miller is a full time children’s educator and a member of AOSA and LACOSA, the national and local chapters of Orff Schulwerk. She is also a director in Circo de Poesia, bilingual performing arts Production Company in L.A for more than ten years.

Remaining faithful to the imagination and the spirit of play, we will use our bodies as “paintbrushes in space.”

Classes will be held on Mondays 7:30- to 9:00 p.m.
Le Studio, Stage “A,” in Santa Monica Studios.
3025 Olympic Blvd. Santa Monica, 90404

(between Centinela and Stewart).
The cost is $10 /class.

Classes will be continue next year, starting January 18th.

For information please visit:

or contact the instructor Samantha Miller (310) 433-6123

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