OPEN FLOOR DANCE

Open Floor Dance is a for-profit business. The teachers are members of Open Floor International (OFI) OFI is incorporated as a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status. OFI is a creative collaboration of seasoned movement teachers from all corners of the planet. We use the universal language of movement as a means of self-discovery and relationship building.

CONTACT

415-887-9399

 

PO BOX 2864

Sausalito, CA 94966

Marin County, California, USA

leah@openfloor.org

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Dance with us online every day!

We’re so happy to be holding our Community Dances every day of the week on Zoom.

 

Whether in our living room or out in the forest, dance is a lifeline, health line and soul line. So is gathering with each other.

Monday through Friday, we'll start our day at 9am Pacific Daylight Time with a morning movement and dance practice. Each session is 45 minutes long. We ask you please to pre-register for each dance that you plan to attend. Click the REGISTER & JOIN button for the easy sign-up page.

On Saturday and Sunday, the Zoom Room opens at 10:00am Pacific Daylight Time. The dance will go until 11am and at the end, there will be a 15 minute time for socializing, if you choose to stay.

We’re asking a $5-$20+ payment for each dance. Your generosity is appreciated as many of our teachers’ sole support is our dances. We also realize the current crisis affects everyone differently. No one will be turned away for inability to pay. We’d rather you come no matter what.

REGISTER first, then please make a payment for each class, if you can.

Saturday

April 4, 10-11 AM

with Jennifer Burner

Sunday

April 5, 10-11 AM

with Stacey Butcher

WEEKEND COMMUNITY DANCE

Monday

April 6, 9-9:45 AM

with Ashleigh Shepherd

Tuesday

April 7, 9-9:45 AM

with Zuza Engler

Friday

April 10, 9-9:45 AM

with Lori Saltzman

Wednesday

April 8, 9-9:45 AM

with Joseph Machado

Thursday

April 9, 9-9:45 AM

with Kathy Altman

Frequently Asked Questions (how this works):

What do I need to take an online class?

We will use a platform called Zoom. You’ll need a computer, ipad or iphone, and a good internet connection.

  • Download the zoom app here. It is painless, fast, and free.

  • If you are new to Zoom please do watch this introductory video from Zoom.

  • If you have a computer, choose that over the iPad or iPhone. Not only will the sound be better but also you can interact more and see more of others.

  • If you can, connect your computer/phone to an external speaker for better sound quality.

  • Make some space to dance. If you are in a shared space, find a room to yourself so you can dance un-self consciously. Or invite your housemates and/or family to join you. Minimize distractions (doorbell/ email/ phone/household appliances/TV) so that you can be as present as possible.

  • Wear comfortable clothes to move in and have your water bottle nearby.

 

How do I join online?

Click the REGISTER AND JOIN button above for the dance you wish to join. You'll be asked to enter your name and email address, and then you'll see a link to click to join the room. The dance doesn't start until 10am Pacific, so if you are early, you'll be in a waiting room until it starts.

How much does it cost?

We are offering our dances on a sliding scale donation basis, $5-20+. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

To donate, go to Paypal. The link is paypal.me/OpenFloorSchool

Will it be recorded?

No, this is an in-the-moment event. Please don't record the music or take any photos of the group.

What time does the dance start?

Dance starts at 9 (Monday through Friday) or 10 (Saturday and Sunday). Please be there no later than 15 minutes after the hour, and stay to the end of the session.  Your presence really makes a difference.

 

Some helpful features of Zoom

  • Speaker view and Grid/Gallery view – you can toggle between the two to see the difference. Grid view is recommended when we’re dancing, so we see and get inspired by each other.

  • The ability to MUTE AND UNMUTE – when you are on ‘mute’ it reduces feedback that can occur. It also means you can make as much noise as you want. The Host and co- hosts can mute and unmute everyone.

  • The ability to have your CAMERA OFF AND ON. Keep it on as it helps build connection. Your presence matters!

  • The CHAT feature – via the ‘Speech bubble’ icon in the bottom bar. If you are having technical problems, this is the place to go.

  • The ability to NAME YOURSELF if you haven’t already – click the three dots in your own window.

 

♥ Thank you Sarah Davies, Open Floor founding member, for your help and inspiration. ♥