B: Begginer Level    I: Intermediate Level    A: Advanced Level    Ο: Open (All Levels)

Music and dance are two interrelated concepts that are harmonized with humans at a very young age. All along the courses, the children, who all have an innate physical expression, are taught the fundamentals of Music and Dance, that is movement, rhythm and melody, and they are encouraged to develop skills related with these aspects. Courses are presented in a context of musical play, based, among others, on the music education approach of E. J. Dalcroze and C. Orff.
The elements that form a course are mainly singing, use of percussion instruments, movement and flow techniques, body-percussion, and, above all, the self-expression that targets to develop the child as a physical, mental and spiritual entity.

Classical dance forms the basis of any meaningful dance education. As the most structured genre of dance, it relies on the development and cultivation of elements such as harmony, musicality, discipline, power, complete control of movements, proper posture and body alignment. The course combines techniques from the two basic classical ballet systems, English (RAD) and Russian (Vaganova).

The approach of the dance through a deeper knowledge of the body and its particularities, through the expansion and development of perception and personality, the sense of space and time, the use of different dynamics and qualities, the shifting of weight through breathing, expressiveness and imagination. Based on Release, Limon and Graham techniques, but also on influences from every modern kinetic expression, the physical daily movement, the energy management and the free flow are organized in a kind of movement and dance that has revolutionized all rigorously structured systems and released the body and the creativity of the dancers all around the world. The course also evolves through the Contact Improvisation technique, which brings the body in contact with space and other bodies. Contact is built through trust, the exploration of body boundaries, the coordination and the different uses of our weight, in search of a dialogue and endless forms of kinetic coexistence.

It is recognized as the first codified modern dance technique. It was created by Martha Graham in America at the beginning of the 20th century, with the aim of expressing intense situations and emotions inherent in human nature, such as passion, rage, ecstasy, and pain. It is based on natural movements of the human body and the constant alternation of contraction and release, in perfect combination with inhalation and exhalation. The class includes floor, center, and movement exercises in the space, through which the participants move, giving entity to all three dimensions. With intense and sharp movements, with depth and interiority, the dancers manage to strengthen and discipline their bodies and at the same time gain freedom of expression through the form and structure of movement in relation to space and music. Bounciness, explosiveness, tortuosity as well as energy flow, and elasticity are some of the elements assimilated and developed during the classes.

The course focuses on the nurturing of inner dance and how classical ballet dancers can free their body and expression, incorporating choreographies from the international repertoire of classical and neoclassical ballet.
This course is addressed to intermediate or advanced level students.

Getting acquainted with acrobatic movement is done by learning the basic techniques of balance, handstands, swing and flight. With a special training for strengthening, stretching and movement combinations, we allow the exploration of body boundaries and get in touch with the qualities and dynamics of acrobatics. The form of movement, both on and above the ground, will emerge as a function of intention rather than as a demonstration of technique, thus giving the opportunity to the body to discover and interact with the ground and instruments (aerial rope, trapeze, aerial hoop). By creating conditions of safety, trust and cooperation, it is possible to overturn and move the center of gravity of the body, enhancing the sense of perception in unprecedented and transcendent positions. The main objective of the course is to overcome the fear that can be caused by the overturning of gravity and to create a common space where everything can happen.

A physical expression, with origins in the art of circus, is calling us to escape from our usual connection to the ground and immerse ourselves into the floating feeling of aerial silks. We activate and re-imagine our body limits through a combination of exercises on strengthening, flexibility and balance. In a safe environment, working with each body’s capabilities we will learn how to balance a few meters above the ground. A constant quest of aerial creativity, while we discover ways to flow from static poses to controlled drops.

It is an art born in the streets of New York in the late 70s, by African-American teenagers, and was in parallel developed in music, dance and graffiti. Improvisation and personal style are the key components in all of the Hip Hop dance styles we come across in this course, such as Popping, Locking and House.

Contact Improvisation is a spontaneous physical dialogue between two or more moving bodies in physical contact. This dialogue is determined and shaped by the laws of physics such as gravity, momentum, inertia, etc. With the principles of Contact Improvisation, we explore falling and flying, rolling, weight exchange, spiraling movement and we learn to move in a natural flow with minimum muscular tension. Through this physical communication we learn to listen to our body, eliminate specific kinesiology patterns, become more aware of space and time and respect our needs and the needs of others.

The physical expression through voice, singing, murmur, lullaby, shout. The polyphonic singing fulfils the human need to share, communicate and connect so to reach a well rounded outcome of Harmony and empathy. It is a full body participation, the voice as a tool is being enhanced by movement. This workshop studies the Vocal principles and practices on polyphonic, multi-vocal compositions derived from a journey among desert Bedouins, Mongolian mountain shepherds, all through tribes of southern Africa and the women of Epirus. Each tradition colours the melody and technique that is being used while the ability of miming glottal stops and sounds develops. Eventually the voice is tuned by experience in a vocal assemblage. Always with respect for singing and multicultural wealth.

Yoga means union. It is a never-ending path that through physical and mental practice manages to get us to the present.

YogaWorks: The YogaWorks system incorporates Vinyasa flow and alignments, combined with attentive Asanas sequencing so that students acquire the fundamental knowledge they need to listen to their body with dexterity, integrity, and safety, while at the same time they honour their uniqueness.

With props: During the practice of yoga with props, we study the Asanas observing in detail our body as a whole and seeking to gain awareness of the dynamics created within it, even when it appears still.
The props will support us where and when we need them, according to our needs as different and unique bodies.

A program of exercise that through an emphasis on breathing and conscious movement manages to increase muscle stamina and strength, to improve muscle flexibility and flexibility of joints, to relax muscle tension, and furthermore it achieves a more functional and ergonomic movement. As a result, the body gets rid of useless stresses and any pain they cause, gets better posture and responds more effectively to the daily life demands. In the Props course, the goals of somatic fitness are achieved by using foam rollers or fitness balls. The instability they offer is a constant challenge for the body, which is called upon to activate and control many muscles at the same time. It thus develops mobility, balance, strength and neuromuscular joints. Exercises on the foam roller also provide muscle relaxation. At the advanced level, the elastic band (Thera band), whose resistance increases the intensity of the strengthening exercises and promotes further flexibility in stretching exercises, is also used.

The course is addressed to people aged 60 and over. Includes mild exercises in a sitting, standing, and lying position, as well as relaxation with breathing. The exercises aim at the harmonization, balance, and well-being of our bodies, both physically and mentally. The course also includes equipment such as medicine balls, light weights, rubber bands, and poles, which are always used according to the physical capabilities and the mood of the team, but also of each individual.

The session includes exercises, yoga, pilates stretching, chair yoga and relaxation at the beginning and end of the class. With the of use of essential equipment like straps, blocks, exercise balls, rod sticks and more, the class helps body work out without fatigue, sweat and potential injuries. Our objective is to improve body posture, mobility and flexibility.
This class is for everybody, irrespective gender, age or physical condition.
* For those who will attend the class, we offer 20% discount on the session fees with Ms. Maria Krina, our mental wellness counselor and specialist on nutrition, herbs and Bach flower remedies.

Physical re-training course designed to improve body mobility and functionality. With the Feldenkrais method, we first retrain the musculoskeletal body structure that is necessary for a functional movement and at a second level we stabilize aiming to strengthening. It benefits those suffering from neuromuscular and chronic pain and those who wish to expand their movement skills. It is suitable for all ages and requires no previous experience.

ContaKids is a physical activity that develops a deeper non-verbal form of communication between parents and their children where both will find enjoyable. By working with physical contact and bodily movements, the child can enhance his motor skills and his self-confidence, while the parent gets to develop a bond of trust with his young. Through interactive physical exercises, children understand their limits, learn to use their bodies in a safe and enjoyable way and act independently.

‘Theatre Laboratory’ is a course dedicated to the study of the “body that talks” and the “embodied speech”. The course / workshop consists of two parts:
A. Basic principles of stage acting and improvisation.
B. Concepts embodiment, basic principles of storytelling.
“The body that talks”: bearer of its own history, personal and collective. “Embodied speech”: speech that arises through the bodily function of improvisation.
How do sociopolitical conditions shape our relationship with our bodies? Which is the necessary “content” state needed for the scene? How does the private meet the collective? How do I turn the voices of the news and the media in my head into poetry?
We will seek to discover the body which converses, engages, listens, the body which surrenders, the revolted body, which contains our common breath, the meaning of words, the melody of meaning.
The main source of inspiration and research will be the collection of short stories by Dimitris Mitsotakis “O kairos allaze”.
The final goal is to create a presentation / performance that will take part at the end of the course / workshop.
* The course is designed for adults. No previous acting experience is needed, but a desire to experiment, expose, communicate and play is absolutely necessary.

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