Workshop: Grown Ups Need to PLAY!

“In our hectic, modern lives, many of us focus so heavily on work, obligations, and family commitments that we never seem to have time for pure fun. Somewhere between childhood and adulthood, we’ve stopped playing. When we do carve out some leisure time, we’re more likely to zone out in front of the TV or computer than engage in fun, rejuvenating play like we did as children.Play loosens up our mind, limbers your soul, and enhances our capacity for JOY! But just because we’re adults it doesn’t mean we have to take ourselves so seriously and make life all about work. We all need to play.” Michelle Ava, M.A.

DSC_0012 Michelle Ava, M.A., is the founder of Joy of Motion Dance Center and continues her work in the community as a Movement Specialist. She shares with us why grown ups still have to play and what we can expect from her CREATE: Playshop workshop.

What shoes do I wear to CREATE: Playshop?
Best footwear is no foot wear! If you’ve missed a few pedicures you can leave your socks on. Dress comfortably and be yourself (funky toes and all).

What should I bring to the workshop?
Bring notebook or journal and your favorite prop(s) or unique item that could be incorporated into play. It could be an apple, a scarf – nearly anything! You’ll work to create a short improvisational based piece of dance!

Use 3 words to describe the experience of the workshop:
Creativity – Collaboration – Community.

What 3 words best describe the benefits of the workshop?
Expansion, Vibrancy, Embodiment, Awareness, Empowerment, Expansion

Who is this workshop for?
Anyone who wants to tap into their personal creative self using the improvisational process and formal compositional styles to make a dance.

Do I have to be a dancer or worse yet, like a professional dancer?
NO! Come with an open mind and body!

What others have said about the CREATE Playshop Workshop experience:
“My ability to trust my own personal creative process, was encouraged coached and supported during Michelle Ava’s CREATE Playshop. The spot-on feedback and coaching, was of incredible value in not only finding my individual style, but also in learning to formulate, design and structure a coherent piece of work ” student

“Michelle Ava inspires us to let go and relax in to the movement, I learned how to have fun, play, and connect to myself and others.” student

Any final words?
This playshop is an opportunity to let go of the thinking brain and come into our lighter – freer – joyful self.

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CREATE: Playshop
November 22, 2014
4:30 – 6:30 P.M.
Joy of Motion Dance Center Bethesda