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Workshop: Movement with The Floor

Take time to care for yourself by participating in these movement-based classes. This workshop has limited capacity and RSVP is required. Click here to RSVP.


12:30-1:30pm: Self Care
2:00-3:00pm: Open Pilates Mat
3:30-4:30: Self Care

The Floor is a movement studio and community space in Downtown Brooklyn. Founded by two women – an American dancer and a French writer – it merges wellness with culture and civic engagement. Born out of a need for new forms of support, The Floor opened in fall 2017, and quickly drew a diverse group of movement practitioners, intellectuals and artists eager to join in on a project that matched their ideals and values. In addition to classes led by passionate, expert physical instructors, in its first year, The Floor hosted several choreographers in residence: Maria Hassabi and Ruth Childs, among others. It also invited a range of speakers on timely topics including bestselling author Rebecca Traister on women’s rage, psychoanalyst Jamieson Webster on mansplaining, and cultural critic Collier Meyerson on Black feminism.

The Floor’s philosophy is to provide support so that we can better care for one another.

About The Floor

Jamie Dowd is the co-founder of The Floor, a teacher, dancer and choreographer. Jamie’s teaching approach is informed by her classical ballet training, and anatomical knowledge. Her class focuses on incremental progress to build endurance and challenge oneself effectively. She has also founded a dance collective called Advanced Curation — a platform for post-professional dancers to continue practicing their craft.

Violaine Huisman is the co-founder of The Floor, a writer, translator and arts curator. Violaine programs literary and community events at The Floor, as a way to further the studio’s mission to provide support through discussion, inclusion and reflection. She also runs the artist residency, a program designed to encourage creation in dance and hybrid forms.