Sponsored by Alexander Technique Teachers of Greater Philadelphia (ATTGP) in partnership with the Temple University Department of Dance

Saturday, March 9 & Sunday, March 10, 2019
Temple University

Main Campus, Pearson Hall, Studio 222
1800 N Broad Street (btw Montgomery & Norris St)
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Campus Map (Building 43)
NOTE: Photo ID required  to enter building.

In these workshops, Alexander Technique teachers Luc Vanier and Elizabeth Johnson will lead the participants in experiencing the double spiral musculature that facilitates interplay between connectivity and lengthening in the whole bodily structure. We will ask ourselves to what extent our conceptions of our musculo-skeletal system impact resilient thinking in activity by exploring certain principles of the Alexander Technique such as inhibition, faulty sensory awareness, whole-self, and primary control. We will also investigate Raymond Dart’s idea of reset and how it is strongly linked to our capacity to respond creatively to challenges to our connectivity that arise in our professional and daily lives.

Luc Vanier is an Alexander Technique teacher and co-author of Dance and the Alexander Technique.

Luc Vanier (MFA, M.AMSAT) is the Director of the School of Dance at the University of Utah. He received his MFA from the University of Illinois, certified as an Alexander teacher in 2001, and became a training course Director in 2011. A Principal Dancer and company choreographer with Ohio Ballet, he danced pivotal roles in the works of company founder Heinz Poll, Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Kurt Jooss, Lynne Taylor-Corbett and Laura Dean among others. His choreography has been produced at the Joyce Theater in New York City and toured nationally. Vanier has lectured and presented his research extensively nationally and internationally and his co-authored book with Rebecca Nettle-Fiol, “Dance and the Alexander Technique” was published by University of Illinois Press. They co-created Framework for Integration, a movement analysis system anchored in the way babies move that helps all movers make healthier movement decisions and encourages more coordinated and integrated bodily use. He also founded the Integral Movement Lab, which combines the Alexander Technique within product and curriculum designs.

Elizabeth Johnson is an Alexander Technique teacher and Laban Movement Analyst.

Elizabeth Johnson is an assistant professor at the University of Florida School of Theater and Dance. A somatic educator and practitioner, she holds a Graduate Laban Certificate of Movement Analysis from Columbia College Chicago’s Department of Creative Arts Therapies where she garnered the Warren Lamb Tuition Scholarship. She is also a dual certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique (AmSAT, ATI), teaching private students and guest teaching in Alexander Teacher training courses in the United States (Alexander Technique Milwaukee, Salt Lake City Alexander Technique) and South America (Escuela Técnica Alexander Buenos Aires–Buenos Aires, Argentina, Escuela Uruguaya de Técnica Alexander–Montevideo, Uruguay).


Workshops for Dancers/Dance Teachers

Alexander Technique, Developmental Movement and Dance: Making Choices

Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10 AM – 12 PM
Sunday, March 10, 2019, 2 PM – 4 PM

These workshops will further link everything back to their dancing body and explore how this approach helps the mover make new decisions in relationship to their daily movement practices.

Attend one or both workshops.

Limited to 20 people.

$25 if registered before February 4 / $35 after February 4
Register now using the button at the bottom of this page.


Workshops for Alexander Technique Teachers

Framework for Integration: A Developmental Lens for Alexander Technique Teachers

Saturday, March 9, 2019, 1 PM – 4 PM
Sunday, March 10, 2019, 10 AM – 1 PM

These workshops will center on clarifying a few developmental paths (either dealing with the Dart progression or with tone, rhythm, space, tasks and tasks for expression), and on sharing how to bring an integral perspective to making new decisions in dealing with movement habits. They will use their Framework to help answer questions one might have about teaching certain types of students.

Limited to 20 people.

$40 if purchased before February 4 / $50 after February 4
*ATTGP members: $10 if purchased before February 4 / $20 after February 4
Register now using the button at the bottom of this page.


Private Lessons

Luc and Elizabeth are also available to teach private lessons (40 minutes long).
Cost: $90.00 for Luc / $65.00 for Liz.
It’s also possible for 2 to have a shared lesson together.
Please contact KC Chun to schedule your lesson at kristenchun33@gmail.com.


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Your registration will be confirmed once we have received your payment. Please note, a signed liability waiver and photo ID are required to participate.

You can purchase all four, or any other combination. Please use the links below to purchase online.

Note: Unless you are purchasing all four workshops, you will need to make two separate transactions if you are registering for both dance and Alexander Technique workshops.

Use the drop down menus to select the workshop, or workshops, for which you want to register, and for ATTGP discount (ATTGP members only). There is a $2 service fee on all PayPal transactions to cover processing costs.

If you prefer to pay by check, please contact KC Chun at kristenchun33@gmail.com for details.

All 4 Workshops


Register for 1 or more AT workshops only


Register for 1 or more Dance Workshops


*Please note: In case of cancellation, no refunds will be issued after February 9 unless there is someone who can take your spot.