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Waitlist open for OSF Summer Workshop with Stephanie Skura & Co-Faculty

Please Note:

The OSF Open Workshop is now full, please contact us below to be added to our waitlist.

Due to safety concerns during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have shifted all July 2020 workshops and programs online.

“Some of the best teaching & guidance I’ve ever received in my dancing/movement life! Don’t miss it.”  Jeremy Steward, 2017 Certified OSF teacher 

OPEN TO ALL, NO PRIOR OSF EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
Options for two or three weeks, beginning with Week #1.

July 6 – 24, 2020
Mornings: Monday – Friday, 10am – 12pm PDT
Location: ONLINE

 Opportunity to study intensively with OSF creator Stephanie Skura & Co-Faculty Susanna Hood & Nate Dryden, assisted by Keely Isaak Meehan

 Open to all! Daily 2-hour sessions. No prior experience necessary. Participants need to begin on first day, & participate daily. Drop-in’s OK with significant prior experience with OSF or Skinner Releasing Technique.

** Partially fulfills requirements for applicants to OSF Teacher Certification Program.**

Workshop participants will join Sourcing Deeper OSF participants for morning OSF technique sessions, bringing together a worldwide community for dancing, creative practice, and deep immersion — in a catalytic environment of colleagues with diverse experiences in teaching, healing, therapy, performance, theater, community, and visionary organization-building.

Deeply rooted in & fluidly expanded from Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT), OSF involves shedding outer layers, accessing primal energy, agility navigating subconscious realms, imagery as potent tool for transformation, & developing a high degree of consciousness without self-consciousness. This work celebrates diversity, collaboration & individual empowerment: free of inhibition, accessing intuition, inviting the mind to collaborate. OSF sessions offer potent tools to access freedom, specificity & courage in movement, vocal practice & creative practice. A key aspect is individual creative empowerment as an instigator of positive change on the planet.

*Satisfies pre-requisites for OSF Sourcing Deeper Programs*

FEES (All transaction fees included)

For OSF July 2020 online workshops, we’re offering three fee options:

1) 30% reduced rate for online participation [specific amounts below], since online program expenses are reduced (no studio rent, no faculty travel or housing expenses). 

2) You can opt to pay full price (former early-bird discount rate)if you still have a salary & can afford to pay a little more. We’ll use it to subsidize those who are more financially vulnerable during this uncertain time.

3) Further reduced rate  (50% of online fee) for those out of work due to this pandemic & struggling to pay program fees. 

New fees for each program:
2-week Open Workshop:
Full price $515. Online: $350. Out-of-work: $175
3-week Open Workshop:
Full price $670. Online $450. Out-of-work:  $225

Registration and payment due by May 30.

Join the Waiting List or Ask a Question:

“Working with you creatively has instigated some of the most juicy & inspiring dancing times of my life… Hit the spot by offering the range from physical to embodied intellectual to creative composition…So much care and respect for the people with whom you share the learning space.”

OSF DROP-IN CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES, APRIL – MAY 2020

alexx shilling teaches Open Source Forms at Stomping Ground LA

Sundays, 11am – 1pm

April 5 // 12 // 19 // 26

May 3 // 10 // 17 // 24 // 31

5453 Alhambra Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90032

Drop-In / Single Class: $20

4-Class Pack: $70

8-Class Pack: $120

DESCRIPTION:
Dancing reveals the magic of being. We can meet our whole graceful, courageous, messy, formal selves through familiar and unfamiliar ways of moving. Open Source Forms is the burgeoning stepchild of Skinner Releasing Technique that prioritizes non-anatomical language and imagery as a way to access our poetic selves more fully. In this world, we might shift nimbly from lying on the floor to dancing with abandon, letting go of assumptions and tapping into our own innate wisdom. 

Sourced from the deep research of Joan Skinner who was influenced directly and indirectly by many people, lineages and histories, I received the work through Stephanie Skura. Laurel Jenkins and Lionel Popkin introduced me to Skinner Releasing Technique.

Email mail@AlexxMakesDances.com for more information
No one turned away for lack of funds

July 6 – 24, 2020: OSF Summer Workshop with Stephanie Skura & Co-Faculty

Please Note:

Due to safety concerns during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have shifted all July 2020 workshops and programs online.

Registration is still open, and we are excited to be able to welcome new participants who were not able to travel to Seattle!

See Sourcing Deeper program description below for further registration details.

“Some of the best teaching & guidance I’ve ever received in my dancing/movement life! Don’t miss it.”  Jeremy Steward, 2017 Certified OSF teacher 

OPEN TO ALL, NO PRIOR OSF EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
Options for two or three weeks, beginning with Week #1.

July 6 – 24, 2020
Mornings: Monday – Friday, Hours TBA
Location: ONLINE

 Opportunity to study intensively with OSF creator Stephanie Skura & Co-Faculty Susanna Hood & Nate Dryden, assisted by Keely Isaak Meehan

 Open to all! Daily 2-hour sessions. No prior experience necessary. Participants need to begin on first day, & participate daily. Drop-in’s OK with significant prior experience with OSF or Skinner Releasing Technique.

** Partially fulfills requirements for applicants to OSF Teacher Certification Program.**

Workshop participants will join Sourcing Deeper OSF participants for morning OSF technique sessions, bringing together a worldwide community for dancing, creative practice, and deep immersion — in a catalytic environment of colleagues with diverse experiences in teaching, healing, therapy, performance, theater, community, and visionary organization-building.

Deeply rooted in & fluidly expanded from Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT), OSF involves shedding outer layers, accessing primal energy, agility navigating subconscious realms, imagery as potent tool for transformation, & developing a high degree of consciousness without self-consciousness. This work celebrates diversity, collaboration & individual empowerment: free of inhibition, accessing intuition, inviting the mind to collaborate. OSF sessions offer potent tools to access freedom, specificity & courage in movement, vocal practice & creative practice. A key aspect is individual creative empowerment as an instigator of positive change on the planet.

*Satisfies pre-requisites for OSF Sourcing Deeper Programs*

FEES (All transaction fees included)

For OSF July 2020 online workshops, we’re offering three fee options:

1) 30% reduced rate for online participation [specific amounts below], since online program expenses are reduced (no studio rent, no faculty travel or housing expenses). 

2) You can opt to pay full price (former early-bird discount rate)if you still have a salary & can afford to pay a little more. We’ll use it to subsidize those who are more financially vulnerable during this uncertain time.

3) Further reduced rate  (50% of online fee) for those out of work due to this pandemic & struggling to pay program fees. 

New fees for each program:
2-week Open Workshop:
Full price $515. Online: $350. Out-of-work: $175
3-week Open Workshop:
Full price $670. Online $450. Out-of-work:  $225

To hold your place & price: Register by April 30, balance due by May 30.

“Working with you creatively has instigated some of the most juicy & inspiring dancing times of my life… Hit the spot by offering the range from physical to embodied intellectual to creative composition…So much care and respect for the people with whom you share the learning space.”

17 December 2018 – 11 January 2019: 2-4 Week OSF Winter Workshop in Italy with Stephanie Skura & Nate Dryden

“Some of the best teaching & guidance I’ve ever received in my dancing/movement life! Don’t miss it.”  Jeremy Steward, 2017 Certified OSF teacher 

OPEN TO ALL, NO PRIOR OSF EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
Options for two, three, or four weeks, beginning with Week #1.
Weeks 1 -3 comprise OSF Introductory Level.
Participants during Week #4 have a chance to taste the rarely taught Advanced Level!

17 December 2018 – 11 January 2019
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Mon – Fri
Brescia, Italy

Two, Three, or Four-Week Open Source Forms Seattle Workshop

 Opportunity to study intensively with OSF creator Stephanie Skura & Co-Faculty Nate Dryden 

Participants need to begin on first day, & participate daily. Drop-in’s OK with significant prior experience in OSF or SRT.

** Partially fulfills requirements for applicants to OSF Teacher Certification Program.**

Workshop participants will join OSF teacher trainees & pre-teacher-trainees for morning OSF technique sessions, bringing together a worldwide community for dancing, creative practice, & deep immersion — in a catalytic environment of colleagues with diverse experiences in teaching, healing, therapy, performance, theater, community, & visionary organization-building. 

COST: $515 USD two weeks, $670 USD three weeks, $775 USD  four weeks. Nonrefundable deposit of $100 USD (plus applicable fees) by September 15, 2018 will hold your place. Tuition balance due by October 1, 2018 (or you have option to pay  full amount now).

“Working with you creatively has instigated some of the most juicy & inspiring dancing times of my life… Hit the spot by offering the range from physical to embodied intellectual to creative composition…So much care and respect for the people with whom you share the learning space.”

Contact us with inquiries. We’re happy to hear from you!

17 December, 2018 – 4 January, 2019: Three-Week OSF Pre-Teacher-Training Program in Italy with Stephanie Skura & Nate Dryden

Three-week Open Source Forms Pre-Teacher-Training Program in Europe.
Opportunity to study intensively with OSF creator STEPHANIE SKURA & Co-Faculty Nate Dryden

17 December, 2018 – 4 January, 2019
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM, 3:00 – 6:00 PM, Mon – Fri
Location: Brescia, Italy 

This program is recommended for anyone who plans on applying for OSF Teacher Certification. Prerequisites include, at minimum, the equivalent of a two-week workshop in OSF or SRT. If interested, please email & tell us the nature of your experience with SRT &/or OSF: info@opensourceforms.com

Bookings are now open for those accepted into this program!

COST: $1,800 USD. Includes several Independent Study Projects after the program, with faculty feedback. Hold your place with non-refundable deposit of $300 USD by 15 August, 2018. Balance due by 1 October, 2018.

For those interested in learning to teach OSF who need more experience in the practice before entering the OSF Teacher Certification Program. OSF Pre-TT includes the full spectrum of introductory OSF material, improvisation sessions, & in-depth discussions about methods & underlying concepts. 

Though not a commitment to the full OSF Teacher Certification Program, the 3-week Pre-Training Program provides prerequisites** & a sense of the nature of OSF Teacher Certification, to better know if it’s for you. It’s a ‘first pass’ at the complex array of considerations hidden behind the teaching veil, all required to effectively facilitate these transformative sessions. 

Unless you have many years’ experience with this practice — & even if you do — this preparatory program is recommended for all OSF teacher-trainees.  It renders the rigors of OSF Teacher Certification more digestible, less overwhelming, and more fun! Sufficient experience in the less-demanding-but-rigorous atmosphere of OSF Pre-TT makes all the difference in maximum digestion during Certification and, ultimately a gratifying & successful teaching career. Though there are no short-cuts in this training, we come to appreciate the rich rewards of an authentic, grounded process that guides us smoothly along our journey. 

** If you’ve already had the equivalent of one two-week OSF workshop, this 3-week program will complete your prerequisites to apply for our next OSF Teacher Certification Programs. 

 OSF is creatively empowering for both teachers & their students. A rigorous, soul-expanding program, OSF Teacher Certification gives a solid grounding in methods & deep understanding of the work, ultimately empowering teachers & their students to expand OSF to adapt to changing circumstances in our lives & worlds, & integrate it with other practices they embrace. A key mission is individual creative empowerment as an instigator of positive change on the planet. 

“Thanks again for the generous and thoughtful processes you bring into the world and invite others to be part of.” Kristine Knutson, participant OSF Pre-TT, Certified SRT teacher

“Stephanie Skura is one of the most inspired & inspiring teachers I’ve ever studied with. She is a singular teacher whose wisdom & breadth of experience are a gift to those interested in expanding their perception of movement, where it comes from, and how it can trigger deep creativity on numerous levels.”  Juliette Mapp, Choreographer & Teacher, NYC

“One of the most memorable dance educators I’ve studied with…She allows you to unfold in ways that are innate, yet unknown to you.”  Laura Reichhardt, Choreographer

 “I had such a fabulous time dancing, & felt so open and alive after each class.”  Eva Karczag, Teacher & Choreographer, The Netherlands

“This work feeds me in ways I’m not able to access otherwise.”  Alwyn O’Brien, Visual Artist, Canada

September 10-12, 2018 – Open Source Forms & Creative Play with Susanna Hood

September 10, 11, 12, 2018

10am-1pm

Dovercourt  House 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON

$80 for all 3 classes ($30/class)

Drop-ins welcome for day 1 and exceptionally for other days depending on previous experience

To Register: meryem.muginov@gmail.com

Minimum $30 deposit required on registration

In this three-morning workshop, Susanna offers introductory level OSF material in combination with improvisation structures using movement, voice, drawing, and writing.  OSF, founded by dance artist and master teacher Stephanie Skura in 2008 is a fluid expansion of Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT), developed as a revolutionary way of learning by Joan Skinner in the 1960’s. Some basic principals underpinning the work are: that we are all born with natural grace and coordination with free and open voices & natural creativity; that in letting go of learned patterns of holding, of preconception, and of expectation we can connect to our own inherent process and potential; that sound is an expression of and release of energy; that learning through allowing instead of forcing gives us access to fullness with less effort; that we can be physically touched and transformed by the use of imagery; that play is a fundamental part of our humanness. (To learn more about OSF and SRT please visit https://opensourceforms.com and http://www.skinnerreleasing.com/aboutsrt.html).

The nature of the working process is web-like, cumulative and will happen in layers with no two days exactly the same. This is why the sessions are best experienced in their entirety. We will work with touch, deep-state imagery, and waking-state exercises and scores for improvisation. The sessions are guided mostly through experiential learning, allowing for the timing of each individual’s process of discovery and integration, working both together and alone but in community.

The class is open to adults of all ages, performers and non-performers alike. The class will cater to the average level of its participants’ previous experience with OSF/SRT.

Susanna Hood Biography:

Susanna Hood is a compelling performer, maker and teacher in dance and music and was the artistic director of hum dansoundart (https://humdansoundart.wordpress.com/company/) from 2000-2013. Beginning her career in 1991 with the Toronto Dance Theatre, independently she has performed the works of many Canadian choreographers, composers, and filmmakers. She performs widely as an improviser in dance and music, and has collaborated extensively in theatre as a movement director.  Her choreography, compositions, and interdisciplinary collaborations have been presented locally, nationally, and internationally on stage and film since 1991. Her work is marked by a dynamic synthesis of voice and movement, creating intimate, raw and sensual performance work.

From 2015-2017 Susanna completed the Pilot #2 of the Research Studios at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, Belgium with emphasis on the synergistic relations between dance and music. Since 2004, Susanna has been teaching improvisation, composition, and voice and movement synthesis in various institutions and through independent workshops across Canada. Since 2012 Susanna has become a teacher trainer of Open Source Forms (OSF), a practice that combines the principles of Skinner Releasing method with the varied and developing practices of its teachers. . http://susannahood.ca

 

June 18 – July 6, 2018: Three-Week OSF Pre-Teacher-Training Program in Seattle with Stephanie Skura & Co-Faculty

Three-week Open Source Forms Pre-Teacher-Training Program in Seattle.
Opportunity to study intensively with OSF creator STEPHANIE SKURA & Co-Faculty 

June 18 – July 6, 2018
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM, 3:00 – 6:00 PM, Mon – Fri
19th & Roy, Capitol Hill, Seattle

This program is recommended for anyone who plans on applying for OSF Teacher Certification. Prerequisites include, at minimum, the equivalent of a two-week workshop in OSF or SRT.

If interested, please email & tell us the nature of your experience with SRT &/or OSF: info@opensourceforms.com

Bookings are now open for those accepted into this program!

COST: $1,800 USD. Includes several Independent Study Projects after the program, with faculty feedback. Hold your place with non-refundable deposit of $300 USD by March 15, 2018. Balance due by May 1, 2018.

For those interested in learning to teach OSF who need more experience in the practice before entering the OSF Teacher Certification Program. OSF Pre-TT includes the full spectrum of introductory OSF material, improvisation sessions, & in-depth discussions about methods & underlying concepts. 

Though not a commitment to the full OSF Teacher Certification Program, the 3-week Pre-Training Program provides prerequisites** & a sense of the nature of OSF Teacher Certification, to better know if it’s for you. It’s a ‘first pass’ at the complex array of considerations hidden behind the teaching veil, all required to effectively facilitate these transformative sessions. 

Unless you have many years’ experience with this practice — & even if you do — this preparatory program is recommended for all OSF teacher-trainees.  It renders the rigors of OSF Teacher Certification more digestible, less overwhelming, and more fun! Sufficient experience in the less-demanding-but-rigorous atmosphere of OSF Pre-TT makes all the difference in maximum digestion during Certification and, ultimately a gratifying & successful teaching career. Though there are no short-cuts in this training, we come to appreciate the rich rewards of an authentic, grounded process that guides us smoothly along our journey. 

** If you’ve already had the equivalent of one two-week OSF workshop, this 3-week program will complete your prerequisites for our next OSF Teacher Certification Programs. 

 OSF is creatively empowering for both teachers & their students. A rigorous, soul-expanding program, OSF Teacher Certification gives a solid grounding in methods & deep understanding of the work, ultimately empowering teachers & their students to expand OSF to adapt to changing circumstances in our lives & worlds, & integrate it with other practices they embrace. A key mission is individual creative empowerment as an instigator of positive change on the planet. 

“Stephanie Skura is one of the most inspired & inspiring teachers I’ve ever studied with. She is a singular teacher whose wisdom & breadth of experience are a gift to those interested in expanding their perception of movement, where it comes from, and how it can trigger deep creativity on numerous levels.”  Juliette Mapp, Choreographer & Teacher, NYC

“One of the most memorable dance educators I’ve studied with…She allows you to unfold in ways that are innate, yet unknown to you.”  Laura Reichhardt, Choreographer

 “I had such a fabulous time dancing, & felt so open and alive after each class.”  Eva Karczag, Teacher & Choreographer, The Netherlands

“This work feeds me in ways I’m not able to access otherwise.”  Alwyn O’Brien, Visual Artist, Canada

June 18 – July 13, 2018: OSF Summer Workshop in Seattle with Stephanie Skura & Co-Faculty

“Some of the best teaching & guidance I’ve ever received in my dancing/movement life! Don’t miss it.”  Jeremy Steward, 2017 Certified OSF teacher 

OPEN TO ALL, NO PRIOR OSF EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
Options for two, three, or four weeks, beginning with Week #1.
Weeks 1 -3 comprise Introductory Level.
Those who participate during Week #4 will have an opportunity to experience the rarely taught Advanced Level!

June 18 – July 13, 2018
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Mon – Fri
19th & Roy, Capitol Hill, Seattle

Two, Three, or Four-Week Open Source Forms Seattle Workshop

 Opportunity to study intensively with OSF creator Stephanie Skura & Co-Faculty 

 Open to all! Daily 3-hour sessions. No prior experience necessary. Participants need to begin on first day, & participate daily. Drop-in’s OK with significant prior experience with OSF or Skinner Releasing Technique.

** Partially fulfills requirements for applicants to OSF Teacher Certification Program.**

Workshop participants will join OSF teacher trainees & pre-teacher-trainees for morning OSF technique sessions, bringing together a worldwide community for dancing, creative practice, and deep immersion — in a catalytic environment of colleagues with diverse experiences in teaching, healing, therapy, performance, theater, community, and visionary organization-building. 

Places are still open!
$100 DISCOUNT extended with non-refundable deposit of $100  
$515 for two weeks, $670 for three weeks, $775 for four weeks
(includes transaction fees)

Full Price: $615/$770/$875 USD full price for 2/3/4 weeks.

“Working with you creatively has instigated some of the most juicy & inspiring dancing times of my life… Hit the spot by offering the range from physical to embodied intellectual to creative composition…So much care and respect for the people with whom you share the learning space.”

Contact us with inquiries. We’re happy to hear from you!

January 15 – February 19, 2018: Intro to OSF with Keely Isaak Meehan in Seattle

Open Source Forms with Keely Isaak Meehan

*Note, this series now begins on January 15 and runs through February 19*

January 15 – February 19, 2018

A 6-week workshop – Mondays, 7-9pm

Studio Current

1100 E Pike Street

$108 for the whole workshop. As this workshop is progressive week-to-week, no drop-ins allowed. Please email keely@manifoldmotion.com for registration and payment info.

Studio Current 2017/18 Artist-in-Residence Keely Isaak Meehan offers a six week introductory Open Source Forms workshop.

Delve into freedom of movement and expression! Guided by the philosophy that the source of creativity and wisdom is available in each of us, Open Source Forms offers methods to access depth, specificity, courage and freedom in movement and creativity for all.

Over the course of this workshop, we will use imagery to shed inhibitions, find ease of movement, and access deep physical intuition. No previous dance experience necessary, only an openness to exploration.

March 2-5, 2018 OSF Teachers Conference and Advanced Practice Workshop in Seattle

March 2 – 5, 2018
Russian Community Center
704 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

4-DAY OPEN SOURCE FORMS TEACHERS CONFERENCE & ADVANCED PRACTICE WORKSHOP

TEACHERS CONFERENCE: Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, March 2-5, 2018
10:30 AM – 6 PM. All certified OSF teachers are invited. Morning sessions facilitated by Stephanie Skura. During afternoons we’ll address topics of interest, discuss the future of OSF & OSF TT, delve deeper into OSF concepts we’re curious to explore, & share with each other about our integrations, teaching, performing, research, successes, quandaries, etc.
Fee: $361 USD

ADVANCED PRACTICE WORKSHOP: Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Mar 2-5, 2018
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM + one afternoon discussion about OSF Teacher Training & related topics of interest. Morning sessions facilitated by Stephanie Skura.
Fee: $207 USD

Open to those who’ve experienced the full spectrum of Introductory OSF or SRT (3 weeks of progressive sessions) & want to deepen their practice & join the growing OSF community. Some might want to pursue OSF Teacher Certification in future — or not. Advanced OSF material is deeply rooted in, & fluidly expanded from, advanced Skinner Releasing practice.

These advanced sessions are rarely taught, only a few on the planet are teaching them, & Stephanie might be the only one currently creating classes at this advanced level.

We’re EXCITED to have an opportunity to be together with our hearts, physical selves, spirits & brains — interacting, discovering, anchoring, dreaming — & navigating toward wholeness, sanity, & creative empowerment in our increasingly challenging political climate.

Please contact us below if you have any questions.