If you want to experience BIG BEAUTIFUL DANCING that is

Raw, Nuanced & Irreverent

Challenging yet Un – intimidating

Where you find yourself doing things unimaginable, taking risks, and growing and growing and growing

Where you are encouraged with kindness, listened too, and
pushed to go beyond your perceived capabilities and known pathways

A place where you laugh and are moved to remember the joy of being in a body,

Then you are in the right place:

"There's nothing else like it."  Liza, current student of 4 years.


 Anyone, of any level or ability, with whatever hopes and fears, is welcome to join this class.

Classes are small so that everyone is seen for who they are.

Everyone is given the space to dance at their own pace, in their own way.

This is a place for you to be you, to step into a dance that you already know, and to follow what is emerging.

"Your class is saving lives and shattering time!" -- Audrey, Current Student of 3 months


Click on the left photo to see full photo gallery by Jun Akiyama.


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photo by Jun akiiyama, 2017

“I feel strongly that you have a certain magical ability to create an open place for everyone who comes to class to be who they are and bring whatever they can to the process of discovery of truth and beauty through dance. It’s an amazing, heart-opening process, and it’s certainly changed my life.”      — Linda Stonerock, Current Student of 14 years.

              Upcoming Classes:

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Anatomy of Improvisation:  Winter/Spring, 2018

Tuesday, January 9th - Thursday, May 17th.
10:15-12:15pm at The Boulder Circus Center.

“I feel free.”  — Linda Stonerock, Current Student of 13 years.

Learning Dog Dance:   

A Dance Workshop based on cultivating a similar state that is investigated and shared in the on-going performance series, Dog Dance.

Saturdays: February 17th, March 17th, April 21st, May 19th 2018.

1-4pm at The Boulder Circus Center.

"There is no place I would rather be." -- Paulette, Current Student of 4 years.


 photo by Jun akiyama, 2016

photo by Jun akiyama, 2016

Performance Class: 
Practicing and presenting improvisational performance

The First Friday of Every Month, 5-7pm at Kelly's Blue Barn.

“I walk through the world differently because of this class.” — Nancy Ruff, Current Student 1 year.

“I was deciding between seeing the Dali Lama or coming to class.  I choose class!"  "Me too!" -- Simone Key and Suzzy Shea, both current students of 6 and 2 years

“There is so much joy and laugher in Joanna's class."  -- Sam Teets, past student at The University of Colorado.

“I am in love with your class! The group, the pace, the structure, your ability to transition, offer perspective, and encourage us to expand. I don’t want it to end. I feel free and more in touch with my dancing body than ever.”   — Avery Oatman, Past Student

“I find myself doing things unimaginable. Taking risks and growing from the experience.”  Johannah Franke, 84 years old, Current student of 14 years.





Frequently Asked Questions:

What is your Refund Policy?

It is important to me that this class provides you with freedom and magic in your dancing. This means you must show up. I know that if you continually show up, you will access parts of yourself that you didn’t know were there, just waiting to be remembered. If you show up and still don’t get value from your experience, then l will refund you 100% of your class fee, no questions asked. To be eligible for a refund, I require that you attend all the classes that you signed up for.

Do you accept Payment Plans?

Yes. I am happy to offer you a monthly payment plan.  I am unable to refund or modify that payment plan if,  1) You decide not to continue with the class you signed up for at the beginning of the session or 2) You are unable to attend all of the classes that you signed up for at the beginning of the session.  If you choose to be on a payment plan, please make your monthly payments on, or close to, the 1st of each month.

Can I take more classes than I originally signed up for?

Yes, it is $32 for any classes you take beyond what you originally signed up for. The amount you owe for any extra classes you take will be calculated and communicated to you at the end of the session.

What happens if I miss a class? How do I make it up?

If you miss a class, you are welcome to come to class on a different day, or you can bring a friend (who is not currently enrolled in The Anatomy of Improvisation) to class to make up for any missed classes.

Do you carry missed classes over to the next session?

No.  See above regarding options for making up missed classes.

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