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​DWD offers weekly classes and seasonal workshops in NYC or abroad.

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APRIL 24-JUNE 12, 2024

This 8-week, 3hr workshop is for dancers curious about discovering and/or re-visiting the technique of Isadora Duncan, in conjunction with learning a masterful repertory piece.

Working from breath and the solar plexus as our initiatory center, this class is designed to introduce the dancer to the technique and style of Duncan, an original thinker and cultural/artistic phenomenon, who fanned the flames of modernism 100 years ago. This authentic material is examined and informed by a contemporary perspective reflecting the dance/movement backgrounds of the instructor, bringing additional support and inspiration to your current technique.

The class uses imagery improvisation, features a contemporary take on Duncan’s classic warm-up, and moves through rhythmic and locomotive patterns, culminating in danced phrase works. Come share in a living history of modern dance and gain a physical and intellectual perspective on the origins of contemporary theater and dance.

The workshop is divided in 2 sections: 90 min open technique class followed by the learning of repertory works by Isadora Duncan to be presented in an open rehearsal at the end of our 8-week course. The technique class is open to all, however, the full workshop will be offered only to a limited number of dancers. Sign up here to secure your spot. Dancers who sign up for the full 8-week workshop are expected to attend all classes.

This is an intermediate to advanced workshop: no prior knowledge of Duncan technique is necessary, however, dancers should be prepared to sustain moderate to heavy aerobic movements and locomotion. More opportunity to perform could be available in future dates. The class (first 90 min) is open to all levels.

It is possible to attend class only without the repertory. Classes will be open to all levels.

At the end of the workshop, one or more students will be chosen to join Dances We Dance/Performing Ensemble for their 2024 fall season.


This course will be taught by Francesca Todesco and guests master teachers.


Wednesdays April 24-June 12


Technique open class: 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Repertory workshop: 3:40 – 5:00 pm



Grand Street Studio

100 Grand Street, Soho

NYC 10013

Subways: N, R, Q, W to Canal Street


class only $20

class + rep: $35 (discount package 8x$260 paid in full)


Please FILL OUT THIS FORM and/or email if you are interested in signing up and secure your spot.

Limited spots available for full workshop. Classes are open to all.


Venmo (preferred) @Francesca-Todesco (no additional fee)


PayPal (please add $5 processing fee for full workshop, $2 for class only)





Drawings: Carol Prud'homme Davis

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