For teachers, performers, social dancers, dance students, partner dancers, solo dancers, all styles, all disciplines. And every dancer who wants to:
• Increase body awareness.
• Become aware of habitual movement patterns that may interfere with natural flow of movement.
• Release excess muscle tension and find better posture, coordination and ease.
• Achieve a deeper presence and more clarity in posture and motion.
Recommended minimum 2 years dance experience. Must be 16+. No partner needed
Heike Walker first encountered the Alexander Technique in dance classes in the early nineties. She was intrigued by how body awareness affects her dancing. Working with the Alexander Technique created more fluidity and openness in her body and new possibilities of moving – with more lightness, ease and clarity! In 1994, Heike began taking lessons in the Alexander Technique which opened a whole new dimension of the Alexander Technique to her.
Heike entered a three-year full-time training course in the Alexander Technique in Berlin with Dan Armon and graduated in 2002. She has been teaching the Alexander Technique since – both in individual lessons and in workshops to dancers, musicians or anyone interested in working on themselves and gaining self-awareness. Over the years, Heike has helped many Alexander students with neck or back pain, low energy or chronic stress – to find more ease and balance both in their bodies and in their lives!
Heike is a Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique. She is the owner of Balance Arts Studio.