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Body Shift Elements Class

January 26 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

$5 – $20
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The Elements class takes place every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 2:30-4:30pm at the Town Lake YMCA in the large group exercise room on the first floor.

Class will be taught by DanceAbility instructor Tanya Winters.


Simply, Tanya loves to dance! She enjoys pushing the boundaries of art and disability. She began dancing in 2007 at Austin Community College and has been a regular Body Shift participant since its inception. She has had the privilege of studying with several wonderful dancers including Alito Alessi, Nina Martin, Karen Nelson, and Stephen Koplowitz. Tanya became a certified DanceAbility instructor in 2011. She has participated in many student projects including the Justice Project, The Way You Move Your Body, Bodies in Public Space, and Being/With Others. She has enjoyed dancing in several Body Shift pieces including Crippin’ the Streets, Your Way of Thinking, and Echo. She is a co-choreographer of Together and Apart and is currently working on a solo piece called Who am I Now.


Elements is an on-going class in which we study dance and movement improvisation as well as somatics. DanceAbility is our foundational method with which we work to ensure inclusion. It is an equal collaboration and learning environment for every ‘body’ regardless of unique physical or mental characteristics. No gym membership is required to attend. Open to adults age 18 and up; all abilities and experience levels. No registration necessary. Fee for class is on a sliding scale from $5-$20, cash or check accepted. See you at the Y!

For more information email Olivia O’Hare or call 512-454-9912.


January 26
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
$5 – $20
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Olivia O’Hare


Town Lake YMCA
1100 W. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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