Teaching

Class with Lily Sloan. Photo by Lynn LaneMy teaching philosophy is rooted in kinesthetic awareness, individuality, and the students’ connection to the world in which they live. I want my students to walk away from my classes with new curiosity and creativity about the possibilities within dance as an art form. I am available for master classes and workshops in:
  • Contemporary technique
  • Improvisation and Contact Improvisation
  • Choreography
  • Alternative formats for dance making
  • Dance in alternative spaces
  • Dance filmTexas Dance Improv Festival 2014 - SHSU - Classes -  Photographer Lynn Lane-20

Currently, I am teaching as an Adjunct Professor at Texas Christian University, and a Co-Coordinator of the Community Dance Center at Texas Woman’s University.  I have also taught at University of North Texas,  North Central Texas CollegeRichland College, and Columbia College, SC.

Come dance with me!

Photos above by Lynn Lane
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 Recent Community Workshops/Master Classes

You Are Not My Enemy

An all-abilities four-part workshop utilizing modern dance, improvisation and Movement Fundamentals hosted by Big Rig Dance Collective and Trinity Presbyterian Church in Denton, TX.

Trinity Moves

A free, all-abilities dance class offered at Trinity Presbyterian Church focused on community building through learned and improvised dances.

 Mindful Movement

Great for yoga students, movers, shakers, and those that are otherwise curious about dance but haven’t had any formal training. Presented at Denton Yoga Center.

Choreography and Composition for High School Dance Educators

In this 3 hour workshop, we explore inventive activities to explore (and look beyond) students’ familiar movement habits, create dance phrases using language skills, and develop a method for choice making in the dance making process.

Improvising Technique

In this 2 hour master class, we explore the sweaty rigor of an improvisational based technique class. Our class goal is to challenge rigid ideas of dance technique, our perceived physical limitations, and move in the unknown.

The Infinite Spiral 

In this class, we explore the seemingly limitless possibilities or spiraling, both in solo and partner work. Through Movement Fundamentals, Contact Improvisation, and release-technique based exercises, explorations, and phrase work we will hone our skills in finding the ease and efficiency to be able to “ride” the spiral of a movement

I really enjoyed Lily’s teaching style. She is a very inspiring and energetic teacher with a lot to offer!
-Anonymous student