Amanda’s 2019 Schedule

Consulting, Speaking, and Special Workshops

By Request

Alexander Technique private and group lessons:

    • Chicago on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
    • Winnetka on Tuesdays and Fridays (and occasional Mondays)

Dance Teaching

    • Christ Church Winnetka Adult Class Mondays at 4:45 pm
    • Near North Montessori Tuesday thru Friday after school
    • Chicago Lights Dance Academy – Tuesday & Wednesday midday

https://www.chicagolights.org/our-programs/dance-academy/

Other Teaching by request:

  • Adjunct teaching, Group lessons, Master Classes, Workshops, and Teacher Professional Development are available by request. Please click on the “Teaching” tab above for more information.

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MOVEMENT RESEARCH AND PERFORMANCE PROJECTS CONTINUE

“Change the Story” continues! And a new performance piece about religion is in the works. The thesis performances are complete, but our movement research continues and our fundraising goal is still in process. Please visit our GoFundMe site:

https://www.gofundme.com/ChangeTheStory-AmandaAndSara

WHO WE ARE
Amanda is a multi-tasking performer, educator, mother, wife, and AmSAT certified Alexander Technique teacher and Movement Pattern Analyst. The original project was guided by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Department of Dance Faculty in partial fulfillment of work towards an MFA in Dance.    www.AmandaBlairMacDonald.com.
Sara is also a master multi-tasker who dances, choreographs, teaches, and has just completed both an MFA in dance and a Laban Movement Analyst (GL-CMA). Sara is currently pursuing a teacher certification in Alexander Technique. www.SaraYanneyDance.com

OUR CURRENT MOVEMENT RESEARCH
Amanda And Sara continue to develop their side-by-side solo pieces. “Change the Story” is divided into two parts. In Part 1: “Girl Messages” and Part 2: “When I Grow Up”,  we explore the kinds of messages we received and internalized as children, and how changing the story changes our experience in the world. Concerts have been presented in Kalamazoo, MI; Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; and Salt Lake City, UT. Amanda also presented a class on this topic at the NDEO conference in 2017.

In addition, Amanda and Sara have teamed up with Katherine Call to develop a new piece about how their childhood experiences with religion have shaped their lives. First works-in-progress showing is on Feb. 9, 2019, in Salt Lake City.

HOW IS THE MONEY USED?
Your donations help us pay for all the costs related to developing our work, including theatre rental, production staff, lighting and sound design, costumes, props, music licensing, photography, videography, promotional materials, rehearsal studio rental, and travel.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

https://www.gofundme.com/ChangeTheStory-AmandaAndSara

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“Change the story, and you change the world”
– The Rev. Jennifer Bailey