Taught by Rachel Slater

A class constructed through robust physicality, for Intermediate and Advanced dancer. Building strength and exploring coordination and textures. Finding moments when you are on balance and relishing when you are not. Falling and fluidity moving in and out of floor. Sequentially linking one movement to the next, asking your body to never stop moving...Delicious, gigantic final phrase which draws from elements you have developed throughout class. Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Fever Ray. Let's have fun and dance and sweat. Socks or barefeet please.

August 22nd 10:00-12:00 // $12 Drop-in // $40 for all four Saturdays in August


Rachel Slater is a dancer, choreographer and teacher living in Portland, Oregon. She holds a BFA from the University of the Arts in Modern Dance Performance with an Emphasis in Choreography. In Portland, she has performed for Tere Mathern Dance, Éowyn Emerald & Dancers, Tracey Durbin, Kristine Anderson, Franco Nieto and her own platform for work, Rachel Slater Dance. Rachel's previous work included performance engagements in Philadelphia, North Carolina, up and down the West Coast and Southern France, as well as co-founding and directing a modern dance collective in Philadelphia, Pink Hair Affair. Her choreography has been presented at festivals around the country as well as locally. She has recently taught for BodyVox, Northwest Dance Project and Pacific University. Rachel was a New Expressive Works Resident in 2013, and a 2014 recipient of the Oregon Arts Commission Career Opportunity Grant. She currently teaches at BodyVox, Northwest Dance Project and with the Portland Dance Lab, as well as co-directing Muddy Feet Contemporary Dance with Suzanne Chi. Muddy Feet will be presenting their first full length show in November 2015.