We offer several official Open Source Forms Programs, from workshops that require no previous experience, to advanced work and teacher certification. Most workshops and programs are held in Seattle, WA.
Due to safety concerns during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have shifted all workshops and programs online for the foreseeable future.
The annual OSF OPEN WORKSHOP is open to all — those without prior experience in Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT), Open Source Forms (OSF) or traditional dance, as well as more experienced practitioners. This workshop assembles a worldwide community for movement, creative practice & deep immersion in a catalytic environment of colleagues with diverse experiences in teaching, healing, therapy, performance, theater, visual art, writing, community-building & organization-development.
The 2021 OSF Annual Workshop will be held online, 5-23 July 2021. Registration will open by 1 March 2021.
Weekly Online OSF Class Series
New! Periodic series of weekly classes, spanning 6 – 12 weeks. Currently, we are offering a Spring OSF Advanced Practice series, 28 February – 2 May 2021.
The annual OSF Advanced Practice Workshop is open to those who’ve experienced the full spectrum of Introductory OSF or SRT (3 weeks) & want to deepen their practice. Some might want to pursue OSF Sourcing Deeper or Teacher Certification in future — or not.
The 2021 Advanced Practice Workshop will be held in the fall, dates TBD.
The OSF SOURCING DEEPER program is designed for experienced OSF & SRT practitioners who long to more deeply understand underlying conceptual structures & strategies of OSF. Some may decide to follow with an OSF Teacher Certification Program. Others may want to take the work in other directions.
Though not a commitment to OSF Teacher Training, OSF Sourcing Deeper is a required pre-requisite for all applicants to OSF Teacher Certification Programs. It’s also designed for those who might take the work in other directions — e.g. research in movement, somatics or other fields, integrations with other practices, or purely for study & reflection, allowing future applications to unfold in time.
The 2021 Sourcing Deeper program will be held online, 5-23 July 2021. Applications being accepted now!
OSF Teacher Certification is a rigorous program that prepares teachers to be inventive and responsive to specific situations, while deeply understanding underlying spirit and intentions of the work. OSF offers methods to access depth, specificity, courage, rigor, integration and freedom in movement, vocal practice and performance. It empowers teachers to adapt these methods and discover their own in response to their teaching and performance situations.
Provided enough qualified applicants, the next OSF Teacher Certification program will begin in July 2021.
All certified OSF & SRT teachers & trainees are invited to our annual OSF Teachers’ Conference. Morning Advanced Practice sessions facilitated by Stephanie Skura. Afternoons will include time for all of us to share our research, experiments or performances, address topics of interest, catch up on recent updates, & delve deeper into OSF concepts we are curious to explore.
The 2021 OSF Teachers’ Conference will be held in the fall, dates TBD.