2017 Dance Workshop Schedule

The Contemporary Dance Workshop series with clyde forth continues in 2017 on Fridays at Byrdcliffe’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock. Each series is taught around a particular theme and includes repertory choreography from Clyde Forth Visual Theatre and Loksaparśa Dance Projects.

Classes will include a floor warm-up, basic technique, phrase work and learning Loksaparśa Dance Projects material, and creating through various methods of composition/improvisation. Geared towards teens and adults with some movement or dance experience, but previous dance training is not required. We aim to have a good time while creating and keeping our bodies in motion. We start on time, so please arrive at the studio no later than 10 minutes before the posted start-time.

Subject to minimum enrollment. Please register by one week before the first class in your series.

“Like You Mean It!”: Dancing from the Depths
Fridays: April 21 – May 26, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (six classes)
Price for workshop: $20 per class or $110 for the series
Description: What does it mean to work at the edge of your technique (whether beginner, advanced or “starting over”), and to go beyond your comfort zone? How do you define “good technique”? What technique do you need to build in order to communicate through movement? In this series we will mine our personal histories and individual movement lexicons for intimate observations of the world, and compose from invented and technically unlikely movement. Experience in contemporary dance is not required, but this series is recommended for those with some movement background. No acute injuries.

Pay your dance workshop fee online! Or you can call us at 845.679.2079 to pay over the phone with a credit card.




clyde forth is an improviser, choreographer and visual artist whose creative work crosses the boundaries of dance, drawing, sculpture, video and poetry. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from Bennington College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University. Ms. forth has received residencies through Dance Omi and The Field, and has been a guest artist at several colleges and universities including University of the Arts, Towson University, Goucher College, and Montserrat College of Art.

Ms. forth’s company, Clyde Forth Visual Theatre, has been presented in NYC through Movement Research, Williamsburg Art Nexus, Artists Space and Merce Cunningham Studio among others. Recent work and collaborations with other choreographers and composers were presented in NYC, Woodstock NY, Baltimore MD, Washington DC, Troy, NY and Edinburgh Scotland.