Friday, December 14, 2012

What is Urban Dance Lab?

Urban Dance Lab explores performing dynamics with choreography inspired by contemporary, urban, and world music.

Based on a highly defined warmup, the UDL technique creates more space in the body through an emphasis on alignment that frees, heals, and strengthens the body.  

Created by Master Teacher, Michele Kadison, Urban Dance Lab challenges dancers to reach their maximum potential.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Urban Dance Lab / Europe


Michele Kadison

 STEPS / Broadway Dance Center 
USA - Europe - Japan  - Latin America

Analysis of placement
Tools for correcting old concepts

How to use energy for maximum effect
Effective use of space

Exploring the dynamics and qualities of movement 
Filling movement with meaning

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Lifetime Achievement Award

Thank you In Motion Miami for the honor of receiving the  IMPAC Lifetime Achievement Award!

Still and always in search of more achievement in my lifetime.... and so the beat goes on!

Monday, July 9, 2012

The FLOW.... mentioned in the Knight Arts Foundation's publication on 9 July, 2012 ~

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The FLOW Workshop

On Sunday, July 8th 2012.... Enter…

The Flow 

A delicious night of movement
Designed by Master Teacher, Michele Kadison
all ages, shapes, sizes, and abilities welcome ~ no dance training necessary

The Flow takes you on an inspirational and improvisational voyage with movement as your vehicle.  We begin by bringing awareness to how the body feels in the present, what it can do, and what its perceived restrictions might be.  We will then explore a series of gentle exercises that release your natural, innate flow: the flow of oxygen throughout your cells, the flow of blood within your spinal column, the flow that releases tension and brings you health. Using gentle rhythmic motion, we release old tensions and find space in the body to increase flexibility, core strength, and alignment. Once we are warmed and ready, we take our exploration even further.   Guided by music and voice, you will experience your body moving through space in a way that is liberating, exhilarating, joyous, fun…and uniquely your own.

Date:                        Sunday, July
Time:                        6:30 – 9:00 pm
Location:                 NOMAC: North Miami Arts Collective – 845 NE 125th Street, North Miami
Admission:              $25 for this magical evening of meditative movement and music
Registration:            Email to register.  You will be sent a link to pre-pay.  
                                  Space is limited to 20 participants
Attire:                       Wear comfy clothing you can move in.  Shoes will be removed upon entering studio.
Questions?:             Email us at above address or call North Miami Arts Collective (305) 892-9961

Michele Kadison has been teaching Contemporary Jazz Dance along with her Body Activation classes for over 25 years throughout the US, Europe, Japan, and Latin America. She has performed, choreographed, and directed for TV, film, and stage, and is a published health author as well as dance editor. Nurtured by elements of yoga, classical ballet, contemporary movement, and developing healthful habits that promote vitality, balance, and wellness as a way of life, her work focuses on channeling physical and emotional energy in order to obtain optimum corporal expression.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

With constant growth and research, I am constantly discovering the deeper places in the body that are keys to a healthful technique that avoids injury and allows the dancer to continue without restriction. There are still many old teaching modalities around that do not rid the body of tension, but rather add to it. The idea behind my work is to create space in the body that releases trapped energy, allowing the body to move with greater freedom and expression.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Master Class on Monday April 30

The Academy of Arts & Minds Dance Department announces:
Master Class Mondays!
3:30-5:00 pm, 3138 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove
Come study with the best master teachers in or passing through South Florida

Monday, April 30, 2012
“The Jazz Laboratory”
Michele Kadison