Ground Floor Labs


Attending a Ground Floor Lab is the first step for those interested in applying for Open Floor Teacher Training. 

Ground Floor Labs in 2017

  • April 12-16, 2017, Villetrun, France with Sarah Davies (UK) and Lucie Nerot (France)
  • June 28-July 2, 2017 - Melbourne, Australia with Geordie Jahner (New Zealand) and Liat Lev-Sokal & Madhuma Thompson (Australia)
  • July 24-28, 2017, Fairfax, California, with Geordie Jahner (New Zealand) and Stacey Butcher (US)


Ground Floor Lab is not a teacher training, but rather an inside tour of Open Floor curriculum for those considering training in the future. 

These labs are for you if:

  • You're an aspiring teacher interested in applying for an Open Floor Teacher Training, and already have extensive personal experience in one or more movement modalities. You may not have enough study to apply train just yet, but can see if it's something you'd like to work towards.
  • You're a licensed psychology professional interested in adding movement to your work with clients. Experience in body-based modalities required.
  • You're a working embodiment/dance teacher looking for new inspiration and skills.
  • You work in education, social work, hospice or other service professions and would like to integrate embodied movement into your work with students and/or clients.

The workshop includes:

  • Experiencing Open Floor Movement Practice
  • Universal movement principles that underlie all healing dance practice
  • Professional debrief of the intention, structure and purpose of each movement exercise.
  • Open Floor International core values that inform us on and off the dance floor 
  • A chance to learn about Dynamic Governance -- our creative collaboration model.

If you would like to attend please fill out an application here.