Dance and art come together for a night of Dance Expressions and Art Therapy. Enjoy this video two ways!

A lot has been going on in this country… in the world! We decided to take one of our regular virtual dance, fitness, classes and we invited Katie O’Brien, art teacher at Torrey Pines High School, to guide us through a night or ART… a night where we can use creativity and movement to help us express thoughts and emotions and everything in between.

It was a very healing time.

We did not post the full hour, but snippets from it. You are invited to just enjoy the dance portion of this video, or take a full hour for yourself and explore with some drawing/painting/writing, followed by freeing movement, then back to the paper, then back to movement, and so on! It was an AMAZING EXPERIENCE.

๐Ÿ”ด Option #1: 15 minutes- Just take the dance portion of this video. The timers let you know how much time left in each section:

๐Ÿ”˜ Dance Section: 0:00-11:13

๐Ÿ”˜ Art Section: 11:14-14:41

๐Ÿ”˜ Dance Section: 14:42-21:00

๐Ÿ”˜ Art Section: 21:01 to end

๐Ÿ”ดย Option #2: Full hour- Read the instructions in the video and partake in the art session, too! All you need is something to draw/paint/write with. Notice how different you feel in the 5 sections:

๐Ÿ”˜ Section #1 Art: spend 10-15 minutes just drawing. Start with lines. You see in the beginning of this video examples of lines. Allow the lines your hand choose to cover the entire real estate of that piece of paper. Don’t think, don’t judge. Just do. See what comes out.

๐Ÿ”˜ Section #2: Dance. Follow the video from 0:22 , warm up with us and learn a very simple routine so you can think less and feel more. Move freely and listen to our motivational cues.

๐Ÿ”˜ Section #3: Art Section- spend 10-15 minutes back on your paper. Follow the video, we will promptย you to pause and set your 10-15 minute timer. (Do you feel different now? Is your hand moving differently? Has your creativity changed? Do you feel more inspired? More care-free? Take notice and put it all on the paper.)

๐Ÿ”˜ Section #4 Dance- Follow the video from 14:40. Now you know the dance. Can you follow our suggestions?

๐Ÿ”˜ Section #5- This is it! This is your final art session. Let the video play until the end and listenย to this song together with us.

Want to go longer with this art session? Do it! Play your own music in the background and let the creative and expressive juices flow! This is your time to connect and express safely and freely.

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