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Dance for Wellness at Tower Health/ Reading Hospital (on going classes)

Contemporary Dance Movement Practice (for Adults)

  • When: every other Tuesday in the fall, starting Sept 4th from 6-7pm
  • Where: The Restorative Center, 6 Hearthstone Ct, Reading, PA
  • Cost: $12 – register online here
  • Class Description: Contemporary Dance Movement Practice (for Adults) explores principles of somatics, energetic awareness, and performance practice with contemporary concert dance foundations and techniques. Participants will be challenged to find freedom within structure, story-tell with their movement, create connections between dance and “everyday life,” and (re)discover joy in their dancing body. Previous experience with a movement practice (yoga, Pilates, martial arts, or other form of dance) is highly suggested, but not necessary; an open heart and mind is always welcome and appreciated. Click here for more FAQ’s.

Previous Events in 2018

 

Premier of “Rediscover” – a dance-film

Contemplative Dance Class with Alvernia’s Seniors’ College

  • When: Thursday, Sept 27 from 11:30-1pm
  • Where: Alvernia University
  • Jessica will be leading a Contemplative Dance class for members of Alvernia University’s Seniors’ College. For more info regarding the class and joining the Seniors’ College, click here. 

Mindfulness Youth Series presented by RIZE

  • When: Friday, Sept 14 from 4-7pm
  • Where: Goggleworks Center for the Arts 4th floor
  • Cost: Free
  • About: “The iCommit Campaign’s Mindfulness Youth Series will inspire and educate youth to exercise their inherent humanitarian leadership skills though a workshop on enhancing benefits of mindfulness techniques.” Jessica is presenting a Mindful Movement workshop.

Dance on the Streets aka DOTS Fest 2018

  • When: Saturday, Sept. 15th from 3-8pm
  • Where: Grill then Chill Bar & Lounge, 400 Woodward St. Reading, PA
  • Cost: Free
  • About: Hosted by RIZE. Performances throughout the day, face painting, music, art, food, & more..

Contemporary Dance Class/ Workshop for Adults

  • When: Tuesday, August 7 & 14 from 5-7pm & Sunday, August 19 from 12-2pm
  • Where: The Restorative Center, 6 Hearthstone Ct, Reading, PA
  • Cost: Pre-registration $15 – register online here . Drop in $20
  • Class Description: Contemporary Dance Movement Practice (for Adults) explores principles of somatics, energetic awareness, and performance practice with contemporary concert dance foundations and techniques. Participants will be challenged to find freedom within structure, story-tell with their movement, create connections between dance and “everyday life,” and (re)discover joy in their dancing body. Previous experience with a movement practice (yoga, Pilates, martial arts, or other form of dance) is highly suggested, but not necessary; an open heart and mind is always welcome and appreciated. Click here for more FAQ’s.

Little Things – 6 Soloists Performing Dance and Poetry

Created by Brandi Ou, Jessica C. Warchal-King, Rhonda Moore, Grace Stern, Maria Guzman, and Nikolai McKenzie. “Little Things” explores the vast and dynamic elements that constitute the relationship between mother and child. Through movement, sound, and poetry, six artists peel back layers of their personal maternal stories. Runtime is 45 min.

  • When: Saturday, June 23rd at 2pm & 4pm
  • Where: Ballroom Philadelphia – 1207 Gerritt Street, Philadelphia.
  • Tickets: $10 suggested or pay what you can. Proceeds will be donated to Mary’s Shelter – an organization in Reading, PA that supports pregnant women and new mothers who are “in need of a supportive environment because of lack of suitable housing or favorable family relationships”. Seating is limited. To reserve your seats, email Jessica@JCWKDanceLab.org.

Please plan extra time for parking and traffic. The performances will start promptly and late audience members won’t be admitted.

Philadelphia Youth Dance Fest

  • When: March 25th at 1pm
  • Where: Drexel University’s Mandell Theater
  • What: Jessica created a new work on the members of Berks Ballet Theatre

KYL/D’s InHale Performance Series

  • When: May 11th & 12th at 7:30pm
  • Where: KYL/D’s CHI Movement Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Cost: $10 ticket link coming soon!