Mary Heller Dance Arts

Evolve your mind, body, & spirit through Dance!
Mary Heller- Choreographer, Dance Educator in 8 Techniques, Teaching Artist, Wellness Advisor

As a profession, dance requires one to be an artistic athlete with fat to be in shape. One may also utilize dance to improve the evolution of mind, body, and spirit. It’s your choice: whichever serves you best! I have been teaching, coaching, and supporting both paths full-time, nationally, professionally, for 29 years.

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“Dance is a language, brain-driven art, and also, a fuel for learning subjects other than dance. In short, dance is an avenue to thinking, translating, interpreting, communicating, feeling, and creating. As a multimedia communication that generates new brain cells and their connections, dance at any age enriches our cognitive, emotional, and physical development beyond the exercise itself and extends to most facets of life.”
Judith Lynne Hanna, PhD, is author of ‘Dancing to Learn: The Brain’s Cognition, Emotion, and Movement’

See research about the art of dancing for ALL ages with Parkinson’s, MS, Alzheimer’s, Neurodegenerative Disorders, and just re-wiring the brain: Dance, #1 in slowing down the aging process HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE. “DANCING OFF THE FOG”, and How Dance Can Help Students in STEM Disciplines.



Added 12 Dec 2017


Mary Heller Dance Arts Presents…

This Friday Only, Guest Teacher – Steve Rosen of Kickstarter Boot Camp! 


What: 
Steve Rosen’s Kickstarter Boot Camp in place of BeMoved JUST for this class only!

When:  This Friday, Dec. 15th. 10-11am

Where:  Prescott Movement Collective
612 Miller Valley Rd @ Osburn St.
Prescott, AZ 86301

STEVE AND I ARE COLLEAGUES WHO SHARE THE SAME LOVE FOR MOVEMENT TO BE FUN, HAVE MEANING, AND BE INSPIRING!
(and yes, he has danced BeMoved© when I did classes for his Kickstarter clients….he is actually really good too!)

Only session, purchased BeMoved® classes accepted, no drop-in’s for this class.
 

SGT Steve is the owner and coach of ‘Kickstart Fitness for Women’.  As the ‘Kickstart Coach’ he combines a tough, yet fun and friendly approach to creating a fit lifestyle.  His energy and passion for fitness inspire those around him to take action.  His guidance is simple: Move, Nourish, Recharge.  He coaches and trains women at his fitness boot camps in Prescott, Arizona.  He has earned over a dozen different health, fitness and nutrition certifications and specializations. In addition, he is the creator of the Kickstart 60 Virtual Bootcamp. He served for 20 years in the U.S. Army and retired in 2013 as a Sergeant First Class.


Don’t forget: register & buy now, as prices will go up in 2018

GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR ALL CLASSES,

and CHOREOGRAPHY

FLASH MOBS TO CONCERT WORKS

and

WELLNESS ADVISING using movement as a starting point such as in Moving Through Grief!
Sessions below – schedule for ALL classes HERE

Mid-Winter 8 wk. Session – Jan. 2 – Feb. 24, 2018

Spring 8 wk. Session – Feb. 25 – April 20, 2018

Winter 7 wk. Session – Oct. 30 – Dec. 15, 2017

GROUP RATES – ALL CLASSES CAN BE FOR WELLNESS IN & NEAR THE WORKPLACE, TO HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATIONS!

  • 3 BeMoved locations area-wide to choose from!
  • 1 community Gentle BeMoved® experience for ALL ages with diverse mental, physical, and emotional abilities. (Also offered in many assisted living communities.)
  • Your Movement is Your Biography workshop –
    Choreographic & Musical Composition Tools to create YOUR own dance. Taught with Musician/Composer David Sorneson.
    (Currently offered at Alta Vista, & HeART on Wheels, Prescott, AZ.)
  • Heller Barre Practice® – a floor barre JUST to hone pristine 
    alignment for every kind of athlete to lovers of any movement practice with injuries.
  • Monthly Tap Workshop for  SWITCH Perf. Arts
  • Creative Movement for 3-4 yr. olds for SWITCH Perf. Arts
  • Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Improvisation, or Contact Improvisation technique classes, workshops, are offered by
    request of 8 or more people. See bio for techniques & styles.
  • NEW! – Keep on Dancing: Modern for 40+
  • 16 adults have requested 
  • (Adults under 40 are welcome too!) Includes BrainDance, floor, center, across the floor in Martha Graham, Merce Cunnigham, Bartinieff, and Jose Limon techniques (I am approved via Anthony Morgan to teach Graham by the school in NYC), alignment, movement combinations, improvisation, and choreography. Dance for your fourth decade & beyond! Live accompaniment!

         Clothing – Dance, exercise clothes, bare feet, indoor only 
         athletic, or dance sneakers are fine if you have an injury.

         (Please register to be put on the TBA list to co-create a day/time/
         place that works for the majority – class beginning in Jan., or
         Feb.2018!)

See ALL classes HERE, Register HERE



Added 11 Oct 2017

Gentle BeMoved®, 4 week Jan. 22 – Feb. 12, 2018 session! See more HERE!

See the Prescott Courier Newspaper article on the national experience of

Gentle BeMoved HERE!



 

Below is a clip of BeMoved® being danced in Chicago this summer for the “Free Dance Concert” series. It was MAGICAL to see all ages, cultures, and sexes dancing with us! (due to music copyright laws, this is NOT the music we are doing BeMoved®’s “Gospel Pop” genre to.)

I’m in the back, Sherry Zunker (founder, creator, and sole certifier of BeMoved®) in front, Chicago Certified Elite Instructor Jennifer Edgcomb stage right, and Hannah Inayoshi, BeMoved®’s social media adviser stage left:

Winter 7 wk. Session – Oct. 30 – Dec. 15, 2017

Mid-Winter 8 wk. Session – Jan. 2 – Feb. 24, 2018

Spring 8 wk. Session – Feb. 25 – April 20, 2018

GROUP RATES – WELLNESS IN THE WORKPLACE
TO HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATIONS!

  • 3 BeMoved locations area-wide to choose from!
  • 1 community Gentle BeMoved® experience for ALL ages with diverse mental, physical, and emotional abilities. (Also offered in many assisted living communities)
  • Your Movement is Your Biography workshop –
    Choreographic & Musical Composition Tools to create YOUR own
    dance. Taught with Musician/Composer David Sorneson.
    (Currently offered at Alta Vista, & HeART on Wheels, Prescott, AZ.)
  • Heller Barre Practice® – a floor barre JUST to hone pristine
    alignment for every kind of athlete, and lover of any movement.
  • Monthly Tap Workshop for SWTICH Perf. Arts
  • Creative Movement for 3-4 yr. olds for SWITCH Perf. Arts
  • Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Improvisation, or Contact Improvisation technique classes, workshops, are offered by
    request of 8 or more people. See bio for techniques & styles.
  • 12 have requested NEW! – Keep on Dancing: Modern for 40+
    (Adults under 40 are welcome too!)Includes BrainDance, floor, center, across the floor in Martha Graham, Merce Cunnigham, and Jose Limon technique (I am approved via Anthony Morgan to teach Graham by the school in NYC), alignment, movement combinations, improvisation, and choreography. Fun and Fitness for your fourth decade & beyond! Live accompaniment!

Clothing – Dance, exercise clothes, bare feet, indoor only athletic,
or dance sneakers are fine if you have an injury.

(Please register to be put on the TBA list to co-create a day/time/
place that works for the majority – class beginning in Jan., or Feb.
2018!)

Register HERE



CREATIVE MOVEMENT

for ages 3 & 4 years with Mary Heller

SIGN UP NOW!
Ask about our special for this class! Sign up with a friend, and you can both take the class for the price of one! (Creative Movement class only) Tuesdays at 3:45 starting Sept 5th
www.switchperformingarts.com 928-308-1311 612 Miller Valley Rd. faculty@switchdancestudio.com


NOTICE – For now, please pay for all classes and sessions while at class. My transfer to an online payment method is taking time. Thank you for your patience and understanding.I will ALWAYS be conducting classes, regardless of rain, sleet, snow, or shine. Being from Chicago, I’m used to persevering despite weather. If anything causes my cancelling a session, I will post such information right here at least an hour prior to the class. THANKS!

Mary is the choreographer/teaching artist for HeArt on Wheels, Prescott, AZ!

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