Adam Frost Open Floor

Expressive Dance for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Free Classes
Click here for details
Download flyer

About Expressive Dance

What happens in an expressive dance session? These expressive dance sessions are inclusive, interactive sessions for all, regardless of age or physical or mental ability. At present, I am offering classes for the Learning Disability community. Classes involve:

  • Paying attention to different parts of the body and observe how we move them
  • Dancing solo, in pairs and groups of three or more at different times during the session
  • The invitation for participants to express their current state through movement
  • Opportunities for participants to build trust with each other through non-verbal expression

Music is typically used during a class, and at times there may not be music, according to the needs of the group during the session. The typical duration of a session is 1-1.5 hours

What are the benefits of Expressive Dance?

Expressive dance has been shown to give people:

  • Greater ability to deal calmly with difficult situations
  • Strength to move forward/break through personal barriers
  • Empowerment in their choices - whether minor, life-transforming or anywhere in between
  • Courage to express their interests, preferences and needs where they may have previously felt too inhibited
  • Develop an enhanced feeling of well-being

About me

Adam Frost

My name is Adam Frost. I work as a support worker with adults who have learning disabilities; outside of paid work, my main passion is expressive dance. In May this year, I started the Open Floor teacher training as I feel strongly drawn to a career running expressive dance classes for others; once qualified, I intend to offer classes primarily to the learning disability community. The training requires that I offer twelve classes on a not-for-profit basis. I am also a student member of the International Movement Teacher Association (IMTA).

About Open Floor

Open Floor logo

Open Floor is a school dedicated to the Common Good through the study, practice, and teaching of embodied dance. The Founders of Open Floor (Andrea Juhan, Kathy Altman, Lori Saltzman and Vic Cooper) have taught thousands of students and trained hundreds of teachers over the past 35 years. Along with a seasoned, talented international team of Open Floor teachers, we are excited to pass on what we’ve learned to the next generation of dance and movement leaders, as well as those in service to people in "non-dance floor" settings. Conscious dance practices are flourishing all over the world -- the perfect and necessary medicine for our increasingly troubled and digitized planet.

About IMTA

IMTA logo

The International Movement Teachers Association is an independent professional association, created in 2013 to support and represent teachers of dance meditation and conscious movement. Its members are dedicated to serving people in being more fully alive, creative, original and authentic in their self-expression, primarily through using the medium of the body-in-motion.