The Living Arts Collective (LAC) aims to cultivate community through conscious living and creative movement.

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Special Events

Bootstraps: An American Fable

Bootstraps: An American Fable

Thursday, August 24th
8:00 – 10:00 PM

Bootstraps challenges audiences to question how we otherize our neighbors, how success is constructed and the role white people can play in perpetuating and dismantling systems of oppression.

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The Living Arts Dancer Exchange

The Living Arts Dancer Exchange

Saturday, August 26th
5 PM – 8 PM

The Raleigh Rockers Crew are proud to present the second Living Arts Dancer Exchange, an all-styles session for dancers of all backgrounds.

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Bootstraps: An American Fable

Bootstraps: An American Fable

Thursday, August 24th
8:00 – 10:00 PM

Bootstraps challenges audiences to question how we otherize our neighbors, how success is constructed and the role white people can play in perpetuating and dismantling systems of oppression.

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The Living Arts Dancer Exchange

The Living Arts Dancer Exchange

Saturday, August 26th
5 PM – 8 PM

The Raleigh Rockers Crew are proud to present the second Living Arts Dancer Exchange, an all-styles session for dancers of all backgrounds.

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About the Living Arts Collective

The Living Arts Collective supports local artists and promotes community engagement by offering accessible space and resources for socially progressive arts, culture, conscious living, and wellness practices.

We host regular movement classes, workshops and retreats; community socials, dances and jams; providing creative space for artists to create, rehearse, teach and perform; as well as a special event space for organizations and communities. Forms of Art that we and our community of artists practice include African dance, modern dance, partner dance (fusion, blues, salsa, bachata, zouk, kizomba, swing and more), ecstatic dance, contact improvisation, culinary arts, massage, yoga, martial arts, theatre and acroyoga.

We are located at 410 W. Geer St, Durham, NC.

Events

Classes, Workshops, Dance Socials, Live Music, Dance and Theater shows and performances, Community Gatherings and more!

Weekends

These events repeat monthly or bi-weekly, so they're different week to week

POP Pilates Workout Class

POP Pilates Workout Class

Saturdays at 1:15 - 2:15 PM in the downstairs studio Starting September 2nd Join instructor Jaimee Johnson for a workout geared towards dancers and movers! POP Pilates is a total body, equipment free workout that sculpts a rock-solid core and a lean dancer's body like nothing else can. The combination of total body Pilates exercises [...]

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BollyX Dance Fitness with Lara

BollyX Dance Fitness with Lara

Date: Sunday, May 7  Time: 3:45 - 4:45 Tickets: Special first class offer of only $5     Experience a Bollywood-inspired dance fitness program that combines exhilarating choreography and calorie-burning workouts with upbeat music from around the world! The class is taught by Lara Ezor, a certified BollyX instructor. Come dressed to sweat and ready to [...]

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Triangle AcroYoga

Triangle AcroYoga

The Living Arts Collective occasionally hosts AcroYoga Jams, classes or Workshops, often at least one per month. Check out our calendar or the Triangle AcroYoga website to find out about the next workshop!

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Triangle Contact Improvisation

Triangle Contact Improvisation

The Living Arts Collectives often hosts Triangle CI events such as workshops, classes, jams, and underscores. Often at least one Contact Improv  event per month. See the LAC calendar or Triangle CI website to find out more!

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The Westie Party

The Westie Party

Date: Every third Saturday of the month On 3rd Saturdays, the Westie Party offers top notch West Coast Swing events with national and international instructors for their afternoon workshops and evening dances. Find the next Westie Party Event on our Calendar and learn more about Westie Parties on their Facebook Page.

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Durham Bodywork

Durham Bodywork

Durham Bodywork group clinics offer personalized treatments within a supportive community on certain Saturdays at the Living Arts Collective. Durham Bodywork honors the importance of individual health and personal sustainability as part of a greater vision of community wellness. You must schedule a session to attend! Schedule a session here: http://www.durhambodywork.com/schedule/ YOUR SESSION 60 minutes in session [...]

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Calendar

August 2017

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  • Argentine Tango *in …
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  • Aikido *in Downstair…
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  • Partner Dance Fundam…
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  • Nia Dance & Fitn…
  • Durham Dance Wave
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  • BollyX with Lara
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  • Hip Hop with Jose Ve…
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  • Argentine Tango *in …
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  • Aikido *in Downstair…
  • International Folk D…
  • The Fundamentals of …
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  • Partner Dance Fundam…
  • Acroyoga & Hands…
  • Acroyoga Jam
11
  • Nia Dance & Fitn…
  • Durham Dance Wave
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  • BollyX with Lara
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  • Hip Hop with Jose Ve…
15
  • Argentine Tango *in …
  • Contact Improvisatio…
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  • Aikido *in Downstair…
  • International Folk D…
  • The Fundamentals of …
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  • **CANCELED THIS WEEK…
  • Acroyoga & Hands…
  • Acroyoga Jam
18
  • Nia Dance & Fitn…
  • Durham Dance Wave
19
  • The Westie Party Pre…
20
  • BollyX with Lara
21
  • Hip Hop with Jose Ve…
22
  • Argentine Tango *in …
  • Contact Improvisatio…
23
  • Aikido *in Downstair…
  • The Fundamentals of …
  • Brazilian Zouk with …
  • Zouk Nights Social
24
  • Partner Dance Fundam…
  • Bootstraps: An Ameri…
25
  • Nia Dance & Fitn…
  • Durham Dance Wave
26
  • The Living Arts Danc…
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  • Hip Hop with Jose Ve…
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  • Argentine Tango *in …
  • Contact Improvisatio…
30
  • Aikido *in Downstair…
  • The Fundamentals of …
  • Brazilian Zouk with …
  • Zouk Nights Social
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  • Partner Dance Fundam…
  • Acroyoga & Hands…
  • Acroyoga Jam
POP Pilates Workout Class

POP Pilates Workout Class

Saturdays at 1:15 - 2:15 PM in the downstairs studio Starting September 2nd Join instructor Jaimee Johnson for a workout geared towards dancers and movers! POP Pilates is a total body, equipment free workout that sculpts a rock-solid core and a lean dancer's body like nothing else can. The combination of total body Pilates exercises [...]

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The Fundamentals of West Coast Swing

The Fundamentals of West Coast Swing

Wednesdays 7:30 - 8:30 PM *Please note this class will take place in the downstairs studio* West Coast Swing is many people's favorite dance because you can do it listening to many different genres of music and use styling from many different kinds of dance. In order to accomplish this successfully with a partner you [...]

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Contact Improvisation Fundamentals: 6-Week Series

Contact Improvisation Fundamentals: 6-Week Series

Tuesdays at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM starting August 15 Deepen into the fullness of summer with explorations of embodiment and partnering. This 6-week series is a unique opportunity to deepen or begin your study of Contact Improvisation. All-levels, all body types and abilities. Spirals. Sensitivity. Strength. Vitality. Play. Sensuality. Expression. Connection. LEARN: * Deepen you connection to [...]

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First Saturday Fusion Dance

First Saturday Fusion Dance

Alternating First Saturdays from 8 PM – 12 AM

The First Saturday Fusion Dance alternates between the Flowjo and the Living Arts Collective. On August 5, it will be held on the beautiful new sprung floor at the Living Arts Collective!

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International Folk Dancing

International Folk Dancing

Wednesday, August 9th and 16th, 7:00 - 9:30 PM The Durham/Chapel Hill International Folk Dance Club is a fun social group for international folk dancing. Newcomers welcome! The Club is trying out the Living Arts Collective as a venue for their 2018 dances.   Schedule 7:00 - Easy dancing 8:00 - Teaching of a new dance 8:30 - Announcements 8:40-9:30 - [...]

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Waltz Night with Chocolate Suede

Waltz Night with Chocolate Suede

Saturday, August 12 
7 PM – 11:30 PM

The Living Arts Collective hosts another evening of teaching and social twirls. The connection-focused waltz workshop rolls into sets of live Chocolate Suede tunes and the good vibes we’re known for.

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Hip Hop with Jose Velasquez

Hip Hop with Jose Velasquez

Mondays at 7.30-8.30
August 7th – September 25th

Why not spend your free time learning some awesome choreography and dance moves to some of your favorite artists and more? Learn different tips, tricks and techniques used in hip hop and find out what it takes to be not only be a dope hip hop dancer but a great performer.

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Bootstraps: An American Fable

Bootstraps: An American Fable

Thursday, August 24th
8:00 – 10:00 PM

Bootstraps challenges audiences to question how we otherize our neighbors, how success is constructed and the role white people can play in perpetuating and dismantling systems of oppression.

read more