Happy 2018!

Amanda’s Teaching Schedule, Jan. 2018

Alexander Technique private and group lessons:

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

Dance Teaching:

  • After school teaching at Near North Montessori in the afternoons
  • Teaching Artist work on Tuesdays for Chicago Lights 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.


The first four performances of “Change the Story” are complete, but our fundraising goal is still in process. Please visit our GoFundMe site by clicking the yellow link below the photo. Future plans include more performances combined with movement classes on the same topic.

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Did you know that thesis costs are not included in tuition? That’s right! All costs related to thesis work must be raised by the student. That’s where you come in! Please donate to “Change the Story.”

Amanda is a multi-tasking performer, educator, mother, wife, and AmSAT certified Alexander Technique teacher. 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. Amanda is currently pursuing a certificaiton in Movement Pattern Analysis.   www.AmandaBlairMacDonald.com.
Sara is also a master multi-tasker who dances, choreographs, teaches, and has just completed both an MFA and a GL-CMA and is currently pursuing a teacher certification in Alexander Technique. www.SaraYanneyDance.com

A dance theatre concert entitled “Change the Story,” created, produced and performed by Amanda Blair MacDonald and Sara Yanney. “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. Performances in Chicago, Kalamazoo, and Milwaukee are complete. Currently seeking new performance opportunites.

Your donations help us pay for all the costs related to creating our concert including theatre rental, production staff, lighting and sound design, costumes, props, music licensing, photography, videography, promotional materials, rehearsal studio rental, and travel.

All four previously scheduled concerts have been complete. There are no tickets currently available. All donations receive a personal thank you email from Sara and Amanda


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