Professional Training

Scott Wells


This will be a physics based partnering class drawing on Scott Wells & Dancers partnering repertory and contact improvisation. We will start with fundamental catching exercises to understand the principles of tracking the center of gravity in flight and the modulation of tone* to maximize support while allowing freedom.  We’ll learn to ride momentum to create lifts with a moving support. We will practice flying, catching, landing, deft maneuvers, and learn specific choreography.  For  acrobatic material everyone will work at their own level and will learn best by building group safety and trust-- everyone will do something new. Come lose your head and fly.

*Tone (from BMC) is the readiness of the tissue to move. Too high and tone must be lowered to engage interaction; too low and tone must be raised.



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Scott Wells

has an MFA in dance (University of Illinois) and directs a dance company in San Francisco. He has done many unusual projects including dances for skateboarders and boxers (Rocky vs Baryshnikov) and choreographed West Side Story. Scott has received two Izzies (San Francisco’s most prestigious dance award) for Choreography and was selected by Dance Magazine as “one of the 25 To Watch”. He has toured to Europe for the last 20 years teaching and performing in festivals in Moscow, Barcelona, Budapest, Berlin, Vienna, Zagreb to name a few.