Exploring improvisational Scores

Curious about Improvisation in dance and performance?
Here is a chance to learn, practice and hone skills in improvisation. A chance to go deep and work with rigorously curious people.

Jennifer Arave, in preparation for a future residency at the CFPA, is starting a class to explore improvisational forms—a gathering of curious dance performers and makers to embark on a group study of improvisation, drill into forms, ask questions and to play—rigorously!

We will begin with Lisa Nelson’s Tuning scores, welcoming other’s thoughts and questions and its placement in context of other methodologies and practices. All are welcome! I am certified in OSF and in Tuning Scores (as much as one can, because there is no certification that truly exists). I have worked with Lisa Nelson for over ten years and deeply respect the form. What forms do you have experience with and want to share?

April 30 - June 4

Tuesdays 12:30-2:30 PM

@Center for performing arts

3754 Pleasant Ave South Minneapolis, MN 55409

Email: groundbreakerlabs@gmail.com to register or RSVP

Open Source Forms/Skinner Classes

(This class suspended until the fall)

Open Source Forms has grown fluidly out of Skinner Releasing Technique, an innovative approach to dance and movement training developed by Joan Skinner in the early 1960s. Much like Skinner Release Technique, it utilizes image-guided floor work to ease tension and promote an effortless kind of moving, integrated with alignment of the whole self.

Joan Skinner’s long-time student and Skinner Release Technique teacher Stephanie Skura developed Open Source Forms to further this expansive practice. This work focuses on cross-fertilizations and deep commonalities springing from Skinner Releasing Technique and creative process.


@Water Bar & Public Studio

2518 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

$1-10 sliding scale


May 17 to May 19

Visiting Dance artist and Zero Balancing Practitioner Barbara Mahler is teaching Klein Technique stretch and palcement class this May!

Three two-hour drop-in classes


17 Fri--7-9pm

18 Sat-- 3:30-5:30

19 Sun-- 11-1pm

Center for Performing Art | 3754 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Please send an email for more Info or to RSVP for Barbara’s class

also offering Zero Balancing private bodywork sessions, Saturday and Sunday and Monday morning.

Appointments available. One-hour sessions: $65-$90, sliding scale.

Email Jennifer at groundbreakerlabs@gmail.com: for information and to schedule a Zero Balancing appointment.



Email groundbreakerlabs@gmail.com to receive specifics about any of the above classes, practices or to be placed on mailing list. Thank You -Jennifer