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MOVE AND INCLUDE

"We are here to help each other get through this thing, whatever it is."  - Kurt Vonnegut

AS THE WORLD OPENS UP

OPEN FLOOR DANCE

MEETS YOU THERE

WE HAVE NEW AND ENHANCED FORMATS THAT ALLOW YOU TO DANCE ALONE OR

WITH OTHERS,

INDOORS OR OUT...

ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

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UPCOMING ONLINE

The Silence
Between

A One-Day movement workshop

with Kathy Altman

MY WORD

6-Week Writing Group

with Lori Saltzman

Moving Meditation
drop in classes

Thursdays

with Kathy Altman

OPEN FLOOR IS...

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DANCE

On the Open Floor we speak in body language. We come to dance whether we need to reflect or to rock out. The practice encourages us to be genuine, truthful, and authentic.

RELATIONSHIP

We are always in relationship: to ourselves and each other, family members, friends, lovers, neighbors, co-workers. Yet close, healthy relationships is often the hardest yoga of all. Moving together is a potent and exhilarating way to learn.

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COMMUNITY

The Open Floor Marin community has been gathering to dance since 1984. Dancing in community helps us build trust, cultivate boundaries, and practice the art of generosity on and off the dance floor.  We welcome first timers and seasoned movers to share Open Floor classes, workshops, and Community Dances.

THIS WEEK'S FLOOR TALK
WHEN WE DANCE...
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WE'RE
LESS SEDENTARY

As more and more westerners spend the largest part of their day sitting, dance has been dubbed “the kale of exercise.” Research is growing: regular dancing prevents a long list of diseases, increases emotional well-being, and boosts mood, memory and longevity.

BELONGING
IS POSSIBLE

Some say our most essential need is to belong; dance communities often feed this healthy hunger. Human beings must have a place where we are known and welcome. When we share a dance floor, regularly and over time, we organically share births, blessings, divorces, deaths, disasters and delights that life brings.

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WE'RE
LESS LONELY

Social isolation and digitized virtual contact makes us forget the vital benefits of literally reaching out and touching someone. In order to thrive, human beings need to be with others -- in real time -- laughing, loving, fumbling, learning, giving and receiving embodied attention.

HELP SUPPORT THOSE IN NEED

 Our fundraising has raised over a quarter of a million dollars 

 to support people in need around the globe.