COUNTERTECHNIQUE ONLINE FALL SERIES - 16 NOV TO 16 DEC

We believe space is what you make it - in your body, your mind and your home! 

We're excited to present an extensive Online Fall Series, filled with daily classes and weekly workshops, suitable for small spaces and accessible for all dancers and movers who look for more knowledge, ease and inspiration in their dancing. Grab the opportunity to connect, sweat, think and dance with Countertechnique teachers coming to your home from all over the world. 

Countertechnique Founder Anouk van Dijk and long-standing OBOC faculty members, Master Teacher Nina Wollny, Senior Teacher Countertechnique Niharika Senapati, Teacher Countertechnique Joy Davis and Alexander Technique teacher Tom Koch, join forces and share their knowledge in a series of exclusive, in-depth online Workshops. In addition, Rosanna Tavarez, Joy Davis, Eva Schaller, Verena Pircher, Eilit Marom, and Yi-chun Liu bring you a series of Open and SuperPro Classes; furthermore, Master Teacher Nina Wollny will offer Intro Classes, and Founder Anouk van Dijk and Senior Teacher Niharika Senapati will offer our latest addition, Strengthen & Stretch Classes, both open level. 

Please note: you can book all your classes through one registration form. Workshops each require separate registration. All events take place on Zoom.
 

FULL CLASS SCHEDULE (16 NOV - 11 DEC)

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Mon 16 Nov, 10am PST / 1pm EST - Open Class (75 min), Rosanna Tavarez (register)
Tue 17 Nov, 7am PST / 10am EST - Open Class (75 min), Verena Pircher (register)
Tue 17 Nov, 9am PST / 12pm EST - Introduction to Countertechnique (90 min), Nina Wollny (register)
Wed 18 Nov, 10am PST / 1pm EST - Open Class (75 min), Rosanna Tavarez (register)
Thu 19 Nov, 7am PST / 10am EST - Open Class (75 min), Verena Pircher (register)
Thu 19 Nov, 3pm PST / 6pm EST - Strengthen & Stretch (60 min), Anouk van Dijk (register)
Fri 20 Nov, 10am PST / 1pm EST - SuperPRO Class (90 min), Rosanna Tavarez (register)
Mon 23 Nov, 10am PST / 1pm EST - Open Class (75 min), Rosanna Tavarez (register)
Tue 24 Nov, 7am PST / 10am EST - Open Class (75 min), Eilit Marom (register)
Wed 25 Nov, 10am PST / 1pm EST - Open Class (75 min), Rosanna Tavarez (register)
Thu 26 Nov, 3pm PST / 6pm EST - Strengthen & Stretch (60 min), Niharika Senapati (register)
Fri 27 Nov, 10am PST / 1pm EST - SuperPRO Class (90 min), Eva Schaller (register)
Mon 30 Nov, 10am PST / 1pm EST - Open Class (75 min), Rosanna Tavarez (register)
Tue 1 Dec, 7am PST / 10am EST - Open Class (75 min), Eilit Marom (register)
Tue 1 Dec, 9am PST / 12pm EST - Introduction to Countertechnique (90 min), Nina Wollny (register)
Wed 2 Dec, 10am PST / 1pm EST - Open Class (75 min), Joy Davis (register)
Thu 3 Dec, 7am PST / 10am EST - Open Class (75 min), Eva Schaller (register)
Thu 3 Dec, 3pm PST / 6pm EST - Strengthen & Stretch (60 min), Anouk van Dijk (register)
Fri 4 Dec, 10am PST / 1pm EST - SuperPRO Class (90 min), Rosanna Tavarez (register)
Mon 7 Dec, 10am PST / 1pm EST - Open Class (75 min), Rosanna Tavarez (register)
Tue 8 Dec, 7am PST / 10am EST - Open Class (75 min), Yi-chun Liu (register)
Wed 9 Dec, 10am PST / 1pm EST - Open Class (75 min), Rosanna Tavarez (register)
Thu 10 Dec, 7am PST / 10am EST - Open Class (75 min), Yi-chun Liu (register)
Thu 10 Dec, 3pm PST / 6pm EST - Strengthen & Stretch (60 min), Niharika Senapati (register)
Fri 11 Dec, 10am PST / 1pm EST - SuperPRO Class (90 min), Rosanna Tavarez (register)
 

FULL WORKSHOP SCHEDULE (21 NOV - 16 DEC)

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Sat 21 Nov - Sun 22 Nov, 10am PST / 1pm EST - 'Dancing with Delight' with Joy Davis (register
Mon 30 Nov - Thu 3 Dec, 3pm PST / 6pm EST - 'Letting Go!' with Niharika Senapati (register)
Sat 5 Dec - Sun 6 Dec, 7.30am PST / 9.30am EST - 'Stop-Notice-Think-Move' with Tom Koch (register)
Fri 11 - Sun 13 Dec, 3pm PST / 6pm EST - 'New Perspectives' with Anouk van Dijk (register)
Mon 14 - Wed 16 Dec, 9am PST / 12pm EST - 'Tools from the Human Body' with Nina Wollny (register)
 

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WORKSHOPS
 

WORKSHOP 'DANCING WITH DELIGHT'
Step into the flow with Teacher Countertechnique, Joy Davis

In this open level two-day workshop, Teacher Countertechnique Joy Davis shares her love for dancing. With her vibrant personality Joy will guide you through Countertechnique class exercises and improvisations, and you will explore ways to soften and widen your body into the endless space around you. Along the way, you will collect tools that help cultivate a greater ease in the moment of training, and bring new possibilities for how to use attention effectively, and find delight in moving. 

Joy has been a certified Teacher Countertechnique since 2012 and teaches workshops in the US and Canada. She is Associate Professor of Dance at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Based between Charlotte and Boston Joy creates, produces and tours collaborative dance-theater work with joyproject, The Davis Sisters, and her partner Eric Mullis. 

Maximum participants: 25. Participants are accepted on a first come first serve basis.

Saturday 21 Nov - Sunday 22 Nov
10am-12pm PST (West Coast USA)
1pm-3pm EST (East Coast USA)
SOLD OUT
 

WORKSHOP 'LETTING GO!'
Expand your potential and fly with Senior Teacher Countertechnique, Niharika Senapati

If you want to use your energy and momentum more effectively, this workshop is for you! Senior Teacher Niharika Senapati will share her love for space and falling in this physical workshop that explores the relation between tension, weight distribution and falling, and how to find and sustain effective momentum in dancing (also in small spaces!).

Departing from exploring the use of energy, you will be introduced to hands-on tools from the Countertechnique Toolbox to open up to the physics happening in your dancing. After working in an improvisation setting, you will transport these findings to a Countertechnique class. Throughout the workshop, there will be time to ask questions, unpack confusions and share experiences. Let go of tension in mind and body, and join Niharika for a ride!  

Senior Teacher and OBOC faculty member Niharika Senapati has been working as a dancer with Chunky Move/Anouk van Dijk between 2012 - 2018 and works as Anouk's choreographic assistant internationally. Niharika has an active independent performance practice and composes her own music.

Maximum participants: 25. Participants are accepted on a first come first serve basis.

Monday 30 November - Thursday 3 December
3pm-6pm PST (West Coast USA)
6pm-9pm EST (East Coast USA)
 

WORKSHOP 'STOP-NOTICE-THINK-MOVE'
Dive into the Alexander Technique with Tom Koch

If you are interested in refining the relation between thinking, feeling and moving, this workshop is for you! Alexander Technique teacher Tom Koch has been a faculty member of the annual One Body One Career Countertechnique Intensive (OBOC) since 2006. Tom will share his insights into the relation between posture, balance and movement (Day 1), and the relation between sensation, perception, injury and pain (Day 2). Give yourself permission to stop, reconsider and re-think your self. If you want clearer thoughts and actions, this weekend workshop will offer many discoveries. 

Tom Koch: "My goal as a teacher of dancers is to help you understand more deeply how you coordinate and move yourself all day long, not just during dance, so that you are less likely to suffer self-inflicted injuries and judgments that could limit or end your career." 

Tom Koch has his private practice in Amsterdam where he has taught Alexander Technique not only to dancers but also musicians, singers, computer programmers, rock climbers, executive trainers, and police agents. He has helped clients cope with medical conditions, such as scoliosis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Bechterev Disease (ankylosing spondylosis), and AIDS, as well as temporary challenges, like broken bones.  

Maximum participants: 25. Participants are accepted on a first come first serve basis.

Saturday 5 Dec - Sunday 6 December
7.30am-9.30am PST (West Coast USA)
10.30am-12.30pm EST (East Coast USA)
SOLD OUT
 

WORKSHOP 'NEW PERSPECTIVES'
Coaching and tools application with Founder Countertechnique, Anouk van Dijk

Due to popular demand, Countertechnique Founder Anouk van Dijk returns with her interactive online coaching workshop. Questions handed in beforehand by participants will be explored in a Countertechnique class, and lead to lively discussions and discoveries. This three-day workshop deepens a pro-active approach to taking a Countertechnique class, and to dancing in general. Some previous experience with Countertechnique is recommended. 

Anouk van Dijk is the Founder and Artistic Director of Countertechnique, and works currently as a free-lance choreographer and director worldwide. Van Dijk has trained all 35 Countertechnique teachers to date.

Maximum participants: 25. Participants are accepted on a first come first serve basis.

Friday 11 December - Sunday 13 December
3pm-6pm PST (West Coast USA)
6pm-9pm EST (East Coast USA)
SOLD OUT
 

WORKSHOP 'TOOLS FROM THE HUMAN BODY'
Deepen your knowledge about your body with Master Teacher Countertechnique, Nina Wollny

Our final online workshop of the year will be a special treat! Master Teacher Nina Wollny will share her fascination for the infinite potential of the human body, its structure and function. Departing from specific tools from the Countertechnique Toolbox, you will explore new findings in free and guided movement explorations, as well as in specific exercises from a Countertechnique class.

Nina Wollny has been working with Countertechnique Founder Anouk van Dijk for 20 years as her closest collaborator and has been on the Faculty of the One Body One Career Intensive (OBOC) since 2006, and the Countertechnique Teacher Training (CTTT) since 2008. Nina is an active performer and teacher and is currently the only Master Teacher of Countertechnique.

Maximum participants: 30. Participants are accepted on a first come first serve basis.  

Monday 14 December - Wednesday 16 December
9am-11.30am PST (West Coast USA)
12pm-2.30pm EST (East Coast USA)
SOLD OUT
 

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CLASSES


OPEN CLASSES (75 min, open level)

A medium-paced Countertechnique class that will allow you to warm up gradually in a clear class structure, with the support of Countertechnique tools. We will conclude the session with some juicy dancing, touching all corners of your space!
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SUPERPRO CLASSES (90 min, advanced level)

A faster-paced class with more in depth Countertechnique tools work, exercises and even more juicy dancing! Recommended for professional dancers and senior students who like a challenge, particularly suitable for dancers already familiar with the Countertechnique class.
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STRENGTHEN & STRETCH (60 min, open level)

Discover ways how to strengthen and stretch more efficiently and with less boredom. This is not your regular work out, but our teachers share with you what gets them going! In each session specific Countertechnique tools will be introduced as we work towards more activation and expansion in the body. You will gain practical insights how to find more ease and range of movement, whilst getting stronger and breaking a light sweat.
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INTRODUCTION TO COUNTERTECHNIQUE (90 min, open level)

Learn about the history, class structure and purpose. Join Master Teacher Nina Wollny as she introduces the Countertechnique movement system, applications and ways how to get the most out of a class. Recommended for anyone who wants to start, or who wants to go deeper. Please note: this is a one-off session, and it is not recommended for repeated bookings across the series.
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