Education Programs

At the turn of the 20th century, Isadora Duncan revolutionized the world of dance and the performing arts. Today her work continues to inspire us to embrace the nature of humanity and free the artist’s souls.

With no formal choreography texts, and only still photographs and 10 seconds of film footage to document her work, Duncan's original choreographies have been passed down from teacher to pupil for five generations.


Youth Program

Word Dance Theater offers seasonally-themed youth dance classes in the Isadora Duncan technique that explore the human experience within the natural world. Using a curriculum developed by Dicki Johnson Macy BC-DMT, M.Ed.,LMHC, IDMA, students explore how the motions of water, wind, and trees inspire the natural movements of the human body while they learn to honor the dance within themselves and each other.
Learn more about the Youth Program.

Photo by Gail Bingham

Photo by Gail Bingham

 
Photo by Yi-Hsin Lin

Photo by Yi-Hsin Lin

Adult Program

Word Dance Theater offers weekly technique classes. Our classes are designed to find or re-gain the joy of movement, and to deepen in your movement practice. The Duncan technique is accessible, and very effective in helping us to integrate life into our dance and dance into our life. It is an excellent dance foundation that will complement all dance styles. Learn 1. the use of breath as the initiation of movement, 2. expression of emotion through movement, and 3. An organic technique. We build cardiovascular strength and increase flexibility through our floor work, barre, and locomotor motifs. Choreograhic studies derive from the authentic dances of Isadora Duncan.
Learn more about the Adult Program.