Performing Arts Immersion


Summer 2017 will feature a one month immersion at the Meadowmount School of Music for advanced Alexander Teachers, focusing on teaching String Players and Pianists.  For more information, please send us an email.

CAS offers an annual summer intensive in Contemporary Alexander for performing artists and arts educators, which can be combined with the Annual International Retreat, providing over a month of intensive study in changing the patterns which limit you as an artist and gaining new pedagogical skills to offer your students.

Learn how to recognize habits of thought and movement which interfere with your innate coordination and natural ease.

Learn to notice and change tension patterns which cause unnecessary stress, pain, or injury.

Learn how to increase technical proficiency without over-efforting.

Gain new insights on efficient practice, performance anxiety, and transforming technique into artistry.

This immersion is ideal for performers who need to address tension issues, repetitive injuries, technical blocks, or learn how to master artistry in their field.

Classes include:

  • Contemporary Alexander group and individual lessons
  • Body, Breath & Sound™ – understanding breath for all performing artists
  • Living in a Body™ – body mapping for performers
  • Incorporating Alexander Principles into your pedagogy
  • Learning through Activities – learn to help yourself while you sing, play, dance, act, live
  • Technique Applications – technique classes with an Alexander focus

The Core Faculty includes the Directors of the Alexander Alliance International: Robyn Avalon (USA), Bruce Fertman (Germany), Midori Shinkai (Kyoto/Osaka/Kibi, Japan), Sakiko Ishitsubo (Tokyo, Japan), and Adriana Hardy (master voice teacher and creator of BB&S), plus Alexander Alliance Teachers/Performing Artists, who work specifically with Performance.

Trainees in the Academic Teacher Training Program attend this Immersion as a part of their summer training.  It is preceeded by one week of training, and followed by the International Summer Retreat.


The Details:

Tuition: $1200  (+ NM Gross Receipts Tax)

Student Discount: $1000 (+ NM Gross Receipts Tax)

Room & Board not included. Inexpensive local housing is available – reserve early.  Contact CAS for housing referrals.

Students may add the International Alliance Retreat,  for a 25% discount if they enroll for both.



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